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1) If YOU are a seller, please include a price in all 'For Sale' postings. If there is no price, you will be asked to add a price. If no price appears after three (3) days your post will be removed*.

Why do we have this rule? Because our members have experienced too many situations like this:

I don't want to deal with ebay. I am selling X here for the members.
How much do you want for X?
I don't know what it's worth, how much will you give me for X?
I'll give you $AA.AA for X.
Hey, I am interested in X, how much for X?
I don't know what it's worth, how much will you give me for X?
I'll give you $BB.BB for X.
I'll give you $CC.CC for X.

You can see where this is going. Mr. Red here now has two or more members interested in item X so it turns into a hidden auction where members don't know they are bidding against each other. If you want to run an auction, take it to ebay where the whole world can bid on it. Just post a link to your ebay auction in a 'for sale' post.

Or this scenario:

I am selling X.
How much do you want for X?
I'll take $AA.AA for X.
Ok. I'll give you $AA.AA for X.
Ok. We have a deal. Contact me and we'll arrange payment, shipping, etc.

Time passes... Mr. Blue keeps trying to contact Mr. Red. Eventually Mr. Red admits or Mr. Blue finds out elsewhere that Mr. Red sold X for $BB.BB to some other person. All along Mr. Blue thought he had an agreed deal. This then leads to posts about "bad sellers" or "don't deal with so-and-so". Again, please post a price and honor it.

2) (Added 11/4/2016) If you are selling on Craigslist (or a similar site, i.e. eBay) it is ok to post a 'for sale' ad on the forum with a link to your Craigslist (or other site) ad unless we find there is no price listed (updated 3/20/2017).

3) (Added 11/4/2016) No 'For Sale' thread hijacking like this…

I have an X for sale, $AA.AA.
Hey, I have an X also if anyone is interested.

Mr. Blue here has jumped in as a competitor on Mr. Red’s post. Don’t be like Mr. Blue. Start your own ‘for sale’ post with your own price.

 
4) (Added 11/4/2016) This forum is advertisement free. We don't run ads, neither can members. No advertising or 'teaser' posts like this:

I will be selling the following or I'm thinking of selling:

A
B
C

Etc.

No time frame or price stated. As soon as other members see this it turns into another auction with PMs and emails outside this forum. Again, if there is no price, you will be asked to add a price. If no price appears after three (3) days your post will be removed*.


5) (Added 3/20/2017) NO selling or ‘For Sale’ posts in any forum or section other than the designated “Parts/Related For Sale” sections of the forums. We know sometimes mistakes happen so if we see a ‘For Sale’ ad posted outside of the designated areas we’ll move it to the appropriate area. If for some reason this becomes a recurring issue it will be addressed.


6) (Added 3/20/2017) If you ask “what’s it worth” or “what’s the value” or something similar, you cannot give any indication (“I’m thinking about selling this”, “I have one of these I might sell”, “I might sell one of these” or similar) the item is for sale or will be for sale as that is considered posting something for sale outside of the “Parts/Related For Sale” sections.

7) (Added 3/20/2017) Any attempt to avoid or circumvent Rule #1 outside the “Parts/Related For Sale” is prohibited. Posts using the words “is there any interest” or “anyone interested” or “how much interest” or the like will be considered as a ‘For Sale’ post outside of the “Parts/Related For Sale” sections. Which will get it moved to the “Parts/Related For Sale” sections per Rule #5 and then you will be referred to Rule #1.

#8 (Added 3/28/2017) If you respond to a 'Wanted' ad with something like "I have one of those for sale" you must include a price with that response since you basically made a 'For Sale' post.


* If you have received a previous warning about posting for sale ads without a price your post may be deleted immediately.
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