Hey everyone. I looked for an appropriate subforum to discuss rules, but I couldn’t find one. I apologize if this is the wrong place for this; please let me know the right place if it’s not.
Anyhow. I’ve recently conducted a sale on Reddit via the r/WatchExchange subreddit. It was an overall great experience and I think there’s something to learn from their rules.
Their most strictly enforced rule is that you must post a picture of the watch you’re selling with your username and date hand-written on a piece of paper placed under the watch. While this can still technically be forged, it is a pretty good indicator of authenticity. Not only does it support the user selling the watch, but it makes it much harder for scammers to steal and reuse photos.
What I’m suggesting is to merely encourage this type of photo as an official “best practice.” I wouldn’t expect to change the way things are required to be done here, as people have been doing it as-is for years. But if people could be politely encouraged to do it this way, it would be a regular, common practice that benefits everyone.
Thanks for reading! 🙂