Classified Ad Editing

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kf4uuz

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I currently have a few items for sale in the classifieds.
Today I noticed one of the ads was edited. This was not done by me. Most likely it was done by the potential buyer of one of my items.

I was not happy with the knowledge that "anybody" can alter my (or anyone else' s) ad as they see fit.

I wouldn't think that this could happen.

My question is, is this the way things normally work in the RR classifieds?

Your feedback is appreciated.
 

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I wouldn't think someone could edit your ad. Are you sure it wasn't an administrator?
 

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The ad was in the amateur radio equipment for sale category; In the handheld transceivers section. The first day the ad ran was, Thursday, 9/29/11. It was for a Yaesu FT-60. The asking price was, 145.00. plus 10.00 shipping.
I noticed the change in the ad on, Monday, 10/19/11. The ad then read, "SOLD, $155.00."
The ad seems to have been removed today.
I had nothing to do with the ad being changed, or deleted.

I also received an email from PayPal on Monday, 10/19, stating that 155.00 had been put into my account , but 'Do not ship', as the transaction was under review.
Later on Monday, I received an email from a guy in Texas, who said he was the one who sent me the money via PayPal, and it was for the FT-60.
PayPal still has the transaction on hold, and it still advising me not to ship until the issue is remedied.
(I will not ship anything until I get the OK from PayPal.)
I am electing not to identify the "buyer" at this time due to the fact that things are getting heated due to the PayPal issue. He seems to feel that I have his money, and he has no radio.

I don't know if, or how the "buyer" or the PayPal issue is related to my ad being altered.
 

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The ad was in the amateur radio equipment for sale category; In the handheld transceivers section. The first day the ad ran was, Thursday, 9/29/11. It was for a Yaesu FT-60. The asking price was, 145.00. plus 10.00 shipping.
I noticed the change in the ad on, Monday, 10/19/11. The ad then read, "SOLD, $155.00."
The ad seems to have been removed today.
I had nothing to do with the ad being changed, or deleted.

I also received an email from PayPal on Monday, 10/19, stating that 155.00 had been put into my account , but 'Do not ship', as the transaction was under review.
Later on Monday, I received an email from a guy in Texas, who said he was the one who sent me the money via PayPal, and it was for the FT-60.
PayPal still has the transaction on hold, and it still advising me not to ship until the issue is remedied.
(I will not ship anything until I get the OK from PayPal.)
I am electing not to identify the "buyer" at this time due to the fact that things are getting heated due to the PayPal issue. He seems to feel that I have his money, and he has no radio.

I don't know if, or how the "buyer" or the PayPal issue is related to my ad being altered.
I am not 100% sure but, if you used "Allow Users to Buy your Ad via Paypal Immediately?"Maybe it delete's the ad after a set time, again, I am not 100% sure on this. Lindsay would have to chime in.
 
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