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New members trying to sell items

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That's the 3rd new member I've caught trying to flog gear on here

There is a reason you cannot post in the for sale section there is even a notice and rules saying this so posting it on other categories is not on.

Any I find will be removed and I'd ask anyone not to encourage this.

The 50 post rule is also there to protect regular members from scammers and opportunists. We can kinda gauge after 50 posts that the new user may be genuine, you dont get that with someone who has just joined days ago
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That might be due to the number of times 'Piking Nostalgia and Collector's' Corner' posts show up in search engines now Croftus? (I'm even starting to get questions via eBay messages from sellers who visit the forum as a collector resource these days).

It's a difficult call, but there is a difference between people genuinely seeking info on vintage items (perhaps with the intention of selling them on) and new members joining solely to flog surplus kit?

I reckon Pit members are canny enough to spot any blatant chancers? :shrug: I dug out one on here a while ago who then came clean (but he's not been back since and his stuff is still on eBay, unsold, at very optimistic prices! :giggle:
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Yeah I know people like to know value etc and that's good but these recent ones are blatant selling/said so in posts in a round about way
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I agree :thumbs: But one thing - please oh please can you change your avatar, I personally can’t stand that c***
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Steve Le maitre wrote: Wed Feb 10 2021 21:07 -
I agree :thumbs: But one thing - please oh please can you change your avatar, I personally can’t stand that c***
I don't beliiiieve it! :coat:
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "
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John Milford wrote: Wed Feb 10 2021 21:09 -
Steve Le maitre wrote: Wed Feb 10 2021 21:07 -
I agree :thumbs: But one thing - please oh please can you change your avatar, I personally can’t stand that c***
I don't beliiiieve it! :coat:
Well you better had ! Don’t get me wrong I love a moaner, somebody who’s not afraid to speak the truth - but sorry that c*** doesn’t pull it off.
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Ok ok I'll do something new :grin:
John Milford wrote: Wed Feb 10 2021 21:09 -
Steve Le maitre wrote: Wed Feb 10 2021 21:07 -
I agree :thumbs: But one thing - please oh please can you change your avatar, I personally can’t stand that c***
I don't beliiiieve it! :coat:
:boing:
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Here's one for you Andrew.

Foggy Dewhurst (Brian Wild).

Brilliant Character actor, played it so well he could bore you in an instant, in LOSW.

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Update to add that buying and selling guns has always been banned on here even in the for sale section
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Hi, I’d like to get a few valuations please if possible, I believe I have enough posts. Thanks
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TidalD wrote: Fri Mar 18 2022 20:47 -
Hi, I’d like to get a few valuations please if possible, I believe I have enough posts. Thanks
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Andrew Croft wrote: Fri Mar 18 2022 21:07 -
TidalD wrote: Fri Mar 18 2022 20:47 -
Hi, I’d like to get a few valuations please if possible, I believe I have enough posts. Thanks
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Andrew Croft wrote: Wed Feb 10 2021 11:46 -
That's the 3rd new member I've caught trying to flog gear on here

There is a reason you cannot post in the for sale section there is even a notice and rules saying this so posting it on other categories is not on.

Any I find will be removed and I'd ask anyone not to encourage this.

The 50 post rule is also there to protect regular members from scammers and opportunists. We can kinda gauge after 50 posts that the new user may be genuine, you dont get that with someone who has just joined days ago

Agree 100%.
You could always up it to 100 posts before granting access to the sales section? A number like that would certainly sort out the shysters.

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Steve Le maitre wrote: Wed Feb 10 2021 21:07 -
I agree :thumbs: But one thing - please oh please can you change your avatar, I personally can’t stand that c***
Who??

Just curious which avatar you're on about?? :shrug:
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Bob Watson wrote: Sat Mar 19 2022 20:59 -
Steve Le maitre wrote: Wed Feb 10 2021 21:07 -
I agree :thumbs: But one thing - please oh please can you change your avatar, I personally can’t stand that c***
Who??

Just curious which avatar you're on about?? :shrug:
Pretty sure it was mines when I had it as victor meldrew
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