200A and 202 reproduction
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in stock.

Recoil
I understand not posting an ebay style auction link as someone else may be bidding.  Would it be considered a faux pas to post a link to an actual on line auction that has coleman stuff listed in it?

Just wondering
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zoomkat
"Would it be considered a faux pas to post a link to an actual on line auction that has coleman stuff listed in it?"

Probably. I think the auction rule is mainly to prevent the ebay sellers from using this forum to pimp their auctions. "Buy it now" might be different, but it may be a "slippery slope". 
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Recoil
I get it.  I just sometimes would like to pass on some finds at smaller local auctions that are not that apparent unless you live in the area.  
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RobSchroff
Yet details about auctions of collections are routinely posted 
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Nevada_Ed
Here it is: We used to have a lot of non-collectors from Ebay join the forum to hawk their wares and... ask for evaluations, join the forum. Pretty much the CCF membership said "enough is enough."  Some of those people even got testy when valuation questions we not answered or told to look to past Ebay auctions to find relative values.

Some Ebay postings have been made where they are funny, absurd, or otherwise entertaining. New member or old member... if the Ebay posting is just a guise to draw attention to their auction in hopes of a better price it will be promptly deleted. Not much is missed by CCF members on interesting GPA items on Ebay. Many non-members read this forum and regular CCF members feel like it is best to leave posting that kind of thing until the auction has expired, we think that reasonable as well. So that "no Ebay" posting thing came about at the request of the membership.

Lastly things that are regional, like Craig's List, that are also not auctions, but  "Buy It Now" have been little contested, or presented a problem like Ebay used to. There are no auctions in classifieds with the exception of Estate auction Notices that are of high interest to CCF members and considered the right thing to do for members that have passed on.

Hope that helps with the reasoning, it has been some time since the subject came up.

Ed

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Newfie
I would say a private message to someone in that area would be more appropriate. I've done it that way before. 

With a local auction that happens to be online it's quite possible that posting about it here might drive up the price for a local person who may have been interested. Once others here see it every one else might start bidding on it too.
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Recoil
Thanks for the clarification.  I can appreciate the reasoning.  Just too bad some people screw things up so badly for others!!!  Thus is life I suppose.
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Chucker
Kijiji is viewed similar to Craigs List listings in the U.S.
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With online classifieds like craigslist or marketplace, the following events have happened here more than a few times:

CCF member "A" was working a deal, and had made arrangements to go make the deal. 
Member "A" en route to make the deal and member "B" posts here, "anyone near xxx look at this"- shares link.
CCF lurkers (non-member, and across the country) see the post, call the seller, and offer more than the asking price and shipping costs.

CCF member "A" now reaches the destination. The seller informs him that in the last hour his phone has been ringing off the hook, and he had no idea that the item was this desirable. Now the seller says, "If you want it you have to pay more. I have a dozen offers for double the asking price."


If you see an add and think that you are doing a favor by posting a link, you're not.
I can guarantee you that local collectors have already seen it, and are probably working a deal.

If you see an add and know of a member that is local to the item, it's much better taste to PM them directly to relay the info.

Philip
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warren

With online classifieds like craigslist or marketplace, the following events have happened here more than a few times:

CCF member "A" was working a deal, and had made arrangements to go make the deal. 
Member "A" en route to make the deal and member "B" posts here, "anyone near xxx look at this"- shares link.
CCF lurkers (non-member, and across the country) see the post, call the seller, and offer more than the asking price and shipping costs.

CCF member "A" now reaches the destination. The seller informs him that in the last hour his phone has been ringing off the hook, and he had no idea that the item was this desirable. Now the seller says, "If you want it you have to pay more. I have a dozen offers for double the asking price."


If you see an add and think that you are doing a favor by posting a link, you're not.
I can guarantee you that local collectors have already seen it, and are probably working a deal.

If you see an add and know of a member that is local to the item, it's much better taste to PM them directly to relay the info.



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rob_pontius
I agree with you 100% Phil. Lots of people don't stick to their word these days and all they see is dollar signs.
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zoomkat
Just as a counterpoint, there seems to be some paranoia that somebody is going to steal *your* lantern by offering a higher price for it. Just from a high level look, a fair amount of postings here seem to be about the awesome deal/steal on the weekend foray for lanterns. I don't know if the scenario posted was from actual experience, or fabricated to make a point. I agree with some people "seeing dollar signs",  but from what I've seen (even in this forum), it is a two way street.  Just saying.
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Yep
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Gasman64
Good point, Phil, well put.
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pagrey
Until the rules change local classifieds can be posted freely. I hope nobody feels pressured by these few to do things differently. Their views obviously don't reflect the community in general at this point.
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Recoil
Didnt mean to stir up a poop storm.  The comments have skewed slightly from my original question/concern.  Local small time auctions sometimes have some great products on them.  I feel a kinship to fellow collectors and there is a VERY good chance most have not or will not even know about the auction.  This isnt an ebay style auction scenario....a physical local auction that is forced on line due to covid rules.  
I understand both sides.  One of the reasons I have settled on Coleman products as a hobby was it was affordable.   Prices are going up everywhere and I dislike anything that drives these prices higher.  It is a free market and people can chose to ask and pay whatever they want but people who buy low and sell high also inevitably drive up prices.
The forum has rules and I certainly do not wish to challenge or break them.  At the end of the day, it isnt worth hard feelings or such.  I enjoy visiting this forum daily and will continue to look for, and share, the next great deal!  
Enjoy these beautiful summer days and keep sharing your finds!!

Paul
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