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  1. 1 point
    All true, but many South Africans do not have the ability (or know-how) to invest overseas, so the safest short-term way to protect their money (not growing it) is gold. My financial advisor has always stated that he does not believe in gold as an investment, because "it is just there, all on its lonesome, stored in your safe, it does not actually do anything" Well yes, but for the average citizen who does not have the know-how or ability to invest overseas, gold simply protects what you already have. It certainly does not make you poorer in times of angst and uncertainty..
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    Of all the negative things about the new layout, the following is the worst… If you click on an item, you first see only the heading and thumbnail picture, and THEN the link(s) to “More items from this seller” and “Payment Options” Most buyers stop looking there and stops scrolling down as they are inquisitive and want to look at the “other items”… But actually the listing has not even started! One has to scroll further down to see the actual listing’s description and picture(s). I get untold numbers of questions regarding the descriptions and pictures of the item(s) I am listing as the buyers do not realize that they must keep on scrolling down to see the actual listing’s description and pictures. BoB, PLEASE put the “More items from this seller” right at the bottom of the listing and keep the buyers’ focus on the actual item that is listed – how obvious is that?
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    Hello Pierre-Henri. I could not agree with you more. I have been listing about 150 items using the old format and thus pre-viewing them all in the old format. After reading your post, I went into the new format to see the difference in the appearance. What a shock! Empty and useless spaces that should have been used for the product information. As you have said: keep the buyers’ focus on the actual item that is listed. Regards, Jacques
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    In this extreme times of difficulty and angst, why cant BidorBuy do the right thing and just convert back to the previous format, at least for a period of say 1 month - I see that the Crazy Wednesday's have all but collapsed - as sellers we don not need the current format to also work against us....we have enough problems keeping us afloat in these difficult times.
  5. 1 point
    1 or 2 buyers in 100 are like them. You can't please them. I am happy BOB is assisting you.
  6. 1 point
    Somehow BOB always manages to restore the faith of genuine / committed sellers.
  7. 1 point
    Thank you very much for your help. I appreciate it.
  8. 1 point
    Hi @bitesize If you still want to do this, please send me a DM. Can do big download of all your listings, and assist you after the lock-down to load them again.
  9. 1 point
    Hi @bitesize Looking at your account, you've been with us for nearly 12 years and still maintaining a 100% overall rating score. Well done!👍 We do have a dedicated team that reviews reported ratings. To start all we need is an email to our support team and part of this process is that we reach out to both the buyer and the seller. Most of the times we can make a call within a day or two. Sometimes this becomes a lengthy process(To gather the external communication sent between the buyer and seller if haven't used the bidorbuy system). We will always send an email to both buyers and sellers with the outcome of the rating review. Final feedback that I can see on your account, we've removed the neutral rating and are currently in contact with the buyer.
  10. 1 point
    My husband and I are 73 and 69 respectively and are fortunate to have 6 sources of income How the corona virus can affect us and has affected us 1) He worked in Insurance all his life (Pension income) ---Investments unstable 2) Part of our house was turned into a granny flat --Lodger in stable job but what if she is retrenched> 3) I sell jewellery on Takealot-----I will not go to supplier until winter is over --Takealot is close 4) My husband has been running a doggie home care business for 10 years-----closed 5) My husband works 3 half days a week for my son--Business closed 6) I sell on Bidorbuy------Posting not confirmed Now how is it possible for the poor to survive. A 21 day lockdown is only the beginning. I still count myself fortunate.
  11. 1 point
    Yes we did receive. Thank you for keeping us in the loop. Most buyers are very understanding with the shipping delays. Lets Stay home ! Stay Safe !
  12. 1 point
    Hi @TradeRouteAuctions Happy to help where I can. I'm sure you've received the emails sent to all our seller, but all bidorbuy employees are working remotely and are ready to help where needed. Business as usual for bidorbuy.
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    Why oh why would you want to fix something that's not broken, this new format sucks and is definitely not user friendly - I am still using the old format and cannot see my way open to use the new format
  15. 1 point
    Thank you for the update All Music, I am pasting the notice below
  16. 1 point
    Waiting for my previous post to be approved but there is a notice on the Courier Guy log in page that courier services will continue as they fall under transport, logistics and delivery services.
  17. 1 point
    I found the reason why it shows 16 - through another auction. The Seller originally listed 6 items for sale.. When you were bidding it must have shown 6 items. After the auction ended the seller offered 10 more of same item on personal offer to make a total of 16.
  18. 1 point
    Email from Bidorbuy CEO Craig about COVID-19 attached In case if you haven't received it yet.
