I list on eBay... Here is my 2 cents...The Need a price from my understanding was always because this isn't an auction platform. So you need to set a price. But I don't see any harm in someone being able to post an eBay link here. Nor was this ever against the rules - found posts back to 2011 saying eBay links were fine.
If someone wants an auction, they're going to go to eBay. They aren't going to just not auction it because Oakley Forum says you need a price. They may set a very high price which already happens here. But the bottomline is if they post it to eBay then its a fair auction. And all its doing is allowing the forum to be aware, and still potentially make an offer/negotiate.
Maybe a solution is to have a sold or dead thread button added in the eBay section for members to click on to shut down the thread say after 3-5 members click that its dead and once in awhile a moderator come in and clean up the dead threads. Thats pretty normal maintenance for any site.I personally think starting a thread for people to add an eBay listing is opening a can of worms, it will end up huge and full of out of date listings, you won't be able to have just one for all glasses never mind all the other items that members may be selling. If the thread gets out of control it is likely to cause a space issue on the server unless you plenty free @OakleyBoss then the complaints will start about how poor the forum is running, how it has started crashing blah, blah, blah..... the way i see it nobody is going to list an item for less on eBay than here due to the added seller fee's so just ban the use of eBay links on the Forum and leave it at that???
Let's take it to a vote?
or nto clean it up and just let it be clicked on and marked as dead.Maybe a solution is to have a sold or dead thread button added in the eBay section for members to click on to shut down the thread say after 3-5 members click that its dead and once in awhile a moderator come in and clean up the dead threads. Thats pretty normal maintenance for any site.