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Stupid mtbr classifieds...

and the stupid change to block email addresses of sellers showing up in their ads (which then cuts down on the number of responses the seller, who's paying the money for the ad, gets, as well as loses half the responses people try and make) in order to keep sellers from getting emails from scam artists...well... so much for that great plan.

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You received the following message from mathew in response to your ad or message:
Name: mathew
Subject: Custom 19
Date: 08/04/2004
Message: GOOD DAY,Im MR MATHEW SMITH FROM SOUTH AFRICA PRESENTLY RESIDING IN WEST AFRICA I RUN A BIKE RETAIL/REPAIR STORE HERE,IM INTERESTED IN PURCHASING YOUR BIKE YOU HAVE FOR SALE. IMY SHIPPINMG AGENT SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHIPPING DOWN TO AFRICA SO YOU DONT NEED TO WORRY ABOUT SHIPPING THIS ITEM. PLS GET BACK TO ME VIA EMAIL WITH MY EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AND ITS STILL AVAILABLE . THANKS. [email protected]

So I'm paying money for a solution that costs me sales, and doesn't do what it was intended to prevent, in the first place.

Terrific logic there boys !
 

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DeeEight said:
So I'm paying money for a solution that costs me sales, and doesn't do what it was intended to prevent, in the first place.
Yeah, withholding your e-mail address should be a choice for the seller. The new way is really, really annoying.
 

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Due to the overwhelming feedback that we've received, we have gone back to the old system, and the seller's email address is once again directly visibile within the ads.

We changed the system in an effort to thwart the scammers, but it didn't take long for them to work around the new system. As such, we realized that the system was causing more confusion and headache, and not enough protection, so we switched back.

Thanks for all the feedback, positive, negative, or somewhere in between.

We're still looking for other ways to cut down on these scams.

-gregg, Site Manager
 

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Thanks.

gregg said:
Due to the overwhelming feedback that we've received, we have gone back to the old system, and the seller's email address is once again directly visibile within the ads.

We changed the system in an effort to thwart the scammers, but it didn't take long for them to work around the new system. As such, we realized that the system was causing more confusion and headache, and not enough protection, so we switched back.

Thanks for all the feedback, positive, negative, or somewhere in between.

We're still looking for other ways to cut down on these scams.

-gregg, Site Manager
Can't be easy dealing with all this scam artist BS. Once you know how to recognize and ignore scammers, the Classifieds work pretty well. I've gotten very good results.

-Chris
http://www.enduroforkseals.com/
 
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