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Thread: Etiquette Regarding Bumping WTB / WTS Ads In the Classifieds Section??

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    Question Etiquette Regarding Bumping WTB / WTS Ads In the Classifieds Section??

    I currently have two "WTB" ads in the classified ads section. What's the consensus regarding how often I should bump them?

    BTW, I don't intend on selling much, if anything, here on the forum unless someone specifically asks about something I have. All my stuff will probably go on the auction site.

    ETA: Searching for the same topic on APUG I've come to the conclusion that a bump every 72 hours is well-tolerated. Reasonable?

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    Re: Etiquette Regarding Bumping WTB / WTS Ads In the Classifieds Section??

    Wow. Really?
    it's okay to say ebay here even thought it's a four letter word.

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    Re: Etiquette Regarding Bumping WTB / WTS Ads In the Classifieds Section??

    Yeah... for some reason a few folks are offended by the very mention of eBay.

    *and bump* LOL!!

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    Re: Etiquette Regarding Bumping WTB / WTS Ads In the Classifieds Section??

    We don't have a hard-and-fast rule regarding bumping to move a post back to the top of the time stack. But, imagine the turmoil if everyone did this, and got into bump wars.

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    Re: Etiquette Regarding Bumping WTB / WTS Ads In the Classifieds Section??

    Why won't you sell anything here?

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    Re: Etiquette Regarding Bumping WTB / WTS Ads In the Classifieds Section??

    Hi Ralph... Yeah, I know. I'm just trying to be "reasonable" about it. I'm not even selling. I'm buying... and only two items at that. I want to find the items I'm seeking but I don't want to be a nuisance about it.

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    Re: Etiquette Regarding Bumping WTB / WTS Ads In the Classifieds Section??

    Quote Originally Posted by Pawlowski6132 View Post
    Why won't you sell anything here?
    It's not that I don't "want" to sell here on APUG... or on LFPI, for that matter. In fact I'd planned to sell quite a bit on both forums but I changed my mind. The problem is I have so much to sell that I would very quickly become a nuisance. I can sell a hundred items at a time on eBay and hardly be noticed. If I did that here most folks would hate me for it.

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    Re: Etiquette Regarding Bumping WTB / WTS Ads In the Classifieds Section??

    If you've got reasonable prices and good descriptions, its unlikely that you would get criticized for having too many items. Its usually the other agendas that get people into trouble.
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    Re: Etiquette Regarding Bumping WTB / WTS Ads In the Classifieds Section??

    I only appreciate "bumps" in two sitautions: 1. Change in price or the terms-of-sale, and 2. when I didn't see an item the first time it was posted.

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    Re: Etiquette Regarding Bumping WTB / WTS Ads In the Classifieds Section??

    So... if I was selling something and I decreased my price by a few dollars or offered a better deal every three days... that's more tolerable? That makes sense, I guess.

    Still... I'm only asking about "WTB" ads for now.

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