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 Post subject: "Interest Check" ads
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:59 am 
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I find ads where it says "Interest Check" confusing because I can't figure out why that phrase would be in an ad if someone was sincere about selling. Is this just a time-waster? Or an excuse to raise the listed price if lots of people respond? Or lower it if no one responds? Or just fishing?


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 Post subject: Re: "Interest Check" ads
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:10 am 
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To me, it means the sellers are hoping to find a sucker that is willing to pay too much.


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 Post subject: Re: "Interest Check" ads
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:18 am 
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Lutherton wrote:
To me, it means the sellers are hoping to find a sucker that is willing to pay too much.


BINGO !!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:46 am 
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Lutherton wrote:
To me, it means the sellers are hoping to find a sucker that is willing to pay too much.


:lol: That gave me a good chuckle this morning.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:25 am 
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noway wrote:
I find ads where it says "Interest Check" confusing because I can't figure out why that phrase would be in an ad if someone was sincere about selling. Is this just a time-waster? Or an excuse to raise the listed price if lots of people respond? Or lower it if no one responds? Or just fishing?


When I see "Feeler" I just shake my head and move onward


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:37 am 
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Feeler ads are the equivalent of "just the tip"


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 Post subject: Re: "Interest Check" ads
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:16 pm 
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People fearful of rejection.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:26 pm 
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...it's the old "You'll have to demonstrate just how badly you want this!" maneuver...top of the hucksters playlist since 1763...

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 Post subject: Re: "Interest Check" ads
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:48 pm 
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I responded to an ad for an item I was interested in. I gave my offer for it. I got a call from the seller who left me a voice message telling me to be patient as he was still waiting for other interested parties. Well, I decided to move on.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:22 pm 
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Sometimes these guys just need to see if enough people are interested in it to keep it longer for themselves , sort of like an ego stroking, "geez if this many people want it maybe I should keep it..."


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 Post subject: Re: "Interest Check" ads
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:32 pm 
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That is some funny $hit James, :lol:


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Feeler ads are the equivalent of "just the tip"


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:34 pm 
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Total and absolute nonsense to me. You want to sell or not? Head-Fi is known for that.... Pass...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:35 pm 
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Quadzilla wrote:
Lutherton wrote:
To me, it means the sellers are hoping to find a sucker that is willing to pay too much.


BINGO !!!


+1

Just put them on ignore! Lol

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:38 pm 
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Tom_r wrote:
Quadzilla wrote:
Lutherton wrote:
To me, it means the sellers are hoping to find a sucker that is willing to pay too much.


BINGO !!!


+1

Just put them on ignore! Lol


CAM has granted us the ability to ignore forum threads and private messages from certain members. I wish they would extend that to block classified ads from those members. The system could also send an automated message to replies to our ads indicating that the member has chosen not to receive messages from them.

It would make private lists redundant, and it would give greater visibility to ads from people we would prefer to deal with. There is nothing worse than seeing something I am looking for, then finding that it is being sold by someone with 3 or 4 negative feedbacks from unhappy buyers.

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 Post subject: Re: "Interest Check" ads
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:22 pm 
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Yippedidou wrote:
Total and absolute nonsense to me. You want to sell or not? Head-Fi is known for that.... Pass...

Exactly I just cruse on by......


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