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'For Sale' forums : rules of use : please read!

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 22:59    Post subject: 'For Sale' forums : rules of use : please read! Reply with quote

Some areas of the MDOCUK 'For Sale' forums have recently had extended restrictions placed on them in order to attempt to reinforce the fact that they are provided, FOR FREE, as a facility for private, discrete, member-to-member sales.

As these restrictions seem to prevent anybody from even viewing the 'For Sale' forums, then it has been decided to lift the '10 post minimum' rule defining who can access the 'For Sale' forums, although there is still an expectation that anybody using the FREE services available to genuine club members will have made a useful contribution within the club - typically, a minimum of 10 'useful' posts within the forums.

However, myself and the forum moderators will be monitoring these forums with a view to trying to ensure that posts are made by genuine members offering a member-to-member sale.

Please read the following notice before you post within the 'For Sale' forums :

In summary ...
ANY 'For Sale' notice should be listed in the MDOCUK Classified Ads Service - the ONLY info you should post in the forums 'For Sale' sections should be a link to your Classified Ad.

If you don't follow this rule, your 'For Sale' post in the forums will be deleted, WITHOUT JUSTIFICATION.

Here's the 'blurb' ...

The MDOCUK club forums are provided as a free service to the club members.  As such, please respect the following 'rules' with regard to the use of the free 'for sale' services.

1. The 'For Sale' forums are strictly for private, discrete, member-to-member sales only.

2. The 'For Sale' forums must not be used for 'trade' sales.  Frequent / regular sales from any individual will be considered to be trade sales. Traders can contact the club at : admin@MDOCUK.co.uk for details of how to offer trade services.

3. The 'For Sale' forums are for Delica, (L300 / L400), related sales only - the goods offered for sale MUST be owned by the club member posting the offer for sale.

4. Price (and, optionally, ovno) must be stated in the offer of sale, or the ad will be removed.

5. There must be no links to ebay inviting club members to bid for items you have for sale.

6. Unrelated items must not be offered for sale / swap / p/ex AND no livestock / pets should be offered for sale.

7. The seller must display their genuine location in their profile

8. The seller should not add to their own thread simply to 'bump' their ad to the top of the 'view posts since last visit' list ... new, single post comments, such as "Come on, somebody must want this" should not be added to the thread.

9. If the seller is posting for the first time, then please observe the following :
> I.  The FREE services offered within the club website are intended to be used by genuine members - not freeloaders trying to sell their Delica without paying for the advertising.
> ii. You must email your full name, address, landline telephone number and email address to admin@MDOCUK.co.uk prior to making your first 'for sale' post. (your details will be held offline, strictly for club use only, in relation to your use of the 'for sale' section(s))

10. If it is obvious that the seller has joined the club simply to use the FREE services to try to sell their vehicle, with no intention of remaining with the club, the ad will be removed.  If the ad is re-submitted, the account will be locked.

11. 10 'pointless posts' simply to reach the 'magic 10 posts' is unacceptable and they will simply be removed.

12. ANY 'For Sale' ads, or any links to your own Classified Ad(s), placed in ANY section in the forums, rather than using the 'Classified Ads' service, will be removed without justification to the original author - continued attempts to place ads within the forums will result in a warning and, ultimately, the suspension of the offender's account

For the classified ads service, Please click HERE to drop in the front-end, or HERE for the MDOCUK section.

Please remember the old axiom "buyer beware"!  The same could be said for the seller too. It is, ultimately, up to you, the buyer or seller, to convince yourself that you are happy with the integrity of the person you are dealing with.  The MDOCUK is not liable for any goods bought or sold through the free forum services.

Please ensure that you (the buyer AND seller) supply each other with a land-line number on which you can call them to confirm the deal before you exchange money/goods.

Buyers - please use the Rate the Seller forum to help other club members.

Failure to comply with the above 'rules' will result in the ad being immediately removed.

Regular 'abuse' of the 'for sale' forums will result in a formal review of the offending account.

If you're simply wondering what your vehicle is worth, please don't put up a 'fishing' post stating that you're thinking about selling and wondering what it's worth - to check for current values, please check Auto Trader <-- Click to link

So - in summary - please use the MDOCUK Classified Ads Service to place your ad, with a simple link to the ad in the 'For Sale' sections here - if not, your ad in the forums will be deleted, without justification.

Hopefully, this will help to make the free services available for member-to-member sales a bit safer!

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