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Old Jul 4, 2009, 08:00 PM
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Consider this an official feature request. I'd like a way to prioritize the albums on my wish list. This would benefit both myself and others because I'd be able to keep track of which albums I want the most and then other members who have an album for sale would see how badly I currently want said album, if they wanted to contact me about it.

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Old Jul 23, 2009, 05:02 AM
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I second that, could be useful for the whole marketplace
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 06:49 AM
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So how would you vision this working? Perhaps a drop-down menu with a rating from 1 to 5 in increments of 0.5?

The marketplace seems to be getting quite a lot of use, so we're definitely open to ideas to improve it. I'm a little fuzzy on this one though, because I'm not sure how it impacts the actual process. For example, if I'm selling an album, and I see that someone has it listed at a rating of 1.5 on their wish list, should I even bother to send a PM? Similarly, if they rate it a 5.0, do I add %20 to the price and send a message?

I know that everyone has their own choice on how to use the ratings, and how to interpret the results, but that's actually my point. Does it really add something that would be consistently useful to the process of buying and selling albums.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 07:37 AM
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hmm... might be true. The community has even now some sellers who doubles and triples the prices for their own sake. There's my old suggestion of the "last seen for $... at [url]"-idea better because everyone can benefit from it without the price fighting.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 08:28 AM
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Or, instead of making it an incremental rating system, add in a little 'PRIORITY' message next to a user's relevant wanted album. As for a seller contacting multiple users with this same level of priority, the buyers' offers will determine who really wants it more.

My experiences with the marketplace here have been terrific, but I have contacted people about albums in their wish lists and they have understandably turned the offers down. This would be a useful feature as long as it means "I'm ready to buy this album now."
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Of course, the user can always put the word "PRIORITY" in the notes field, too.

I think it's always kind of a fluid thing. You contact someone one day, and it turns out they just had a bunch of unexpected expenses so they're going to be tapped out for a while. Alternatively, there are times where they do actively want the album, but are looking for a better bargain. So yeah, a new field wouldn't help weed these cases out unless everyone was using it for the same purpose universally.
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Of course, the user can always put the word "PRIORITY" in the notes field, too.
The notes field is enough for every purpose/use.

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