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CLASSIFIEDS POLICY - READ BEFORE POSTING

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GUIDELINES FOR USE OF THE CLASSIFIEDS

By posting or using this forum you agree to be bound by the guidelines and understand that at a Moderator or Administrator's discretion, inappropriate actions or misuse of this forum may result in your IP Address and Username being banned from this website.

 

  • You cannot start using the Classifieds until you have contributed to some discussions within our community (start here).
  • You may only list the same item ONCE in any Classified Forum, and never in multiple Forums simultaneously.
  • All advertisements require moderator approval before being visible to the community, and MUST include an original photo of the item for sale. Note that Approval can take anywhere from 10 secs, to 10 hours or more, depending on the workload the non-Paid Moderator team have. The queue may be processed in order, reverse-order, or piecemeal as it's found - depending again on who looks it, and when. Please do NOT make phone calls, emails or reports to us to see when your ad will be approved, or assume you'll be done before someone else. It will be done when it's done, and not a moment before.
  • This website accepts ONLY Australian / New Zealand origin advertisements offered for sale, and must be owned by the Seller.
  • StereoNET encourages the use of Paypal only as payment method unless you are picking up the item for sale in person.

 

This protects both the seller AND the buyer from fraudulent transactions (it does happen!).
Buyer beware!
Paypal is free to signup, but you must verify your account with a credit card before being able to receive payments (this also confirms your identity and address).
Paypal also includes Buyer Protection, and includes a Dispute Resolution system.

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BUYING AND SELLING ONLINE GUIDELINES
 

 

FORMAT FOR NEW POSTS/ADVERTISEMENTS:


Thread Title should be correctly formatted.
Examples:
"FS: Insert Item Name Here" Typical For Sale Thread
"WTB: Insert Item Name here" Wanted to Buy - Please ensure this is posted in correct "Wanted to Buy" Subforum.
"EOI: Insert Item Name Here" For Expressions of Interest thread. - PLEASE NOTE - Expressions of Interest posts MUST include an asking price. Your thread will not be approved if you do not include a price.

 

You should fill out your advertisement with as much detail as possible. Use the example below as your template.

 

* Item full name and model etc. (include things like age, type etc ).
* Location (where you live, and whether or not you will sell interstate etc)
* Item condition description (provide as much details as possible, try to give the buyers a visual description of what to expect from your words.)
* Price and price conditions (such as negotiable, non-negotiable, will or will not consider selling items separately, no "make an offer").
Please see below regarding donations. You may want to consider making a donation to SNA, and may state the amount (Eg. $1200 includes $20 Donation to SNA).
* Reason for selling (A lot of buyers will ask this so please provide a reason, even if its only to say that you need the money).
* Payment Methods: There are only three methods available for your post to be approved. Paypal, Cash - Pickup, or Australia Post COD.
* Extra Info: (If there is any other info that you'd like to add put it here)
* Pictures (note: original photos are now MANDATORY  for approval of your ad.). There is a link and instructions at the bottom of your new Classified thread, that shows you how to attach them. They must be of your item you have for sale, although they can be mixed in with stock shots, if you wish. At least one photo should be of the actual item for sale, in your possession.
Please try and limit your photos to around 10 shots or less TOTAL - we would like to limit the amount of space we take up on our hosting servers.
if you have a few items, please use a separate template for each, or if you have multiple items to sell, consider listing them all in the one ad, but separated out with the info above included (description/price).

 

APPROVALS OF CLASSIFIEDS

 

Note that Approval can take anywhere from 10 secs, to 10 hours or more, depending on the workload the non-Paid Moderator team have. Please do NOT make phone calls, emails or reports to us to see when your ad will be approved. It will be done when it's done, and not a moment before.


BUMPING / RELISTING OF ADS
After 30 Days from the date your original listing, you can Repost your advertisement

Previously, members needed to report their classifieds ads after 30 days, alerting moderators to "close" the ad so that members could then relist it.

Now, the system automatically locks ads and tags them 'Expired' after 30 days.
Once your ad has expired, you are free to manually repost the ad (note: you do this yourself. Mods do not repost ads for Sellers).

Any ads submitted prior to 30 days and their ad expiring will have them deleted, needless to say.

 

Bumping of advertisements is not permitted (and serves no purpose).


WHEN YOUR ITEM IS SOLD
On the top right-hand side of your post, please use the button "Mark as Sold".

