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Old 12-29-2008, 04:37 PM   #1
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Wink Dear Buy/Sell Poster: An intervention

Dear Buy/Sell Poster:

Your list have been viewed 5,000 times. You have bumped your list 100. Perhaps you are the only responder to your own ad. It is time for a change my friend. Look at your items. Are they over priced? Is the market already flooded with what you have to offer? Is it outdated and no longer marketable?
This is an intervention because I care. Please examine your post and make a fresh start with thoughtful price adjustments. Perhaps you need support to abstain from this self-defeating behavior. Itís best to get help while you still have hope, dignity, and friends you havenít pushed away.

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Old 12-29-2008, 04:52 PM   #2
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ouch!

they'll prolly need some salve for that!
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or maybe they could try ebay?
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:52 PM   #4
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Wow, this is strong. Maybe just don't read the thread if you don't like it.
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Oh no-I was just kidding! I would take down my post because I don't want to offend anyone but now I can't. Thanks for your feedback about how it came across!
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I'm not a regular in the buy/sell forum, but I guess if you are it might be bothersome.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:02 PM   #7
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Holy cow, this is kidding? It reminds me of the old saying: With friends like you, I don't need any enemies.
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Thanks for the laugh! I often feel this way when I browse through the BST and since you didn't name names, I think this was not directed at anyone person and should not be taken as offensive. Just my thoughts!
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Well, I took it as a joke, tootsie roll.

I've only visited the Buy/Sell forum a few times and a while back, but I saw exactly what you're talking about. I spent years working in marketing, and your advice is sound.
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I also took it as a joke, very funny in my opinion. I too have often checked the buy/sell forum and have noticed the same thing. I think it should be taken lightheartedly.
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I took it as a joke, too, as it was obviously intended. Cute!
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Here - I made some appletini's - I'll pass them around Cheers to the new year!!
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Oh, it's hilarious! LOL Not mean at all! ROFL
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I found it funny, not mean! Especially since there are NO names! Made me laugh!
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I thought it was hilarious and could be helpful for those whose items are not selling....
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I thought it was funny too...kind of a good way to laugh at ourselves....

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Too funny!
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:22 PM   #18
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I thought it was kinda funny (and pretty truthful).
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:24 PM   #19
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Plenty truthful, and sometimes the truth hurts!
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Hear hear!

Post a few times....bump it a few days reducing the price once or twice ...or maybe a week for the infrequent shoppers...and off to ebay it goes.
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Put me in the "thought it was funny" group...I've read through those posts and sometimes wondered "does anybody really sell anything here?"
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I thought it was funny, it didn't call anyone out or anything.
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Here - I made some appletini's - I'll pass them around Cheers to the new year!!
Yipeee!!! Cheers to you too!!! I thought the OP was very funny, too!! Good advice to boot!!

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I think it is well intended and much needed! No flaming here. If the shoe fits.......
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*giggles* ... although it gives me flashbacks to my old modding days on other sites, when people tried to bump every five minutes!
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lol. I totally agree xxx
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Gee, I thought it was cute and well intentioned attempt to help out those whose stuff isn't selling. I'm sure the OP meant no harm!
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Very cute way to communicate a true message.
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In reference to Post #1. I think it is stated very well and perhaps it should be included in the instructions for posting in that kind of forum. However, the last two sentences do kind of take the seriousness out of what the point is.

I've seen this many times and feel it's tacky for people to bump their own posts in any forum. If there are no responses, then accept that no one has anything to say. Also, if the title line was better descriptive in the forums, perhaps there would only be responses from interested people. If it is just some catchy phrase, people may not understand and open it to get the point, but not interested.

I don't take Post #1 as a joke. I feel the person was being serious and others should heed the words if they do post in those forums. Just delete the last 2 sentences of Post #1.

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I've seen this many times and feel it's tacky for people to bump their own posts in any forum. If there are no responses, then accept that no one has anything to say.
I don't think bumping a couple times is tacky. Every hour for weeks on end is, but a daily bump for a few days to be sure it gets seen? No biggie considering how quickly posts came bump to the next page in the BST forums.

I found the OP quite funny, too.
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I thought the OP was well-intentioned and funny ~ funny specifically to not sound mean!

I've seen that on BST, too, and it does make you wonder sometimes. When I post there, I don't usually bump unless I've made a change to the post ... or if I end up on page 3 in the blink of an eye because people have posted their sales on multiple threads and it hasn't been corrected yet!

Well-intentioned advice by the OP, meant to get the message across and make some of us smile understandingly...
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Holy cow, this is kidding? It reminds me of the old saying: With friends like you, I don't need any enemies.
LOL, lighten up! This was posted with tongue in cheek, I don't see any malice in it at all! And, as someone who has plowed through 100 "bump" posts to see if there's been an update, I think it's very apropos...
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I thought the OP was well-intentioned and funny ~ funny specifically to not sound mean!

I've seen that on BST, too, and it does make you wonder sometimes. When I post there, I don't usually bump unless I've made a change to the post ... or if I end up on page 3 in the blink of an eye because people have posted their sales on multiple threads and it hasn't been corrected yet!

Well-intentioned advice by the OP, meant to get the message across and make some of us smile understandingly...
I don't frequent the B/S/T as a regular, but, I, too, found the OP as a "point well taken", with a lovely dose of humor!

I like that!
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tee hee If this was Craigslist, it'd be in "Best of".
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I got a good giggle out of this too. Like another poster above me wrote, I could only imagine being offended if this post strikes a chord. lol-- I wish I was that clever!
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Oh no, does she mean me??? I have bumped my post maybe 4, 5 times tops. I figure after a couple of days it is bust for that item.

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I don't frequent the B/S/T as a regular, but, I, too, found the OP as a "point well taken", with a lovely dose of humor!

I like that!
Ditto.

I do think, however, that this thread should be in the Buy/Sell Forum and not General Stamping.
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This post reminds me of when I was back in Psychology class in college. We had to creat a phrase to try to determine different types of personalities.
You post reminds of that as some took it serious and some took it as a joke.
You did very well and you still got a point in there. A+++++
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cracked me up...lol The problem is...the person/people you are referring to probably will not recognize this as them....
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