Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
Results 1 to 23 of 23
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (16)

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    In A Van Down By The River
    Posts
    21,185

    Default Suggestion for the future

    I may be putting a Polk product up for sale soon. I've been scouring the archives to come up with a fair price and have noticed that once someting sells one goes back and edits the original post to show it's sold. During this process I've been finding that they edit out the asking/sales price. I personally think it's important to leave the price in the posts so when searching the archives for info, the info is there.

    Just thought I'd point that out and see if people concure with my idea.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30; Eastern Electric Mini Max; Adcom GDA600; MIT S3/Z Pc; SDA 1C; Squeezebox; Tubes add soul!

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (17)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Posts
    12,054

    Default

    I disagree. We offer stuff at below reasonable cost at times and this forum should not cause a decline of a legitimate price being asked today by someone else.
    madmax
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (16)

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    In A Van Down By The River
    Posts
    21,185

    Default

    So help me out here what would you suggest? I'm by no means ready to sell, but I suppose when I am I could poll the forum, but that usually leads to a response like....whatever you feel they are worth, or a back-handed smart ass remark. I suppose it's an issue I can deal with when it's actually and issue for me.

    FWIW, I completely understand where you're coming from as far as the great deals that are to be had here. Ok I'll just spell it out. I'm going to be getting the sl2000 replacement tweets and after making sure they are to my liking I may sell my original sl2000's. I've been looking at what past sl2000's have gone for and so far I haven't run across to many former threads that have $$$.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30; Eastern Electric Mini Max; Adcom GDA600; MIT S3/Z Pc; SDA 1C; Squeezebox; Tubes add soul!

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default

    Hmm. I personally don't think it'd be a bad idea to leave the asking/selling price in the thread for future reference. However, since I'm not actually involved in the FM...feel free to ignore my thoughts...:p
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (27)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Wish I knew...
    Posts
    4,520

    Default

    Sl2000 avg 25-30 shipped a peice

    Pauly
    Life without music would

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default

    [QUOTE=spasticpitbull]a peice[/QUOTE]

    Would that be, like, per tweeter? Or, umm, per magnet/frame/dome/wiring/etc.

    :D
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    York, PA / Mumbai, India
    Posts
    4,474

    Default

    I wouldn't mind if they were kept as I like to turn some items and would like to offer them at what I bought them for. This is causing a little confusion on my part for an amp and pair of speakers that will be available at Polkfest
    There is no genuine justice in any scheme of feeding and coddling the loafer whose only ponderable energies are devoted wholly to reproduction. Nine-tenths of the rights he bellows for are really privileges and he does nothing to deserve them. We not only acquired a vast population of morons, we have inculcated all morons, old or young, with the doctrine that the decent and industrious people of the country are bound to support them for all time.-Menkin

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (17)

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    7,626

    Default

    As a member that has made numerous purchases off our FM, I would have to agree with H9 and MM to a certain degree. Like for instance, this is a hypothetical ex, let's say I had bought a pair of LS90s from a member that needed cash ASAP. He, publically, offers them to me for like $200. The fair market value might be $350+. Now, just because I help a fellow member out of a jam and in turn get a tremendous deal, that doesn't de-value future LS90 sales, imo. The next set comes up for sale a month later for $350, and all we can remember is that JOE SCHMOE sold his to ND13 for $200.
    The next thing you see in that thread/listing is like, take it to EBAY, noone here will pay that kind of money for it here, the last set sold for $200. That's just not realistic now is it???

    There has to be an alternative solution to this. Let's say that when that SUPER DUPER deal comes along that we edit the price out, but on sales that are more in the normal price range of like items, we leave it in. JMO :)

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (12)

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Plainfield, Illinois
    Posts
    5,276

    Default

    Some forums with Flea Markets have basic guidelines posted for selling in a 'Sticky.'
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's
    Krell KSL Class A Pre w/ KSL Phono
    Krell Class A KSA-250
    Harmonic Technology Pro 9+
    Squeezebox Touch / Welborne Labs PS / I2S Out Mod
    Denon 3910 w/I2S/DSD Out
    Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC
    Sennheiser HD650
    Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive
    AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm
    Dynavector 17D3
    Shunyata Hydra (Original)
    NHT B-12d subs
    GIK Acoustic Treatments


    CP Showcase

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    York, PA / Mumbai, India
    Posts
    4,474

    Default

    ND13, I agree with you in part- However, if you came back and sold those same speaks for $350, well that's low.

