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Showing content with the highest reputation since 03/30/2019 in all areas

  1. 8 points
    Common Bidorbuy, WTF is going on with the new format. It is bloody terrible. As I explained on the live chat, BoB is going to lose sellers including me if you do not revert back to the older format. Have you ever considered those people that are not as computer orientated (most older sellers fall into this group), that must now navigate this maze of crap that you have created. The system if difficult to navigate for both sellers and buyers and I have been on BoB for 11yrs, it looks to me like BoB now does not give a **** about its clientele. This system is a NIGHTMARE. Can BoB issue a response please. I see a lot of other complaints about the same thing. I am also unable to get work, having survived 2 major heart attacks and this is one of the platforms where at least I can generate an income to support myself and now you are probably destroying the lively hood of many others in similar situations. COMMON BOB, GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER
  2. 6 points
    New site layout is a mess. Very Inefficient layout. Looks like a back door amateur designed website. Not class leading!
  3. 6 points
    I cant post parcels as i cant see who paid or who hasn't. You are responsible Bidorbuy. Fix youre site. You are really deteriorating the last few months. You making it impossible to sell on Bob and that affects both of us. Its like my 8 year old is programming and designing youre site, But i do think he can do a better job, Employ people that can actually do the job. Or just get rid of who ever did this crap. There is so many problems to mention. Did you contact Wix to get someone to design youre site? Because he cant.
  4. 5 points
    A very poor amateur attempt. Please let us keep the old site which we and the buyers are happy with. At least it works and is user friendly which is more than can be said of the new site.
  5. 5 points
    stupid system, hurts my eyes, time consuming, new format is created by someone who does not sell on BOB - I predict they go back to old format in 24 hours
  6. 4 points
    Did you hire the ceo of s.a.a or Eskom to redesign the site. It is an total messup. I for one am spending my money on facebook rather than here. Return the old site before I will shop here again.
  7. 4 points
    The problem is that BidorBuy has in a way lost contact with the people who pay their salaries – the sellers on BidorBuy. (We have seen the same thing with the current Government who does not realize that the taxpayer is the person who pays the salary of the government employee). It seems that BoB has over-compensated trying to please buyers in every possible way, but have lost contact with the sellers – those hard working guys and girls that keep BoB going every minute of the day. BoB, before you switch off the old link – please do a survey under top-sellers regarding how happy they are with the new BoB-layout. If most are predominantly against the switch, and you proceed regardless, you will probably be the ones that will be switched off. On a more positive note, I think you need say 6 months to panel-beat the new system before you do a seller-survey - THEN you will know if you must switch :– your “tax payers” will give you the thumbs up (or not). And then you will know if the majority that pays your salaries are happy and what you must do to keep BoB successfully afloat. I wish a prosperous 2020 to all BoB–staff and fellow Bobbers. Together we will (and must) succeed. Pierre Pierre_Henri26391 100.00% Positive Ratings
  8. 4 points
    The new pages look too EMPTY with lot of white background. It might take weeks / months to get used to it. I SUGGEST sellers and buyers have to be given a choice to to use older layout.
  9. 4 points
    BOB does not have a great history of listening to sellers complaints. Let's hope that this time is different. Please BOB remove this new site which appears to have been written by an amateur with little understanding of selling on line. We are quite happy with the present site and so are our buyers. I can only see a downturn in sales from now on if BOB persists with this very poor site. Please BOB, for once, listen to your sellers !
  10. 4 points
    really bad -I am a seller with over 50k plus positive feedback and you would at the least have expected Bid Or Buy to contact myself and other long-standing sellers for input (let us try a beta format or give suggestions) before going live with this creation. I use Firefox as my main browser now I have to use Chrome to get back to the old site. I find the new format confusing and clumsy
  11. 4 points
    @DaveDave2013 It has now become so complicated and mind-numbing to sell full-time on BoB... I have noticed multiple flaws in your new layout. It has stripped away many valuable functions sellers have used for more years than you have been at BoB. Even if the functions are still there, getting to and using them have become cumbersome.
  12. 4 points
    This is a disaster, as an old school programmer this web design is the worst I ever seen. Look if the web designer is a grade R beginner, just crying for his mother and want to go home, well you welcome, leave your mesh where it belongs in the dust bin and reinstall the old web that was working. I complaint all day about the resolution but it seems to me you are unable to rectify a simple common error, pixels brother, that's how real programming work, not uses black boxes of other designers, you do not understand how it works. I will definitely send BidorBuy to hell and buy direct from the seller on your site!!!!!!
  13. 3 points
    I detest this new format with a passion.A real retrogression. Fees shock,format shock and they normally run in 3's --SOS for the next one
  14. 3 points
    This is incompetence.... You develop a new site...let it go live and you have issues galore... Why would any one give the go ahead on a site where they still have not sorted all the issues?? By blocking a Poll you will not make the issues go away.... At least when someone complains about something acknowledge it!. Why do you ignore the people who brings in the money?? This is a joke !!!
