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Old 08-27-2013, 05:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Auction Rules (please read before participating)

Rules For Sellers:

1. Please use the sample post template (just copy it and paste it in your auction). Fill in all fields of the sample post template. We want uniformity with our auctions to avoid any confusion.

2. You may post auctions if you have been an active forum member for the last 3 months, have no negative iTrader in the last 6 months, and are at least 18 years of age. Please feel free to post in each section. As we grow, the limit may be placed. If we have too many auctions in one section, your auction may be moved to end on another day.

EDIT: No limit on auctions posted per member for now, but we may implement a cap if the sections start to grow beyond 1 page.

3. At this time, you may only accept Paypal Goods as payment. No gift, no cash, no TTM, no alternative payment sources.

4. Each subforum has an end time and day. No post that is time stamped AFTER this end time will count. There are absolutely no exceptions. You may not extend your end time or date.

5. Your title must start with the player's name and be followed by the set & card #. Do not keyword spam your title.

6. At this time, only single cards or small (2 or 3) card lots may be auctioned. You must have a CLEAR scan of the front and back of the card. You may include additional images by linking to your photobucket. Photos may be used instead of scans only if they are extremely CLEAR. You must not have this item for sale anywhere else (eBay, COMC, B/S/T, or other forums) as the bidder must have confidence that the winning bid gets the item.

7. You must set a starting bid. This may be as low as $1.00 and as high as you wish. High starting bids may discourage some bidders, but it may also be used as a reserve by setting the starting bid at the lowest price you will accept.

8. You must state when you expect payment. If you grant an extension to a buyer, it must be noted as an edit at the bottom of your OP. (More on edits below.)

9. You must clearly define your shipping terms. You MUST ship with tracking - no exceptions. You may include insurance in your shipping fees or offer insurance as an option. Remember, insurance protects you as the seller. You may not charge more for shipping than is posted here - so be clear. (You may come to an agreement with your buyer for different shipping arrangements, but you may not arbitrarily decide to charge more for shipping.)

10. Clearly state when you will ship. If you say you will ship within 24 hours of payment, make sure that you actually ship within 24 hours of payment.

11. You may set bidder restrictions by iTrader and/or location, but you may not restrict bidders by join date or post count. If there are members who you wish to block from your auctions, send them a polite/professional PM to not bid on your auctions and save the PM.

12. We want your scans to do the talking, but you may wish to include a few additional details about the card in the description. Please do not use different text font, size, or color. Keep this simple.

13. Return Policy: Paypal protection will apply to every buyer and seller, but you can make this simpler by posting a return policy. You may choose to have no returns, but Paypal may have the final word on that.

14. You may NOT post in your auction after your original post. You may not bump your auction or add details/comments in later posts.

15. Edits. You must leave your original post EXACTLY how it is. However, you may add an edit(s) to the bottom of your auction. This is where you can address questions and allow exceptions:

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EDIT: (9/28 12:07PM) There is no corner damage at all. The glare in the bottom right corner is just from the scanner.

EDIT: (9/29 12:08PM) JOEBLOW is welcome to bid on this auction even though he has had a negative iTrader in the last 6 months.
16. Once the auction is over, please send a pm to the winning bidder with your paypal email address (do not post this in the thread). You may wish to get their email address and send them a paypal invoice instead.

17. Once your transaction is completed and the buyer has expressed their satisfaction with their card after it arrives, please leave appropriate feedback.

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Rules For Bidders:

1. As long as you pass the bidder restrictions in the auction, you are welcome to bid on any auction. Your post only needs to include a price, but there is a 10 character minimum to every post (sorry). So you will need to post something like "$10.00 Thanks."

2. You must bid in increments of at least $1.00 and only in full dollar amounts. $10.00 is correct. $10.01 or $10.27 is incorrect and will not count. In the event of a tie bid, the bid posted first is the high bidder.

3. By bidding, you agree to the terms listed in the OP of the auction. You may not retract or edit your bid. If someone beat your bid just before you posted, do not edit your post. You are welcome to place a new bid as long as time allows.

4. Absolutely no bumping or trolling. You may only post bids - please leave any and all commentary to the proper forums.

5. If you create an additional account to shill bid, you will be banned.

6. Sniping is not recommended. If several people snipe at the same time, they may create a momentary server load. This can delay the actual posting of your bid. No bid that shows up after the end time will count (even if you clicked the post button in time). There are no exceptions. For a 10:00 end time, a post time stamp of 10:00 is ok. 10:01 is too late.

7. If you know you are on the seller's ignore list or if you have had issues with the seller in the past, please avoid the auction. If you truly wish to bid on the item and are not sure if you are welcome, please send the seller a polite PM to ask. Please respect the seller's decision though if the seller asks you not to bid.

8. You must pay on time. You will owe your full bid plus any shipping fees included in the auction. Paypal Goods is the ONLY acceptable method of payment.

9. Once your transaction is concluded, please leave appropriate feedback.

10. You are welcome to ask questions via pm to the seller. The seller can also post your question & answer at the bottom of the op as an edit.

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Example:

Hank Aaron 1959 Topps #380 PSA 2 (MC)





Starting Bid: $1.00

Payment Expected: Within 24 hours

Shipping Details: $2 shipping (US only unless you contact me first)

I Ship: within 1 business day.

Bidder Restrictions: Please no one on my ignore list. No negs for non-payment within 6 months.

Description:

Rough. PSA 2 (MC)

Returns: No, it's a PSA 2.
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Members who have retracted bids:

whodaman2310

Members who have failed to pay:

Members who have failed to ship or track:

Miketrout27 (sold on eBay)

Members who bump their own auctions:

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Updated rules:

2. You may post auctions if you have been an active forum member for the last 3 months, have no negative iTrader in the last 6 months, and are at least 18 years of age. Please feel free to post an auction or two in each section. As we grow, the limit may be placed. If we have too many auctions in one section, your auction may be moved to end on another day.

4. Each subforum has an end time and day. No post that is time stamped AFTER this end time will count. There are absolutely no exceptions. You may not extend your end time or date.

5. Your title must start with the player's name and be followed by the set & card #. Do not keyword spam your title.

6. At this time, only single cards or small (2 or 3) card lots may be auctioned. You must have a CLEAR scan of the front and back of the card. You may include additional images by linking to your photobucket. Photos may be used instead of scans only if they are extremely CLEAR. You must not have this item for sale anywhere else (eBay, COMC, B/S/T, or other forums) as the bidder must have confidence that the winning bid gets the item.
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EDIT: No limit on auctions posted per member for now, but we may implement a cap if the sections start to grow beyond 1 page.
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