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  1. 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
  2. 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 !!!
  3. 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
  4. 2 points
    Unfortunately it would seem the developers both don't test their releases nor do they use the site themselves so common sense things like being able to give bulk ratings for buyers is not given any consideration.
  5. 2 points
    I revert back to the old format all the time. There are a number of issues that seem to have retrogressed not progressed. If I wanted to log out "log out " was right there on top visible but now we have to find it in a drop down menu like a number of other links like refine etc It is so frustrating and time consuming. The page to upload was all in one,now we have 3 or 4 with the links all over the place UGH!!! This new format must have been developed by a guy who got paid to mess it up by some rival online website. I detest it. Bidorbuy make no effort to communicate with users or address our concerns.☹️
  6. 2 points
    Pierre, with only 29,000 ratings you have no idea what you are talking about, the Bidorbuy team who quite clearly neither use the platform nor test their development releases know better than you. The issues is it looks like they wanted to get "fancy" and make a "unified platform" that works equally bad on desktop browser, mobile and app - they achieved the own goal!! So they took what was a perfectly workable website, dumbed it down and called it a day. From what I have heard is there is an enormous disconnect between the developers and the users, the developers couldn't give 2 shts what the users think, which is rather ironic and unfortunate and hence we sit where we do today.
  7. 2 points
    So how long are we going to wait for BidorBuy to correct this horrible problem? Are you guys working on this night and day?
  8. 2 points
    This is how we deal with this problem if Bob cant help us with this irritating and annoying "new" feature. Problem at top - solution at bottom
  9. 2 points
    The new site is just very difficult to use. We use the old site all the time except when on mobile away from the office and it rally drives us mad. We have requested before that the old site must please stay. If BOB wants to keep the new site running in tandem that's fine but please - hands off the site we have enjoyed using for years!
  10. 2 points
    New site is an absolute nightmare. Seriously considering leaving BoB as they have just made everything too much hassle with this new site. By not listening to us, their customers, they are digging their own graves
  11. 2 points
    New site is an absolute nightmare
  12. 2 points
    Sincerely hope its not been disabled The new site i still useless for many functions,and this will be disappointing to say the least... some things can only be done properly and timeously on the old site...
  13. 2 points
    Anyone else having problems with the old site but new site working perfectly? I'm actually on the forum in the old site but can't access my seller page and certain things on the old site, like categories on the shopping page and also recent buys.
  14. 2 points
    When I was still the editor of “Treasure Talk” the Newsletter for South African Metal Detectorists, we had a yearly “Best Find of the Year” Competition. This find a few hours ago would have won them all – eight gold coins – 7 Victorian sovereigns and a half-sovereign dating from the 1880s onward. The finder and the location will be kept secret for now, but boy, what a find!
  15. 2 points
    Some post offices are accepting,some are not,some goods are moving,some are not My local sapo is not yet accepting mail as the GEORGE DEPOT IS STILL LOCKDOWN,so they not collecting mail No point handing goods in and then it lies there for everyone to examine and steal at theie leisure. But,some buyers see there goods arre movng from other sapo and query why i have not yet sent by sapo The above is the reason and there will be breakdowns along the way in the supply chains as these people dont want to work WHY WOULD THEY,they get full salary to do nothing,but we have to earn a liviing thats why we have to carry on,and they are no more at risk of infection than me or you so..... THANK GOOODNESS for postnet and courier.... clients must pay the extra and then no problems,,,, neil
  16. 2 points
    That is wonderful. I see that BidorBuy is also providing R500 free enhancement fees to sellers -- that is a great gesture. Thank you guys! Now, as an even greater gesture, the majority (I would guess) of Bobbers would appreciate the "old" site back as soon as possible. BoB can always provide the link to the "new" site on the website to those few sellers that actually uses it.
  17. 2 points
    This is certainly a major victory but still very early and more clarity will be needed. I'm hoping it includes Postnet to Postnet as that is drop off at branch and pick up at branch and might not be seen as an online service.
  18. 2 points
    Submissions still being made to minister before new regulations gazetted into law. However these power hungry minions have no grey matter,no business sense or even a tack of commen sense. To keep people at home its is so obvious that u make online shopping easy and accessible and allow deliveries of all items. There are no more risks for a driver to pick up 10 parcels at POSTNET OR COURIER than there is for one parcel. AND parcels will still be delivered to individual homes etc,not to 10 people gathered together to collect And how many times have u seen more than 3 or 4 people inside a SAPO OR A POSTNET EVEN? They can allow thousands of old vulnerable people to congregate for hours outside sapo but cannot allow a few people a day to conduct business... This was the one area they should have concentrated on to make easier for all and then people would stay home as advised. neil ps clients are buying but that was in the hope of receiving after lockdown,i expect lot less sales this month and many payments not being honoured as the logical assumption is why must i pay you until u can dispatch,thats bad news for us sellers and to top that BIB OR BUY OF COURSE WILL TAKE FULL COMMSSIONS ON SALES when purchase is made,but SHOULD THEY NOT PERHAPS ONLY TAKEcommssions WHEN PAYMENTS ARE DONE DURING THE COVID LOCKDOWN? i have 100 percent sales and paid 100 percent commsions but only receiving 30 percent payments so my commissions on sales deducted almost as much as payments received,hence very little income to rely on ths month.... plus snc filing should be extended to 3 months during this period and not 2 as i have many regulars that perhaps cannot pay yet but i do not wish to file snc yet nd upset them ,but if i dont file within 2 months then we lose more commissions to bob again,,,, no win im afraid,,,,
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 2 points
    For those who would like to see it, it was published 7 months ago.