    My concern is the price of turning items, not neccessarily new items introduced.
    There is no genuine justice in any scheme of feeding and coddling the loafer whose only ponderable energies are devoted wholly to reproduction. Nine-tenths of the rights he bellows for are really privileges and he does nothing to deserve them. We not only acquired a vast population of morons, we have inculcated all morons, old or young, with the doctrine that the decent and industrious people of the country are bound to support them for all time.-Menkin

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (17)

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    7,626

    Default

    [QUOTE=jdhdiggs]ND13, I agree with you in part- However, if you came back and sold those same speaks for $350, well that's low.
    .[/QUOTE]

    Don't worry, that would not ever occur, as far as it concerning me. I sincerely think that the majority of the members wouldn't try to do that, either. :)

    The only time that I would ask for more than I paid for something, that I bought here on the FM, is if I refurbished, upgraded, modded, etc, etc, said item.

    Another thing that I've seen happen, a few times, is that someone has listed an item on our FM that the seller had purchased here and priced it higher than they paid for it. In one instance, the seller couldn't recollect the price they had paid for said item and no longer could reference the price from the listing that he found it in. I don't think that that member did it on purpose, either. He got flamed for it, also. In that particular case, the flaming was not warranted, it was an honest mistake and was corrected immediately. That's not to say that there might not be someone that wouldn't try to profit off of an item that they had bought here, and that's why, in most cases, the price would have been better off being left on the initial listing.
    Last edited by ND13; 09-13-2005 at 11:19 AM.

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (16)

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    In A Van Down By The River
    Posts
    21,185

    Default

    [QUOTE=ND13]Don't worry, that would not ever occur, as far as it concerning me. I sincerely think that the majority of the members wouldn't try to do that, either. :)[/QUOTE]

    I agree...but it may happen unintentionally especially if one can't go back and do some research. If I buy something from you now below the going price and decide to sell it back on the Forum a year from now, I may not remember what I paid. It would nice to be able to go back and see. I suppose it's just as easy to make a note and keep it with the item.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30; Eastern Electric Mini Max; Adcom GDA600; MIT S3/Z Pc; SDA 1C; Squeezebox; Tubes add soul!

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (17)

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    7,626

    Default

    Brock,read my edit, We were typing at the same time :D

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (8)

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    11,499

    Default

    [QUOTE]Some forums with Flea Markets have basic guidelines posted for selling in a 'Sticky.'[/QUOTE]
    It is an "informal" flea market at best. The rules are (and should be) very simple. SET a price you are comfortable with that is FAIR and possibly a deal. Post pics if possible and DON"T SCREW ANYBODY. If your prices are out of line, rest assured that someone will let you know. If you are unsure what is fair, send a PM to the parties that have bought or sold a similar item. I'll bet you get a response. If you are looking for top dollar go to E-bay, Audiogon, Craiglist, etc.

    Ever so often we get the "let's set up more flea market rules" and IMO that just complicates things. This is not a slam on H9 or anyone else...it just seems that the more simple we keep it...the better it will work in the longrun. To date, the members seem to have done a pretty good job of "self policing" the Flea Market.

    [B]BTW - ALL FLEA MARKET FEEDBACK WAS UPDATED YESTERDAY - RATHER THAN RESPOND TO 70 PMS - IF I GOT IT, I UPDATED THE LIST - THANK YOU[/B]
    "Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right." - Ricky Gervais

    "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." - Stuart Chase

    "Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson

  15. #15

    Member Sales Rating: (16)

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    In A Van Down By The River
    Posts
    21,185

    Default

    [QUOTE=shack]It is an "informal" flea market at best. The rules are (and should be) very simple. SET a price you are comfortable with that is FAIR and possibly a deal. Post pics if possible and DON"T SCREW ANYBODY. If your prices are out of line, rest assured that someone will let you know. If you are unsure what is fair, send a PM to the parties that have bought or sold a similar item. I'll bet you get a response. If you are looking for top dollar go to E-bay, Audiogon, Craiglist, etc.

