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    Maybe I'm the only one that gets a bit ticked off when this happens....but why is it that some members delete the selling price or even delete their entire post when one of their items sells? I don't understand the logic of you guys that do this. Are you under the delusion that you have to remain anonymous as to what you sold and what your asking price was?

    HKPRO has the largest congregation of HK enthusiasts on the internet. We need to help each other by leaving some sort of history of what the market price is on complete rifles or parts. Nobody gives a rat's ass as to what Pal O' Mine sold something for....but it might help them to know what someone sold an item for.

    There is another website that strictly prohibits the seller from editing a post (ie, deleting the asking price) after the item sells. If you do it, you're warned to restore it back to it's original text or you get banned from the "equipment exchange" for 30, 60 or some number of days. I'm not quite suggesting that people need to be banned, but I would like to see it added to the forum rules that WTS ads keep the original text, including asking prices, after an item sells.
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    I'll respond because I actually just did it on my ad. Only reason was because the stuff is sold and it made it clearer for people what was left. Just out of curiosity why would that be frowned upon. The items are sold so it serves no further purpose. It would be nice to hear the other side.

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    IMO when an item sells it becomes the buisness of the 2 involved .......
    Buyer & seller ......
    FWIW .....it irks me too cause sometimes I wanna know what an item sold for ....
    But I feel it'd non of my buisness after the sale has been completed .

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    I agree, I have never understood the need to replace the price with SOLD. Most of us like to keep the pulse of the market. I do not want to be draconian about it, but having a push to keep prices in the post would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pal O' Mine View Post
    Maybe I'm the only one... but I would like to see it added to the forum rules that WTS ads keep the original text, including asking prices, after an item sells.
    You're not the only one. I too have searched for completed sales to establish or verify recent market pricing, only to see the price deleted. I'm sure those that engage in the practice have a reason for it... I just don't know what it is.

    I would ask that someone please enlighten me, or I second the above proposed modification to forum rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 82ndScout View Post
    I'll respond because I actually just did it on my ad. Only reason was because the stuff is sold and it made it clearer for people what was left. Just out of curiosity why would that be frowned upon. The items are sold so it serves no further purpose. It would be nice to hear the other side.
    Check any of my WTS ads - and I have quite a few of them - you leave your original post intact and you edit it next to the price with "***SOLD*** or ***SPF***. How can it be any clearer? The item is off the market but at least people have the original asking price as a reference when they are looking to sell the same item in the future. For those people (and potential buyers) it does serve a useful purpose.

    As for the argument that it is some sort of privileged information between the buyer and seller.....well, I'm sorry.. but I just don't understand what all the confidentiality is about.

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    My car forum leaves the sold price listed as reference for the future FS threads.

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    I'm in agreement with Pal. I do however feel it is up to the seller to decide wether or not they want to delete their post or ad. But, for the sake of keeping Hkpro members up to speed on the market value of particular items, I'm in favor of keeping the ads as they are...

    I don't suggest we threaten people with bans...perhaps this thread will jump start the trend of keeping the ads as they are.
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    I understand to a degree where you are coming from. For me, if I post stuff for sale in the future I will do it as you suggest. As far as you wanting it to be a standard and have penalties for not conforming to what you feel is appropriate is another thing. Another point about the market.....there is no market. Things sell here all the time at prices that fall all over the board. People will pay what they see as a fair price for an item. If it is not priced at what they consider fair, it does not sell. The seller lowers the price to what would for that specific buyer. By leaving all the old sales info up does not set a market for an item, buyers and seller do. I saw a G36 Bostic conversion for sale on here for $2600, I have also seen them sell for $4000. Same with all parts, MP5's, etc... I can't disagree with you about looking at an ad and wondering what the item sell for. I just can't see it some people deleting their ad's as adversely impacting the data you would be collecting to gauge the market value of an item. No disrespect, just my perspective.




    Quote Originally Posted by Pal O' Mine View Post
    Check any of my WTS ads - and I have quite a few of them - you leave your original post intact and you edit it next to the price with "***SOLD*** or ***SPF***. How can it be any clearer? The item is off the market but at least people have the original asking price as a reference when they are looking to sell the same item in the future. For those people (and potential buyers) it does serve a useful purpose.

    As for the argument that it is some sort of privileged information between the buyer and seller.....well, I'm sorry.. but I just don't understand what all the confidentiality is about.

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    The other problem with this whole idea, is the assumption that just because it was listed for a certain price, it does not mean that when it sold, it actually sold for that price. There are a lot of PM deals that settle on a price other than what was listed in the original post. So just because an item was listed for x and marked as sold, does not mean it actually sold for that price. I don't see a lot of benefit in a history of what people were asking for an item.

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