Anyone else annoyed with Marketplace posts?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by tobefirst, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. tobefirst macrumors 68040

    tobefirst

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    It bugs me to no end how people crap all over the Marketplace here at MacRumors. If someone wants to sell their broken Apple Keyboard for $800, why do a lot of people feel the need to point out that you can get a broken Apple Keyboard on ebay for much less, or that a similarly configured working keyboard costs $xx.

    A quick review of the rules shows:

    Even if the edu price is cheaper than the person is selling for, that's irrelevant. You're breaking the rules by posting to their thread telling them so. If they want to sell their item for a PREMIUM and manage to get someone to pay that PREMIUM, let them do it! More power to them!

    I certainly know that when I walk into a brick and mortar store there isn't someone standing there saying, "You could get this cheaper elsewhere with an edu discount." Nor is there someone on Amazon saying the same thing. Let the buyer decide if it's worth their time and effort to look for a deal.

    In a very real way, this actually falsely affects what an item is worth.

    My question: Is anyone else bothered by this? Or am I alone?
     
  2. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    "Am I the only one left who gives a @#$% about the rules?" -- Walter Sobczek.
     
  3. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    If anyone wants a cheaper/shorter marketplace complaint thread PM me.

    I'll undercut tobefirst's price by 10%.

    No paypal.
     
  4. tobefirst thread starter macrumors 68040

    tobefirst

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    Aaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahaha....That cracks me up. Well done, .Andy!

    But seriously...!
     
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I agree with tobefirst: don't muck up the thread, PM the thread owner.
     
  6. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    WTF? I maintain that mine is pretty good, although I'm not really sure of the spelling of Walter's name. This is because he's Jewish, huh?
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    This is in the Site and Forum Feedback section...

    And you know that feedback is sometimes just another name for that really annoying whine you hear from the speaker(s).
     
  8. quackattack macrumors 6502a

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    Another forum I frequent has a rule that only the original poster may post in the tread. The only message that others are allowed to post is ygpm (you got private message), or perhaps a brief direct question (can you post a pic?). It works extremely well, and I wish they did the same here at MR.
     
  9. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Submit that idea to the Admins, maybe they'll incorporate some sort of a change.
     

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