    Ever so often we get the "let's set up more flea market rules" and IMO that just complicates things. This is not a slam on H9 or anyone else...it just seems that the more simple we keep it...the better it will work in the longrun. To date, the members seem to have done a pretty good job of "self policing" the Flea Market.

    [B]BTW - ALL FLEA MARKET FEEDBACK WAS UPDATED YESTERDAY - RATHER THAN RESPOND TO 70 PMS - IF I GOT IT, I UPDATED THE LIST - THANK YOU[/B][/QUOTE]

    Not looking to change/set rules....just basically running an idea up the flag pole. Great comments; good debate. And yes, for the short period of time I've been here I've noticed our FM is a great place to exchange merch.

    Noel, read your edit...great minds think alike ;)
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30; Eastern Electric Mini Max; Adcom GDA600; MIT S3/Z Pc; SDA 1C; Squeezebox; Tubes add soul!

  16. #16

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    2,098

    Default

    [QUOTE=shack][B]BTW - ALL FLEA MARKET FEEDBACK WAS UPDATED YESTERDAY - RATHER THAN RESPOND TO 70 PMS - IF I GOT IT, I UPDATED THE LIST - THANK YOU[/B][/QUOTE]


    Shack, I sould have been added to the list for my transaction with greg (gshisme)...he said he dropped you a pm :confused:
    Receiver: harmankardon AVR235
    Mains: polk R30
    Center: polk CSi3
    Rear Surrounds: polk R20
    Subwoofer: polk PSW404
    DVD: Panasonic DVD-S29

  17. #17

    Member Sales Rating: (8)

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    11,499

    Default

    [QUOTE=Mike682]Shack, I sould have been added to the list for my transaction with greg (gshisme)...he said he dropped you a pm :confused:[/QUOTE]
    If he sent it and i got it , I posted it. Ask him to send it again.
    "Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right." - Ricky Gervais

    "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." - Stuart Chase

    "Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson

  18. #18
    Banned
    Member Sales Rating: (14)

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    houston
    Posts
    2,395

    Default

    I personally like to see the prices left in. Information is valuable, maybe not to you or me but to someone, maybe not today or tomorrow but sometime in the future.

  19. #19

    Member Sales Rating: (17)

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    7,626

    Default

    [QUOTE=shack]
    [B]BTW - ALL FLEA MARKET FEEDBACK WAS UPDATED YESTERDAY - RATHER THAN RESPOND TO 70 PMS - IF I GOT IT, I UPDATED THE LIST - THANK YOU[/B][/QUOTE]

    YOU ROCK!!!!

  20. #20

    Member Sales Rating: (13)

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    The Mars Hotel
    Posts
    30,419

    Default

    All sold items should have the price deleted as soon as the deal is made, period. That's the way we do it here......it's in the unwritten rules, which should stay unwritten.
    'Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

  21. #21

    Member Sales Rating: (8)

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    11,499

    Default

    [QUOTE=F1nut]All sold items should have the price deleted as soon as the deal is made, period. That's the way we do it here......it's in the unwritten rules, which should stay unwritten.[/QUOTE]
    Jesse, please delete this post. By posting it, you made an unwritten rule a written rule. We can't have that!
    "Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right." - Ricky Gervais

    "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." - Stuart Chase

    "Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson

  22. #22

    Member Sales Rating: (4)

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    5,849

    Default

    [QUOTE=F1nut]All sold items should have the price deleted as soon as the deal is made, period. That's the way we do it here......it's in the unwritten rules, which should stay unwritten.[/QUOTE]

    No one ever told me that unwritten rule that has now been wrot.
    Ludicrous gibs!

  23. #23

    Member Sales Rating: (13)

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    The Mars Hotel
    Posts
    30,419

    Default

    [QUOTE=shack]Jesse, please delete this post. By posting it, you made an unwritten rule a written rule. We can't have that![/QUOTE]

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    'Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts