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** General sales rules and a quick guide to buying **

Discussion in 'General Sales' started by Realist, Nov 17, 2009.

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  1. Realist

    Realist Registered

    Jun 18, 2009
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    Before advertising anything in this section please ensure you fully understand the rules below. These rules are in place to make selling on the forum easier and safe for all members, also see below for a quick guide on buying on the forum.

    If you are in any doubt on the below, please send a message to admin before you list or buy your item.

    Selling Rules

    1. Please make sure your location is in your profile so that members can see where you are.
    2. Please advertise items with a price.
    3. Add a picture of the item this makes selling your item so much easier and people know what they are buying (please use a picture of the actual item and include your forum username within the actual picture itself).
    4. Give as much information as possible on the items for sale this saves on alot of confusion and a speedy sale.
    5. Please state if you will post or if it's collection only.
    6. All comunication must remain in the thread until the item is sold and no sales offers via pm allowed.
    7. Once item is sold please clearly mark it as SOLD.
    8. You must use the sales form provided (not applied to General Sales).
    9. First to post in the thread stating they want to purchase the item, gets first refusal and so on in order of posts.
    10. First person to offer the full asking price in the thread comes before others offering a reduced price.
    11. If your not interested in the item for sale, please do not comment in the sales thread.
    12. Commercial sellers are not allowed to advertise in this section unless being a member of the free ads on the forum or by agreement of admin/owner.
    13. You cannot place any adverts / templates for sale until you have been a member for 14 days and you have achieved a minimum of 25 posts. If you do post any adverts, and you have been a member for less than 14 days, and have achieved a minimum of 25 posts, they will be removed.
    14. Free to good home section; Once an item is offered in the FTGH section, the person who is offering the item, has the final decision of who the item goes to.

    Updated: 12/10/2011

    Due to a number of dishonest sellers of late in the classifieds section the following changes have been implemented.

    1. There is a Min 50 post count before you are allowed to list items for sale, or are able to view the 'Free To Good Home' and 'Wanted' sections of the forum (this is 50 for general sales)
    2. You must of been a registered member on the forum for 14 days
    3. The posts in the classifieds section will not count towards your overall post count.
    4. Anyone who is seemed to be spamming the board in order to reach the min 25 post will have their post count set back to zero and a possible ban.

    The above changes are in effect immediately. It is down to the administrators of the forum to determine what constitutes 'spam' posting and their decision is final.

    The above rules are in place to protect genuine members who use the site to buy and sell in the correct manner.

    A quick guide to buying

    As always there are certain people in this world who have no morals at all and intentionally set out to rip other un-suspecting buyers off. Most of us thankfully are honest and trustworthy and the minority spoil if for the rest.

    With the above in mind I think it's only right to give you a few pointers when buying goods off the forum.

    1. Never pay by bank transfer - You have zero comeback if the seller fails to send the goods.
    2. Do not send as a paypal gift - I guess this is your choice at the end of the day, but please bear in mind as with a bank transfer you will have zero comeback should the seller fail to deliver the goods.
    3. Try to get a good communication going with the seller by getting a phone number preferably a land line.
    4. REPORT IT - If you suspect anything is wrong please contact any of the ADMIN team and we will do our best to resolve the situation between the two parties. We will not take sides of the buyer / seller, however if we suspect that a fraudulent transaction has taken place we WILL report it to the police. In addition to this the user will be permanently banned from this forum and their details sent to all other UK Marine Forums.
    5. If you don't intend to buy DONT post and say you will and then fail to communicate. We monitor all buyer feedback and get feedback on a regular basis from sellers. If we see fit and its repeated on a regular basis you will be banned from the classifieds sections on the forum. Non-payment of goods on the forum that the seller can provide clear evidence that the goods have been collected or delivered will result in an instant ban.

    While 99% of transactions go without a hitch there are some people who are out there that will always try to rip others off and we don't want them on here.

    The Salty Box Marine Forum or its Admin / Moderator team can NOT be held responsible for failed transactions. Thats up to you to stay vigilant at all times and look after the money in your pocket

    If in doubt about any posts and you would like the Admin team or moderators to know then please Report The Post, you do this by pressing on the red triangle which is located at the top right hand corner of every post. That will then send an email to the Salty Box team to deal with the query pormptly.
    It is better to report a post than to PM just one of the team as it will be dealt with quicker.

    Last edited: Sep 11, 2017
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