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Old Jul 22nd, 2013, 02:16 PM   #41
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I never heard of these "rules" until this thread, but then I've never tried to sell anything on ehMac. I must with all due respect disagree with these rules because they are silly. If you're going to advertise something on a public forum, a place for discussion, then maybe you should be called out if your price is too high. If it's caveat emptor, or Buyer Beware, then Seller Beware is the logical extension of this. Advertise a fair asking price and you won't get negative feedback.
Absolutely agreed. This notion that sellers of overpriced goods ought to be coddled, so that they can peddle their overpriced wares to unsuspecting EhMac members is ludicrous.

I have often also seen posts of encouragement when a seller is offering a good product at a good price.
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Old Jul 22nd, 2013, 02:18 PM   #42
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I never heard of these "rules" until this thread, but then I've never tried to sell anything on ehMac. I must with all due respect disagree with these rules because they are silly. If you're going to advertise something on a public forum, a place for discussion, then maybe you should be called out if your price is too high. If it's caveat emptor, or Buyer Beware, then Seller Beware is the logical extension of this. Advertise a fair asking price and you won't get negative feedback.
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http://www.ehmac.ca/classifieds-info...must-read.html

If you disagree, then petition the new owners to update/ change them. Until then...
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Old Jul 22nd, 2013, 03:13 PM   #43
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I declare those guidelines null and void with the passing of EhMax from power.

If the new owners want to reinstate those rules, they will say so here.
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Posting a link to a computer from the refurb store that is hundreds of dollars more expensive as a "better option" and reasoning as to why the original asking price is "too expensive" is ridiculous.
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Old Jul 22nd, 2013, 04:37 PM   #45
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Posting a link to a computer from the refurb store that is hundreds of dollars more expensive as a "better option" and reasoning as to why the original asking price is "too expensive" is ridiculous.
I guess the buyers will see that.
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Old Jul 22nd, 2013, 04:46 PM   #46
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Posting a link to a computer from the refurb store that is hundreds of dollars more expensive as a "better option" and reasoning as to why the original asking price is "too expensive" is ridiculous.
Exactly.

This is why the rule of no price policing exists as it does now. Would be purchasers have the power of comparative shopping at their fingertips. They don't require interference from meddlers who may or may not be working on their behalf to attempt to lowball the seller.

Rules are rules.
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Exactly.

This is why the rule of no price policing exists as it does now. Would be purchasers have the power of comparative shopping at their fingertips. They don't require interference from meddlers who may or may not be working on their behalf to attempt to lowball the seller.

Rules are rules.
What if the question-asker is a prospective buyer? Do they not have the right to ask questions? Seek clarification? Why would someone want to buy something that they can't ask about?
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what if the question-asker is a prospective buyer? Do they not have the right to ask questions? Seek clarification? Why would someone want to buy something that they can't ask about?
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What if the question-asker is a prospective buyer? Do they not have the right to ask questions? Seek clarification? Why would someone want to buy something that they can't ask about?
It's OK to seek information from a buyer by PM, but we need to keep that information top secret, so that we can protect the seller's price.

Caveat emptor is fine, but heaven forfend that we should declare caveat venditor

The free market cuts both ways.
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