Just hit submit once when you place your ad. It will spin and spin and spin and then direct you to an error page, do not just go back and repost. Your ad has posted, just navigate back to the ads page and you should see it live and without the "sold" issue.
If you have the sold issue, delete all your duplicate ads, go into the one you want to keep and hit edit, then repost ad. This will repost it and I have not had the "sold" issue on reposted ads.
Admin, can you please find a fix for this?
P the K