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Well, we only allow true truths, not half-truths, nor quarter-truths, nor...
All subjective comments must be totally objective, without bias or prejudice against the guilty party.
“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” - Plato
Just think of Jorge Gasteazoro (mmmm....where is he now I wonder?)...and of course Tim Atherton...and Ted Stoddard have all come in for criticism from buyers...rightly or wrongly.
It's a real shame that things have got to this level, though.
Wow. I've never had a bad deal here or on APUG... I know personally, or once removed, most of the people I've done business with. I always give my full name, address, cell phone number etc once a deal is reached. Sad to hear about this going on...
I've had bad luck here. I've had two very bad buying experiences on this forum in the last month. One is involved in a paypal dispute and at least the other seller offered a refund. Both items were totally not as described. But since this has become such a touchy issue, I'm not telling any of you who the sellers were.
I've added my opinion a few times now. But regardless of where we are with sales on this forum, I can tell you that I am at the point of just buying new from B&H or from from places like KEH with consistent, conservative grading and easy return policies. It's worth the premium for peace of mind. I'm sick of eBay and PayPal, tired of vetting individuals and being anxious whether they are honest or not. I'm done. I've finished selling the stuff I don't use, I got the good gear I want to use for years and years, and I don't need anything else other than consumables.
If somebody lists a $300 8x10 Sinar Norma, slap me down.
Apug allows thread starters in the classified section to disallow additions to their thread. I don't know technically if that's easy to do, but if it is, then it might be a good solution. The moderators should not have to get embroiled in buying and selling dramas!
"There are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something." - Thomas A. Edison