How about making the forum sales forum PAYG? All the leeches, dealers and freetards would be off like hot snot. :lol:
Roy should charge for using the sales section, let's say 2% to the buyer and 4% to the seller. That seems fair to me.
That would make the five sales posts a week rule redundant in about two seconds.
Some (many) people seem to forget that internet forums are a privilege paid for by someone else and not a state provided benefit.
This is a tongue in cheek reply to those who can't be bothered to drum up the effort to follow the rules, but can to complain about them. Membership duration and number of posts excluded, in the interest of fairness.:wink1:
Firstly I am not complaining just debating and discusing.
Your proposal is sound and IMO very sensible.
You need a for sale section in a forum because it does bring in new members, those new members may well stay and contribute, however they may not if they can not buy or sell without a post count. Those that do stay may read many of the posts already made here whilst they find their feet and build their confidence and may not feel able to contribute, even less so if the watch they wanted to purchase is unavailable due to post count. Can't buy, and therefore can't ask questions on their not purchased watch. Those that leave will buy from somewhere without a post count because that is how the world works.
Those who stay will over a period of time hopefully become valued memebers, able to question, reply and join the debate.
I know many use these places for the fantastic opportunity it provides to sell without loosing a large sum of money in ebay fees so a seller/buyer fee sounds like a very sensible solution.
Just to clarify I am not moaning about the rules just trying to understand them and the principals behind them. I have just purchased two watches neither of them from here, and there were watches here that I was very interested in just couldn't make the contact to buy.
Sinks back down behind the sandbags with tin hat on :notworthy: