Originally Posted by mscarpena
I agree 100% with the last few posts. Also if they were so concerned about people being involved before they bought and sold things they would not have dropped to minimum post requirement. With the economy the way it is people are selling a lot of things. I know I am breaking down a tank right now and was looking forward to posting here what I could not sell localy, but I wont anymore. It really only has a small amount to do with the charge, it's the principle about them charging it and the whole registration process. I know if you added up 5% from everyone that sold things here it would probably be a substantial amount of money, but I think in the long run it will drive business away from SWF.com. I used to tell people to check this site out, but now theres another one thats already bigger that I will send my freinds to that does not charge you to sell things.
+1 to you.
The other famous bidding place has more traffic to potentially move my coral, so my chance of a higher profit margin is increased 10 fold. Now the “con” to more traffic is we the keepers don’t know who is buying our coral. Is this a real concern? For me it is since I have raised my coral from frags and little colonies I have bought from other people and shops. I would like to be able to know who bought them and if they are taking care of them. But push comes to shove I have to break down a tank for a new build the coral must go.
I can understand the move per say but its not going to increase sales for anyone really. More hobbyist are going to push back and go to other sites to move their frags.
SWF could have easily left well enough alone and kept the minimum post count needed for people who want to trade or sell. Anyone who appears to be a store or what ever could have been easily monitored.
When you start to look at the proverbial money pie certain people want a bigger slice.
Shame it used to be nice, but not so much anymore. Add $$$ to the mix and someone is bound to get greedy.