  15. 3 points
    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
  16. 3 points
    I just checked out the OLX site - BidorBuy's only current competitor in SA, and it looks if the same programmer is responsible for both major disasters. (The OLX-site is strangely similar, but even worse than Bob's new layout). BidorBuy - PLEASE just revert back or face the music - currently something like 90+% of those in the forum-pole are urging you to do that. What exactly is difficult about understanding that the overwhelming majority of your current users are horrified ....? Just give us back the old format please. The new one is not sucking, it is a disaster already happening.
  17. 3 points
    See new format and one can no longer see who the seller is when scrolling without opening the post. There are a few sellers that I would not buy from again and it is a nuisance to have to open the post to see who the seller is.
  18. 3 points
    From a selling point of view, the new design is a total disaster. We had a credit card payment. After many minutes of searching, we still had no idea on how to accept the payment. Switch to the old site, and the link is in red, easy to accept the payment. Easy to print the packing slip, address label etc. The old selling is easy to use. Unless the new glitches are fixed, or we go back to the old site, we have no idea if we will be able to continue to provide an efficient service to our customers using Bid or Buy. How do you find payments, search for a specific buyer, search in the shipping notes to help track parcels? Please Bid or Buy, fix this mess.
  19. 3 points
    I agree, this new look is a disaster and if it stays like this then i'll be gone!! Old golden rule "if it ain't broken, don't fix it"
  20. 3 points
    Agreed. Cant open auctions that have current bids on. Horrible to navigate.
  21. 3 points
    We also lose thousands of Rands every month in lost enhancement fees. I am even afraid to enhance many listings with home page / premium enhancements, afraid of losing those R 50s and R 100s due to non paying one timers
  22. 3 points
    Sometimes it goes even beyond, buyer responds / appeals to SNC saying they are planning to pay and they are given further time and still doesn't pay. We are forced to keep the item for over 15 days and end up losing the selling opportunity during that period.
  23. 2 points
    New look (layout) is a disaster not user friendly.
  24. 2 points
    If we analyse these prices further, we find that: 2004 - Average gold price: $409 * Average USD/ZAR Exchange Rate: R6.4616 = R2,642.8/ounce 2019 - Average gold price: $1,392 * Average USD/ZAR Exchange Rate: R14.4566 = R20,123.6/ounce Hence the 2004 price represents a premium of approx 127% over the average gold price for that year whilst the 2019 price represents a premium of approx 69% (nearly half of that of 2004). Further in the period 2004 - 2019 gold realized growth of 661% whilst the price of the commemorative gold 1oz coin quoted above realized growth of 467%. From the above it seems that the premium charged over gold is actually declining over time however the nominal prices of the item still make it un-affordable/non financially attractive for most.
  25. 2 points
    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.
  26. 2 points
    I have just downloaded the book and look forward to reading it. A great nod of appreciation to Coin Database for taking the time out to compile something of this nature.
  27. 2 points
    For those who would like to see it, it was published 7 months ago.
  28. 2 points
    For those interested, the South African Banknote Directory has been updated with a number of changes. I have added PICK references, Banknote Book references and some new notes. The guide can be viewed or downloaded at no cost at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1T4wHlXvibfcLCNC6UOjSq_oZjVfgIyey
  29. 2 points
    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
  30. 2 points
    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.....
  31. 2 points
    Hi Admin, I read through the comments of sellers and buyers who are dissatisfied with the new layout. WHERE CAN I READ THE REPLIES FROM ADMIN? I would like to have clarity on how the Bidorbuy team are responding to the frustration expressed by the sellers. Thanks,
  32. 2 points
    I see that both positive and negative ratings are now shown in "green" vs. the old system where positive was green and negative was red. The only difference is a smile upwards or downwards on the smilies face, but where you have to have a magnifying glass to actually see what is what. Why not just drop the whole rating system with this utter nonsense where one can hardly spot buyers (and sellers) that are bad company? Bob, why do you make it more difficult to spot persons that are wasting all our time and money?
  33. 2 points
    Hi I HATE the new BoB format. The older format was oh so much easier to use and view......
  34. 2 points
    Good to see that BoB is bang up to date and in tandem with most of the rest of South African service providers. If it works - bugger it up. Make it as unpleasant and tiresome an experience as possible for the users. And phooey to the punters. The Forums remember them? Vibrant. Lots of threads. Keen discussion with many regular contributors. Then - some IT genius plays clever. Result - a moribund, dull, near dead thing kept "alive" by spaz admin / mod posts about ridiculous holidays. The IT genius has struck again ...... at the main site now. Just like with the bakery in Checkers - it SHOULD be a pleasure. But operator initiatives, poor quality staff & lack of customer care make it a pain. So - one walks away. Sadly, though, SA has an unsophisticated, malleable, sheepish general public / consumer base which will put up with any old rubbish tossed their way. No matter who stays, goes, relocates - there will be sufficient uptake of new dummies, seller & buyer alike. Of course, BoB has an eye on the main market ......mass market of low grade consumers glued to their cell phones. Hence the change of emphasis and the continuing dumbing down. But BoB's still yer uncle -l copping the dough from zillions of connected dummies; much to the chagrin of the now marginalized less basal user. And so it goes...........
