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May L Bocks



Joined: 18 Apr 2009
Posts: 25

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:13 pm    Post subject: seller check removals?  

I've been buying from sellers on blujay, and watching the seller check
discussion. I see that a few sellers have had their "topics' of discussion
removed in the seller check area.

Who decides what/when to do this? The moderator? and why?

Looks like favoritism for a few members, but maybe something else
decides.

Why .
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MistyRainbow



Joined: 20 Sep 2008
Posts: 60

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:16 pm    Post subject: Re: seller check removals?  

At BluJay, the original poster can remove any thread that he or she started. Forum moderators can also remove posts if they moderate that particular forum, and so can the site owner (who can remove anything, I guess, but he is not in the forums that much, so I doubt that is happening.).

Posters can also remove any post they have made in any thread in any forum.

If you're concerned about a certain post, your best bet would be to send a message to the moderator of the forum in question asking about the post - he or she will probably let you know if they removed it. If not, chances are good the OP removed it.
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May L Bocks



Joined: 18 Apr 2009
Posts: 25

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:50 am    Post subject: Re: seller check removals?  

Sounds like a pretty sweet deal for someone. I like the free aspect of blujay, and I dig the missing webmaster. I dont think thats a prob. at all.
But when the checks and balances of bad seller behavior is negated or hidden from the public -- that is a bit scary.

Blujay is growing fast on the charts. Half a million to three-quarters of a million in a short period, and showing trends of growth. I can see where
the moderators want to keep a clean looking website without problems when
the growth pattern is so strong.

Looks good on paper. I like blujay. Please don't misunderstand!!
but hiding criticism is NOT the way to be.

Criticism - if a real concern, should be respected and given a fair trial.
Not attacked or deleted.
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elpereles



Joined: 15 Dec 2006
Posts: 2024
Location: Puerto Rico

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:51 am    Post subject: Re: seller check removals?  

May L Bocks don't worry about it. As far I remember there is always complains with the Blujay forum.

About erasing critics and opinions of a site. I believe the same. Edit or erase it is not the best way.
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May L Bocks



Joined: 18 Apr 2009
Posts: 25

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:31 am    Post subject: Re: seller check removals?  

LOL! Sagely spoken!

Is blujay your main site? Who do you like best for activity and a good
community. Old ebayers talk about how eBay used to be a great community and sales were great,..etc..etc..

I have been looking at a few sites, and Im cautious about placing my eggs
in a basket that is a waste of time, or has serious downsides, like playing
favorites with some of its members.

Blujay looks like a nice tight community from the postings Ive been reading, but there's always that high school Click effect when its in-group/outgroup.

Do you like CQout or Bonanzle? They seem to be coming on strong too.

Please let me know- you sound like you've done youre homework and have some ideas about sites!

Thanks!!!
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elpereles



Joined: 15 Dec 2006
Posts: 2024
Location: Puerto Rico

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:46 am    Post subject: Re: seller check removals?  

May L Bocks, sorry Blujay isn't my first site. I believe it gonna be my first site because I opened it as the same time the eCrater. And have more sale during the 1rst year than eCrater. But since November 2008, I don't see sales over there. Only invoices without payment.

My eCrater and Blujay stores before 2010 has the technically the same items and quantity. They were twins. So it s clear than in my case. Blujay stopped to work for me. I still post some items and do some updates, but not like before. The site is free, but if it doesn't show something I will not loose a lot of time in it. But contrary to others sellers I will not let the store alone.

I'm not a powerseller or sell to live. I'm a hobby seller. In my case I tried any site that I can post for free. Because I learned from eBay that I was losing a lot of $$$ in posting items. I don't have problems for final fees.

Personally I don't visit any forum or community or the Alternatives sites. The only forum of sellers I write is this one. Because I read here the info that I need. Also it is true. Some communities are "tight" or what I call "elite groupy grounds" were if you aren't a follower and 100% happy you are wrong.

