Originally Posted by ClaytonCallihan
Agreed, the rep may be hard to get for someone but sure is low for being able to be considered trusted to sell properly. I must say the staff who set it that way are actually very nice for that.
The rep threshold by no means guarantees scam protection; every once in a while you'll see someone on eBay with 10,000+ feedback that suddenly goes bad. It's just a way to keep people from signing up solely for the reason of making a quick buck at least without having to make a meaningful contribution to the site first. Everyone is encouraged to take appropriate precautions when making deals, regardless of the rep level of the other participant. That being said, the vast majority of deals on the site go very smoothly, and most of the very few that don't go so well are resolved between the members making the deal.
Originally Posted by USFORCES
Right, a few hundred semi-worthless posts?, LOL
Who ever is this stupid enough to post a (few hundred semi-worthless posts)
when it would be much easier to open 35 bogus accounts and and give themself 35 reps and on top of that they could give each account 35reps and scam 35 members, LOL
I wanted to post in the Apraisal area also but the REP thing was stopping me to, I have over 400 post's and 21 Reps, I've given out over 100Reps easy and it's still off limits to me
Check out some sites where post count carries some weight. I can recall one game forum I belonged to where members would post stuff like "yeah, what he said" countless times to up their post count. It was totally stupid and pointless, but it did happen. If people want to try the 35 account scam, it would most likely end up with 35 banned accounts.
Just keep plugging away at it. You're nearly two thirds of the way there already.
The reason that Appraisals are lumped in with the For Sale section and have the same requirements is because before we had an Appraisal forum, members would post appraisal requests throughout the forums. Those threads all to often evolved into sale threads once prices started flying around.