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Has anyone else noticed a serious amount of post bumping to the top of the pile over the las few weeks?

annoying.

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yes and no, may be a slow down in watch sales overall? , if I was selling I think I would keep reminding people till its sold,

although it is kinda self perpetuating , ,more people bump the quicker your sale ad goes down & out of sight.

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I haven't noticed any post bumping in the sales corner, but then again I'm not in the market for anything new at the moment anyway, so maybe I just haven't been looking... :whistle:

Personally, I think if a watch doesn't sell on here in the first week or 2 of advertising, you might as well pull the plug on it and switch to ebay.

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I don’t think it’s bumping their is a issue with if some one comment it’s bumps up instead off notifying the seller also if a sale post runs out it bumps so their for lots and lots off sales posts push up to the top coursing the live sales post to drop into the depths it’s been like it since the beginning , massive issue that never been resolved 

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19 minutes ago, Iceblue said:

also if a sale post runs out it bumps

thats the problem as Andy points out, there seem to be lots of old sales posts expired at the top, can't be right can it? They should either sink without trace or be deleted. If it was me i'd put in an auto delete mechanism in the software if a post hasnt been bumped or sold withing a months it gets deleted. If the seller still wants to sell they can relist, chances are if its not sold after a week its too much. 

And therefore if its not been bumped in that time with a reduction its not going to sell and can probably be ignored. 

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7 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

My last two posts have automatically deleted themselves once I marked them sold. It's up to members to mark their adverts as sold when completed.

mine too roger...thanks I get it now...you mean its the half wits not doing this then? 

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I rarely look at the sales section now due to seeing the same ads over and over again :thumbdown: Its boring. Why can't the sellers just pull their items if not sold as mentioned above.  Another idea may be that when an item has reached a lets say 14/21 day expiry date then it is automatically removed, just a thought.

 

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I have to agree that something is not working properly.

I only use the Unread classification to alert me to new or changed threads on the Classified Forum, but frequently get alerted to adverts I have previously seen, and which I can discern no changes - no price reduction, obvious change to description or comments.

I used to be a regular viewer of the old forum Classified section, and that seemed to work as I would have expected.

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Yesterday, my Seiko G757, which has been up nearly the maximum of 3 months, had auto bumped (nothing to do with me) to near the top of the first page with a remaining time showing of 1 day and 16 hours. Today (Tuesday) it's near the bottom of the second page with a remaining time of 16 hours and 17 mins left. I'm presuming it's gone that far down due to auto bumps, because I really can't see that much activity would have occurred normally. I don't know if it's timing that bumps them back to the top as they approach their due time. Anyway, I shall remove mine tomorrow if it hasn't sold as it's been there for 3 months now and obviously not going to sell.

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I seem to get the same ads from many moons ago, doesn't seem to be an order to it and they seem to make up when they were submitted

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100% something is not right with the sales section I click on the link for the sales off watches and I don't even no if they are old or new listing or even still for sale their is a sales thread off mine that thinks it was bumped 22 hours ago and I didn't do anything with the listing since a month ago as its still for sale 

sorry to say this may be the reason that the sales section is slow 

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I offered to buy a watch which had been bumped numerous times, no reply to pm and poster does not seem to have  been on the forum for months!
:angry:This section is seriously broken 

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I think the sales section needs some attention. I have also noticed members not even bothering trying to sell here, ads are put up on the dark side instead :yes:

This is probably contributing to the to the declining contributions. IMHO 

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It's been like it since it first changed when the forum got the massive facelift and update with a move to a new server a few years back , 

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I will look into these errors and check the database. Items should not be auto bumping. 
 

Members need to mark listings as complete when items are sold or no longer available. 
 

If you just want to see items in the order that they were listed then go to the sales forum archive and everything there is in order. 
 

Suggestions? Instead of 3 month listings do we make them for a week or two instead? 

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17 minutes ago, martinzx said:

I think the sales section needs some attention. I have also noticed members not even bothering trying to sell here, ads are put up on the dark side instead :yes:

This is probably contributing to the to the declining contributions. IMHO 

in all fairness this forum has always been a closer knit community of friends than the dark side and most of my sales on here are already via promises, i dont think its a bad thing that this forum retains its exclusivity as a niche in this respect. I think the declining contributions are consistent with forums generally, but nevertheless the forum has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years in the specialist sections and the wruw. It seems to be doing better at the moment than it has in all my time here. I think we loose sight of that sometimes. It feels very settled at the moment in a good way to attract new members. I dont think watches generally are selling easily...like cars the world is full of bargains. Our sales section is just a sign of that rather than specific, we are in a period of stagnation. 

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6 minutes ago, Roy said:

Suggestions? Instead of 3 month listings do we make them for a week or two instead? 

Could they not be listed for the 3 months but without the automatic relisting ? If the seller wants them relisting after the 3 months they need to place a new advert ? 

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31 minutes ago, Roy said:

Suggestions? Instead of 3 month listings do we make them for a week or two instead? 

if the price is right roy they sell wherever, but reality sale prices at the moment are much lower than the speculative ones that we see whether it be here or any where else. 

for example a seiko with an £80 price is really a £50 sell and so on up the scale. 

If people are realistic the sales section will move whatever rules and controls are or are not in place. 

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Thank you for the attention @Roy

my suggestion would be each item be given a 2 week listing then automatically drops out completely 

price or other alterations as now are marked with a  red dot.

 

 

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