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  1. #1
    You wish it, I dish it... MODERATOR
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
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    Exclamation Rules of the Marketplace/ Commerce.

    Only Premium Members may post items for sale.* See here for details on Premium Membership.
    You can post a thread advertising your item(s) for sale or you can choose the Classified listings in the Panjo Marketplace.* Each item can have its own Panjo listing and it will also create a linked thread in the appropriate sales forum.* When you sell an item you MUST change the listing to SOLD.*


    The “For Sale/Trade” section is for forum members to trade and sell items with other forum members. Like any internet marketplace the rule of "buyer beware" applies.*
    Aside from banning scammers, sideshowcollectors.com, its administrator, owner and moderators have no involvement with any transactions that take place here and cannot be held liable for any failed transaction nor can we help in tracking down a delinquent member or getting restitution.* However all Premium Members are required to give their shipping address when signing up and if a buyer can prove they have been defrauded the forum may supply this information to the buyer.


    Failure to obey these rules will result in suspension of commerce privileges and may result in permanent banning from the forum. This forum is a privilege, not a right.

    1)*********** If the mods feel that a sale or post is inappropriate then it can and will be deleted. "Inappropriateness" means off limit items such as porn, recasts or bootlegs or it could just be for outrageous scalping.

    2)*********** Any scammers will be banned permanently. Scamming is failure to complete a transaction in a reasonable time frame after the other person has completed their side. Failure to communicate with someone with whom you’ve made a deal will also be considered scamming.

    3)*********** If you receive an infraction at any time your sales privileges may be revoked or denied. If you have any questionable transactions your sales privileges may be revoked. If you're banned it will be at the discretion of the admin (Darklord Dave) as to whether your sales privileges are restored upon your return.*

    4)*********** Scalping (buying items solely with the intention of immediately selling them to other collectors at a markup) is discouraged.*

    5) No preorders may be sold in the for sale/trade section. Items must be the seller's possession. Violation of this rule will result in the listing being deleted and sanctions against the seller may be enacted.

    6)*********** One sales thread per person at a time in each subforum. Put all your items in the title. The board may return an error message for a long thread title, use abbreviations if you can. To change your title go to your Opening Post and Click on EDIT then ADVANCED OPTIONS, change your title in the 'Title' box, scroll down and click SAVE. That will change it on the whole thread.**

    However if you choose to use the Panjo Marketplace this rule does not apply.* Each Panjo listing results in a separate thread in the Sales Forum.

    7) Do not bump sale threads more than once in a 24 hour period. Doing so will result in the thread being deleted. This includes adding an "update" in the thread so that it will be bumped. If you need to update - then you may edit your first post.

    8) If you receive a Sideshow Gift card for free, we're not going to allow them for sale here. If you need to sell it - take it to ebay. However you may give away the gift card, if you've already used one for the promotion it's no good to you anyway - please share with a fellow Freak. http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/fo...ad.php?t=41269

    9) Editorial comments about the seller, the seller's item, the price the seller is asking or general interference in the commerce thread is not allowed. If you have something to say about the value of an item, post it in the appropriate other forum.

    10)********* Anyone making inappropriate comments, harassing sellers and being a nuisance in a sale thread will receive an infraction. If you remain a problem and rack up 15 infractions total, you will be banned permanently. However, if you are trying to sell something for the going ebay rate or above AND/OR you are trying to get a really good deal below the going ebay rate, please don't be offended if the price you are offering/asking is questioned by other members.


    1) No illegally manufactured or bootleg product that has been mass-produced.

    2) No recasts of commercially available product or unauthorized recasts of custom items.

    3) No porn or porn collectibles.


    Some general guidelines apply when dealing with other forum members:

    1) Check the feedback thread in this forum and their iTrader rating. If the member you're dealing with isn't listed, ask for references of previous deals.

    2) Never send an item before payment is received. Never send something "paypal gift." You lose any buyer protection by doing this.

    3) Seller and Buyer should ask for each other's ebay user names and check each other's feedback on ebay.

    4) Don't deal with someone who has a low post count without references.

    5) Get references.

    6) Beware of private messages that solicit you to buy something. If they don't have enough posts to post in commerce, and they are trying to get you to buy something from PMs, I'd say the transaction is too risky.

    7) When you ship an item - USE A SHIPPING BOX, preferably a sturdy one. Cushion the item's art box so the corners and edges are protected. You wouldn't think we'd need this guideline - but experience has proved otherwise.

    How a transaction should proceed:

    Step 1) List your item and be detailed with its condition.*

    Step 2) Answer all questions and clarify a form of payment.

    Step 3) Agree on a price and claim the sale.*

    Step 4) Accept payment and give confirmation to the buyer.*

    Step 5) Ship out sold item w/ insurance and tracking.*

    Step 6) Pass along shipping info to buyer.*

    Step 7) Leave feedback*

    Step 8) Deal with any post sale problems quickly and effectively so both parties can walk away satisfied.

    For a trade of items where no money is changing hands both parties should agree on a date that items will be shipped and they should both ship on the that date.


    Conversely if a seller agrees to sell something and then changes their mind for whatever reason they buyer has a right to know ASAP.


    If you purchase something from a member and the transaction goes off to your satisfaction, please post your positive feedback in iTrader. If you bought and paid for something that was not delivered or was not as described, please post your negative feedback. If there was never an actual transaction (i.e. money exchanged) this DOES NOT warrant negative feedback. However this can be reported as neutral feedback for flaky buyers and sellers.

    This rating can also include those who take too much time to send money after it was agreed they would send it and also for those who take longer to mail items than is reasonably expected (i.e. within a week of agreement).

    To access iTrader - go to the public profile page of the person you want to leave feedback for. Click on the tab for Feedback Score. Scroll down and click on link for VIEW FULL PROFILE FOR (user's name). Click on SUBMIT FEEDBACK and then follow the instructions. Be sure to fill out all areas and provide the url link for the sale/trade thread where the transaction took place

  2. #2
    Super Freak
    Join Date
    May 2016
    6 (100%)
    It astonishes me that the majority of sellers do NOT post pictures of what they're selling. Marketing 101... I browse several FS ads every week and honestly I pass on the ones with a long list because they're impossible to sort through easily. Pictures go a long way to success, and I suggest that it should be a requisite to include a pic of what you have for sale in all ads. Just my humble 2 cents.

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