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What's with "please email for pictures"?

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by Dadpool, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2016
    Maybe it's just the forums I'm in but "email for pictures" often seems to happen with posts for items that tend to sell quickly and are in limited supply. So the buyer is forced to choose between saying I'll take it with the one Pic or no Pic or email and hope no one else says they'll take it which sellers are well aware of.

    I also get the forum size limit sucks and can often be wonky. What I can't stand is someone who posts a sales post and says they will post them "later." if you can do it later you can do it now.
  2. Mossyhorn

    Mossyhorn Enlightened Rogue Platinum Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Yeah what's with the email me for photos? More than likely I don't want you to have my email address if you're too naive to upload photos. Actually, I don't want your knives either. The slackers on here need to get with the program. It's not that hard.
  3. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    And if you didn't have time for photos now, wait to post your sales thread until you do.

    That's exactly it. They're being lazy. Then I won't bother with thinking about their sales post either.
    madcap_magician and blanco112 like this.
  4. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    As a person guilty of this I will disagree. I made my first thread here selling something I had not taken the pictures so I posted a note that pictures were coming. It took probably 20 minutes to go take the photos download them to PC upload and post them to the thread. I forget what all I had going on but I did not do the photos immediately after posting I think I had to clean the area I used to take the photos first. I also sometimes post from the office and due to my own peculiar methods I won't upload photos directly from my phone assuming I even have photos on my phone already or the knife(s) handy to photograph. I do get photos loaded and available within 24hrs of a post if not less. It isn't ideal but sometimes I will procrastinate on the whole task until a start a piece and the thread piece creates the commitment needed to get myself in gear.
  5. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2016
    I guess that begs the question why not just wait to post until the pics are ready?
  6. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I have a theory about this which IMHO is generationally based! I was born in the tail end of what is commonly referred to as the Boomer Generation, so to me this behavior implies a lack of immediate effort translating to laziness.

    However, if one is from later generations, specifically from the Millennials, there's apparently a new catch phrase / mantra for this strategy referred to as, "Move Fast - Break Things" <shrugs>

    I don't wish to start a vigorous generational debate of old vs new, geezer vs young buck but I truly believe that there's something definitive to this effect. If you care to look up my own FS postings, you will see that I pour a lot of time and effort into what I list and I do enjoy a very high success rate, but by the same token I see that other folks with very little effort also manage to achieve some successful results. The latter will not motivate me to change my ways, but I think that some people are conditioned to both put little effort and also to accept offerings which have little effort put into them. As always, YMMV.
  7. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    My specific answer is in my post you quote at least for my singular example here on BF of selling something. I agree that it doesn't look good but sometimes people work in strange and different ways.
  8. SeppukuSamurai


    Aug 19, 2014
    I was once guilty of this. Those days are now behind me.

    I discovered Imgur.
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  9. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Clearly I have too much time on my hands as I just re-read this entire long-legged thread to see if I'd posted in it back when.

    Anyway, we have sellers here who have time to have a knife hobby, time to buy them, time to sell them, presumably time enough to maintain, play with, and use them, as well as the time to participate in a forum and post about knife-related topics. I guess that with all that there's clearly no time to take and post pics of them in a sales thread. Hmmmm....

    The other thing here is that I and many others who've written various posts on BF have expressed that they like to buy from those who are invested in participating in the discussion and not just here to buy and sell. Generally, the former are active in various threads where posting pictures of knives is de rigueur and I would expect and generally find their sales threads to feature excellent knife pics.

    The Exchange, aside from being a sales tool, is a great place to look at and learn about knives that one isn't familiar with if there are good pics there. But, then again, I clearly have too much time on my hands....
    Chris*33 likes this.
  10. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Pro tip: If you go to the search bar at the top of the page, you can click "search this thread only" by user name.

    Of course, you wouldn't have had the pleasure of re-reading the whole thread. ;)
    benchwarmer380 and ChazzyP like this.
  11. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Appreciate the tip, as it hadn't occurred to me even though I'm familiar with that feature. I did want to read what had been written along the way, though. Indeed, some of it was pleasurable, and some not so much. o_O
    r8shell likes this.
  12. empty5853

    empty5853 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2004

    I agree and believe me, I’m not the most computer savvy guy around. If I can do it I would think anyone with a computer could also.

    Mark T.
  13. Chris*33

    Chris*33 Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2017
    ''Such a cute little “crap” imoji. Pure genius. Did you work on that all morning?'' --> Yes sir....yes i did!
  14. benchwarmer380

    benchwarmer380 Valyrian Member Platinum Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    Do you agree with the poster SpyderPhreak was responding to and are taking offense at the response? Or just taking offense at the response and his use of poop?

    Oh and the Poop :poop: emoji takes as much energy as the Eye Roll :rolleyes: emoji you have in your signature? ;) <---- oh that one too
  15. Chris*33

    Chris*33 Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2017

    So, it is given that i was offended and i have to tell you by whom? Too many options :eek:
    If you really want an answer: i agree with SpyderPhreak but i am not offended..i don't have time for it, anynow, i'm typing :D
  16. benchwarmer380

    benchwarmer380 Valyrian Member Platinum Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    Was curious is all.

    Looking back, I see that I didn't read all of the posts the SP quoted. Your post makes more sense now. That's my bad.

    However, I will say that comedy is mostly about timing.
  17. Chris*33

    Chris*33 Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2017
    No problem, i believe i got a bit defensive as well, sorry for that. Wait..what? you're saying that my timing was off? i take my apology back man :D
    benchwarmer380 likes this.
  18. falar

    falar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2012
    To be fair this is not the way it always works either. I always post plenty of pics---at least the lockup, centering, and both sides of a knife. Then you get the requests for more pics. When that happens I always ask what exactly they are looking for in an attempt to waste LESS time. Now, this has happened to me maybe 5x so far but every time I've followed through I end up never hearing back even ONE word from those types.

    Some people just like to kick tires and waste time.

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