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    Post >>Rules of the Market Place<<

    Rules of the Market Place

    The Market Place was created to give Traxxas users a place to buy, sell, trade and request Traxxas products. It is a kind of value added perk to owning a Traxxas product!

    Traxxas is not liable for any transaction in the Market Place. If you have a problem with a sale or purchase, work it out with the other member. Do not ask Traxxas or any of the Mods/Marshals to get involved.

    The Market Place is not intended as a place for you to run your business. If you are purchasing vehicles to sell them as parts (chop shop) or if you are buying vehicles just to sell them again (Flipping), you will need to find a different place to conduct your business. The Market Place is for Traxxas users to sell their personal Traxxas products.

    You can only sell or buy accessories and parts made by Traxxas. Do not sell or request non Traxxas parts or upgrades. We do not run a board to advertise other manufacturer’s products.

    When posting any transaction in the Market Place you must provide pictures of your item and the price you are asking at the time you post the listing. Provide a clear description of what you are selling or trading. Without these things your thread will be deleted. Be considerate and don’t post huge pictures. Keep the pictures to 640 x 480 or less. This way the pictures fit on most monitors. This can easily be accomplished with any photo editing program.

    The only non Traxxas items that are allowed in the Market place are those items that you have already installed on the vehicle (Like a different speed control) or that will be used with the vehicle you are selling (ie, battery, charger, transmitter).

    Do not link to any sale on any other site. If you are selling your vehicle on e-Bay, sell it on e-Bay.

    If you want to sell a Traxxas product but you don't have an idea on the going rate, please post a Feeler thread in the sub forums. Do not post these questions in the Market Place.
    Thread bashing is not allowed. If you think the price is too high do not buy it. There is no need to post negative comments in the thread.

    Only post one thread for the items you are selling. Multiple threads for the same items will be deleted with a friendly warning.

    Thread Bumping allowed once per a 24 hour period in the Market Place. If a member replies on your thread, that is your bump for the day. If you need to edit your thread, but your editing time window is up, contact one of the Market Place Marshals via PM for further assistance.

    If the thread does not belong to you, then there is no reason for you to give out free bumps.
    Once your item has sold or is otherwise no longer available post “sold” or “ended” and it will be removed. All posts older than 14 days with no activity will be removed.

    Posting links: If you wish to post a link to pictures of your items you may do so, but your thread must conform to the above guidelines.

    Members are not allowed to provide their personal manufacturing/painting services in the MP.

    Asking for free parts or vehicles is not allowed in the Market Place.

    The Market Place is not for conversations, we have other sections in the Traxxas forum for that. Do not needlessly clutter threads with chatter, use the PM option.

    Your behavior and posting habits in the Market Place are closely monitored. If you do not follow the posted rules you will earn points. Your thread may be removed along with your Market Place privileges.

    Most of all have fun!
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    Tips for selling, and buying in the Market Place

    Tips for sellers

    • Take PLENTY of pictures of the item you are selling, regardless of value, multiple pictures of different angles will help eliminate problems in the end.

    • Always describe the item you are selling to the T. Offer any and all information about the item so there is no confusion to the buyer. List ALL imperfections, no matter how little they are.

    • Offer a handling time once payment has been cleared, if you think it may take a few days for you to get everything together to ship, or you may be out of town, always give yourself a couple of days extra. Buyers like getting things early instead of late.

    • Ship EVERYTHING with a tracking number and insurance, no matter what it is. If you need to ask a few dollars more in your asking price do so, and explain that "x" amount of dollars is for tracking and insurance.

    • Don't ask people to pay PayPal fee's. That is the cost of doing business, if you have to, include it in the asking price. That is a big turn off for buyers. It is not the buyers responsibility to pay the fees for the type of payment you accept.

    • Keep in touch with your buyer every day, it is important to most buyers to know that they're not being ripped off. And hearing from you will solve 90% of the problems that could arise.

    • Make sure buyers leave you feedback. Feedback = money. I would rather spend 25% more money with someone who has good feedback rather than none. When you sell something, insist on the buyer leaving you feedback.

    • The customer is always right! That is the golden rule for selling. If you have gotten yourself into a transaction with an impatient, demanding buyer, just keep that in mind. That's where all your pictures, description, and handling time come into play. If you ever have a PayPal dispute filed against you, all of that will help you.

    • Keep records. Always keep PMs, E-Mails, Forum logs, and any receipts you get from the transaction. Be prepared if a buyer accuses you of fraud. Sellers can get scammed too, it's not only the buyers.

    • Open a PayPal account. All you need is a checking account, or Credit Card to have a PayPal account. This is a key tool when selling an item. Buyers are skeptical about sending a money order half way across the country to someone they don't know.

    • Know your buyer. The buyers feedback is important too. Check them out! If they are impatient buyers, and highly demanding, it may be worthwhile to wait for the next person.

    Tips for buyers


    • Pay with PayPal. Regardless of feedback history of the seller. It is MUCH easier to get your money back on a transaction using PayPal. It's not hard for a seller to set up a PayPal account.

    • Request thorough pictures and descriptions of the item you are buying, avoid surprises and know what you are buying. If the seller can't take pictures of the item they are describing, I would question the condition of the item. Digital cameras are cheap these days, no excuses.

    • If there is something you want from the seller, tell them. Don't expect the seller to ship the item the exact way you would. If you want bubble wrap instead of newspaper, let it be known, offer a couple of extra dollars for whatever shipping supplies you want.

