Why can you only sell one item at a time in the swap shop?

Why can you only sell one item at a time in the swap shop?

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2 Nov 2012
Holmax
Photographer
Holmax
I've got around twenty five photography items (camera's, lenses etc) that I want to sell as I'm upgrading to a full frame set up.
I just went onto the swap shop part of the forum and checked the guidlines and it says I can only sell one item at a time.
Can a moderator please tell me why this is?
It seems a bit daft to me as it also says you can only list one item until it is sold. Going on that rate it's probably going to take me until 2020 to get rid of it all.


Posted 2 Nov 2012
Edited by WebModerator 2 Nov 2012
LadylikeMedia
Photographer
LadylikeMedia
To many people were abusing the system and selling multiple items to multiple people, thus making it harder to know that they were scamming folks... Myself and a few other photographers got done for a few thousand pounds (which thankfully I managed to get back) and the mods put this in place to at least reduce the risk.
Posted 2 Nov 2012
Edited by WebModerator 2 Nov 2012
Holmax
Photographer
Holmax
Ahh, right.
It would have been good for that to have been explained in the guidelines, unless I missed that part.
Moderator Input
Explaining in fine detail why a Guideline has been implemented can give clues to perpetrators / copycats
as to what the (not necessarily obvious) problem is and how they might perpetrate a similar con and
being too precise in the wording can draw attention to possible loopholes we might not have spotted
Most Rules & Guidelines exist to protect the site and its members and are introduced to curb identified problems.
Posted 2 Nov 2012
Edited by WebModerator 2 Nov 2012
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
You also had people at one point making 10,000 posts a week trying to sell all their junk - it clogged the place up a bit to say the least.

Posted 2 Nov 2012
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