  19. 1 point
    I brought up silver here in the "investment" context because many coin "collectors" are "metal bugs", certainly on US coin forums but almost certainly also among those who read this forum in South Africa. High premiums on silver seem to occur every time there is a big short term drop in the spot price. I use California Numismatic Investments (golddealer.com) as a proxy. They are a PNG dealer (an organization similar to SAANDS in the US.) when I checked yesterday, I recall buy-sell spread for ASE was $4.50 and for Canadian Maple Leaf $3.80. I'm not interested in buying it near current spot and I'm not paying these premiums either. Buying it now would result in an immediate 20% loss. (This is the difference between current and "normal" spreads.) That's insane. I can't be 100% certain but I am about as certain as I can be that the spot price and the premiums will both decrease. So I will certainly wait until at least the premiums shrink to more normal levels. The inflation rate has nothing to do with the price of silver. It's entirely psychological, just as it is with every other asset price. There has been inflation every year since 2011 (when it hit around $50) and since 1980 (when it also hit around $50). If inflation were the cause (which it isn't since only human beings are buying and selling it), then it should be much higher certainly than it was in 1980. Instead, it is 76% LOWER even in nominal terms. Silver is not overpriced today (relatively) but gold is so. What I was trying to tell you is that in the financial asset crash which is almost certainly just starting (it's a process, not an event), people are going to forced to sell all kinds of things for a variety of reasons, WHETHER THEY WANT TO OR NOT. In the last month, the larger more liquid common shares have been sold and one reason for it is that it is easy to sell. There are many illiquid financial instruments that have not been marked down because there are either no bids or the bids are a (lot) lower than the supposed market price. In the last week or so, this is probably what has been happening to US Treasury debt. This market has never had this much volatility before (at least in the lifetime of anyone alive today) and one reason for it is because of what I am telling you. People are selling UST instead of "junk" corporate and sovereign debt. This is the first stage of the decline. If the mania is over, there will be a rebound (probably a strong one) but to (much) lower highs. The next stage of selling (whenever it is) will be much worse and at least somewhat like 2008, is going to require people to sell all kinds of things for two reasons: First, they will try to sell first before everyone else does. Second, Many will HAVE TO sell because the economy will be much worse, they may have lost their job or had their pay cut, they will be much poorer and they will need to raise money to pay their bills. If you are following current events, the US is going to implement a minimal form of MMT (free money for the people). It's economic insanity of course but shows how desperate the situation is now. However, there is no possibility that the US Government or anyone else can stop the economic contraction or asset price deflation with this policy. Some have claimed this "printing" will cause much higher or hyper inflation and it will, eventually. But not before the financial markets crash and while developed market sovereign yields are as low as now. There will be no hyperinflation with 10YR UST @1%. So, either these rates soar soon or silver is probably going to (much) lower levels. This is a simplified explanation of the situation but I can't write a research paper in one post.
  20. 1 point
    My niece and family booked a holiday to Thailand and flew to JHB last night for their connecting flight They were turned away as Thailand has just closed their borders (I stand to correction).They are on their way back to Cape Town SA is in big trouble.I saw this coming 6 weeks ago.People have been so naive
  21. 1 point
    Someone said something to me today that I would not have thought of If someone sneezes and it falls on the ground we can walk in it and take it into our homes so we should sterilize our shoes. When I repeated this to hubby and suggested he should stop wearing slip slops he said "I am not doing this anymore"😆😂 All tinned food that comes into the house gets quarantined for five days because we do not know how many people touched the tin. I cook from scratch and the only veg we eat frozen are peas but to alliviate having to go to the shops I have stocked up,cooked and frozen everything
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    Please postpone travels
  24. 1 point
    https://ewn.co.za/2020/03/12/coronavirus-cases-in-sa-rise-to-17 The new four cases are from the following provinces: KwaZulu-Natal: 1 A 38-year-ol male from Durban who lives in Turkey and was visiting his family in South Africa has tested positive. He had travelled to the UK and returned to SA on 7 March 2020. MPUMALANGA: 1 A 27-year-old female from Mpumalanga who had travelled to the United States. She returned to South Africa on 7 March 2020. GAUTENG: 1 A 43-year-old male from Johannesburg who had travelled to New York via Dubai and returned to South Africa on 8 March 2020. FREE STATE: 1 A 32-year-old male who came into contact with a Chinese businessman. This is the first case of local transmission as all others have been by patients who had travelled abroad.
  25. 1 point
    @Little Miss Muffet Thank you for raising this issue with us, I've share this issue with our devs and should have some feedback with regards to this by the end of the week.
  26. 1 point
    @Pierre_Henri Apologies for the delayed response. This has been fixed. Please let us know if you encounter any new issues.
  27. 1 point
    DId you do an account purge at any stage as I was a registered user many years ago and for obvious reasons I want to use the same account but I don't recall the email address I used?
  28. 1 point
    R450 is still high for a gold plated token. That's the same price Silver krugerrands are going for.
