Originally Posted by Dave Swift
Actually, you can post Ebay links, just as long as they're not to your own auctions.. That's what I've come up with anyway. I noticed a Mod posted links to auctions he won over on the other ibanez guitars forum.
Basically I think the guideline is try to be sensible with the links, like you have been here. You've posted a link to your guitar
basically and there's no harm in that.
What we're trying to avoid is someone posting links to active auctions that would be of slightly more than a passing interest to 90% of the folks here.
If some one, out of nothing but good intentions, posts up a thread about a rare guitar that's going cheap, and includes the link to the auction, he drives the price up for anyone and everyone concerned as 100 folks stick in a casual bid 'just in case' instead of allowing the folks who have been actively searching for weeks to find that particular guitar to get the guitar of their dreams. The real fans lose out and the seller's the only one who really really benefits.
If there's a fun auction like say that Peter Max guitar that I posted up about, then it's more a "news story" than an advertisement, after all not many of us could afford to drop the $10K or so it's ok to post it up in the auctions section. Also if there's a moron advertising a JEM at $10000000000 then that too could probably go there. It's not an auction anyone will honestly and actively be participating in so there's no real harm.