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Author Topic: Guidelines  (Read 7454 times)

Offline Tim

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Guidelines
« on: Apr 08, 2014, 19:08:30 »
It's been 7+ years since launching the site, and I've avoiding 'rules' as much as possible, so lets call these Guidelines.

If you're posting something for sale - include:

Where the hell you are - too often people post things for sale and nobody knows if it's going to cost $10 or $1000 to ship the item.  Knowing even roughly where the item is located helps prospective buyers decide if it's worthwhile.  Like me being in Toronto and constantly tempted by awesome bikes for sale in Texas.

How much you want - if you've got something to sell you better know how much you want for it and be willing to say so.

Pictures- unless you're selling air, there's no excuse in this day and age to not have a picture.  We even have a gallery so you can upload and host the picture here :)


For the peanut gallery - selling threads are not the place to debate the value or merit of an item being sold.  If you don't like it, move along.  Seriously - if I post my XS650 and ask $30,000 for it, and someone actually wants to pay me, please, LET THEM :D!  The notion that keeping prices reasonable on our small little corner of the world will somehow impact global market prices for vintage motorcycles is bananas.  If you want to complain about the appreciating value of our bikes, take your beef to eBay.
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Offline MickB

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Re: Guidelines
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2014, 04:43:57 »
Tim

Well done for all your time and energy in this forum.

Is it possible in the search part that the for sale ads come in date order, latest first then descending to older postings?

Regards

Mick

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Re: Guidelines
« Reply #2 on: Aug 11, 2014, 11:28:20 »
 I like it! Great post!

Offline Tim

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Re: Guidelines
« Reply #3 on: Aug 11, 2014, 11:44:48 »
I hadn't seen MickB's reply to this thread - for anyone interested, use the Advanced Search function and you can choose to search specific boards, sort the results etc. etc.

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=search;advanced;search=
"Quality . . . you know what it is, yet you don't know what it is. But that's self-contradictory. But some things are better than others, that is, they have more quality. But when you try to say what the quality is, apart from the things that have it, it all goes poof! There's nothing to talk about. But if you can't say what Quality is, how do you know what it is, or how do you know that it even exists? If no one knows what it is, then for all practical purposes it doesn't exist at all. But for all practical purposes it really does exist."

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Re: Guidelines
« Reply #4 on: Aug 11, 2014, 11:49:18 »
Great! Very helpful and a nice minimal approach.
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Offline MickB

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Re: Guidelines
« Reply #5 on: Nov 23, 2014, 06:02:56 »
Thanks for the answer Tim all I've got to do now is work out how to use or find the advanced search.
MickB

Offline ridesolo

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Re: Guidelines
« Reply #6 on: Jun 05, 2015, 12:41:32 »
One more thing would be good to mention here:

Those selling on here are taking the trouble to post their items and pictures; when you send a PM and ask for info or additional pictures it sure would be decent of you'd at least write back after you get your reply!  Even if you write back and just say, "Sorry, dude, that part won't work for me." or, "Can't do it, it's in worse condition than I expected." or even, "Sheesh, are you nuts? For what you are asking it ought to be gold-plated!"  A reply of some kind would certainly be decent!
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Offline xb33bsa

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Re: Guidelines
« Reply #7 on: Jun 05, 2015, 13:07:30 »
currently there is a member selling a bike on ebay, currently with bids on auction, with no buy it now option and they are offering it for sale here as well
 
this is unethical as fuck