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Vote to Ban "Feelers" for all For Sale Ads?

Discussion in 'GT Voting Booth' started by cole, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Yes

    0 vote(s)
  2. No

    0 vote(s)
  1. cole

    cole Millennium Member

    Dec 25, 1999
    Poll Question: Should "Feeler" Ads, Including "Testing the Waters", Be Permitted in For Sale Section?

    A "feeler" to me is a chance for the seller to back out on a deal and say, "I was just 'feeling' out interest". An item for sale should be a Yes or No deal based on an agreement on the listed price and terms.

    I equate "feelers" to the current GT ban on "auction-type" listings (e.g. price not listed for WTS listing). For example, a "feeler" listing does not mean you see if someone will pay your listed price, then either renig and repost later to see if someone else will pay more, or see if you get higher offers via PM.

    Posting an item for sale means you will sell the item at the listed price and terms if a buyer accepts both. An item is for sale, or it's not, period.

    Poll Question: Should "Feeler" Ads, Including "Testing the Waters", Be Permitted in For Sale Section?
  2. If you want to sell it or trade then do it. If you're not sure, don't.

  3. I'd agree with that. Its poor salesman ship and unethical to boot.
  4. FillYerHands

    FillYerHands you son of a

    Mar 21, 2008
    Kennesaw, GA
    But if you don't know how much something may be worth, where and how do you find out so you can decide whether to sell? This forum affords that venue, where others might not. As long as the ad says up front that a person is trying to decide whether to sell, I see no problem. Caveat emptor.
  5. kbrGlock


    Mar 8, 2008
    do research if you don't know how much something is worth. post in general discussion. there is no need to do your research in the want ads. that is undermining and boardering on auctioneering.
  6. GroundedCLK


    Dec 29, 2004
    New Hampshire
    This forum is suppose to better the people who visit it. So asking a question, or posting a possibility is the point.
  7. slewfoot

    slewfoot Random Mayhem

    May 13, 2007
    S.E. Pa
    Can't make it any more simple than that.
  8. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Unreconstructed

    Jun 20, 2004
    Mississippi, CSA
    I think the poll is set up in a misleading way. The subject line says:

    implying that a "yes" vote is a vote to ban feelers.

    But when you vote the question is:

    so a "yes" vote is a vote to permit feelers.

    Folks who vote based upon the subject line without closely reading the header will choose the wrong answer.
  9. cole

    cole Millennium Member

    Dec 25, 1999

    I know. I added the blue question at the top to help. But realized the subject line issue after posting and the subject line won't update in the main forum screen even though I changed it right away. Bummer.
  10. h2o-5o

    h2o-5o Owned by Pugs

    Mar 21, 2000
    "Feeler" ads are one of my pet peeves. Sell it, don't sell it, I really don't care, but make up your mind before wasting my time.
  11. jlh2600

    jlh2600 Game Master

    Aug 10, 2005
    Yes. No, wait- No!

    I mean no feeler ads. If you don't know what your gun is worth, here's your "feeler"- just google other G.B., G.A., and forum listings to find out what it's selling for.
  12. Berto

    Berto woo woo

    Sep 15, 2003
  13. glock20c10mm


    Dec 4, 2004
    Out West
    My sentiments exactly!:thumbsup:
  14. Why not just have a "feeler" option, or a feeler subforum.

    Otherwise, a no vote..