First one, I’ve seen the idea here but not quite the way I’d do it. BST’s for forums with items at very different price points really do benefit, imo, from seperate BST’s. However, instead of getting too complex, I’d just do a second subforum selection once you get past the BST header on the mainpage. The two you could choose would simply be 1 for over $100 items and another for under, labeled as such. It would be difficult for people to pick the wrong one in this configuration because they’d have to actually choose the incorrect one despite the label actually being the link…and since there are only two, it would be easier to moderate if there were mistakes. But I think people would pick up on it quick and it is vastly easier to find the type of things I’m looking for this way. It also concentrates buyers around the type of yoyo’s they’re seeking rather than having to wade through everything and likely missing a lot of potential throws they’d have liked.
I’ve seen this work very well…and I wouldn’t have written this if I didn’t think there was kind of an issue now. It really comes down to having to click every single ad because each one claims all sorts of brands in the titles, only to find that it’s usually not what you were looking for at all.
Second one is much easier. PLEASE make it a rule that an asking price must be present. Even if the person still wants offers it is so much better for the buyer to know what they’re dealing with before messaging the seller, and this discourages people from putting up ads for yoyos they’re not really wanting to sell (which is obviously not a good thing). It also has a passive effect of making the BST a reference for past sale prices and helps to establish market value for future sales of similar items.