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September 5, 2013
2:05 am
dennismiller
BC
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I replied to an ad and did a deal and the sim card is in the mail. I believe it is, but the thread has disappeared. Hardly a confidence builder. Would the thread have been deleted by a moderator or can it be deleted by the initiator??
I don't think ads should be deleted.

For Sale T-Mobile sim card. | Buy / Sell / Trade | Consumer forum …
For Sale T-Mobile sim card. Current Balance is $ 75.80 USD with Expiry on Nov. 12, 2013. Card is GOLD STATUS which allows 365 days …
https://www.speakoutwireless.ca
- See more at: https://www.speakoutwireless.ca/search/?q=t-mobile%20sim%20sale#sthash.2Nribmv5.dpuf

September 6, 2013
9:08 am
Peter
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Hi,

I just checked: threads can only be deleted by moderators, although they could of course be deleted by moderators at the request of users. I didn't delete that post, although there might be a reason why another moderator would have. We'll wait for them to add their thoughts.

September 6, 2013
2:53 pm
iamdrumming
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The thread was deleted because the item was sold, and the seller stated that the item was sold in the last post. No need to keep a "For Sale" thread going for an an item that's already gone.

September 6, 2013
3:44 pm
dennismiller
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It would be good to leave it for awhile since the item was in the mail. When I pay for something with Paypal, etc. if ever a dispute comes up it is handy to point to the subject thread. This has turned out well once I get the account password and I really have no comeback anyway but I would suggest threads could be deleted a couple of months down the road.
I will try to remember to copy and paste and email people outside the forum from now on.

Thanks for the forum. It has been helpful for buying and selling and education, and I hope I have contributed also, so far

September 6, 2013
6:11 pm
iamdrumming
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I appreciate the advice, but if something is bought through Paypal and there is a dispute, Paypal won't go to a third party forum to see what dialogue went on. They will only look to see that the item was paid for on the Paypal site, and when it was delivered, if there is any tracking information.

Leaving a thread going on for items that had been sold a few months previous wouldn't be beneficial. It would clog up the Buy/Sell/Trade forum with items already long gone and sold. The best way to contact a member after the sale is through PM. There are plenty of ways through Paypal to keep you covered in case there is a dispute filed.

You have contributed very much to this forum. You are a valued member of it.

Have a great weekend!

September 8, 2013
4:47 pm
sapien
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To throw my 2 cents into this conversation, I understand the value of trying to keep the postings cleaned up but I also personally see some benefit in leaving the completed transactions available afterwards. It's nice to see what the going rate is for something before you buy or sell it. By searching the existing postings, you can get a feel for the price you should be paying/selling something for. I know when I go to e-bay, I sometimes first search out the completed transactions to get a feel for the current price is for something.

My suggestion here (take it for what it's worth ) is maybe only delete postings older than x (say 2 or whatever) months. By then the transaction should have been completed and for people like me, we can still see the most relevant historical pricing.

September 9, 2013
7:30 pm
chimpanzee
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not sure what platform this is run on but I doubt if there is any benefit of 'clean up'. At work, I know someone who is so obsessed in 'clean up' and cost significant time(to trace) when something suddenly doesn't work anymore.

But as usual, I am just a user

September 10, 2013
1:34 pm
iamdrumming
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Good suggestions. If one is trying the gauge the value of an item, the best place wouldn't be here, but Ebay as you suggested. That's also where I go when I'm pricing something. Obviously that site is much larger than this one, and you can find whatever device your looking for, and the prices the items sold for. You can also google the item, or try a major site like Amazon.

I have seen people post in a thread for an item that's been clearly long been sold, and ask if the item is still available!! If an item is sold, then it's gone, and the thread opened to sell that item is no longer relevant. That's why it gets deleted.

October 9, 2013
12:45 am
dennismiller
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Please ignore…please delete.