Blujay is a great free site. I like the HTML. For International Sellers I don't how is working because as far I know there isn't a chart option to specify different countries for Ship&Handling. Also you can edit the Invoice for combine shipping.

eCrater is a great free site. I like that always the owner is adding features. It is easy to post. And you can choose the countries that you want to sell and it has a chart to add the prices for S&H of the countries you sell. The store set up isn't difficult. In some hours you learn to work it. Later is just post items, some little updates, and then sit and wait for sales. The bad thing is that you can't edit the invoice for combine shipping. You need to get the $$$ then go to PP or GCO and refund. In my case I only had 2 International buyers one left a shipping cart and the the 2nd I had it this month.

Bonazle isn't a free site. It has free post, but final fees. In my case I sold items that cost less than $5 so the final fees are high for the items. It has nice features like batch edits for items and for Shipping & Handling. The last one the best feature I saw in any seller site. Not even eBay has it as far I know. I'm still testing the site and don't any idea who works for sellers/buyers outside US and US Territories.

Wensy is a free site. I just still testing.

Atomic Mall isn't a free site. I will began this week to test it like Bonz.

ActionQuest & PlunderHere, I was seller over there. They are unstable. So don't look your time looking.

CQout never tried it. Because is needed to add a credit card. For this site maybe you can ask other seller opinion.

My advise with my little experience. Not every Alternative Site to eBay works for every seller. Never believe the "fantasy stories" of some site owner telling that the $$$ will flow like eBay. For a new site that looks with a future never throw everything to it let so time it becomes stable. I signed Bonazle and Atomic last year, but I began to try them now.


The bad part of the Alternatives:

1) They are depending a lot of Google. Now Google is adding a lot of stupid rules for feeding making some sellers things difficult. Specially if you add same items in different stores.
2) Seller just using the Alternatives as virtual hard drive. For example you find a item, but seller don't have feedback. So you send him a mail asking for the item. You expect to get an answer in 2 or 3 days not a week or near 3 weeks later.
3) Not all of them support International buyers and sellers. So expect to find only values of items in US dollars and some of them without country shipping options.
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MistyRainbow



Joined: 20 Sep 2008
Posts: 60

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:09 am    Post subject: Re: seller check removals?  

Who is hiding "the checks and balances of bad seller behavior from the public"?

You are making an accusation and giving nothign to back it up. You're accusing forum moderators of deleting posts, and yet you've been told that the OP of any thread can delete the thread and any poster can delete any of his posts. So how do you KNOW that forum moderators are deleting posts?


Have you even looked at the Buyer Seller Check forum? Because I just did and see no evidence to support your claim. In fact, I see the opposite.

Yes, BJ has a forum specifically devoted to seller checks that is open to the public. Take a look at it.
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Justjoansetc



Joined: 22 Nov 2005
Posts: 277

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:51 am    Post subject: Re: seller check removals?  

You have to read between the lines on these seller/buyer checks.
Find most of them they don't give you any details, they just grouse at whats supposedly happening to them.
If you really look closely you will see they are just plain not what they seem...
Not to say that there are some bad buyers or sellers on the site.
Saw one the other day and the two complaining, hum both ffrom same state and when you do a check out the seller, both those come up.
All seems a bit fishy.
.
But there are ones out there that like to bring down a seller without even giving facts at all...
If I posted every buyer that has not followed thru with the purchase, I would be filling up the pages. I just move on.
And any site is going to have these people for sure...
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May L Bocks



Joined: 18 Apr 2009
Posts: 25

Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:10 am    Post subject:  

You have not been watching then. Three disappeared
in July.
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Justjoansetc



Joined: 22 Nov 2005
Posts: 277

Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:41 am    Post subject: Re: seller check removals?  

Well being as this is the middle of August I think what ever happened in July is a gone thing.
The second poster to your thread said it all very plainly.
Like I said read between the lines and you will see not all what it seems.
My take on it!!!
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