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Rules for posting in the for sale section
« on: April 11, 2018, 03:00:04 PM »
Here are a few rules that you need to read and abide by.

1st: No bad dealings, no scams, don't rip people off & treat people with the same respect  you would like to be treated.

2nd: please keep all personal information in messages, not in the group. like addresses, phone numbers. etc.

3rd: don't start trouble in the group, name calling or Abuse towards other group members (1 warning 2nd time banned from group).

4th: no spaming other Facebook groups or web sites to gain members from this group (no warning instant kick and permanent ban).

When placing adverts please follow a few simple rules.

1: Photo, you must post an actual photo of the item, no copy’s from google

2: LOCATION not everyone is in your area.

3: PRICE you must specify a price, (no posting OFFER has to be a price or swap or free or price with ONO)

4: Put as much information as possible about the item, condition etc,

5: State if your willing to post or pick up or both

6: No posting links to other groups, no ebay links, no gumtree links or links alike

if you can't follow simple rules & if you fail to update with the detail it will be deleted.

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1 - As the buyer: Do you have proof of purchase. eg Paypal or Bank transfer.

2 - As the seller: Do you have proof that you sent the item? eg Registered Post or Express post tracking

3 - As the buyer: The moment you receive the item, check it.It is buyer beware. Make sure that the item meets the description.If an item is listed as functional, then you expect it to work. However, if the seller fails to mention something, then you as the buyer wears it. Like a button not working properly.

4 - If you ask the seller specific questions before you buy the item.The seller cannot lie, but he does not have to tell you the truth. You should take this into consideration and document all your messages.Sold "as is" means just that. Assume it isn't working. ( I often sell items "as is" and say they are not working even if they are because I don't want to verify stupid trivial shit to petty buyers. )

5 - As a seller: put postal insurance on things you sell and don't tell the buyer you have done so. If they claim something was damaged in the post, then they need to provide evidence of it. If they get narky, tell them you took out postal insurance and they need evidence to make the claim.

6 - As the buyer; If there is a serious problem, then take a photo or a video straight away and send the seller a message asking them if they are aware of it. Do not be shocked that they should think you are trying to scam them. Work with them to find a resolution. Unless it's a clear case of fraud, you have no leg to stand on.

7 - If you are swapping items, use registered post with a signature and insure the item.If the item you swapped does not appear, then ask for proof that it was sent. If you do not get a satisfactory response, then ring their local police station and make a complaint. Make sure you have the evidence of the transaction and communication with the other person. If the police fob you off, ask who you're speaking to (get their name and note the time and date) and ask if they mind if you speak to your local police to confirm what they said. Lazy policing is common, so sometimes you have to encourage them a little.

If nothing else the person will only be scamming me, it will not look good if he does it in the future. This is the reason why you should report even trivial examples to the police because petty criminals rely on the police being lazy and nobody reporting them.

Everything needs objective documented evidence.

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All sales are at your own risk, there are buyers and sellers only too willing to 'rip you off' always pay where you can get a refund should problems arise, Paypal offers buyer protection, also post items securely and tracked/signed for, too many people like to 'try it on' for a free item. and of course use common sense, do some homework, check the seller/buyer, ask other members for a recommendation.