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cole 08-18-2008 23:49

Should "Feeler" Ads Be Permitted in For Sale Section?
 
Poll Question: Should "Feeler" Ads, Including "Testing the Waters", Be Permitted in For Sale Section?

A "feeler" to me is a chance for the seller to back out on a deal and say, "I was just 'feeling' out interest". An item for sale should be a Yes or No deal based on an agreement on the listed price and terms.

I equate "feelers" to the current GT ban on "auction-type" listings (e.g. price not listed for WTS listing). For example, a "feeler" listing does not mean you see if someone will pay your listed price, then either renig and repost later to see if someone else will pay more, or see if you get higher offers via PM.

Posting an item for sale means you will sell the item at the listed price and terms if a buyer accepts both. An item is for sale, or it's not, period.

Poll Question: Should "Feeler" Ads, Including "Testing the Waters", Be Permitted in For Sale Section?

JoNxMeMpHiS 08-19-2008 11:34

If you want to sell it or trade then do it. If you're not sure, don't.

TheHighwayman 08-19-2008 21:19

I'd agree with that. Its poor salesman ship and unethical to boot.

FillYerHands 08-20-2008 05:42

But if you don't know how much something may be worth, where and how do you find out so you can decide whether to sell? This forum affords that venue, where others might not. As long as the ad says up front that a person is trying to decide whether to sell, I see no problem. Caveat emptor.

kbrGlock 08-22-2008 12:26

do research if you don't know how much something is worth. post in general discussion. there is no need to do your research in the want ads. that is undermining and boardering on auctioneering.

GroundedCLK 08-22-2008 22:02

This forum is suppose to better the people who visit it. So asking a question, or posting a possibility is the point.

slewfoot 08-22-2008 23:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoNxMeMpHiS (Post 11099485)
If you want to sell it or trade then do it. If you're not sure, don't.

Can't make it any more simple than that.

NRA_guy 08-23-2008 07:11

I think the poll is set up in a misleading way. The subject line says:

Quote:

Vote to Ban "Feelers" for all For Sale Ads?
implying that a "yes" vote is a vote to ban feelers.

But when you vote the question is:

Quote:

Should "Feeler" Ads Be Permitted in For Sale Section?
so a "yes" vote is a vote to permit feelers.

Folks who vote based upon the subject line without closely reading the header will choose the wrong answer.

cole 08-23-2008 13:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by NRA_guy (Post 11126559)
I think the poll is set up in a misleading way. The subject line says:



implying that a "yes" vote is a vote to ban feelers.

But when you vote the question is:



so a "yes" vote is a vote to permit feelers.

Folks who vote based upon the subject line without closely reading the header will choose the wrong answer.


I know. I added the blue question at the top to help. But realized the subject line issue after posting and the subject line won't update in the main forum screen even though I changed it right away. Bummer.

kat1950 08-23-2008 20:32

I agree

5 screw smith 09-09-2008 20:56

Ban them!

h2o-5o 09-10-2008 07:15

"Feeler" ads are one of my pet peeves. Sell it, don't sell it, I really don't care, but make up your mind before wasting my time.

ChuteTheMall 09-10-2008 18:02

yes...

jlh2600 09-10-2008 22:46

Yes. No, wait- No!

I mean no feeler ads. If you don't know what your gun is worth, here's your "feeler"- just google other G.B., G.A., and forum listings to find out what it's selling for.

TDR_50 09-12-2008 11:32

Ban Them.

Two Guns 09-14-2008 18:23

Ban them

Berto 09-14-2008 18:55

Good poll, cole.

'No' on feelers.

rangeruger 10-08-2008 15:12

I pass on all feeler listings.

glock20c10mm 10-08-2008 16:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbrGlock (Post 11121675)
do research if you don't know how much something is worth. post in general discussion. there is no need to do your research in the want ads. that is undermining and boardering on auctioneering.

My sentiments exactly!:thumbsup:

neonhomer 06-14-2009 10:30

Why not just have a "feeler" option, or a feeler subforum.

Otherwise, a no vote..


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