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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.....
  26. 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,
  27. 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?
  28. 2 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
  29. 2 points
    I the meantime I will take my sales onto the many facebook groups which allow sales, until this issue is resolved
  30. 1 point
    So twice today I get bids on cheap R5 items from brand new buyers from Pakistan and Egypt, and the other day also a bid on a cheap item from a new buyer from Venezuela. Nothing wrong with it I guess but it does strike me as unusual that there's a sudden interest in my merchandise from all these far flung places.
  31. 1 point
    Met alle respek Neil Ek dink nie veel mense van BoB-admin lees meer enige iets wat ons op die forum skryf nie. Jy het 2 weke gelede hierdie versoek geplaas en met alle respek - fokkol reaksie is al wat jy gekry het .... Die prop is uitgetrek en die bad loop stadig maar seker leeg ... Groete en bly veilig Pierre
  32. 1 point
    I cannot find the link on the new format to look up unsuccessful listings by adjusting the date to another month Such an unfriendly user site.So muddled up,having to searvch for links.I hate it
  33. 1 point
    @admin Thanks Andries, that clears it up for me. I am happy with your reply It also saves the hassle of the auction closing and the buyer wasting the sellers time by inevitably not following through on the payment.
  34. 1 point
    The new site is giving me grey hairs. I accidentally clicked on the WRONG TAB - i cant undo! I am so sorry. I really really hate the new site. It takes much longer to do anything on the new site. When the change over is complete stomach ulcers will follow sellers!
  35. 1 point
    System error again for past hour or so
  36. 1 point
    I do however see that the button on the top right hand side of the sellers page to take you back to the old site is no longer there. The only way to get to the old site is to scroll to the bottom of the page.
  37. 1 point
    I raised this issue with them about a week ago already. First they said try the old site, that didn't work got the error message as above, then they said try the new bulkload template, also did't work. Now i am waiting to find out what to do next. The issue is the response time, it takes days before anybody gets back to you. Considering that it's the sellers that basically keeps the place afloat, you would think that the customer service would be lightning fast.
  38. 1 point
    Did you get any notification about it? Bob admin claims a notification is sent to the seller who then can agree to or decline the change. Except that I didn't get one and I was not given any option to decline. I removed over 100 items on my profile and am now selling through Facebook.
  39. 1 point
    I will just mark my parcels with the couriers or PostNet as weighing 1.0001 grams - over a kilo thus. I don't use the Post Office anymore - they have followed a long line of ANC-governmental disasters - that is actually the reason why private schools, private security firms, private shipping firms, private aviation companies and other non-infested cadre-k*k are doing well and saving this country from total disaster.
  40. 1 point
    👍😀 VICTORY
  41. 1 point
    As of Thursday afternoon, online shops in South Africa may sell anything other than booze and tobacco products. New regulations dropped the limits imposed on physical stores – which may still sell only approved items – entirely. But e-tailers have to implement new measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, and they must promote local goods.
  42. 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.
  43. 1 point
    I agree with the sentiments above and think the issue lies in what Ernesto describes when he says that the US mint is run similar to a private business. This is almost certainly the case with the SA Mint based on the prices that it charges for "collector/commemorative coins". As with any private business, the primary objective is always to increase it's bottom line. The price level increases described above by Pinkx could probably be attributed to two things: 1. Production costs have increased - Especially with the increase in electricity prices over the past decade or so, production costs have probably increased by far more than standard inflation would necessitate. I'm not entirely sure that metal prices have increased at all (with the exception of gold of course), however what about over overheads such as wages etc? 2. Profit margin - In keeping with the sentiment that the mint is run like a private business, prices have to increase to profit margins at their desired levels. Of course I am not saying the the Mint should become loss making so that we can all afford to buy it's commemorative issues however their price levels should perhaps be set with an additional mandate in mind: To foster national interest in the numismatic heritage of the country. Just my thoughts
  44. 1 point
    Yes,definitely better than one way 😀 neil
  45. 1 point
    thanks for reply,at least i know im not going mad although the new layout can do that to a person....
  46. 1 point
    I can't get used to this horrific, unfriendly, unhappy look. It's not fun to browse anymore. I love Crazy Wednesdays, but now would not even show my Watchlist - presumably because the items have closed. Navigation is impossible, searching is difficult - I searched for an artist and BoB said I was searching for a seller?? Ag nee wat, ek is nou sommer nie meer lus nie.
  47. 1 point
    I am freaking out.My husband and I went for our usual evening stroll and 2 Chinese people came out of a house with masks on.
  48. 1 point
    My new jewellery sits on Bidorbuy.It sells out on Takealot.Charges are higher but so are my prices.Takealot sellers pay the shipping.
  49. 1 point
    I think its easier for sellers to edit a listing all on ONE page - like old format. There are now too many clicks before the listing is actually saved - more time consuming for sellers too.
  50. 1 point
    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!!!!!!
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