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Changes to BS Marketplace - Please read

Postby **BS Admin** » Tue Sep 08, 2015

We're trying something new in an attempt to make the BSTs easier to scan.

You should see two new buttons under the smilies: "Make Offer" and "Wanted." Going forward please use these in your Buy/Sell listings. The mods have already updated the current listings.

If your for-sale listing does not include a price, use this button:
:offer:

Wanted-To-Buy listings should include this one:
:wanted:

Wanted-To-Buy without a price should have both.
:wanted:
:offer:

This is a test. We might make other changes or even scrap the buttons. All suggestions are welcome and encouraged. We're always looking for new ideas.
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Make Offer/ Wanted buttons

Postby Diamondplate Dave » Tue Sep 08, 2015

I was a little surprised to see the new graphics in BST. :offer: :wanted:
Slightly more surprised to see that multiple posters adopted them. Then I read the notice in BS news:
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=22470

and all was made clear.
So I thought I would throw in my 2 cent piece: I think it's an improvement. Perhaps a little discussion would lead to some tweaks or additions.

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Postby PeacePeople » Tue Sep 08, 2015

To be fair, I added them to a couple posts to see if there would be a reaction. Nobody messaged me about them or complained that I'm aware of, so I left them.
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Re: Changes to BS Marketplace - Please read

Postby MaxGravy » Wed Sep 09, 2015

I moved a few posts over to this thread. Please post suggestions and comments concerning the BST changes here.
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Re: Changes to BS Marketplace - Please read

Postby InfleXion » Wed Sep 09, 2015

I like it. As a buyer it makes it easy to skip over the wanted ads, and sellers can target those just as easily.
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Re: Changes to BS Marketplace - Please read

Postby xippi » Wed Sep 09, 2015

Excellent :thumbup: :clap:
May I suggest a "For Sale" or "Selling" Banner to.
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Re: Changes to BS Marketplace - Please read

Postby agnostic » Tue Sep 15, 2015

Seems like nobody wants to name a price anymore :offer: :thumbdown:

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Re: Changes to BS Marketplace - Please read

Postby pitw » Tue Sep 15, 2015

agnostic wrote:Seems like nobody wants to name a price anymore :offer: :thumbdown:


Yeah. I about quit looking. :shifty:

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Re: Changes to BS Marketplace - Please read

Postby Shortstack McAygee » Tue Sep 15, 2015

agnostic wrote:Seems like nobody wants to name a price anymore :offer: :thumbdown:


Blame the growing disconnect of paper price from physical price? :mrgreen:

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Re: Changes to BS Marketplace - Please read

Postby silverbender » Tue Sep 15, 2015

Man up,name a price and negotiate if needed,it is like a fishing expedition with the WTB`s and MAKE OFFER`s.
Though shortstack hit the nail on the head dydd is warped lol
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Re: Changes to BS Marketplace - Please read

Postby Engineer » Tue Sep 15, 2015

MaxGravy wrote:I moved a few posts over to this thread. Please post suggestions and comments concerning the BST changes here.


I think you did it backward. The banners catch my eye and make me want to look at the wrong ads.

I say delete the buttons emphasizing negative behavior and make one that says For Sale With Price.

That way I can easily scroll past the time-wasting ads, and stop on the highlighted ones.
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Re: Changes to BS Marketplace - Please read

Postby smackvay » Tue Sep 15, 2015

make offer needs to have its own section
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Re: Changes to BS Marketplace - Please read

Postby dae2dae » Tue Sep 15, 2015

lots of complaining
:wanted: :offer:
maybe some of you guys need a cranberry juice :pop:
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Re: Changes to BS Marketplace - Please read

Postby Shortstack McAygee » Tue Sep 15, 2015

Prior to the new buttons, I had put up a couple WTB's for some rarely-traded pieces which asked to PM me with an offer. So, nothing new for me.

For at least one of them, the seller didn't want to "go first." Understandable, so I just simply threw out a number, myself, during talks. Probably overpaid, but I *really* wanted the item.

If a potential seller isn't sure, then it wouldn't hurt to at least PM the poster & let them know they might be willing to sell, just to get the ball rolling.

Heck, they might even be pleasantly surprised at the price they get. ;)

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Re: Changes to BS Marketplace - Please read

Postby silverbender » Tue Sep 15, 2015

The new system is no different there are just tags, it is the trend.So this sidebar is a secondary or tertiary issue.
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Re: Changes to BS Marketplace - Please read

Postby MasterBlaster » Wed Sep 16, 2015

The "WANTED" addition seems to speed up the search and "Make Offer" I agree with other's it needs it's own thread. FWIW...
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Re: Changes to BS Marketplace - Please read

Postby grantwoodisgold » Wed Sep 16, 2015

if we are going graphic, maybe also a "For Sale" icon for faster scanning :pop:

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Re: Changes to BS Marketplace - Please read

Postby agnostic » Wed Sep 16, 2015

smackvay wrote:make offer needs to have its own section


+1 :thumbup:

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Re: Changes to BS Marketplace - Please read

Postby christostock » Wed Sep 16, 2015

agnostic wrote:
smackvay wrote:make offer needs to have its own section


+1 :thumbup:


:thumbdown:

If you put the items wanted with no price into a new thread that is called make offer,
that thread will get almost no attention.
AND
It will make for another place to have to look for stuff.
:offer: can be for sale or wanted.
This is just a tagging method, not sure why it need another thread???
there are NO MORE postings than before, they are just tagged now.
NO DIFFERENCE except the tag
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Re: Changes to BS Marketplace - Please read

Postby dae2dae » Wed Sep 16, 2015

christostock wrote:
agnostic wrote:
smackvay wrote:make offer needs to have its own section


+1 :thumbup:


:thumbdown:

If you put the items wanted with no price into a new thread that is called make offer,
that thread will get almost no attention.
AND
It will make for another place to have to look for stuff.
:offer: can be for sale or wanted.
This is just a tagging method, not sure why it need another thread???
there are NO MORE postings than before, they are just tagged now.
NO DIFFERENCE except the tag

+1 Chris
if anything it should make people able to browse the section more efficiently
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