  29. 1 point
    Even the picture was also clearly not a genuine krugerrand, as well as the description stating as such as you mentioned. Either people are bidding on impulse or they don't know what they doing... regards Robert
  30. 1 point
    Eksamen flaters: V: Waarvoor word beesvelle gebruik? A: Om die bees binne te hou V: Wat is die verlede tyd van eet? A: Honger V: Voltooi die volgende idioom: Hoe meer haas… A: Hoe groter haaspastei V: Wat is `n terminale siekte? A: As jy op die lughawe siek word V: Vertaal in Afrikaans:” I beg your pardon?” A: Huh? V: Wat noem ons iemand wat velle looi? A: Onderwyser
  31. 1 point
    Gatiep verskyn in die hof: Landdros: “Gatiep, wat het jy gesteel?” Gatiep: “‘n Wekkertjie” Landdros: “‘n Wekkertjie!?” Gatiep: “Ja, ‘n wekkertjie” Landdros: “Wat is die waarde van die wekkertjie wat jy gesteel het?” Gatiep: ” So R 16 000.00″ Landdros: “Genade Gatiep, wat se wekkertjie is so baie werd?” Gatiep; “‘n Kragopwekkertjie!”
  32. 1 point
    ‘n Man is besig om rugby te kyk terwyl sy vrou in die bloedige son grassny. Hy skraap toe moed bymekaar en loer uit by die venster en skree vir sy vrou, “Heeeyyy!! Wat eet ons vanaand?!”Sy vrou hou op grassny en sê vir hom bloedig kwaad, “Maak of ek uitstedig is en maak vir jouself kos vir n slag!!’ Na die vrou klaar gesny het en als weggepak het ruik sy die lekkerste reuk wat uit die kombuis uit kom. Sy gaan toe kombuis toe en sien haar man het lekker gebraaide knoffel aartappels gemaak en lekker duk ‘steak’. “So waar is myne??” vra sy. Die man antwoord, “Wat soek jy hier? Ek dog jy is uitstedig”
  33. 1 point
    The pick list does not clear automatically after relisting items as it did on the old format unless we clear it Another click,click,click time waster.
  34. 1 point
    All these problems passes me by, because when I lock into BidorBuy , I just scroll right down and click on View Desktop Site I don't care about this horrible current disaster (The BoBona Virus?) I just carry on using the old site as if nothing append. Otherwise I would go insane. The few times I tried the new lay-out, it almost ended in me throwing my PC out of the window. So everything is now calm again our in out house and we carry on very happy and contended as ever before. If BoB should stop the use of the old workable site (View Desktop Site ) the end will unfortunately be near for many mega sellers like me.... But as long as they keep that friendly & uncomplicated & and workable "old" platform, I foresee no problems... Pierre
  35. 1 point
    True I do not have the luxury to waste time utilizing the trial and errors of new site. Full time using the old site.
  36. 1 point
    I am now convinced no one is using the new layout to list the above problem persists and i have checked with another seller and his computer is doing the same so its not only me and for no one else on bob to report this MEANS NO ONE IS LISTING ON NEW FORMAT.....
  37. 1 point
    I must be only person crazy enough to try and list on the new layout because no one else is mentioning the problems we encounter And nothing seems to be getting fixed so i dont know what is going on The carousel can still only take 14 photos and not 15 The promotional auctiosn like weekend special and crazy wed(still the biggest moneyspinner for bob due to listing fees and sales i assume)still not fixed and actaully is now worse than it was a few weeks ago When u click on crazy wed the drop box opens but the default closing is set at 23h45 which is too late so we have to change this. THE clock has dissappeared so we use the tab and replace the time with the closing time we want our items to end and click done!!!but.....the opening day suddenly reverts back to todays date and u cannot change this in the drop box as then the closing times change as well and u go in circles and cannot list.So u have to go left to the duration box and change the starting day to the crazy wed date-ITS RIDICULOUS AND VERY TIME WASTING AND CONFUSING AND NOT BEING FIXED SO HOW DO BOB EXPECT US TO USE THE NEW LAYOUT?? ANY management have any idea when this will be resolved because in last 2 weeks ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HAS BEEN FIXED?? neil
  38. 1 point
    Before the poll was autocratically stopped, nearly 90% of BoB users gave a thumbs down to the new layout. I suspect most of those responses came from sellers. "Admin" will probably not respond now, but in a few months they will - the end might be near then ... In the mean tone, just use this View Desktop Site Pierre_Henri26532 100.00% Positive Ratings Joined 10 Jun 2009, Cape Town
  39. 0 points
    this fault was gone for an hour and now back again i think bob must give this exercise up as a bad job and start over on something new they cannot fix these problems,been weeks now and its getting worse and i have been trying to use the new format and find positives... neil
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