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Flea Market Rules -- please read important checklist

Discussion in 'Other' started by Retro, Nov 29, 2017.

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  1. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    Flea Market Rules

    IMPORTANT. Please read the CHECKLIST below before posting. All posts must comply with the full site rules.

    Violations of these rules may result in the removal of individual posts or the entire thread without notice and you may receive moderator messages or warnings. Repeat offenders may be subject to further disciplinary measures upto and including a site ban.

    1. The FM is for inmate to inmate sales only. All sales and trades etc. are buyer beware. Please read the sticky threads in this forum regarding scammers and safe methods of payment.
    2. If you see a problem click the "report" link and we will look into it.
    3. If you have any questions, please PM one of the flea market mods.
    4. When an item is sold, found, gone or if you withdraw it from sale please edit your thread title by adding a Prefix - top right of your original post > Thread Tools > Edit Title > Popup > Drop down > select the appropriate Prefix.
    5. Old ads get locked after 30-45 days of inactivity.
    6. Let's keep it nice and about the sale. Helping each other out vs. making a profit is what this is about.

    Helpful Flea Market Ad Checklist


    Please take a moment to read through this checklist which documents the requirements for posting a new ad in the the Flea Market. The checklist is intended to assist you with preparing a complete ad that will best serve you as a seller and the inmates that might be interested in your items. It will also help prevent your post from being removed because it doesn't comply with these rules.
    1. Is this item yours? It not, you may not sell it here. This includes WTB threads.
    2. Are there links to outside sales sites? If so, please remove them before posting. Do not mention any outside sites where the item is also listed.
    3. Where is the item located? Please enter the city/state (and perhaps country as appropriate) where the item is located. This information must be clearly stated in the ad.
    4. Each item must have a cash value. If it's for sale, this is what the seller wants for the item. If you'd like to trade, then use the item's trade value. All items listed in an ad MUST have a cash value.
    5. Pictures and accurate descriptions help sell items. Add sufficient detail and images that a potential buyer will probably want when considering an item.
    6. Are you selling multiple offerings of the same item? If so, your listing may likely belong in Vendors where commercial sales are allowed.
    7. Are you selling firearms, weapons, or related items? These are not permitted in our Flea Market.

    Reply standards for the ADV Rider FM

    Once an ad is completed and posted, it is the job of the original poster to provide answers to questions from legitimate potential buyers.
    1. Replies to a thread are limited to inmates who have a serious interest in purchasing or supplying an item and follow-up responses by the original poster.
    2. To show your appreciation for an ad, use the "like" button. Comments other than this will be deleted and should not be replied to. This restriction is for the purpose of fairness. It prevents ads from being driven off the front page by otherwise well-intentioned "GLWS" or similarly off-topic responses.
    3. The original poster may 'bump' the thread after 5 days from the date of their last comment.

    What goes where in the Flea Market?

    Your ad should go into one of the following 4 sub-forums.

    1. Bikes - Anything with 2 wheels and a motor. Well, maybe 3 if it's a hack or road designed trike. Whether you are selling it, want to buy it, or want to trade it for another bike or something else, Bikes is your place.
    2. Parts - Bike parts go here. Also, accessories (aka "farkles"), as well as bike electronics like GPS units, mounts, com systems, panniers & frames, racks, tank & tail bags, extra wheels, tubs for hacks, and the like.
    3. Gear - - Think ATTGAT. Clothes, gloves, boots, helmets, etc. designed or used specifically for riding. This does not include climbing boots, your fave pair of Vans, Orange County hoodie, etc. That stuff goes in Other
    4. Other - If it doesn't fit into one of the above categories, it goes here - like ATV's, radar detectors, cars, trucks, capuccino makers, washers and dryers, drag cars - we've seen it all. Most time it's tents and camping gear, non-ATTGAT clothing, and the like. This includes items you may want to trade for a motorcycle, or other item, but do not fit the kind of item that should be listed in that category.
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  2. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    Inmates,

    Very recently, the Flea Market has been opened to the public. That means that your ad will show up in google searches and you may see a 0 or 1 post user inquire about your ad. Be very vigilant. We have already banned scammers and have had other alerts regarding PMs that did not seem legit.

    If you have any doubt, if you have an uneasy feeling, if something does not seem right, pay very close attention to those feelings. Do some due diligence. Many of these scams are cut and pastes. If you cut and past the PM into google and you see results that match, that is probably a bad sign. DO NOT USE PAYPAL GIFT!!

    We are trying very hard, but you need to do your part too.
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    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    crazybrit Defying any self identifying Super Moderator

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    Rules update 10/7/2020

    To show your appreciation for an ad, please use the "like" button. Replies to a thread are limited to inmates who have a serious interest in purchasing or supplying an item and follow-up responses by the original poster to these. Comments other than this will be deleted and should not be replied to. This restriction is for the purpose of fairness. It prevents ads from being driven off the front page by otherwise well intentioned "GLWTS" type responses. Every ad should get an equal chance at front page time.
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