After extensive and in-depth debate, we have decided to adopt a universal price cap for all BPAL & BPTP items sold on the bpal.org forum.
BPTP price caps go into effect at 5pm EST on Monday, October 5th.
Price caps for BPAL and perfume oil sold through BPTP are:
- $10 per full imp or imp-sized decant
- $50 per full 5 mL bottle
- $100 per full 10 mL bottle
Price caps for bath oils, atmosphere sprays, massage oils, and hair glosses are:
- $12.50 per 1 oz decant
- $50 per full 4 oz bottle
- $100 per full 8 oz bottle
Soaps, plaques, jewelry, apparel, and other items are currently not being capped at this time. If we notice a need for price regulation in these categories, we will make an announcement accordingly.
Why a universal price cap? First of all, individual price caps were confusing and time-consuming, both to follow and to enforce. Second, we trust our members not to price-gouge and inflate costs. We don't need to police every nickel, dime, and quarter. Finally, the marketplace will dictate what works and what doesn't! Laissez-faire BPAL, yo.
Please be aware that this is a trial. If we receive reports of abuse of the system, we will revisit this approach. But we hope that this will be more streamlined and simpler, for both sellers and buyers.
If you paid more than the $50 price cap for a given item and have documentation to back it up, you may contact an administrator to request an exception to the price caps. BPTP items such as lockets fall into this category.
Please note that you may not sell an item above caps without prior approval, and that mod approval is not guaranteed.
Please note that "make me an offer" is still not acceptable. Specific prices must be posted in the For Sale forum. As always, sellers may not charge PayPal fees on top of bottle/shipping cost.
Finally, as with every other forum area, please keep in mind that gauging interest in off-forum swaps (decant circles, sales/swaps, ISOs, etc.), directing people to an off-forum swap page, or discussing off-forum swaps is not permitted.
Please PM swap mods (currently Maewitch and Silvertree) with any questions.