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Discreet Listings

I did not realize we had so many sexy coins on sale on BoB which need discreet listings!!!

I for one find it very frustrating...maybe the wrong word to use……should I say annoying…..I like to see my bidding competitors!!!

I would like the “Coin” Discreet Listers to explain the reasons for this type of listing?

David

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Pierre_Henri

Are you talking about bidding on coins like the Southern Rhodesian, or West African Pennies of the 1930s, -40s and -50s.?

 

I mean, goodness, they have little holes in them...

 

For the rest, I am as dumfounded as you.

 

Pierre

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Seeds for Africa

I believe the use of discreet listings are abused. I also believe

its easier for shill bidding and other illegal activities to occur as the community aren't given the opportunity to

See voting patterns. Sure Bob have great systems and they can see who is bidding, however the community may pick up on something that bobs systems don't. Here's a great example where it was a vigilant seller who alerted bob to a problem.

 

http://forum.bidorbuy.co.za/forum-community-watch/13307-chinacellphones-possible-scammer-selling-high-end-laptops.html

 

When I say abused, why should an e book about cooking be discreet?

 

Other eBooks - 470+ Slow Cooker Crock Pot Dinner & Meal Recipes Ebook for sale in Cape Town (ID:35714984)

 

Maybe the seller thinks it is by the "naked chef" and taking it literally!!!

 

Then we have the much debated and controversial Claerhout's which are mostly discreet listings. That is one item due to the fact that there are so many forgeries that should be fully transparent.

 

And the list goes on!

 

Bob should start charging for discreet listings, and only allowing it in certain categories and that would cut the abuse.

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wayjen

do a straight swop. coins, e-books,toys........on a discreet listing and frilly bloomers on a normal listing.

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Vinyl Lady Decals

I think you have a point here, it often happens that community members are able to pick up something fishy before BoB is able to, then they report it, it's checked out and found legitimate or not, it is impossible to police hundreds of thousands of listings without assistance from wide-eyed community members.

 

I do have a few ebooks listed as discreet, but those of for subjects like getting off drugs or relationship issues, etc.

I think some buyers would not want others to see that they bought these, but this is the only reason I use discreet.

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Seeds for Africa

Of course - books like that should be discreet as they are dealing with sensitive issues.

 

Maybe bob shouldn't charge for them but they should restrict sellers who abuse discreet listings.

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JPBon

Guys this has been discussed so many times yet it has never and looks like will never be dealt with.

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Miss Jewels

I also have a few items under Discreet, but they're the more expensive diamond and gold rings which I feel will sell easier if it's listed this way as many people don't want others to see what they're bidding on/buying. I also had a buyer ask if an item can be discreet because his future wife is also on BoB and would not like her to see what he was buying for an engagement ring. I do however believe that some sellers really abuse this system and make it difficult for the "genuine" sellers to list some of their items this way.

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brands online

How about discreet ratings cannot receive positive ratings? that will deter sellers from listing discreet items unnecessarily.

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MsPlod
How about discreet ratings cannot receive positive ratings? that will deter sellers from listing discreet items unnecessarily.

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Seeds for Africa

@brandsonline - Excellent suggestion & great detterent to avoid abusing discreet listings.

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alloway65
Are you talking about bidding on coins like the Southern Rhodesian, or West African Pennies of the 1930s, -40s and -50s.?

 

I mean, goodness, they have little holes in them...

 

For the rest, I am as dumfounded as you.

 

Pierre

 

Hi Pierre,

Don't forget the old Chinese coins, these are even more exotic....sorry erotic!!!!!

David

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alloway65
How about discreet ratings cannot receive positive ratings? that will deter sellers from listing discreet items unnecessarily.

 

A great idea.....however just for non discreet items which are listed as discreet!!!!

David

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alloway65

"Bob should start charging for discreet listings, and only allowing it in certain categories and that would cut the abuse."

 

This would be easy to implement with a few tweeks to the BoB Software.

David

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alloway65

It would be nice to have some comments/reasons from the Numismatic Discreet Listers???:suspicious:

David

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Cali Craft and Gems

And in the gem section! Certain "new" sellers are listing discreet gems all the time, and in the past shill bidding has been proven on these discreet listings! Very high value items - ie. selling price over let's say R2000 (jewellery, gems, etc) could possibly warrant the discreet option - as per the engagement ring story - but for low priced items and especially those on the crazy listings should not have discreet available at all!

 

Having to show all the bidders should weed out the rubbish (shillers).

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MsPlod

What about removing discreet listings from auctions COMPLETELY and only allowing them for "buy now" or classifieds?

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lilythepink
What about removing discreet listings from auctions COMPLETELY and only allowing them for "buy now" or classifieds?

 

That sounds like an excellent idea! But it might "handicap" those sellers who have x-rated items on auction - not that it would bother me in the least.

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MsPlod
That sounds like an excellent idea! But it might "handicap" those sellers who have x-rated items on auction - not that it would bother me in the least.

Wouldn't bother me at all either... Maybe all x-rated items should be buy now anyway...

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alloway65

I try and avoid bidding on Discreet Listed Coins unless they are real bargains or something I want desperately!!!:evil:

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MsPlod
I try and avoid bidding on Discreet Listed Coins unless they are real bargains or something I want desperately!!!:evil:

Apologies, got away from the numismatic issue there, but think that the discreet listing of items is a generic concern. Agree wholeheartedly that discreet coin auctions are something from which to shy away...

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Seeds for Africa

Ok. I have had a lot to say about abuse of the use of discreet listings.I have just listed my first 'Discreet' items.

 

Do others think it's fair to list this as discreet?

 

Seeds & Bulbs - Porno Chilli's! Humour - The Dirty Duo !!! Yellow and Red Chilly Willies, Peckers - Capsicum Annuum for sale in Cape Town (ID:35905696)

 

And..... I would be happy to pay a discreet listing fee here, so I am not contradicting myself!

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alloway65
Ok. I have had a lot to say about abuse of the use of discreet listings.I have just listed my first 'Discreet' items.

 

Do others think it's fair to list this as discreet?

 

Seeds & Bulbs - Porno Chilli's! Humour - The Dirty Duo !!! Yellow and Red Chilly Willies, Peckers - Capsicum Annuum for sale in Cape Town (ID:35905696)

 

And..... I would be happy to pay a discreet listing fee here, so I am not contradicting myself!

 

Definitely has to be Discreet....luckily I am broad minded:blush:........fantastic!!!:grin::grin::grin:

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MsPlod
Ok. I have had a lot to say about abuse of the use of discreet listings.I have just listed my first 'Discreet' items.

 

Do others think it's fair to list this as discreet?

 

Seeds & Bulbs - Porno Chilli's! Humour - The Dirty Duo !!! Yellow and Red Chilly Willies, Peckers - Capsicum Annuum for sale in Cape Town (ID:35905696)

 

And..... I would be happy to pay a discreet listing fee here, so I am not contradicting myself!

Been using viagra in your compost again have you? LOL!

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Lukeness

Although, on ebay, buyer's usernames are now hidden in all auctions.

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