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p.1 #1 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


What's the point of advertising something if you don't really want to sell it?

Edited by Fred Miranda on Mar 04, 2012 at 04:35 PM



Mar 04, 2012 at 02:01 PM
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p.1 #2 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


Definitely not me. I always answer.

Now, on the other hand, lately, I got a lot of interests that we talked about price, Paypal info provided and then disappeared.



Mar 04, 2012 at 02:07 PM
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p.1 #3 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


Personally i've always had quick repsonses, maybe i'm just lucky?


Mar 04, 2012 at 02:09 PM
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p.1 #4 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


Well,since you brought it up.
I have noticed of late a certain lack of forum etiquette.
Among them,not answering pm's(sometimes multiple),folks,there's always
a courteous way to respond simply,no thank you,instead of ignoring a pm.
Also posting feedback is part of FM,again,ignoring requests to post feedback.
Now I am not saying it's the majority,it's a minority,but a growing minority.
My 2 cents...

Edited on Mar 04, 2012 at 02:13 PM · View previous versions



Mar 04, 2012 at 02:12 PM
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p.1 #5 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


Recently there's been a problem here on FM with getting email notifications that someone sent a PM or responded to the ad..........Fred has made some changes to the servers and apparently it has affected some providers........unless you periodically check your ads and PMs, responses may go unnoticed........

There are several threads about it and here's one of them........
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1089675



Mar 04, 2012 at 02:12 PM
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p.1 #6 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


Lately I have had people PM asking if my item is still for sale I answer asap then never hear back. 99.9% of the time it's someone with no FB Worse yet you check the outbox to see if they read your reply and they have, so why even ask in the first place if you don't reply?

By the way this posting won't be here long it the BS forum and most liely be moved

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Mar 04, 2012 at 02:18 PM
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p.1 #7 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


tanglefoot47 wrote:
Lately I have had people PM asking if my item is still for sale I answer asap then never hear back. 99.9% of the time it's someone with no FB


Again Mike,,,
Common sense etiquette would require a simple "thank you I will think about it" and not
ignoring the reply.



Mar 04, 2012 at 02:20 PM
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p.1 #8 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


Exactly not everyone can be great like U&I but not answering is plain down right rude and wrong


Mar 04, 2012 at 02:24 PM
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p.1 #9 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


Armee wrote:
Well,since you brought it up.
I have noticed of late a certain lack of forum etiquette.
Among them,not answering pm's(sometimes multiple),folks,there's always
a courteous way to respond simply,no thank you,instead of ignoring a pm.
Also posting feedback is part of FM,again,ignoring requests to post feedback.
Now I am not saying it's the majority,it's a minority,but a growing minority.
My 2 cents...


Regarding feedback, I definitely agree. I've left 9 feedbacks and only received 4.



Mar 04, 2012 at 02:43 PM
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p.1 #10 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


Regarding feedback, I recently had a new FMer that really did not know how, i.e. had not read the "How To'. I explained it & all was OK.


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p.1 #11 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


As a seller, I generally reply to all queries. There are a few cases where I don't:

1) I can tell buyer is jerking me around or wasting my time with lowball offers.

2) I have past experience with buyer jerking me around or wasting my time with lowball offers.

That's about it.



Mar 04, 2012 at 03:41 PM
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p.1 #12 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


jjgeis wrote:
Regarding feedback, I recently had a new FMer that really did not know how, i.e. had not read the "How To'. I explained it & all was OK.


New FM'er,I fully understand.Older FM'er who gets(reads) your pm(pm's) requesting feedback and
simply chooses to ignore it(them),I have a harder time accepting,again common courtesy



Mar 04, 2012 at 03:44 PM
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p.1 #13 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


Binh Ly wrote:
As a seller, I generally reply to all queries. There are a few cases where I don't:

1) I can tell buyer is jerking me around or wasting my time with lowball offers.

2) I have past experience with buyer jerking me around or wasting my time with lowball offers.

That's about it.


+1

The more rude or ridiculous the inquiry, the more likely I am to simply ignore it...



Mar 04, 2012 at 03:50 PM
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p.1 #14 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


I noticed here:

No answer means 'Not interested in your offer or not interested in selling to you'

When answered mean 'I'm interested in selling to you or your price sounds about right'

Etiquette here? about half the cases here are NOT courtesy

Move on, eventually someone always buys my stuff or I buy there stuff, usually people I have dealt with in the past is where I put my priority in.






Mar 04, 2012 at 03:56 PM
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p.1 #15 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


so asking for pix or date code means not interested in selling to me?


Mar 04, 2012 at 04:03 PM
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p.1 #16 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


This is my favorite forum. It has a wonderful, unique culture. However, as a newer user, I have found it a bit confusing. If it hadn't been for really great sellers, who coached me through the feedback mechanics, I'm afraid I wouldn't have found my way through it. I now realize that feedback is one of the most valuable assets of this site, but it may take some gentle coaching to help newer members through the process.

And I'm still trying to grasp the exact meaning of "tag" and "bump"...

(Even screwed up by sending this comment to PM instead of "Reply". Oh, well...)



Mar 04, 2012 at 04:09 PM
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p.1 #17 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


I far prefer e-mails over PMs.

EBH



Mar 04, 2012 at 04:54 PM
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p.1 #18 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


I am selling a S95 now and on this post alone I have had two people ask me if I still had it. I replied right away and never heard back yet I checked the outbox and both read the PM reply. As a seller I always reply right off and another one that gets me when I buy I send someone a PM and no reply and again I check the outbox and they have read it. Then the next day they do a return saying they weren't home yet they were still online.


Mar 04, 2012 at 05:07 PM
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p.1 #19 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


EB-1 wrote:
I far prefer e-mails over PMs.

EBH


So do I but that option is no longer available.



Mar 04, 2012 at 05:10 PM
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p.1 #20 · why do people post ads and not answer pms or reply to posts?


Really? Sorry, I haven't keep up with that. I doesn't seem worth the hassle to sell at FM.

EBH



Mar 04, 2012 at 05:18 PM
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