PM on WTS ad?

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by Shaver Shaft, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. Shaver Shaft

    Shaver Shaft Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 27, 2020
    Rookie here...how do you / can I PM (personal message) someone that posted a for sale ad
     
  2. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    As a registered member, you don't have that option. There are profile messages; but they are viewable by anybody that cares to look (definitely not private).
    Private messaging is a perq of paid membership. Some sellers choose to sell that way, or give first opportunity, as a means of giving back to others that support the site.
    Unless the seller stated that posts are unacceptable, you can leave your email & delete it after contact is made
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2021
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  3. Shaver Shaft

    Shaver Shaft Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 27, 2020
    Thank you very much for the advice! I will have to look into the memberships!
     
  4. Mygrainman

    Mygrainman Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 3, 2015
    Can a paid member start convo with a registered member, or? I’ve had a few prospective buyers with no way of contacting them....Even though I’m a payed member.
     
  5. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    @Mygrainman
    No - registered members have no access to PMs (the likely exception being that the admin can PM anybody, even if the person has specifically turned off that option)
    You won't even see a send message option for them.

    The old rules said that sellers had to have the email option turned on...that doesn't exist on this platform, of course (it wasnt the most reliable, anyway). A number of sellers, myself included, put an email address in their ads to facilitate contact - just break it up to minimize the risk of it being harvested by bots
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2021

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