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Old 06-03-04, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My pet peeve on snakess.

Have to say I love this site...

But... I have one big petpeeve.. it's regarding classifieds...

I'm sure it came up before but it will make my day easier just letting it out

Why do people who post animals for sale don't specify where the are located and why don't they respond when we ask things like:
- how much are you asking for ?
- where are you from ?
- Do you have any pics ?

I'm not exagerating, I don't get replys to more than 50% of the adds that I send PMs to.

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Old 06-03-04, 01:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like they don't want to make any sales
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Old 06-03-04, 01:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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LOL, i was thinking the same thing the other day.. I sent one person a pm and email regarding some corns he had for sale.. The guy lives like 10 minutes from me and i would have gone to get them the same day.. That was a month ago, i still haven't heard back If you want to sell what you've posted, why not reply when people are interested?
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Old 06-03-04, 01:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Should be in the rules for the ads that location, pics, and prices must be posted, otherwise they get deleted

That would thin out the lazy buggers.
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Old 06-03-04, 02:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i really hate when the seller tells you if you want a pic you need to email them.... i agree with mike, its not that hard to post the location and prices.
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Old 06-03-04, 02:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i think pics shouldn't be mandatory as everyone doesn't have a camera but most people won't buy unless they see a pic so that is a hard one, but i do agree that price and location should be mandatory and if they don't it gets deleted ....

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Old 06-03-04, 02:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The best part is when they cannot even spell the species they are trying to sell, or their ad is composed of several spelling errors. Perfect example: what in the blue hell is a veild camelion? Some sort of weird hybrid between a camel and a lion?
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Old 06-03-04, 02:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Agreed, I don't even condsider an add if they don't include their location. Very irritating.
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Old 06-03-04, 03:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Can't agree with you on the camera thing Nick. Cameras are dirt cheap these days, and if people are going to be selling animals they can make the investment.
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I agree, a lack of response is not only annoying, but unprofessional. Location is obviously something to include in an ad, since shipping is so problematic here. Pics aren't easy for everyone to do, and not always necessary. When I post an ad for baby corn snakes, I'm not posting pics of them all. I'm not taking pics and emailing them to people either, unless someone asks really nicely and I'm not that busy at the time. Sure, I intend to sell them, and I will sell them all eventually, but I've got other things to do:-)

What I find annoying is when I say "reply by email" and then people PM me. I hate getting an email that tells me I have a PM, and then I have to go and read that. Just use email!!

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Old 06-03-04, 04:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I noticed the same thing I just ignore adds like those because they obviously don't want me buying thier animals.
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Old 06-03-04, 05:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The lack of location is definetly a peeve, the lack of price is a minor annoyance, though the seller should be expecting some outragiously low prices...

Lack of picture... pics would be nice but not required.
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Old 06-04-04, 11:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Personally I don't give a rat's arse about pics in an ad because, as anyone who has taken pictures of their own animals knows, pictures don't usually give an accurate representation. Either know that you can buy the animal sight unseen or insist on having the animal in your hands to inspect before committing to buying it, pictures aren't going to help anything.

Only an idiot would place an ad without CLEARLY stating their location, province and nearest city, but I think that should go without saying. But hey, maybe they forgot, who knows? Can't make a deal without knowing this kind of information though.

What is way worse in my mind is neglecting to include an asking price. And when the fool instead writes "make an offer" you know he didn't forget, he's just wasting your time. READ THE DAMNED NAME OF THE FORUM! It says "snakes FOR SALE", not "snakes up for bid" or "snakes I might sell but I don't know, I guess it depends on how much money I could get for it, well maybe I'll sell it, email me and see". For sale means you are selling it, not auctioning it off, not tendering friggin bids! If you don't know how much money you want/need/expect for the animal, sit and bloody think about it for a bit THEN come back and place your ad. It's your animal, you ought to know what it's worth.

Delete ads without locations or without prices? Sure why not, but I have another idea, a new section of the classifieds devoted entirely to displaying stupid or "incomplete" ads.

The mods could just shift any of this sort of clutter over to the new forum where, unlike with the real ads, other members would be allowed to respond to them in any way they saw fit. You could try to extract the necessary information if you wanted to or just ridicule the poor fool instead. I think this would not only clean up the classifieds, but it would be fun to finally be able post what we are now only able to shout at our monitors.
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Old 06-04-04, 11:38 PM   #14 (permalink)
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the best is all those empor scoipains... lmao its even worse on kingsnake. right now there are "Devenomized" rattle snakes and cobras, lol. if you have a problem with peoples posts on a more serious note. dont buy from them. lately i have not been impressed with the animals that i have been getting off the classifieds. the most recent was a 9 foot burm with a resp... if somone sells a sick animal on the site without informing the person, they should be booted off or warned.. no if ands or buts.
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Old 06-04-04, 11:50 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ditto what has been said. I think that pics should not be mandatory cause not everyone has $100, right? I have a cam but some people are selling a leo or two worth $50, and if thats all they ever intend to sell, why buy a camera? I think that a price and location should be mandatory and I LOVE MouseKilla's idea!

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