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chris r

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For some reason I was thinking I'd read that before but it seems more and more ads have no price. I looked through this column in threads regarding the classifieds and am not finding an answer.

Thanks in advance and have a nice day, night, or whatever the case may be.

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    Re: Is posting a price on for sale ads required on the classifieds?
    « Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 06:09:55 pm »
    For some reason I was thinking I'd read that before but it seems more and more ads have no price. I looked through this column in threads regarding the classifieds and am not finding an answer.

    Thanks in advance and have a nice day, night, or whatever the case may be.

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    Re: Is posting a price on for sale ads required on the classifieds?
    « Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 09:11:06 pm »
    I just spent 45 minutes scrolling through and found one ad that wasn't priced correctly. Sometimes it's hard to find the price because it doesn't appear in the same place on every ad.

    But YES you must price for sale ads. It is clearly spelled out in the classifieds rules:

    https://www.vintagesleds.com/classifieds/classified_rules.php

    If some are slipping through, we will be increasing enforcement. 
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    Re: Is posting a price on for sale ads required on the classifieds?
    « Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 11:19:13 am »
    I just spent 45 minutes scrolling through and found one ad that wasn't priced correctly. Sometimes it's hard to find the price because it doesn't appear in the same place on every ad.

    But YES you must price for sale ads. It is clearly spelled out in the classifieds rules:

    https://www.vintagesleds.com/classifieds/classified_rules.php

    If some are slipping through, we will be increasing enforcement.


    Sorry I didn't intend to have anyone spend a lot of time on that JLO. I do appreciate your dedication to the site for sure, but I was more like thinking out loud.
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    Re: Is posting a price on for sale ads required on the classifieds?
    « Reply #4 on: May 04, 2021, 11:39:07 pm »
    Is it just me?  Does it seem like a bunch of no price or best offer ads are coming through again? 
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    Re: Is posting a price on for sale ads required on the classifieds?
    « Reply #5 on: May 05, 2021, 10:30:05 am »
    The classifieds interface you see is completely different than the interface that moderators use so we can not just scroll and read ads as you see them. The process for reviewing each ad makes it far too cumbersome to look at every ad. The main focus is clearing the ads that get caught in the filters. There is not enough time in the day for anyone to scrutinize every ad. Sorry, it is a rule but all we can do is ask for compliance.   
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    Re: Is posting a price on for sale ads required on the classifieds?
    « Reply #6 on: May 08, 2021, 03:27:42 pm »
    here's my take for what its worth....classifieds are for buying and selling, not for the purpose of being a "price guide".  you can scroll by easily if you're not interested.

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    Re: Is posting a price on for sale ads required on the classifieds?
    « Reply #7 on: May 08, 2021, 04:44:22 pm »
    EXACTLY !!!  Posting a price should NOT be required.

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