a minimum number of post would definitly be a plus even i with my 15 post here think i shouldnt be alowed to go in the for sale section and i have seen many user here posting on the first post 1000$+ machine for sale and never post again. I really like the way it works at overclockers.com where i think you need 100 post to access the for sale section also definitly user should post picture with a piece of paper with there name on it ...anyway here is the for sale rule or conduct over there for those who dont know them or never went to overclockers.com
The Classifieds mods (Mr.B, Lutawicasa, JoT, and SilverSinkSam) Verify all NEW seller's merchandise, we start the process with -PM sent for item verification-
Once we are satisfied the seller has the merchandise we edit the post to read -Item verified- or -Seller verified-
You can take a digital Pic, use a Scanner, take a regular photo and bring it to a copy center and for a dollar they will digitize it for you; a coin or something with your name and OCForums on it is required in the picture. Sometimes we will offer the option of calling the seller on the phone and getting thier Phone number, Address and then compare it to known Troll hotsheets we use. (This personal information is not shared, and remains in a 1024 bit encrypted database)
The whole point of putting something unique in the picture with the item is so we know that person has that particular object in their possession, and didn't just grab a picture off of newegg or something.
The best thing to do is handwrite your OC name and "OC-Forums" on something (piece of paper, old cd...). That sounds pretty simple, and is excellent to verify that the member actually has the item and that it looks like it does in the pic.
You can cross reference the SOLD section (I suggest you use the Search>Sellers name>SOLD)
For seller or buyers' Trading history, I strongly recommend you sign up for Heatware, and link it in your SIG.
Overclockers.com cooperates with Law enforcement and we take Trolls a little more seriously than most Forums.....If you're a Troll, you're definitely in the Wrong forum to be scamming people.
The Mods and Admins also work with Other Forums like Trollhunters.com and PCA to share data.(ALL INFORMATION USED IN VERIFICATION IS NOT SHARED WITH ANYONE)
If you have an Item for sale or in the wanted and we see 'PENDING', the item gets moved to SOLD. Period.
If it's not Sold let us know and we'll move it back.
The mods have become tired of dealing with people never updating their ads, even when people are still inquiring about them.
Enough is enough, its bad enough people don't update their listing and we will be dealing with that; people that sell an item and do not post the item(s) as Sold will be terminated from the Classifieds on a case by case basis.
Trading Guidelines and Tips
ALL ITEMS BEING SOLD MUST BE READY TO SHIP ONCE PAYMENT IS MADE
The penalty for violating this rule MAY result in loss of Classifieds privileges
1: Be honest, be honest, be honest. Enhance this with total clarity and be sure the other trader(s) have the same understanding of a deal’s particulars.
2: Clearly represent your exact product or offering, be sure to include any cosmetic or functional problems. Check your thread for responses frequently or let others know how best to contact you.
3: Make sure any item you ship is well packaged and preferably use a shipping means which carries insurance and tracking. Some shipping tips:
a - Always use order confirmation when sending via USPS. For any item sent via Priority Mail it is only .40 cents. That way you can always see when the item has been delivered. Include a card of some sort listing the sender’s and recipient’s address information INSIDE the package
b - Use anti-static packaging to contain any sensitive computer parts.
c - When sending breakable items, use plenty of good padding on each side.
d - Use block caps in addresses, avoid punctuation, and leave 2 spaces between state and zip code. Use a ZIP+4 code whenever possible. USPS
4: There are NO excuses for being late or unable to fulfill a deal. Occasionally, there might be a legitimate REASON, but never an excuse.
5: Always honor your word.
6: Post a price for the item(s) you may be selling. This is not an auction site! Further, should someone meet your asking price or trade offer, you are obliged to make the deal and not quibble for more.
7: Promptly communicate with the other party at the different stages of the deal, i.e. when the money is received, when you ship the package, and a follow-up email to see if the trade is satisfactory. IT IS A VERY GOOD IDEA to use the same email by just replying each time. Be sure to identify yourself from the start with your Username, and your real name. This avoids a lot of confusion.
8: Trader references for many can be found at Heatware Check to see if the person you are trading with is listed and read any feedback. In addition to the HeatWare ratings check you should ask for references, use the search>classifieds>SOLD to check other posts by the trader, check with other reputable traders for additional info. Trust your gut instinct on close calls. Once you complete a trade, add your feedback to HeatWare and post a comment in the Sold section so others might benefit from your experience. Post the bad as well as the good!
9: Get a phone number, and talk to them over the phone (if needed). It’s a lot harder to be taken advantage of when you have their phone number, and it also makes it easier to find a person that violates.
10: Please, update your thread when an item is gone and state to whom it went.
11: Stick to the terms of the Deal!!!!! Avoid becoming a trader that gets involved in misunderstandings. Don’t try to do so many trades that you cannot give proper attention to each deal.
12: Make a printed copy of the deal and save it until the transaction is complete. This will prevent confusion and prevent the problem of lost information due to a crashed system.
13: If there’s no legitimate email in your profile, your credibility suffers from the start.
14: If you’re going put up a WTB thread, be prepared to pay a little more.
15: If you make an offer of goods or cash, be positive you will be able to deliver same in a timely manner within the framework of the deal. Postponed delivery of any cash or goods should be arranged on the frontside of the deal, not after one party has shipped!
16: Try to conduct yourselves as gentlemen and ladies here. If you have no interest in purchasing an item someone is selling, do not interfere with the sale by posting ridicule or derogatory remarks.
17: In line with the above, TRY VERY HARD to resolve any issues relevant to your trades away from this board and preferably by PM or email. Occasionally, things can happen beyond one’s control which might cause suspicion or misunderstanding. Please don’t have an itchy finger when you suspect a misdeed. Make every effort to resolve the issue by confidential communications before decrying the situation publicly!! Misunderstandings posted on the board can cause undeserved damage to BOTH traders’ credibility.
18: MARK YOUR ITEM WITH A BLACK LIGHT PEN, This will alleviate any switching from a dishonest buyer swapping your functional item with thier DEAD item thats the same. http://www.alltronics.com/Light_Sources.htm
19. *No Dealers are allowed / No commercial ads
*Vendors that are advertisers at this site may use the Classifieds.