Start a new one.Originally Posted by Its_A_Trap
From my understanding there has been no policy change. I was pointed to what I quoted above by Philip and I have emailed him about this issue, hopefully he will chime in!Originally Posted by BrianM
ok guys here is the final word from Philip -
"The forum can be used to say what price somebody wants for an item. That is all."
Does this rule apply to modern too?
Looking to acquire vintage hardcopy parts.
no offense, but i think a warning post to the threads without prices before shutting down the thread would have been good since "taking best offers" threads were allowed in the past. just my humble opinion.Originally Posted by Dustin
Yam Solo aka amlim
Well, I will say this *IS* a policy change. We went through this before a year or two ago. It was decided at that time that vintage should be different mostly because of the reason Todd stated: that some vintage items are very difficult to price, so taking best offers makes sense. It was also my recollection that the "no auctions" rule was to stop scalping, so another reason for the difference in vintage is that it can't be scalped, so why have the rule?
I just have no concept of any negative effects of allowing "best offer" posts. That was my frustration then and again now with this policy change. What does it hurt anyone if there are best offer posts?
Dustin I would really like to hear the RS owners answer to this question. You say "RS is not an auction site". Um... ok? Why not? Why can't it be? Is there a good reason that auctions couldn't be run in the forums just like the thousands of times that happened on Usenet in days past? It didn't hurt the community then, it won't now. Is there some kind of legal issue here that we don't know about? Or some other reason?
Oh yeah, I remember them going on all the time on Usenet. Would be the same thing here.
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So, no answers to the questions I asked? I thought they were reasonable questions that deserved some kind of response.
Chirp, Chirp. Anyone here?