Took a scan through the topics & did not see this so if it exists somewhere by all means someone point to it & apologizes for the new post.
I don’t know how many sellers do this the same but one thing that is “habit” for myself is viewing profiles anytime when dealing with inquiries. This especially just gets taken into account with the oddly consistent type message such as “What an amazing animal, I must have” or “I would love to have this, are you firm on the price” then after the response in many regards it seems like there is no follow-up. Those commonly have a New User status with one or two log ins oddly
In additional, whether it is a first time log in to a seasoned account if the first message out of the gate is all and all will you take 50% of the list price then one thing I want to start knowing at this point, who supports USARK. But further more not someone to say they bought a $10 ticket at Tinley to sit in the room & hang or even if they did bid once on a tray of cupcakes (though they are good). Rather who is a member because at the end of the day membership is what matters, numbers vs the dollars raised.
Everyone has had a tough year for sure & this year alot of deals with probably cut with the way the economy has been, people that got in during the stimulus craze now are cashing out, buyers know this & why not jump on slow down on sales. What personally I’d like to see is an ease in identifying who is a member & who isn’t no different that a buyer’s account because perhaps going forward my model would be geared towards discounts & offerings to members first.
There are plenty of sellers still on the platform that don’t have a membership, does that mean don’t buy from them; not exactly so would I say to a buyer you’re not a member so you don’t get a deal, not exactly but I do think it has some weight to it.
Just my two cents perhaps,