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#2: 06-15-2010, 02:29 PM
 
 LegacyGTBiggie
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General Member Classified Forum practices and principles:

1. Post a reasonable price.
We are not eBay so "make an offer" is not acceptable. Reasonable price means that you have done some research and identified a price-point that will actually sell.

2. Listing requirements.
Per our site rules, member-sellers are required to retain all original post materials, e.g., listing information, photos, price(s), etc., if/when the item is no longer available for sale. This "No Editing Out" of for sale information requirement protects both the buyer and seller and gives other members a feel for the market value of their items.
  • Note to all sellers: Selling in Member Classifieds are for items that are not for profit. If you want to make a profit selling items on this site, please become a vendor, or find another outlet for your items
  • This also means that Vendors must post their items in the Vendor Classified Forum unless a special exception has been made
3. Post items that are ready to sell. Otherwise, please make sure you let potential buyers know that there may be a delay in shipping.
  • Note to buyers: If you do use PayPal, you have a limit of 45 days from the original date of purchase for any disputes. 60 days from the original date of purchase if paid by a Visa or MasterCard with your bank
4. Disputes. If there is a dispute between a buyer or seller, the moderators cannot make the seller or buyer give you your money back. Remember, buy or sell at your own risk.
  • Note: Any member who is a poor seller/buyer and is unwilling to resolve any issues will be placed on a time out or banned depending on the severity of the offense. This will not be a unilateral decision, but will be based on an assessment of the situation by the moderators
5. Use i-Trader. i-Trader enables other members to review transactions between a potential seller and other members and then determine if they want to do business with that seller.
  • For those members who have had a good experience, then post a POSITIVE rating
  • If there was an issue and it was resolved, please post a POSITIVE (because it was resolved) or a NEUTRAL rating
  • If you have a bad experience with a member, and are unable to resolve the issue, then post a NEGATIVE rating and a short note describing the issue
In all cases, remember that you need to work it out, do not just immediately post a negative rating.

6. Setting up your For Sale Thread - How to Examples

To create a For Sale listing, first create a title that indicates where the item is located and what is contained in the thread. Use this example:

Title: FS (MD): AVO BOV and TMIC, Perrin DP

Then create the thread itself. Use this example:

For Sale:
  1. AVO BOV - used, 5000 miles. $150 (OBO)
  2. AVO TMIC - used 15000 miles. $400 firm
  3. Perrin Catted DP - used 15000 miles $375 firm
I only accept PayPal and U.S. Postal Money Orders. All items plus shipping and PayPal 3% fee. Post here or PM me if you're interested.

7. Sold Items. Browsing through sometimes pages of a member classified thread, where many members have asked whether the item is sold or not, is both frustrating and burns up bandwidth which is expensive. In this example the previous Perrin DP sold, so now the listing looks like:

For Sale:
  1. AVO BOV - used, 5000 miles. $150 (OBO)
  2. AVO TMIC - used 15000 miles. $400 firm
  3. Perrin Catted DP - used 15000 miles $375 firm - SOLD (< note bolding, increased font size, and italics)
I only accept PayPal and U.S. Postal Money Orders. All items plus shipping and PayPal 3% fee. Post here or PM me if you're interested.
  • Note: Once all items are sold, make your last thread post that all items are sold
  • Please notify a moderator and we will close the thread so it will not clog up the forum
8. It's perfectly fine to link to other sites/items, as long as:
  1. You're not selling them as a vendor and;
  2. The linked site allows linking (so members don't end up at dead links)
9. For any issues, problems, questions or help. Please PM me or notify a moderator and we will be happy to assist you. Please keep in mind, we cannot watch every thread on the forums so we rely on our members to help out if they see something that isn't right.

Thanks for keeping the forums running smoothly!

SBT