    • Find out when the seller will ship it. Don't assume the seller will ship the following day, ask. Get your ducks in a row. Things come up, people work, sometimes it just doesn't work out how you want.

    • Keep records of all PMs, E-Mails, and Forum logs. If a dispute is needed, have all of the conversations that have taken place available.

    • Check feedback on the seller. Don't buy from a seller that has 0 feedback and get upset when it takes 5 days to get the item. Google is your friend. Google the persons user name, real name, phone number, address, or anything you can. Especially sellers who have little or no feedback. If they can't provide you with feedback, question them.

    • Talk with your seller on the phone, if they're selling you something, they shouldn't have a problem talking with you on the phone. Not only does this let you hear how the seller sounds, it also gives you information on the seller in case something goes wrong.

    • Be patient. There is nothing more annoying to a seller than an impatient buyer. If you have follow these steps, you shouldn't have to E-Mail the seller every day for a tracking number.

    • Settle on the price before you pay. Both the seller and buyer should agree on the asking price. If a dispute is needed, price of the item should not be an issue.

    • Leave feedback for your seller. It is very important for a buyer to leave feedback for a seller. It is how they attract buyers. Feedback is not as important for buyers, simply because if you pay for it, you pay for it.

    General tip for buying/selling on forums.


    • Get to know the person you are doing business with. If you are questionable about the person at all, don't buy it.

    • If you expect a certain term from the buyer or seller, it needs to be ironed out before any funds are transferred.

    • Be patient. This is the number one killer for all transactions. The seller has no control of the item once it leaves the post office. Normal post office times are 3-5 days, but that doesn't mean it can't take 6-10 days. Give the item time to arrive, and don't assume the seller is scamming you. If you have done your homework, and followed the steps above, you should have nothing to worry about.

    • Use Tracking numbers and buy insurance! Insurance is cheap! Why would you buy anything and not have insurance put on it! This assures you that if you receive an item damaged, or not as described, you CAN get your money back!
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    This is an updated Picture Posting tutorial. I've added a few things to the original post by Misbehavin' and working with him have come up with this updated version.

    Lately we have been flooded with requests of how to post a picture into a thread or post. Therefore I'm going to break it down nice and simple (I hope).

    1) First you need a web host to upload the pictures to. You cannot link to a picture that is stored locally on your computer. If you can, then you have a worse problem than posting pictures and I suggest you visit another forum tailored to computer interests.

    The site you need to upload to must allow external linking from other sites. Your ISP may also provide you some web space, and is often the best choice.

    Other hosting sites you might want to try:
    RCPics You can only link from here. Direct posting isn't allowed.
    Picturetrail
    PhotoBucket
    www.webshots.com

    Note that the sites above were suggested by forum members. Image hosting sites often change what they allow you to do for free. So it's possible in the future that they may prevent pictures from showing up on the forums.

    2) Create your account on the host of your choice and upload your pictures. Note the actual web address of the image you wish to link to from the forums. To do this you can right click on the picture and select properties if you are using Internet Explorer, you can highlight the web address. Note, however, that all of the address may not be showing so you may have to scroll while highlighting the address. Then right click on the highlighted address and select copy.

    3) Now to the forums. Start a new post or thread(don't forget most of the forums already have a Gallery thread) and click on the IMG button in the menu that's above the area where you type in your post. Right click in the resulting box and select paste. After doing that select OK. Your post should now contain something similar to the following.

    [IMG]www.yourhost.com/picture-directory/picture.jpg[/IMG]

    Note that your picture location will be different than shown above.

    4) That's all there is to it. When you submit your post or thread, you should see your picture if you have followed the above steps correctly.

    A few other things about posting pictures.
    When posting pictures please use the "enter key" between them. This will stack the pictures in a column instead of a long line messing up the width of the forum.

    Keeping the text in a separate line also helps with the width.


    Example:

    Pic of my truck:

    [img]www.yourhost.com/picture-directory/picture.jpg[/img]
    [img]www.yourhost.com/picture-directory/picture.jpg[/img]
    [img]www.yourhost.com/picture-directory/picture.jpg[/img]


    Not this:

    Pic of my truck:[img]www.yourhost.com/picture-directory/picture.jpg[/img]
    [img]www.yourhost.com/picture-directory/picture.jpg[/img]
    [img]www.yourhost.com/picture-directory/picture.jpg[/img]


    Not this:

    Pic of my truck:

    [img]www.yourhost.com/picture-directory/picture.jpg[/img][img]www.yourhost.com/picture-directory/picture.jpg[/img]
    [img]www.yourhost.com/picture-directory/picture.jpg[/img]


    Not this:

    Pic of my truck:

    [img]www.yourhost.com/picture-directory/picture.jpg[/img][img]
    www.yourhost.com/picture-directory/picture.jpg[/img]
    [img]www.yourhost.com/picture-directory/picture.jpg[/img]


    Again, note that your picture location will be different than shown above.

    This helps keep the posts easy to read and navigate.




    A of couple other misc. ramblings....
    Be considerate of others on the boards, make sure you keep your picture size to 640x480 or less. This way the thread easily fits on most monitors and is easier on the dial-up users. This can easily be accomplished with any photo editor.

    Also if anyone else has any free picture hosts that you can externally link to, PM them to a mod of that forum. One of us will add them to the list above. Mis' and I each host our own stuff and we would be hard pressed to list more than a couple of free hosts as we don't use them.


    Thanks to Mike505 for the great post.
    Last edited by He123321; 09-12-2009 at 12:32 PM.
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