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New For Sale Posting Rules
« on: January 08, 2012, 11:01:33 AM »
Vintage Zodiacs For Sale Rules - Selling here is a privilege, not a right. Even for VZ Team members.

Notice: If your Zodiac's model number begins with ZOxxxx do not post it here as it will be deleted.

Free advice: Use a REAL camera, NOT YOUR PHONE!!! Post several clear large pictures. If your camera has a MACRO then feature turn it on and use it.

1. No bold commands allowed in subject lines unless you're a paying TEAM MEMBER

2. All ads should be placed in ONE appropriate forum. NO CROSS POSTING OF ADS IN MULTIPLE FORUMS.

3. All items MUST be priced!

4. You MUST have valid contact information to sell on VintageZodiacs.com, and provide it to Staff on request.

5. You MUST have both your IM and e-mail turned on to sell here.

6. No auctions (or links to auction sites), either in an ad or redirecting a buyer to an auction site, via IM or email, unless specifically authorized by VintageZodiacs.com. Accepting higher than stated prices for an item is considered 'taking bids' and is not allowed. If receiving a higher than advertised price is important to you, list your item on an auction site. Moreover, "Or Best Offer" is understood on the forum to mean best offer up to the listing price, not best offer above the listing price.

7. No links to other commercial sites.

8. Absolutely no stomping on other peoples' posts! Do not remark in any way that would negatively impact the sale of someone’s merchandise. This can result in your account being locked.

9. No posting of anything illegal. Including trademark infringements, such as knock-offs and clones that bear the trademark of the original company.

10. Do NOT delete the original title, ad text or asking price. Leaving the ad in place after you sell, trade, or just plain decide to keep the item(s) is protection for both the buyer and seller, and also acts as a price reference for others. Edit the title and text of the ad to add "SOLD" or "TRADED", while retaining the ad text and title. Do NOT post a new reply, as this bumps the ad to the top of page 1 needlessly! Disregarding this rule may result in a suspension of your account.

Rules #11-14 are specific to "SELLERS" or bumping ads to the top of page 1:

11. Keep in mind Rule #3 above.

12. The seller CANNOT reply to their own ad within 72 hours of anyone's post(including their own) for any reason. The 72-hour countdown for the seller restarts with each new reply to the ad by ANYONE.

Paying TEAM Members may bump every 24 hours.

13. All changes/updates should be done with the edit feature to the original ad, not by adding another response.

14. Sellers –– If 72 hours have not passed since the last post by anyone, all questions should be addressed by IM, e-mail, or edit ONLY!

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15. Buyers –– STOP the trivial 'mail sent' nonsense. Simply send the seller an e-mail and/or IM. Also, STOP bumping ads with:  I wish I had the money", "Payment sent", etc. All small talk should be restricted to IM or e-mail. Do not post in an ad unless you are interested in the item(s) for sale. DO NOT POST OFFERS IN ADS-IM or email them only. IM or Email all questions. EXCEPTION: IF YOU WANT TO BUY AN ITEM, YOU MUST POST AN "I'LL TAKE IT" IN THE THREAD.

16. Don’t use a secondary "shill" account to ask a phony question or post any other messages.  This will result in BOTH accounts being locked!

17. Sellers –– Don’t rewrite an ad again in order to get it back on page 1. DO NOT REPOST AN AD THAT IS LOCKED.

18. Sellers –– Do not post items for sale that you do not have in your possession. Also, do not list items for sale unless you are 100% positive that you wish to sell them –– no "testing the waters" to gauge buyer interest or taking pre-orders. No sales for third parties. If your "friend" wishes to sell here, he must take the time to open a separate account. Refrain from posting personal info in ads, such as phone numbers and email addresses.

19. SELLERS: USE YOUR OWN PHOTOS Do not use other seller's photos to sell your item. If you cannot post pics of the actual item you are selling, then do not post pics.

If you break any of these rules, your ad may be removed or locked without notice.

Most importantly:

These for sale forums operate on honesty and integrity. If you cannot handle deals in an appropriate manner, don't post here! If you break our trust... selling rights may be removed and/or your account here will be subject to termination.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2014, 04:25:16 PM by Butch »
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