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Thread: Bumping Classified Ads - A Tolerance Issue

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    Bumping Classified Ads - A Tolerance Issue

    I recently inquired about the tolerance from other members regarding WTB and WTS ads.

    The consensus was, on average, "it's okay" to bump a WTB ad once per week and "it's okay" to bump a WTS ad once per two weeks.

    So why do I see folks bumping up to 2-3 times per day and no one complains? Even moderators bump their WTS ads pretty darned often. If moderators can do it then why can't I?

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    Re: Bumping Classified Ads - A Tolerance Issue

    I have no problem with ads being bumped at least once per day or more often. It's all about keeping what is offered or wanted in front of the viewers until a deal is made. Bumping or refreshing the placement of the ad is all about aiding that sales or search process.
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    Re: Bumping Classified Ads - A Tolerance Issue

    lenser... Thank you. I know many folks on this forum don't care. However, the majority do seem to care. My query has to do with the fact that several selling members bump quite often... not even counting the "free bumps" from other members... and that even some moderators bump every day or two.

    I'm trying to fit in here and respect others' wishes but I don't see how "being more thoughtful of others" benefits the individual who either needs to sell something for a dire cash need or who really wants to buy something for his/her personal use.

    I hate feeBay and PayPay. I'd rather sell at lower prices and pass the savings to those who need a better deal.

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    Re: Bumping Classified Ads - A Tolerance Issue

    A non-issue, methinks. If the FS/WTB item is something I'm not interested in, I pass right on by. Don't care how many times it gets bumped or pinched or whatever.

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    Re: Bumping Classified Ads - A Tolerance Issue

    I called a waaambulance for you.

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    Re: Bumping Classified Ads - A Tolerance Issue

    Old and feeble--I'm probably one of the guilty ones since when I sell something on this site, I monitor the post at least twice daily to be able to respond to questions. If my offerings get too far down the list, say past the second page, I do the bump. Again, to me it's appropriate to keep the item in front of as many eyes as possible since some folks may not check the for sale items all that often and may not have the patience to go through six or eight pages to see what has been offered in the last few days.
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    Re: Bumping Classified Ads - A Tolerance Issue

    OnF...

    Who cares? If you're not interested, don't look at the ad.

    Why are you wasting our time with this nonsense?
    Are you trying to prove your pseudonym is justified?

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    Re: Bumping Classified Ads - A Tolerance Issue

    Okay... I'll sell/buy here and on APUG without guilt from bumping twice per week.

    Thanks, all!!

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    Re: Bumping Classified Ads - A Tolerance Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    OnF...

    Who cares? If you're not interested, don't look at the ad.

    Why are you wasting our time with this nonsense?
    Are you trying to prove your pseudonym is justified?

    - Leigh
    He's not wasting anyone's time. If you choose to waste time reading it, don't blame the poster.

    Seems like a legitimate inquire as to what's acceptable, posted in the proper area, to me.

    And now pretty much answered so I'll move along, nothing to see here...
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    Re: Bumping Classified Ads - A Tolerance Issue

    Roger,

    If you've been paying attention, there was just a lengthy thread on this subject last week,
    with OnF being one of the prime participants.

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