Emporium - Don't Remove Price After Sale

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  1. HankernHank

    HankernHank Supporting Member

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    Before I create an ad for an item, I like to search the Emporium to get a sense of the current market value of that item based on the asking prices. But I often find that when people sell their items, they remove the price from the ad. Do you guys think it would be a good idea to say that prices shouldn't be removed from the ads once the item sells?
     
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    I delete my posts immediately after the sale.

    Show the price?.....hell, I don't even want them archived!
     
  4. grego7

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    I voted yes but the reality is that a lot of stuff probably gets sold based on offers under the advertised price. If the recommendation is then to list the actual sale price, you probably won't get a lot of takers.
     
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    I would like to see the prices remain myself.
     
  6. HankernHank

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    Thank you for the link to the previous thread/poll from a year ago. However it doesn't help your argument. The data from the poll shows that there is a consensus and a majority of voters would like for the asking price to remain.

    This is just an updated poll to see how the community feels about this issue now a year later especially since numerous sellers aren't practicing this.
     
  7. Lucidology

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    The asking price should most certainly remain ...
    The price it was sold at is none of our business.
     
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    This!!!
     
  9. HankernHank

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    I agree that nobody will know the final sales price except the parties involved. And honestly it's not anybody's business to know the final sale price. But the asking price was a part of the original ad and since that was already public it would be nice for that to remain.
     
  10. EricAtUNC

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    I think the initial asking price should remian. This will allow both future sellers and buyers to search and sell/buy based of the going fair market price.
     
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    jerryfan6 Silver Supporting Member

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    What are you worried about? How could somebody use this information against you?
     
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    You understand that Ebay and Reverb are they easiest way to see fair market prices.

    Also - the list prices on TGP are very often inflated. Fair Market Pricing is based on SALES not MSRP or in this case, List Price by the individual.
     
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    If everyone knows that the asking prices are going to remain, there is an incentive for everyone to inflate their initial ask a little and then negotiate the "real" price in private anyway.

    There is next to no injury to people for having prices stay hidden other than forcing people to be a little more involved in their own transaction and the "marketplace" as a whole. Since this is supposed to be a community after all, I have zero problem with that.

    Exposing the final selling prices creates more problems than it solves, IMHO.
     
  14. JamesT

    JamesT Senior Member

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    yep...
     
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    This.....+10000
     
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    EricAtUNC Silver Supporting Member

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    I do, and I use both when determining the asking price in addition to TGP.

     
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    I thought the purpose of archiving them was so people could see the prices.
     
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    Yes, there are other good resources for finding out the fair market price and probably most sellers use those too in addition to TGP Emporium asking prices. But just because other resources exist doesn't mean that the asking price should be removed.
     
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    As faf as i am concerned... if someone posts an ad, they can do what ever they want with it.
     
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    I think people might be embarrassed to let others see what they let gear go for. I know I've lost more than a couple bucks over the years selling used gear.
     

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