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Would You But A Used Car Off Someone With Red Rep?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Dio, Nov 9, 2005.

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Would You Trade With A Red Rep Person?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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    47.6%
  3. Maybe

    13 vote(s)
    31.0%
  4. Only if I could Escrow their product

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  1. corena

    corena Peon

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    #21
    you mean people have f**ck all missions.. he must get sore:|
    SEMrush
     
    corena, Nov 10, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. blackbug

    blackbug Peon

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    #22
    That's true. But Dio was relating buying a car to buying a website. And when buying something that you can't get your hands on first and "take for a drive" you have to take other things into account. DP rep is just one of many things.

    Of course, the DP sales forum is a good place because if there is something amiss about an website for sale then people usually jump all over the thread and point just about everything wrong about it out.

    Also, a genuine seller would also be willing to engage in a decent dialogue (on forum, PM or offline) about the sale.

    So there's a lot of gut instinct involved.
     
    blackbug, Nov 10, 2005 IP
  3. The Webmaster

    The Webmaster IdeasOfOne

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    #23
    Newbies usualy get reds more often.
    When i was new here I got three reds (and I mean big reds) for my post over dmoz and I was red for three horrible minutes ;). but then came a wacko, a doc and a dmoz guy to rescue me.
    my advice- stay here, stay cool, keep posting(I mean quality posting), and you'll be green very soon.
     
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  4. dataman

    dataman Peon

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    #24
    I respect what Dio was saying I was just trying to add the fact that reputation in a forums type context is not always based on someone's integrity, but based more on rules of that said forum. So I don't see where reputation in a forum context would ever be a deciding factor in any decision that should be included in buying or purchasing anything even web related stuff. I was using the car example to only say that being self informed is more important than any opinion that others may have, which I think is a good thing!


    jb
     
    dataman, Nov 10, 2005 IP
  5. aeiouy

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    #25
    The reality is a good car salesman would have a very good rep. I know some extremely succesful high-end car salesman and they would have no problem getting a lot of green rep. That is why they make a significant amount of money.

    Your run-of-the-mill carsalesman will be all over the map really. They might skew a bit below average overall, but not by much.

    That being said, I am not sure rep is a real good indicator of what you should or should not buy from people. Rep rarely has anything to do with sales on DP.
     
    aeiouy, Jan 24, 2006 IP
  6. ServerUnion

    ServerUnion Peon

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    #26
    I dont really care if they are honest, or have a good site. Red rep usually means they are annoying as 5hit and have been so to many users.

    There are to many opportunities available on the net to even worry about buying from members with red reps.
     
    ServerUnion, Jan 24, 2006 IP
  7. tesla

    tesla Notable Member

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    #27
    I won't buy a used car from anyone. I definitely won't buy it from someone on th e net with a red rep point.
     
    tesla, Jan 24, 2006 IP
  8. digimania

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    #28
    I don't think I woud do either.
     
    digimania, Jan 25, 2006 IP
  9. Blogmaster

    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    #29
    Rep would be more of an indicator whether you would want to hang out with that person or not.
     
    Blogmaster, Jan 25, 2006 IP
  10. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #30
    For me it would depend on the value and my own experience with the person. I just bought a domain and some content off GADOOD, who we all know, has 2 reds. But that's mainly for his choice of language so I had confidence it wouldn't reflect his complete self. He responded promptly etc. so I went ahead and was not disappointed.

    So.. It depends IMO.

    Yuo can always cover your ass with a well written contract and some investigation.
     
    T0PS3O, Jan 25, 2006 IP
  11. Dio

    Dio Well-Known Member

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    #31
    Good to see Shawn has added the Feedback feature - it should help a lot, you'll at least be able to see if a reddy is a goody or a baddie when it comes to sales :)
     
    Dio, Jan 27, 2006 IP
  12. Weirfire

    Weirfire Language Translation Company

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    #32
    yeah I was dissappointed I couldn't find any threads where we actually discussed our trades Dio. I mean we've made a few yet I cant give you the feedback for them!
     
    Weirfire, Jan 27, 2006 IP
  13. Dio

    Dio Well-Known Member

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    #33
    It was all under the counter Weirfire, brown paper bags and all. ;)
     
    Dio, Jan 27, 2006 IP
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  14. Weirfire

    Weirfire Language Translation Company

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    #34
    lol Well I suppose we dont want people asking what the business deals were for do we? ;)
     
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  15. Crazy_Zap

    Crazy_Zap Well-Known Member

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    #35
    Good point. Really, much more important than any rep system is past clients. If you want to buy something from someone here, pay no attention to little red (or green) blobs. Ask around. Ask if anyone has done business with the person before. That's the best business rep system around. Referrals.
     
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  16. corena

    corena Peon

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    #36
    Ummm.. What was your business deals for?:cool:
     
    corena, Jan 27, 2006 IP
  17. Weirfire

    Weirfire Language Translation Company

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    #37
    lol just links!
     
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  18. corena

    corena Peon

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    #38
    riiight... links..uuuhuuuh yup..gotcha

    BTW
    Am I missing something..
    What is that all about?
     
    corena, Jan 27, 2006 IP
  19. Dio

    Dio Well-Known Member

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    #39
    More info here - we now have the Ebay mod :)
     
    Dio, Jan 27, 2006 IP
  20. corena

    corena Peon

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    #40
    Hey thanks! I not on very much lately and missed alot.. I appreciate the helps in updating me!
     
    corena, Jan 27, 2006 IP