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DOGMAN

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I think a week is too soon. It’s not hard to see the view stats on a post/ thread and accurately gauge interest. The hard part is when people ask questions and the thread gets bumped by default. Those things can’t be controlled and are artificial bumps. Same can be said of non buyer commentary,
which I am often guilty of...

I’ve seen some seriously excessive bumping, especially lately in the classifieds. Too me that is abuse of a free system and an attempt to monopolize a free resource. Yeah there’s the occasional necromorph bump but in general...if it hasn’t sold in three weeks you have about a 3% chance of selling it at all here. To see the same ad bumped week after week for months and months...fling that to eBay and reach the broader market. 90% of the time I create the eBay listing first and link it here, as this market is really tiny by comparison.
I left a hat here once for over a year....then it sold.If it's a cool hat I like the idea of it selling to a lounger
 
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I left a hat here once for over a year....then it sold
I'd say that is the exception, not the rule. It's certainly possible, but I think the gripe is the constant and repeated bumps that do nothing other than attempt to monopolize a free resource.
 

Carlos840

I'll Lock Up
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4,850
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London
I think a week is too soon. It’s not hard to see the view stats on a post/ thread and accurately gauge interest. The hard part is when people ask questions and the thread gets bumped by default. Those things can’t be controlled and are artificial bumps. Same can be said of non buyer commentary,
which I am often guilty of...

I’ve seen some seriously excessive bumping, especially lately in the classifieds. Too me that is abuse of a free system and an attempt to monopolize a free resource. Yeah there’s the occasional necromorph bump but in general...if it hasn’t sold in three weeks you have about a 3% chance of selling it at all here. To see the same ad bumped week after week for months and months...fling that to eBay and reach the broader market. 90% of the time I create the eBay listing first and link it here, as this market is really tiny by comparison.

How long does the "delete post" option stay?
I have noticed some users are using that function to avoid having multiple bumps in a row...
They delete their last bump from two or three days ago before the "delete post" option disappears and rebump, pretending nothing ever happened.
Basically bumping two or three times a week without leaving any trace...
I find that a bit crap.
 
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How long does the "delete post" option stay?
I have noticed some users are using that function to avoid having multiple bumps in a row...
They delete their last bump from two or three days ago before the "delete post" option disappears and rebump, pretending nothing ever happened.
Basically bumping two or three times a week without leaving any trace...
I find that a bit crap.

Agreed. I've discovered this too by accident tho never cheated that way once but I noticed it being regularly abused.
 

El Marro

My Mail is Forwarded Here
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California
How long does the "delete post" option stay?
I have noticed some users are using that function to avoid having multiple bumps in a row...
They delete their last bump from two or three days ago before the "delete post" option disappears and rebump, pretending nothing ever happened.
Basically bumping two or three times a week without leaving any trace...
I find that a bit crap.
Damn those “phantom bumpers”!
 

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