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  1. #1
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    Default Active member to post in classifieds?

    I'm sure this will catch some heat but...

    Any chance of seeing a minimum number of posts or some other way to indicate an active member (somebody who does more than just browse the classifieds) as a requirement to use the classifieds?

    I see a lot of ads from people with 0-5 posts. They might be legit, but I absolutely just close them. I've also received responses to ads I've posted from this same category of user. Again, I don't like or trust it. Typically, they are the same people who insist I ship something when my ads explicitly state I will not.

    I know we want to be inclusive, but I feel like a lot of these people are just taking advantage of a free listing without giving anything back.

    I hope my flame suit protects me.

    -Zach

  2. #2
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    Berks County, Pennsylvania
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    Default Re: Active member to post in classifieds?

    We can't even get the ability to post 'I'll take it' in a classified thread. That said, I think you've already found the way to sort through trustworthy buyers and sellers.

  3. #3
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    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    (Allegheny County)
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    Default Re: Active member to post in classifieds?

    Screw that. You're cutting out potential buyers and potential deals to be had by restricting them.

    I've both bought and sold to these "users" of the forum - what do I care if they "participate"?

  4. #4
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    Ford City, PA, Pennsylvania
    (Armstrong County)
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    Default Re: Active member to post in classifieds?

    I believe in a free market.

    Anyone can sell or buy. If you decide to buy something from someone who is brand new and get scammed, that's your own fault.

  5. #5
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    POCONO MOUNTAINS, PENNSYLVANIA, Pennsylvania
    (Monroe County)
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    Default Re: Active member to post in classifieds?

    I am for an open market,With that being said I find most often someone who posts a classified with very low posts tends to want more than they paid for their firearm/accessories. Thus making for ridiculously priced items and just wasting their time.This of course does not say that the most sought after collectable firearm does demand appropriate $$$ ! So now quick check out my recently added classifieds !

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Active member to post in classifieds?

    Come on man you know you want to buy a $2k used bump stock from some dude who just sighed up 3 minutes ago.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Active member to post in classifieds?

    Zach --

    On the surface that's a great idea; a way to "qualify" the sellers who are serious. Or more serious than others.

    In practice, if a minimum post count is required for sellers to post an ad, what happens is they pack the rest of the subforums with inane posts such as:

    "I agree."
    "Well stated!"
    "No kidding."
    "I have one too!"
    " I like pie."
    "Revolving sub-caliber bee stinger."

    . . . and the rest of us have to wade through all of that meaningless crap after a new member takes only 45 mins to make 50 posts.

    Noah
    If you are not part of the solution, you are the precipitate.

  8. #8
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    May 2006
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    127.0.0.1, Pennsylvania
    (Lancaster County)
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    Default Re: Active member to post in classifieds?

    Who doesn't like pie?
    Rules are written in the stone,
    Break the rules and you get no bones,
    all you get is ridicule, laughter,
    and a trip to the house of pain.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Active member to post in classifieds?

    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    Who doesn't like pie?
    Nazis!
    Which is the reason why we should all punch one in the face.

  10. #10
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    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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    Default Re: Active member to post in classifieds?

    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    Who doesn't like pie?
    I mean really that's a given

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