NEW Guidelines: Please Read Before Posting

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by rob260, May 30, 2015.

  1. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    First of all these aren't really new guidelines, just a condensation of four or five stickies containing previous revisions. I'm hoping that this will reduce the number of RBPs and complaints I've been receiving regarding the classifieds section.

    Listing Your Item

    All for sale ads should include the following as a minimum (feel free to copy and paste this template into your ad)

    Item Name:
    Item Price:
    Item Condition:
    Item Description:
    Item Location:
    Will Freight Y/N:
    Cost of Freight:

    You are also strongly encouraged to include pictures within your post. This can be done by uploading pictures to a third party hosting site such as photobucket, or by adding images as attachments to your post.

    Guidelines For Posting

    Please familiarise yourself with the forum guidelines HERE.

    Guidelines For Sellers

    • For Sale threads are for items that are for sale with a SPECIFIED PRICE. If you do not have an asking price, don't post it here or the ad will be deleted.
    • You are responsible for every item that you list. If you cannot personally be held accountable for the accuracy of a description, the condition of an item, or the guaranteed delivery of goods on receipt of payment, don't post it.
    • When posting an item for sale, think about the information a buyer will need and try to provide it up front. For instance "For Sale - drivers door" will only raise the obvious question 2+0 or 2+2? Please include all of the relevant details such as price, your location, willingness to ship interstate or other pertinent information.
    • No gratuitous BUMPING. The Seller may post a price change or an answer to a legitimate question from a potential buyer, or give an update on the item
    • Please CLOSE expired ad's: Members should CLOSE expired classified posts once an item is sold or no longer for sale. This can be done by via the thread tools menu.
    • No auctions. Advertisements must have a price rather than requesting an offer and playing members off against each other. If you have, or plan a simultaneous auction on eBay or similar site for the same product(s), by all means place a link in your advertisement for the purpose of additional information or pictures. For such advertisements, your asking price must still be clearly stated within your original post
    • No unnecessary multiple listings. If you have 5 items to sell, put them all in the same advertisement, not 5 separate ones.
    • All items are available until sold, and items that have been sold are no longer available. Items cannot be restricted on the basis of "dibs", and items cannot be considered as still available for sale (even should a better offer come along) once a sale has been agreed upon. Failure to observe a "gentleman's agreement" may result in your restriction from the trading section.

    Guidelines For Buyers

    • Contact with Seller should be by PM. This includes offers, and requests for clarification on the nature of an item for sale. Unless a potential buyer's question requests information which would be of genuine interest to all potential buyers, use PM's.
    • Please respect the owner's right to place their item up for sale without having people replying with unwanted/irrelevant/nuisance posts. If you have genuine concerns regarding an item listed for sale please contact a moderator.
    • Please DO NOT COMMENT ON POSTS THAT AREN'T QUITE RIGHT OR VIOLATE THE GUIDELINES, instead use the RBP function to bring it to moderator attention.

    Guidelines for GROUP BUYS

    The Group Buys (GB) sub-forum exists for members of this forum to combine their collective buying power in order to secure a unique price or item. Group buys are run strictly by members for the benefit of members, with each participant including the organiser paying the same price for the same items. Members who operate businesses are not to run group buys in order to generate sales for their business; offers such as these must be made in the For Sale by Business section.

    Please be transparent when posting a group buy; aspects such as pricing, timeframe for delivery, any terms and conditions particularly with relation to payments, and the details of the retailer fulfilling the group buy should be clearly listed in your opening post.

    Please do not hijack existing group buys. If you believe that you can facilitate a better deal than the one being advertised please contact the group buy organiser via PM to discuss, or contact a moderator if you so not feel that an adequate solution has been reached.


    Please include the following information at the top of your thread. This info will be removed and stored then the thread will be approved.


    Please be aware that Moderators and Admins of aus300zx are in no way responsible for group buys. Moderator approval of a group buy does not imply any personal or corporate endorsing of the group buy, nor the group buy organiser.

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