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For Sale and Trade Forum Rules, Guidlines and Restrictions..updated 11/11/14

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For Sale and Trade Forum Rules, Guidlines and Restrictions..updated 11/11/14

Old 01-11-2006, 06:52 PM
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Sellers Suggestions and Requirements.

  • You must be a member for 90 days AND have 90 legitimate posts before you're allowed to create a thread in the (2) For Sale forums. OR you can become an Elite member which will lift these restrictions. Any obvious attempt at "post running" to gain For Sale forum access will result in those posts being deleted and your account being suspended. Multiple attempts will result in a permanent ban.
  • Transfer or sale of firearms, or any other federally-regulated items is not permitted
  • The For Sale sections are for PERSONAL items ONLY!
    This applies to ALL site members, not just retailers, vendors, or company reps.
  • New items may be sold, but not by any company, or by anybody representing a company. Should you desire commercial advertisements on R/C Tech, please review our Advertising Policies.
  • Posting links to a For Sale forum thread in the general forums will get you an infraction.
  • Posts linking to Ebay auctions are also not allowed and will be deleted.
  • All posts must list an item’s price. Auction style posts, and/or posts that do not have an item price listed are not allowed and will be deleted.
  • "Trade only" threads MUST list what you're willing to trade for.
  • You're allowed ONE thread per item. Multiple listings for the same item or any combination of items is not allowed.
  • Under no circumstances may users post suggesting that a listed item may be found elsewhere at a cheaper price. It is the responsibility of the buy to search for the best deal. This should be a safe, friendly environment for members to sell their items without being undercut within their own threads.
  • When using Paypal as a payment option, under NO circumstances can a seller request the payment be made as a "Gift", nor shall the buyer Pay as a "Gift"
  • Asking a buyer to pay additional money to cover PayPal seller fees is against the rules. Threads will be deleted without warning.
  • If you ask for fees or payment to be sent as a gift via PM's and it's reported your account will be suspended for 30 days. Second violation of this and your account will be banned.
  • Your first "bump" may be anytime you want after creating a thread. From that point on you're allowed ONE "bump" per calendar day!

    What exactly is a "bump"..
  • It's painfully obvious that many people simply don't understand what is actually considered a "bump" so lets take a look...

    The obvious~ bump, ttt, post up, morning bump, afternoon bump, the 12 hours is close enough to 24 hours nobody will notice bump.

    The less obvious~ PM sent, PM replied, Pics added (with or without additional pics), price drop, new price, make offer, sale pending, sorry no trades, ect., ect. the list goes on....

    So you know, when you post ANYTHING in your thread, that's not to conduct business, it's considered a "bump". Almost all of the above can be done with the "edit" button.

    There's been a lot of confusion lately on this rule. To clarify, doing business in a thread isn't considered a bump. An example is if a potential buyer asks a question, you can answer them without being in violation of the rules. Like any rule, some will try to manipulate this but it's not hard to tell when they do.

    All threads will continue to be moderated at the staffs discretion and on a case by case basis.

    Thank you

  • All sales conducted within the RCTech forums are the sole responsibility of the person(s) involved. RCTech, and it’s staff will not be held responsible.
  • Do not post your personal address on these forums. The forums are viewable by anyone, and information posted here such as your address would be freely available to anyone. Keep that information strictly to Private Message or E-mail.
  • If a deal seems suspicious, or to good to be true, then it may be. Check the user’s profile and search for that individual’s feedback in the Trader Feedback section. Please report such threads to the moderators.
  • You are also responsible for posting Trader Feedback after the sale is completed. Please post such information in a prompt manor, as this information may be used by other potential buyers.
  • Please post listings within the correct forums.
  • Please include preferred contact information within your listing. This can include your e-mail address or Instant Messenger service handle.
  • No random comments! Only post if you are interested in buying or selling items on the boards. Random and/or useless posts should be reported to the moderators to be deleted.
Seller Suggestions:
  • Titles should also be clear and concise. The less confusing the title is, the easier it is for a potential buyer to find the item they are looking for.
  • Pictures are extremely helpful in selling items. The should be actual photos of the item you are selling, and not those from websites or ebay. If they are not your photos, they should not be on your listing.
  • Image hosting is free through RCTech, by attaching the images to your post. Please utilize this feature, as it is convenient both for buyers and sellers.
  • If you do not have a digital camera, definitely try to borrow one, or take advantage of film processing with the “Photo CD” option. This extra option generally costs less than $4 per CD and is a simple way to get photos of the item you are selling.
Buyer Suggestions:
  • Always check a user’s feedback before dealing with them. You can check in the Trader Feedback forum using RCTech’s Search feature. It is also suggested to ask for references. Check the user’s profile for their registration date. You may want to take extra precautions for newly registered users.
  • Buyers should let sellers know when they’ve made payment. Information such as when PayPal transactions were made, or when Money Orders have been mailed is useful.
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Last edited by racer1812; 03-05-2022 at 08:51 AM. Reason: clarifiying suspension length
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:20 PM
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Default You are NOT a moderator!

I would just like to remind everybody of something: you are not a moderator.

Get it? Got it? Good!

Now let's examine what this means. If you see something that you don't like, REPORT the post. If you see an obvious scam, that's fine -- call a spade a spade -- but please do not try to "police" these forums on your own. Our moderators are more than capable of locking, deleting, and censoring threads. However, they can only do this if a post gets REPORTED.

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Old 05-01-2009, 02:39 PM
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Default BUMPING FOR SALE THREADS - Only once per Calendar Day...What exactly is a "bump"

I think we have been very lenient on this rule. Lately I have been trying to get a handle on this, but I am growing tired of sending individual PM's to warn people of a known rule. So from this point on...

If you are found in violation of this rule, your thread will be deleted without warning.

If you are found to be in violation a second time, you will be given a 1 week suspension.

Myself and the rest of the staff will be monitoring the for sale threads for this. Obviously we will not get all of them, but, if i see it, or get a complaint, the above will apply.

Thank you for your cooperation.

- RCTECH Staff

Last edited by racer1812; 03-01-2012 at 12:37 AM. Reason: Changed the 24 to Calendar Day
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Signature rules have become an issue lately relating to for sale forum links. So here is a link to the rules found in the site forum.

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