PLACING AN AD IN MARKETPLACE
IMPORTANT NOTE: ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN WITH POTN 30 DAYS AND POSTED 30 MESSAGES MAY LEAVE ADS.
1. Include your country of residence in the title, even if you are willing to sell outside that area. Within the post, please provide an indication of where you live.
2. Specify the currency you are selling in.
3. Post pictures, where applicable, in the original post.
4. Please list any extras or accessories you will include in the transaction.
5. State the acceptable method(s) of payment.
6. Please state if shipping/insurance is included in the price. Also state the method of shipping you are proposing.
7. Mark SOLD by locking the thread: see http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=179825
8. All Thread titles should include one or more of the following abbreviations in the TITLE:
FS = For Sale
FA = for Auction (it is permissible to advertise your ebay /auctions, but they MUST contain "FA" in the title)
FT = For trade
WTB = Want to buy (when your looking to buy something.)
If you sell only to certain continent, country or trade area, please state that in title, e.g.:
For Sale (UK) Canon EF-S 17-85mm
For Sale (US) Canon EF-S 17-85mm
For Sale Canon EF-S 17-85mm (EU)
It is always helpful to your fellow members to have your actual location listed either in the thread, or in your member profile.
DOUBLE-CHECK THAT ALL FACTS AND PRICES ARE CORRECT, AND THAT YOU HAVE PROVIDED PHOTOS AND ALL RELEVANT INFO. MAKE ALSO SURE THAT YOUR EMAIL IS WORKING AND THAT IT IS ENABLED IN FORUM'S USER CONTROL PANEL.
To automatically follow replies, use our "subscription" feature: either set it on in your User CP before posting or use thread tools -> subscribe thread after posting.
UPDATE: 13 October 2008
In attempt to avoid blatant scam attempts and have some post history on those who place ads, and to make the Sell and Buy forums a service for our loyal member and not just a passer-by:
From now on you will need to be member of POTN in order to start new threads in buy or sell forums. This means you need 30 days and 30 posts before you can place your ad. Junior Members (0-29 posts) can of course reply to posts as usual.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN YOU REACH 30 POSTS AND 30 DAYS PERMISSIONS UPDATE WILL TAKE COUPLE OF HOURS.
Please let moderators know if you have any permission problems after the change.
RESPONDING TO AN AD IN MARKETPLACE
This is your transaction. It is in your best interests to use traceable lines of communication such as e-mail or the telephone to conduct your business.
If you must use PM then feel free to do so but doing so you must understand that in case of trouble POTN will not give you any PM logs or user trace info because we are not part of the deal in any way. We do not guarantee that PM's reach their targets, either. When using your own email you have your own logs and also possibly your own ISP there to help you in trace.
It is up to you to verify buyer's/seller's integrity and it is up to you to manage transaction safely.
TO GET TO KNOW SELLER, PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT SELLERS PRIOR POSTS AND DISCUSSIONS AT POTN. YOU CAN DO IT BY CLICKING USER NAME ON THE LEFT SIDE AREA AND SELECTING "VIEW MORE POSTS BY....".
For tips on how to be better informed during the online purchasing process, please visit this thread.
How To Be Better Informed During Online Purchases
YOU AGREE TO THIS WHEN POSTING AND REPLYING
Posts in this forum should only be for sale or trade of photography-related equipment and services.
Direct advertising of any product and/or service on the Forums, in any other area than Marketplace forum, is strictly prohibited and the rules enforced. Members can advertise here only merchandise or services related to Photography. Marketplace is for POTN members only.
Canon Digital Photography Forums and Photography-on-the.net share NO affiliation with the merchants posting equipment for sale or trade in this forum. This space is provided solely for the convenience of the users of Photography-on-the.net. At no point do we have possession of or control over any items listed or sold using POTN Marketplace.
Canon Digital Photography Forums and Photography-on-the.net will not be held liable for any misrepresentation, or fraud posted on this forum.
What this means in plain text is that:
* Forum does not verify buyer's/seller's credibility, honesty or intentions
* Forum does not reply to any queries about buyers/sellers, or help in case you have trouble. We do not give away any member information.
* Forum does not solve any problems in transactions.
* We take no part whatsoever in transactions, guarantees, payments, refunds, deliveries or returns
In even simpler terms:
You post an ad here. Forum's part in your business ends there.
By posting in the Marketplace forum you agree to all of above. Also, by posting in the Marketplace forum you agree that you remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to hold harmless and indemnify the owners of the Canon Digital Photography Forums and Photography-on-the.net with respect to any claim based upon any transaction that you undertake with other members of this forum.
Canon Digital Photography Forums and Photography-on-the.net have the sole and exclusive rights to modify, delete, or make any use whatsoever both in the Forums and in any other location and medium, of all content posted to these Forums.
AFTER THE SALE / LEAVE THE PRICE / MARK AS SOLD / LOCK THE THREAD
Lock your threads!
Lock it even if the sale is just pending, you can always unlock it if the sale does not go through.
RELISTING / MULTIPLE THREADS / SPAM / PRICE POLICING / BUMPING / FEELERS
ONE THREAD PER ITEM IS ENOUGH. MULTIPLE THREADS WILL BE DELETED. PLEASE ALLOW FOUR WEEKS BEFORE REPOSTING.
NO PRICE POLICING OR PRICE COMMENTS ALLOWED. SUCH POSTS WILL BE DELETED
NO SUITABILITY COMMENTS ALLOWED. SUCH POSTS WILL BE DELETED.
Like all of POTN, MESSAGE BUMPING IS PROHIBITED
No Feelers. Feelers will be deleted without comment.
EACH ITEM THAT IS MEANT TO BE SOLD SEPARATELY SHOULD BE POSTED SEPARATELY
As always public negotiations, bidding, or counter offers are not allowed, use private communications.
Because we have now sorting (by thread) bumps do not really matter. So, ability to reply to posts is on again.
You can also edit your own posts now. Please state the reason of edit in respective text box in editor.
Of course there is a catch: I disabled new posts to marketplace from showing in "new posts" page, to prevent yet one way of bumping ads.
I also made new stickies in hoping people would actually read them http://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=14
Special Thanks to TeamSpeed for putting this together.