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Sales in Thread only and/or by PM ????

Discussion in 'Forum News & Feedback' started by Lucky Luke, Aug 6, 2010.

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  1. Lucky Luke United Kingdom

    Lucky Luke Active Member

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    Hi All,

    Sometimes 'User A' puts a BIN against a domain they have up for sale.

    User B then states "sold" in thread in good faith. Later, User A states that they have already sold to User C who PM'd to buy the domain.

    I think there should clarification by the seller in the BIN post - at the latest - that they will accept (i) thread sales only, (ii) PM sales only, or (iii) both.

    Views?

    Cheers, Luke
     
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  3. bensd United Kingdom

    bensd Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    I don't think it really matters in this situation however, if you are holding an auction then it's only fair to confirm the rules.
     
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    aZooZa Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    I don't think it would be unreasonable in such a case for the seller to post the time stamp of the PM in which the sale was concluded. If there was any dispute, it could be checked by admin. Your suggestion also works; mine as a backup.
     
  5. admin Spain

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    This has come up before and I agree that the Seller should make things clear when creating the Sale thread.

    Admin
     
  6. cm1975 United Kingdom

    cm1975 Well-Known Member

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    What happens if some one has a domain listed as an auction on AD, but have an exceptional offer outwith AD whilst the auction is running?

    I think it's difficult to cover all the bases and it comes down to people operating in good faith!?
     
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    Basically yes. I'm sure it's the same on Sedo etc.
     
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    retired_member32 Retired Member

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    yes i got done by this very thing....it got very complexed and people kept changing from offering via the thread and also via PM and i still have a black mark against my trader rating as proof.....:cry:
     
  9. Reg Wharf United Kingdom

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    If I see the words "post sold in thread or by PM" then I don't bother
    with an offer however much I want the domain...
     
  10. Systreg

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    I think all offers should be made in topic, I can't see why someone would want to PM rather than post in the topic, it might be that they want to keep their purchase private, but if they bought at BIN, then it's obvious what they paid, and quick look at the domain Who-Is after transfer will show who the new owner is, so not exactly private anyway is it.
     
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