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I see so many posts on the Sales forum now that don't have pics attached. Do sellers really expect they will sell a watch sight unseen? Is it really that difficult to download a pic to the post? Well I know it isn't, because if I can do it anyone can. The other annoyance is when sellers say they will post pics later. Well why not wait until thay have pics uploaded before they place their ad? Is there that much urgency to their sale. Surely the administrators can make posting pics mandatory. It's starting to annoy the hell out of me.
 

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If there are no pics in a FS listing, I automatically assume the worst - seller is attempting to deceive.

If there were nothing bad in the pics, then, I agree, why not post them?

Another deceptive practice is posting stock pictures of the same model as the watch for sale, but not the actual watch. There is one listing currently in the FS forum for a watch I am interested in, but the two pics posted are stock pics. I PM'd the seller and asked if he had any pics of the actual watch for sale and he said that he did, but he would only send them to my e-mail, not by PM.

How is this not a big red flag?

It would be nice to require pictures of the actual watch. Mods, is this possible?
 

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If there are no pics in a FS listing, I automatically assume the worst - seller is attempting to deceive.

If there were nothing bad in the pics, then, I agree, why not post them?

Another deceptive practice is posting stock pictures of the same model as the watch for sale, but not the actual watch. There is one listing currently in the FS forum for a watch I am interested in, but the two pics posted are stock pics. I PM'd the seller and asked if he had any pics of the actual watch for sale and he said that he did, but he would only send them to my e-mail, not by PM.

How is this not a big red flag?

It would be nice to require pictures of the actual watch. Mods, is this possible?
I don't know why the moderators aren't policing this a bit more. A couple of days ago it seemed like one post in three didn't have a photo and only a very sketchy description of the watch.
 

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Depends on the seller. If the images are only available via email I move on. If they're on another site like PhotoBucket I'll give the seller the benefit of the doubt. But your point is well taken. Sellers who want to be taken seriously attach images to their listings.
 

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I have bought a couple of watches where the seller sent the pictures by email. They are still in transit. I was wondering how is getting pictures by email different from getting them in a PM ?


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I have bought a couple of watches where the seller sent the pictures by email. They are still in transit. I was wondering how is getting pictures by email different from getting them in a PM ?


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I would have thought most people have their watch photos (assuming they actually have photos) on their hard drive, so are they just too lazy to find out how to upload to their sales post?
 

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No picture, no buying.. As simple as that. Probably, they don't want their watch to be sold. So, its ok! I know they have bad marketing skill.
 

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I don't know why the moderators aren't policing this a bit more. A couple of days ago it seemed like one post in three didn't have a photo and only a very sketchy description of the watch.
You seriously expect the Moderators to police a seller adding a picture to a sales post? There's no rule anyway. If a seller is too dumb to add a picture why would the Moderator want to get involved? If there's no picture, move on.
If you suspect a scammer, report it. Most scammers are smart enough to put in a picture even if it's bogus.
 

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If there are no pics in a FS listing, I automatically assume the worst - seller is attempting to deceive.

If there were nothing bad in the pics, then, I agree, why not post them?

Another deceptive practice is posting stock pictures of the same model as the watch for sale, but not the actual watch. There is one listing currently in the FS forum for a watch I am interested in, but the two pics posted are stock pics. I PM'd the seller and asked if he had any pics of the actual watch for sale and he said that he did, but he would only send them to my e-mail, not by PM.

How is this not a big red flag?

It would be nice to require pictures of the actual watch. Mods, is this possible?
No. There's no rule for this and we have enough to do. Do your own diligence. Report potential scammers to the Mods Panel using the information triangle.
 

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I don't know why the moderators aren't policing this a bit more. A couple of days ago it seemed like one post in three didn't have a photo and only a very sketchy description of the watch.
The fact is that every member has the ability and ultimately the responsibility to report posts that raise suspicions. This is our forum and community....so protect it and each other.

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Agree 100%, I won't open any FS post that doesn't have a picture. It's a waste of my time.


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I am the one you are complaining about. I did post pic's when I had them using a regular camera as opposed to the only means at the time to take pic's, which was a cell camera. I did take down my original FS post which had multiple watches for sale in order to sell them individually with pic's. You PM'd me yesterday for the sole purpose of haranguing me about the lack of pic's, not once but twice, essentially saying the same thing. The first PM from you, I was okay..., but nice in my response; the second PM from you was pure harassment and is why I told you off in my PM reply. There is no rule on pictures so your message here to the masses is dead wrong. If you had read the rules on pic's, well, there are no rules and it took the Mod to point this out to you. I do not appreciate your lecturing me by PM. I now see where you created a thread to further complain. My watches generated a lot of PM's inquiring on pic's and I sent them using a cell pic's. They were crappy pic's, but it was all I could manage at the time. I imagine you must be overjoyed to see pic's in my posts now, but all I have heard from you is complaining about some non-existent rule you made up.

I see so many posts on the Sales forum now that don't have pics attached. Do sellers really expect they will sell a watch sight unseen? Is it really that difficult to download a pic to the post? Well I know it isn't, because if I can do it anyone can. The other annoyance is when sellers say they will post pics later. Well why not wait until thay have pics uploaded before they place their ad? Is there that much urgency to their sale. Surely the administrators can make posting pics mandatory. It's starting to annoy the hell out of me.
 

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Thread closed. Take your discussion off the forum. That's why we have PM and email.
 
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