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.
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.
It would have been good for that to have been explained in the guidelines, unless I missed that part.
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.