  35. 2 points
    This programmer should go on a refreshman's course
  36. 2 points
    WOW we moving in the right direction !
  37. 2 points
    I never write on blogs, but here i think BidorBuy made a real mess of a system that even if it was not perfect it actually worked. To try and re-list 700 plus items per day on this clumsy layout over 2 hours it is a little too much time spent. I agree with the above comments, a Beta version should have been tried out , mostly with the larger sellers, pages are clumsy and cluttered, poor design....etc etc. My 2 cents worth.. Carlos
  38. 2 points
    disaster would be putting it mildly - they will quickly revert back to old system when they see people stop selling
  39. 2 points
    will be taking my sales to Facebook in the meantime
  40. 2 points
    the people programming this new site have never sold anything on BOB
  41. 2 points
    I the meantime I will take my sales onto the many facebook groups which allow sales, until this issue is resolved
  42. 2 points
    its the old saying "if it ain't broke don't fix it"
  43. 2 points
    I know another website that changed the format - they lost so much money they quickly reverted back
  44. 2 points
    The "new" look is the final nail in the coffin... I for one will be changing over from BoB on it's death bed to an online platform that is actually alive and kicking! (and has a far better reputation than BoB with clients all over the globe - sadly fewer SA buyers but I am certain that with the changes that BoB has made, this other platform will sky rocket!) Bye Bye BoB... my condolences to all affected!
  45. 2 points
    When I receive a message from a buyer, I can only see the first sentence. In the past you can click on "read more" to see the rest but now that option is not available ... The question thus stops in mid sentence...
  46. 2 points
    @DaveDave2013 I am disappointed that after more than doubling our fees almost 2 years ago this "new look site" that is a disaster is the result of all that extra money we have been paying you. We asked for simple little things like, allowing us to group multiple order together, a simpler more streamlined SNC system, etc. What do we get from you? Just more complications. The problem with BoB is not the layout!!!
  47. 2 points
    I'm selling Smartphones and at least once a week someone tries to buy a phone fraudulently. It is easy to see when you get these sales because the client has no ratings and also opened the account the same day they placed the order. Now we need to wait 7 days to file an SNC as well as another 7 days to get our money back. This is really ridiculous. On EBAY they only charge a "Success Fee" when actual payment happens. This way I don't have to keep on filing SNCs.
  48. 2 points
    Why is it that so many individual sellers (and some buyers too) use the collective pronoun "we" in their interactions with customers when they are clearly people who are selling only for themselves and are replying in a personal capacity? I see it also in item descriptions and shipping tabs as well as other places outside of bob. To me it all seems rather pretentious, I sell for myself on bidorbuy and have no intention of claiming otherwise. Speaking for ourselves, we will never adopt such a policy.
  49. 2 points
    My wife and I have just returned from a road-trip through central Namibia. We stayed for 3 days in Swakopmund, a beautiful coastal town in the desert, established by German colonists in 1892. Even to this day, the German language is spoken by a large number of the townspeople. In an attempt to make Swakopmund more attractive for visitors, a competition was initiated in the early 1950s by the Swakopmund Municipality. This competition was won by the local dentist, Dr. Alfons Weber, and this led to the founding of the Swakopmund Museum in 1951(In 1931 Dr. Weber left his native Munich, Germany, to settle in the then Southwest Africa) I visited the museum on Monday and was greatly and positively surprised by its beautiful and informative displays. Even more surprising was the numismatic collection(s) hosted by the museum. The one display shows the coins, tokens & notes that circulated in the old days in South West Africa (present-day Namibia) including Paul Kruger Z.A.R. coins and notes – I did not know that they circulated as far north in Africa as this. The second display shows medals and medallions – mostly of German origin - a truly stunning collection. The third display shows shipwreck coins and related maritime artifacts: - the Namibian “skeleton coast” is notorious for its abundance of shipwrecks, some dating back to the 1500s when the Portuguese seafarers were travelling around the Cape of Good Hope in their trade-voyages with the East. I would recommend this museum to anyone interested in history and especially numismatics.
  50. 2 points
    The coins all have messages & themes regarding empty promises like freedom for this and rights for that etc etc. It's a pity the SA Mint don't issue a coin with the message "STOP CORRUPTION" and let the government use the income of the coin-sales to actually do something about their endless empty promises ...
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