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 Post subject: Define 'DIBS' Thread
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:05 pm 
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Someone define what dibs means on a for sale thread?

I was under the impression it meant 1st refusal...

Maybe its changed?

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 Post subject: Re: Define 'DIBS' Thread
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:08 pm 
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i always thought it meant i will have it depending on, pics, price , condition, more details, while i check requirements/bank balance or i know a man who may want it,

ermm so yeah i want it depending on....and can i have first refusal


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 Post subject: Re: Define 'DIBS' Thread
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:09 pm 
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I'd say first to summit a PM gets dibs, but it also goes down to who stumps up the cash first.


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 Post subject: Re: Define 'DIBS' Thread
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:26 pm 
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A lot of people ask for dibs to be called in their FS threads for transparency - so there is no argument as to who got there first. I do this but most people ignore it anyway!
But yes I'd agree that it means first refusal or something along those lines.


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 Post subject: Re: Define 'DIBS' Thread
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:44 pm 
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Yes the same here , to be honest most stick to the rule / forum etiquette .


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 Post subject: Re: Define 'DIBS' Thread
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:50 pm 
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It's in relation to my for sale thread that went up today..

Jonrock wanted the M900 levers that were offered for sale and requested dibs.

I found this but the request was not followed up with a PM... In the 45 minutes that elapsed where he didn't send me a PM another buyer came through (with a PM) and I sold to them.

Jonrock made the point that I only gave him 45 mins to send a PM. I sold to the first person who followed my stated rules. If I'd have been him and I wanted the levers so badly, I'd have followed my post on the thread immediately with a PM.

I'll hold my hand up, if I've genuinely done wrong here... I have been selling bits for years with not a single problem (and my feedback supports that!)

I have learnt a lesson and all future sales will have a "strictly no dibs" rule..


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 Post subject: Re: Define 'DIBS' Thread
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No dibs in my threads.

My particular favourite is "dibs pending"
If you want me to take more photos, but someone else will take it without them, then they get it.


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 Post subject: Re: Define 'DIBS' Thread
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:02 pm 
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ringo wrote:
It's in relation to my for sale thread that went up today..

Jonrock wanted the M900 levers that were offered for sale and requested dibs.

I found this but the request was not followed up with a PM... In the 45 minutes that elapsed where he didn't send me a PM another buyer came through (with a PM) and I sold to them.

Jonrock made the point that I only gave him 45 mins to send a PM. I sold to the first person who followed my stated rules. If I'd have been him and I wanted the levers so badly, I'd have followed my post on the thread immediately with a PM...


if some one can post on the thread then they can send a pm, its an extra 2 minutes to type, it avoids confusion / disappointment, from the above it sounds like he was requesting but not actually following process so I wouldn't lose any sleep on it, and whats done is done


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 Post subject: Re: Define 'DIBS' Thread
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:07 pm 
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I sometimes call dibs especially when using my phone as it takes a little longer to type the PM. I'll always follow up with a PM within a minute or two as usually I'll want more info or just an extra few seconds to try and zoom in on the photos. If I needed more time - say 45 mintues, I'd still PM immediately asking for dibs for 45 minutes.


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 Post subject: Re: Define 'DIBS' Thread
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I was under the impression it meant 1st refusal...


"Yeah, I'll have that Merlin Extralight in what may or may not be my size - and I'll just have to sell everything in my garage first..."

But it's OK - I've got first refusal..

:roll: :roll:

Sorry for the sarcasm but he's just called me a Noob...


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