Brian M (Administrator),
Request you reconsider your policy on locked price, on the swap & sell forum. I understand that you need to know what things sell for, so the house can have 5% and that is fair. And the payment is largely based on trust. However people post a firearm for a friend, the firearm sells, you should get your fee, maybe you do or maybe you don't, but my guess the member who posted feels his friend owes the fee, so you are trusting people who are not even members.
Now to my issue, Members are crying for ammo everyday. Other members have ammo they don't need, and would like to sell, because they have sold the firearm. Now if "NO" one knows the fair market value, because none has been available for months. why should the seller be compelled to post a firm price if he has no idea what the fair price should be. Why not let the market work it out. Some of us only come to the city every three or four months, and want to exit ASAP, and not look for ammo prices.
If a seller post a firearm for $1,295.-- and he keeps lowering the price every three days by $50.00 is that not a auction in reverse.....? And if five members say I'll give you such & such a offer, is that not a form of auction....? Eventually the buyer and seller find each other, and find a fair price for whatever is for sale.
Nobody wins if there is no transaction, the shopper who can't find .458 SOCOM ammo, or .10 MM ammo. and yet someone else has that ammo and is waiting for the market to say $XX.-- is the fair price. Yes, everyone wants sellers to sell there ammo for what they paid for it 8 years ago. Well, I want Google stock for the 8 year ago price. The Truth is most ammo sales is under $100.-- anyway so worrying about what it sold for is unimportant. And even rifles, so what if they are listed, make offer. Why should buyers expect to only buy if they can buy sub-fair value.
I request you reconsider you policy on (So called) firm listed price. Example I am looking at 12 boxes of .10 MM ammo, the price when I bought it was $14.95 and as I have no Firearm for that ammo, why should I be compelled to pull a price out of thin air. I feel it is fair to everyone for people to be allowed to make offers. If I list it for $14.95 I get cheated, and everyone who would have been happy to have it at some higher price, but missed it they also got cheated out of a fair shot to state what it is worth to them.
I respectfully request you reconsider this policy. Payment to you is based on trust, and so the market place should also be trusted to establish fair market value.