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Scotttheking Jan 2, 2005 02:34 AM
*READ ME FIRST* Posting Guidelines (UPDATED: 11-06-06) *READ ME FIRST*
Posting Guidelines. Failure to follow them will most likely result in a lock of the thread in question.

1) One post for multiple items. We don't need a new thread for each thing you are posting here. If it's a ton of stuff, post a general idea. Also, this means there is a limit to one active thread per poster, and one thread that appears on the first page.

2) Prefix your thread with a "FS" for "for sale", "WTB" for "want to buy", "FA" for "for auction", "FT for "for trade", etc. Make it easy for other people to tell what the thread is about.

3) Post an asking price. Give us an idea of what you want instead of getting mad when someone offers a price much lower than what you wanted.

4) No feelers, interest checks, or price checks. Put the item(s) up for sale with the price you want. If there's no interest, no one will respond. If the price is too high, people will make an offer for what they feel is fair.

5) Any software included with a machine must come with the install discs and license keys. If you aren't providing the legal copies, don't list the software.

6) If you need the subject line changed (for instance, if the product is sold, or whatever other reason), make a post here and a moderator will change it for you.

7) Provide all information. This includes all system specifications, as well as shipping details, payment options, accessories, etc. Make it easy for buyers to know what they are looking at.

8) Limit yourself to 3 bumps of your own thread. If after that point no one is interested, let the thread die.

9) If you come across a thread that interests you, and it's over 30 days old, email or private message the original poster. Don't bump old threads.

10) No thread crapping. This includes nasty comments and the like. Constructive criticism IS ok, however.

11) Moderators reserve the right to close or remove a thread or post at their discretion. Threads that appear out of the ordinary may be locked pending verification from the original poster.

12) Feedback. After a trade, go to [ HEATWARE.com ] and leave feedback. MacNN is currently not listed as a forum, so select 'other' and note that MacNN is where the trade occurred in the body of the feedback.


Example Thread

If you have questions or comments, post here (all posts in this thread are subject to deletion at the moderators' discretion) or send me a private message.
 
macintologist Apr 2, 2006 08:36 PM
Is there a rule concerning listing ebay items here?

For example

http://forums.macnn.com/59/marketplace/291153/xbox-system-loaded-with-games-more/
 
Scotttheking Apr 7, 2006 02:17 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by macintologist
Is there a rule concerning listing ebay items here?

For example

http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=291153
Quote
2) Prefix your thread with a "FS" for "for sale", "WTB" for "want to buy", "FA" for "for auction", "FT for "for trade", etc. Make it easy for other people to tell what the thread is about.
That should cover it.
 
macintologist May 8, 2006 06:06 PM
True but I mean what's the point of advertising your product here on eBay if it's more than likely going to be auctioned off to somebody else. Shouldn't new threads in the Marketplace forum be exclusively for MacNN buyers?
 
only120xs Sep 26, 2006 09:11 AM
What about services for sale? Can I post that I'm offering XYZ service to see if anyone is interested?
 
StuartFrisby Oct 6, 2006 07:38 AM
Is there any chance we could have a UK/Europe sub-forum? Wading through the US stuff is a bit tiresome!
 
PBG4 User Dec 7, 2006 10:11 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by StuartFrisby (Post 3157215)
Is there any chance we could have a UK/Europe sub-forum? Wading through the US stuff is a bit tiresome!
Why not put UK/EU in the thread title? What percentage of threads here are for UK/EU locations? The answer to this question would probably determine if a sub-forum was necessary.
 
StuartFrisby Jan 6, 2007 11:32 AM
Surely either way it would be useful. If it is very few, it's difficult for buyers to spot them, it it is a load, then they justify a sub-forum.

Proposing a prefix is fine, but we both know not everyone will bother.
 
Scotttheking Jan 10, 2007 12:56 AM
We aren't going to create a subforum; sellers who want to make sure their product is seen will take the time to list it in the thread title, buyers who want a product will do the same. Failure to do so just means you are less likely to sell. The same thing happens when a title is uninformative. Some people won't bother looking inside.
 
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