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Auction/for sale

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:27 pm
by glittering-prize67
why is it when logged in and you want to advertise you need to log in again.but the site just wont letme do it.seems like hard work for nothing.which is why non of my machines were on here !PUZZLED!

Re: auction for sale

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:59 pm
by pennymachines
Because the Auction/Market currently runs on different software to the Forum, it requires a separate registration. Also, because a trading account requires (like ebay) more personal details from members than the Forum (i.e. home address and phone number), it's not possible to simply link the two accounts.

In your case, I notice that your Auction/Market Username is Glitteringprize67, without the hyphen, but your password is identical. This is because the Auction/Market software does not accept non-word characters. Confusing, I know.

I'm currently redesigning the site to overcome this, although the requirement for more personal details to be registered will of course remain.

When advertising, if you don't make it very clear what you're selling, you're bound to run into trouble. I think your ebay advert conveyor an old beautiful machine "converted to new 10p.size" which fails to mention it was scratch-built long after decimalization, is potentially misleading. If somebody bid £800 believing they were buying a vintage collectible, would you call them a "time waster" if they subsequently refused to pay?

Re: auction for sale

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:39 am
by glittering-prize67
no i would not,people who bid and simply dont show up are time wasters,its a nice machine and worth the money.Quite simply,if it dont get what i want i will keep it.But im selling off most of my machines as i now have other interests.The only 2 im keeping are bingolette and waterwheel.