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SELLING GEAR!

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Rockabilly, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    why are people allowed to join this forum and sell gear straight away?
    just like the games section people should not be allowed to sell on here unless they contibute to the forum, i for one would not buy off a new member unless it was a face to face deal or if i new them from another site!
     
  2. jamjon

    jamjon Posting Addict

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    Maybe there should be minimum post count or something before you can post in the sales section if you have less then the required number of posts then your sale thread is deleted or something like that
     
  3. a1gunner

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    but then you have people going into test posts and just adding crap.

    i think it happened not too long ago.

    if anything it dhould be time spent as a member not posts

    and anyway this is something Andy admin should deside on
     
  4. Buzz

    Buzz Banned

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    I've thought this for a while now, but there is the other side to the coin as well. If someone is selling something here then someone here is buying it. So do you that have bought stuff want to risk missing a bargain by refusing to let someone else advertise it ??
     
  5. Tazz

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    I understand the sentiment behind the question, but bulletin boards remain one of the few public arenas where air rifles can be bought and sold person to person. If the figures are to be believed then with more than 1m air rifles in the UK most owners do not access the various boards. That is, of course, until they either want advice or to buy/sell a gun.

    I was a newbie purchaser, and to be honest only registered with the bulletin boards to try and find the right second hand deal for me. Since buying my air rifle and scope I haven't seen either seller on any of the boards, but as I am very happy with my purchases that doesn't worry me in the least. However, for me, and obviously others, having joined the boards for one reason they just become infectious.:):)

    Tazz
     
  6. biff

    biff Newbie

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    newbie!

    Hi all,
    Just wanted to put bit in if you don't mind, i am newly registered to this site as i wanted to sell my pistol and after a bit of thought i came to the conclusion that selling it on here means theres a very good chance that whoever (if ever!!) decides to purchase it will be somebody who is,let's say, the right type. What i mean is that if they belong to this forum then theres a better chance they're enthusiasts rather than some 18 year old show off who want's to go out firing at anything and getting the sport an even worse name with those uneducated in what our sport is about.
    Although i've only recently become a member i have however been a non active user for quite sometime, enjoying reading about your different experiences and have learn't a great deal from just being a 'watcher' so to speak.
    who knows, i might start enjoying actually joining in after all this time!!
     
  7. Buzz

    Buzz Banned

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    Biff...I can't personally see anything wrong with posting a sale whether you have 1 or 1001 posts. Sales are a 2 way street, without for sale posts there's nothing to buy.
    It's up to the buyer to consider the sellers background and act accordingly.
     

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