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Delete sold FS postings?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jzucker, Feb 28, 2006.

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  1. jzucker


    Feb 3, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Just wondering why this is not the policy? I'm searching for an Euphonic Audio amp and I get a zillion hits but most of them are for amps that are already sold. May I humbly suggest that your policy be for sellers to delete [sold] items?
  2. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I agree. What's the point of posting "sold" at the end of the thread - or even in the title. If it's sold, simply delete it. It mucks up the search for those looking for gear.

    Another suggestion would be to have the "For Sale" threads delete automatically after 30 days or something.
  3. Rumzini


    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI
    Hmmm...I agree on this as far as the sold part. Not so sure about after thirty days though.
  4. I agree that it does clutter up the forum a bit, and a lot of sellers aren't great at adding SOLD to their listing.

    BUT, I like being able to search the sold stuff to see what "real world" prices are on some stuff when I'm shopping, or trying to sell something.
  5. elwood

    elwood there is no spoo

    Jul 25, 2001
    Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
    I'd agree that the old posts are pretty valuable for determining market value of a particular piece. It would be nicer to just make adding "sold" to the thread title a requirement.
  6. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    I search the old sold threads all the time to determine market value for various things, either if I'm buying or selling. I think it's an invaluable resource.
  7. +1

    I rely on the old listings.
  8. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    yup, I leave mine around (but marked as sold) for the same reason
  9. jzucker


    Feb 3, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    This is all very silly. Why not have a forum function to move the postings into a [sold] forum.

    What's the point in having to click on and go to the last message in the thread in every ad when you're looking for something.:confused:

    Additionally, it's not always even the last message in the thread since there are usually half a dozen back patters and assorted "wish I had grabbed that" postings.

    It just makes it more difficult.

    Btw, You can find market value for items by searching sold items on ebay if that's what you're after.
  10. I find fleabay prices to often be inflated compared to the listings here.
  11. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    I will agree with this. I think having the old listings around is very handy.
  12. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    great idea!

    I'm sold!
    yuk yuk :)
  13. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Mine is for sale. PM me if you want it. It's a 500.

  14. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Asked and answered.

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