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Old 29 November 2008, 13:59   #121
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Not sure if this has been mentioned as this is a long thread.
Be good if B&O contacted the sellers asking if the boats are still for sale. The amount I contacted to be told "Sorry sold" was a pain. Maybe an automated email after 3 weeks?

Nice idea - we do already do that!
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Old 29 November 2008, 15:13   #122
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Nice idea - we do already do that!
Do you? I've not checked out that site for a couple of years.
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Old 29 November 2008, 16:03   #123
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Do you? I've not checked out that site for a couple of years.
Yep, we send an automated email out 7 days before the advert expires to ask the user whether they want it to be renewed, if they do not renew it, the advert gets deleted.

That facility has been on the site since I joined nearly 2 years ago.
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Old 30 November 2008, 14:56   #124
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How long are adverts displayed for? Maybe a shorter expiry time might be worth considering?

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Old 30 November 2008, 17:07   #125
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How long are adverts displayed for? Maybe a shorter expiry time might be worth considering?

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56 days, but the email goes out a week before. The advertiser does have the ability to remove the advert at any time themselves.
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Old 30 November 2008, 19:20   #126
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I must be very unlucky then as 9 times out of 10 the boat was sold. I'd still think about doing a check around 3 weeks.
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Old 04 December 2008, 07:36   #127
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They was a certain cheap Searider on the site for ages, I rang up about it and it was sold, the advert was still on 5 weeks later.
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Old 09 December 2008, 10:25   #128
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I thought people would like to know we have improved the search system on the site now so hopefully more relevant adverts will appear when you guys are looking to upgrade your RIB!

Thanks for all of the feedback recieved over the past few months.

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I noticed a certain RIB manufacturer has included evey single word to do with RIBs in his advert and also most popular RIB makes too. So when I search for Avon I get his boats even though thats not what I'm after!
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I noticed a certain RIB manufacturer has included evey single word to do with RIBs in his advert and also most popular RIB makes too. So when I search for Avon I get his boats even though thats not what I'm after!
Well after the changes we made today that should be less of a problem now, although not completeley resolved it is a lot better than it was!
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