Posts marked as 'Payment/Sold Pending' or similar will be considered as 'SOLD' and marked accordingly by the Mod team when seen.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED

  • illegal or dangerous items - guns, knives, chemicals etc...
  • Alcohol
  • items which breach copyright laws - copied movies, copied music, counterfeit products like handbags and watches
  • electrical items built DIY or that may contain unauthorised electrical modifications unless ELECTRICAL DISCLAIMER is included in advertisement.
  • other items SNA Moderators consider either in questionable taste or inappropriate to offer for public sale

 

If any of these guidelines are not met, your thread will be deleted and due to time constraints, you may not receive any notification.

 

ELECTRICAL DISCLAIMER
This product has not been manufactured by a qualified individual or company, therefore contains electrical circuits that do not necessarily comply with Australian Standards. I understand that as the seller, I may be liable to repercussions in the event of equipment failure. By advertising and selling this product, as the seller I also agree that I am solely liable, and the publisher of this website takes no responsibility for any injury or death resulting from, whether directly or indirectly, any accident that may happen as a result of the failure of the product being sold. If in doubt, seek the services of a qualified electrician to inspect the product to ensure it is safe for use.

 

  • This forum is for use only by private (non-commercial) members, to sell their items.
  • This forum is NOT for use by non-supporting retailers or distributors, or anyone selling bulk items for personal profit including bulk sales or drop ships.

 

Moderators reserve the right to question, edit, close, or disapprove any advertisement that does not comply with the above, or appears to be obviously selling an item imported from overseas for profit.

 

SPONSORS can post their items to the Commercial Classifieds forum.

WHITE-ANTING - Members posting nuisance replies (criticism of products or pricing either up or down, off topic discussions etc) will result in their posts being deleted, and possible warnings/suspension. You may not make any post which may potentially undermine the sale, including questioning the price being too cheap or too expensive, starting rumours about the provenance of the unit, adding negative comments to an advertisement in order to prevent it being sold or to create doubt as to the sellers intentions or actions. If you have concerns, either contact the Mod team, or contact the Seller by PM (only).
  

If you like the price of an advertised item, buy it. If not, simply move on.

 

Note our, Responding to Classifieds Listings that clarifies how not to respond and how not to respond, what not to post in a classifieds listing.


EMAIL ADDRESSES and PHONE NUMBERS are not permitted to be posted in threads.
All discussions shall take place either in the forums themselves or via Private Messages.
Private contact details will be removed to ensure privacy.

EXTERNAL LINKS to eBay auctions are permitted, provided the advertisement posted to StereoNET still follows the correct template above, and a Buy It Now price is included in the advertisement.
GROUP PURCHASE Ads are not permitted unless prior approval is sought from StereoNET Admin. Ask first.

 

SIGNATURES: Links to Classifieds Ads are not permitted in your Forum Signature.

 

PLEASE NOTE: it is up to the buyer and the seller to come to an agreement about all aspects of the transaction. It is very strongly advised that you discuss a DOA (dead on arrival) policy, whether the seller wishes to offer a limited warranty, and whether the item is to have insurance on shipping. Also, discuss who pays the insurance excess should a claim need to be lodged. It is not unreasonable to ask for a third party to inspect the goods prior to the sale if this is an interstate transaction. By common convention - if the item can be proven to work before it is dispatched and if it arrives undamaged, that is the end of the seller's responsibility.

 

FLIPPING

 

'Flipping' is the practice of on-selling an item purchased on the StereoNET classifieds and re-advertising/selling the item for a profit via our Classifieds. While flipping is not in the spirit of the StereoNET community, it is not against the StereoNET website Rules and Guidelines. It is, of course, frowned upon by all within the community though and moderators may elect to no longer approve your advertisements if there is a clear history of flipping. 

 

 

DONATIONS

Please consider making a donation to this website. This site does cost a substantial amount of money to operate. We provide this website, and classifieds service to you free of charge. Donations are not compulsory but are a small contribution to our running costs (consider the fees and charges other sites charges you for this service). Please consider the fees and charges you avoid by using StereoNET to sell your item, compared to eBay and Paypal (10% fees or more).

Note that extended periods of large scale and long term selling by any member, without a reasonable contribution in-kind, will no longer be tolerated. 

 

If you have sold an item, please visit here to make a donation. It is appreciated and goes a long way to reducing our costs.

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