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Thread: Classified Advertisement Rules

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    Classified Advertisement Rules

    Classifieds Forum Rules

    If you attempt to create a new thread and receive a notice that you do not have the proper permission you are a Member, only Contributors are allowed to create new Classified Ads or Post in this forum.

    For a $6 annual donation you can post here and in other private forums set aside only for Contributors. SawMill Creek is funded by both individual member contributions and by advertisements. That's what keeps the lights on here. Click Here to make a donation.

    Buy and sell at your own risk! SawMill Creek, its parent company and our Staff are not responsible for any transaction.

    The Classified forum is intended only for the use of Contributors for the occasional sale of their own surplus tools. It is not, nor has ever been, intended to permit third party, dealer or commercial sales. Examples of those would be "selling for a friend", liquidating an estate, liquidating a business, and other similar situations where the tools are not actually owned by the Contributor. Obviously, we rely on the honesty of the person making the posting, but do be aware that improper use of this forum could result in permanent termination of your privileges on SawMill Creek. Only Contributors are allowed to respond in any Classified Thread, Members no longer have access to our Private Messaging system or email links.

    We do not allow links to ebay in any of our forums AND we are now prohibiting links in any Forum to Craigslist and other classifieds types of web sites.

    The Classifieds Forum is not a discussion forum. Questions regarding item description, clarification, functionality, etc. are to be expected. However, questions or comments concerning price, value, etc. as well as any price negotiations should be addressed directly to the seller through the Private Messaging (PM) system. Badgering or belittling someone because you disagree with their price is forbidden.

    A Contributor can only edit a post for 24 hours. Let's assume you post something for sale and it sells a couple hours later. To change the title.....go to your initial post and select "Edit Post". When the "edit" window opens, select "Go Advanced". In the "Advanced Edit" window you can change a title. But remember after 24 hours from the original posting, Members and Contributors can't edit a post....then just send a PM to one of the Moderators with a link to the thread and Moderators will be happy to do it for you.

    It is inappropriate for anyone to use SawMill Creek Forums to sidestep the rules of other web sites. For instance you may not ask anyone in a thread or post to use the send money to a friend option at PayPal in an effort to reduce the fee that you are obligated to pay via their system. We cannot expect other web site owners to respect our Community if we allow our Forums to be used to circumvent their regulations.

    Auctions are prohibited, you must list the price of each item for sale or provide a single price for groups of items if they are to be sold as one item.

    Revised 1-25-19 Member access to Private Messenger services and email links removed.
    Last edited by Keith Outten; 01-25-2019 at 9:38 AM.

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    I am glad to see the rules properly prohibit using the PayPal "friend" option, as of course that is committing fraud and poor business practice.
    Perhaps a reminder is in order as several people are still asking for this option.

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    I suppose we could have a very spirited conversation about what exactly defines a friend. It would get silly pretty fast.

    Using a word like fraud in cases like this initiates the silliness.

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    Sorry Dave, when you provide false information to a commercial financial service for the singular purpose of not paying their fee, that is the very definition of fraud. The fact that people do it to avoid a 3% fee, just reflects an amazingly low ethical bar.
    FYI, as to what defines "friend," the charge is for purpose not relation. When you buy goods or services, the fee applies, even if the purchase is from your BFF or brother.

    Again sorry if my being a boy scout is uncomfortable, but I buy a lot of stuff here and trust is important. I would never purchase from someone who starts the conversation "let's do this under the table."

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