Guy's, Let's Review The Rules Before Posting Ads!!

Discussion in 'Parts for sale' started by Mike Bucy, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Mike Bucy

    Mike Bucy Administrator Staff Member

    We're finding way too many out of control ads in this section. I'm getting quite a few complaints from members about car part outs. Please review all the information below.

    In the past, an "honor system" has been used in the parts and cars for sale forums. This policy has existed since the board's inception but recently it has been pointed out that violations of this policy have occured, so this post is intended to clarify the policy, and remove all questions concerning it. As of the effective date above, this policy will be strictly enforced.

    Our policy dictates that if you list a part or car for sale, you will in good faith adhere to the following:
    Post a price for the item being offered.

    Post a location of the item.

    Work with the interested parties to complete the sale, in the order that they showed interest in your item. This interest must be shown with a public reply to your thread, Personal Messages (PM's) or emails are not acceptable communication requirements for "getting in line" to purchase an item. We suggest 48 hours as an acceptable time period to allow interested parties to contact you privately.

    If the first user who responds to your ad does not complete the sale, you move onto the second person who responded, and so on and so forth down the list, until the item is sold. This list is dictated soley by the public replies to your ad.

    You will not accept other offers or negotiate outside of these guidelines.

    You will not refuse to sell the item to anyone, for any reason, unless a moderator or the board administrator is involved and Ok's the denial.

    A "zero tolerance" policy is in place for users who fail to adhere to the guidelines, and approriate action will be taken. Investigation of such situations will be handled by me, the board owner and administrator. Click my username in the upper LH corner of this post to send me a PM regarding any such situation.

    The V8 classifieds are intended for the use of our established members, and are free to these individuals. Car dealers and parts resellers may be subject to an advertising fee. Contact me for further details.

    Thank you for your attention, and good luck on your sale.
  2. Abigbird

    Abigbird Active Member


    I read the rules ad have a question. I would like to advertise a motor which I would like to sell. I need it out of the shop, very limited space. That said I am willing to leave it up for sale for 10 days to 2 weeks. if it has not sold in that time I would like to send to scrap. Would this violate any rules? List motor for two weeks is this acceptable? Thanks Jere
  3. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise EFI/DIS 482

    Yup, no problem on time.

    List is for a reasonable price, as long as you don't live on the moon, someone will come get it in two weeks.

    You may get more for the motor if your willing to ship it.

  4. David G

    David G de-modded....

    Les, there is no automatic deletion of sale ads. Some sellers do choose to delete their own ads after sale is completed.
  5. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise EFI/DIS 482


    No, they are all still there, just pushed way down the list due to the volume of ads that are in the forum. In a week, you can be 4 or 5 pages back..

    In this thread, click your username, and "find latest started threads". All your ads are still there, except for the ones that you have deleted.

  6. David G

    David G de-modded....

    Please don't repost. All you need to do is reply in your own ad. Commonly used is just type in "bump", or ttt (to the top).
  7. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Hi David,

    Having been a bystander observing a recent kerfuffel over a botched steering wheel For Sale Thread, it does beg the question of how to avoid such an issue from recurring as it relates to listing items simultaneously in other venues or "word of mouth" locally.

    Notwithstanding other facts that were not shared publicly that could also be pertinant in the subject case, The "rules" that seem to apply in this caper are:

    - You will not accept other offers or negotiate outside of these guidelines.

    - You will not refuse to sell the item to anyone, for any reason, unless a moderator or the board administrator is involved and Ok's the denial.

    Is it the intent of the V8 Classified venue that items listed shall not be simultaneously listed or otherwise for sale in other venues?

    I commonly list parts for sale here that are commonly listed elsewhere and "locally". I have sometimes made note in the post to that effect and sometimes not. I have had occassions when I have interested parties respond before V8 members yet did not check back on V8 before closing a deal via the outside venue. I guess I am fortunate that this has not caused issues yet. I have been doing this for almost a decade.

    Please clarify the intent of the policy as it relates to the afforementioned.

    'I just want to be in compliance, oficer'" - Fargo:laugh:

    Thanks. MarkO
  8. David G

    David G de-modded....

    Please direct requests to clarify the sales policies to Jim Weise, thanks.

    In the recent case of the steering wheel, it was not "sold locally". Seller pulled out on the first respondent who was going to pay (PM'd the info too) that same evening, and instead sold it to the next in line in the ad. No good reasons could be given, he simply didn't like the sales policies and blatantly told me about it privately. Thus his permanent ban.
  9. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise EFI/DIS 482

    Ya Mark, when folks work in good faith we really don't have issues.

    When they don't, then they get to avail themselves of craigslist and ebay to sell their stuff.

    Pretty simple.

    We are not being nit-picky, this last one was a blatant deal, and the user basically told us he did not like the rules, and would not abide by them.

    Most often, those folks are just leeches, here to do nothing but sell for profit, and add nothing to the community.

  10. David G

    David G de-modded....

    Les, if you want to test it out on me, please go ahead and send me a test message, we'll see if it goes thru. As far as your Sent folder, you may want to check your settings to see if you are automatically saving your sent messages.
  11. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    What year range would a superuser assume if now year is listed?

    Thanks in advance,
  12. David G

    David G de-modded....

    Mike, I'm sorry but I don't understand what you are asking, can you restate it?
  13. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Many for sale ads don't include the year? Why not? Do you think most people looking for '70-72" stuff and the buyer just assumes
  14. David G

    David G de-modded....

    Yes, we have some sellers who assume everyone knows what they are selling and don't include the model year(s) that are applicable. Usually a moderator or other members will ask them to add that info. Don't ever assume a model year if it's not listed and you yourself are not sure. Reply to the ad and ask the seller.
  15. darren fitzgerald

    darren fitzgerald 77Century

    Going by a salvage yard out in the sticks. If they have other Buicks out there can I post a list or pictures? Would that fall under commercial or is helping others like this an acceptable practice for the board? I am new so just asking so you don't raise an eyebrow at me.
  16. flynbuick

    flynbuick Guest

    There is a leads section for that.
  17. darren fitzgerald

    darren fitzgerald 77Century

    Yes, I just wasn't sure the lead section could be used to promote commercial businesses. Just seen auctions and craigslist post there I thought. Thanks for the reply
  18. gsman66

    gsman66 Only in Texas....

    Are 'package' type (price for several items together) sales acceptable? I have some GM NOS or near NOS parts that I want to group together and I would rather not deal with small individual items. I will have package pictures and show individual prices under each package in the listing, however I want to emphasize the package item rather than the individual items. If there's little or no interest in the package deals, I can change the posting to indicate individual items are available. or re-post the listing or not?

    I'm a long time member and want to abide by the rules. Definitely don't want to ruffle any feathers with my first post in Parts For Sale!
  19. flynbuick

    flynbuick Guest

    No problem Steve.
  20. Lars GS

    Lars GS Gold Level Member

    I have an item sold to a gentleman who sent me a pm stating he wanted it and sent me shipping address and name and I gave him my info for payment. He approved everything, but I have yet to receive payment. It been over 2 weeks! I have sent him 2 pm's in the past week but have not received a response. I do have another buyer inline. How long do I wait for him to respond? I want to be courteous and abide by forum rules. Help! Thanks! Jeff

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