Selling rules / 14 days?

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  1. NJCutter

    NJCutter Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 26, 2012
    Copy paste below. Can anyone clarify? If you have an item for sale, how do you bump the thread? Rules state you can post same item after 14 days. But when i did that, mods combined the thread. And BTTT is disabled. Not sure what I can do to refresh the listing.

    • Consolidate your 'like" items into a single thread. If you have multiple knives to sell, post them in a single thread. Or you can do different threads on different days. You are only allowed 1 sales thread, per day, per forum. If you list an item and it sells, don't start another thread in the same section until the next day. If a moderator consolidates your threads, edit the title and make any changes you need to. DO NOT START AN ALL NEW THREAD! Let's keep it fair for everyone.
    • You must wait 14 days (2 week rule) to relist an item for the second time. Once you list an item for sale, that item cannot appear for a second time in a sales thread until 2 weeks have passed from the date of the original thread. Any changes made to your existing sales thread (withdrawing, editing price, etc.) must be made to that thread, don't start new threads with the same items. Use a calendar if you need to. You can link your sales threads to your signature space, but don't make it a giant billboard.
     
  2. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    There are no bumps that move an ad up the page (or back to the first page once it's off).

    Once you post an item, you can't post it again for two weeks - that includes under a different category, or slipping it into an ad with other knives. Deleting the first ad doesn't mean it didnt exist; so when it gets reported, you'd face the same issue
     
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  3. NJCutter

    NJCutter Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 26, 2012
    But when i waited 14 days and posted the knife again, the moderators combined them. Was that a hint not to post a new thread or am i allowed to post the same item after 14 days?
     
  4. benchwarmer380

    benchwarmer380 Valyrian Member Platinum Member

    Sep 17, 2012
  5. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Please provide a link to the thread in question.
    Sometimes mods make arithmetic mistakes.

    You can post a new sales thread after 14 days.
    Be advised that the 14-day limit applies across the exchanges. Once you post a knife for sale in one exchange, you cannot post it again on the site for 14 days.
     
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  6. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
  7. NJCutter

    NJCutter Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 26, 2012
    It was that thread. I posted may 2nd. Then i posted a 2nd thread may 16, when it was merged. I even had this reminder on my calendar time stamped 4:12pm Est
     

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  8. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Check the date of the second post - you were a week early
     
  9. NJCutter

    NJCutter Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 26, 2012
    This is bizarre. I poated the new for sale thread may 16. I dont have a record of it as it was merged. I know i am not making this up.

    The second post you are referring to on the price drop was the price drop.
     
  10. benchwarmer380

    benchwarmer380 Valyrian Member Platinum Member

    Sep 17, 2012

    You can post the same knife in both a for sale forum and trade forum concurrently.

    Posting the same knife in multiple sale forums is the no no.
     
  11. NJCutter

    NJCutter Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 26, 2012
    Can you please check the date of when the new for sale thread was merged? If that date is not may 16 i must have invented a time machine. According to your records, when can i post the item again? As instructed i have been using google calendar from the date and time i posted the original.
    1st for sale listing may 2.
    New listing created may 16. Which was merged.
    Today is may 23rd
     
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  12. benchwarmer380

    benchwarmer380 Valyrian Member Platinum Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    When a thread (or post) gets merged with an older thread, it shows as an additional post in the original thread. That's why, from an outside perspective, it looks like you posted the second thread on the 9th rather than the 16.

    If the second thread was posted on the 16th then it as since been deleted.

    The mods should be able to see when the posts were made, merged, and or deleted.
     
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  13. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Not my understanding of the rules.
    "Sale or trade" posts go in the sales forum. not both.
    @rycen

    rycen has a better handle on the fine points of the exchange forum rules. I'll defer to his comments.
     
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  14. NJCutter

    NJCutter Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 26, 2012
    This is why there is so much confusion. So it seems i did nothing wrong. When can i create a new for sale listing for same item? As stated below is my timeline

    1st for sale listing may 2. Approx 4:12pm EST
    New listing created may 16 after 4:12pm ESt. Which was merged that day.
    Today is may 23rd.
     
  15. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Nope.
    https://bladeforums.com/threads/pri...fe-bronze-tanto-204p-blade-123-13-ml.1726537/
    This thread is the result of merging two threads.
    First thread was created on May 2.
    Second thread was created on May 9. (Price drop counts as the same item for sale.)
    They were merged on May 9 into the original thread
    You edited the second post to change it from an entire description to an announcement of the price drop on May 9.
     
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  16. NJCutter

    NJCutter Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 26, 2012
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    I swear i did not create a new thread on may 9. I created the new fs thread on may 16. But moving fwd i will post a photo with the date hand written. When can i create a new thread with same item for this microtech?
     
  17. NJCutter

    NJCutter Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 26, 2012
    So per your records of may 9, then i should be able to post same item in new thread today or tmrw?
     
  18. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    yes.
     
  19. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    *post removed*
    nevermind - left the page open while I ate dessert, and knarfeng addressed it

    **BUT, you could have reposted on the 16th, based on the original post date of 5/2. (Once the post of 5/9 was merged into the 5/2 ad, it no longer factors into the 14 day equation.)
     
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  20. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    True.
     

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