Rules and suggestions, READ BEFORE POSTING
I am putting together a summary of expected behavior.
Please read this entire post before posting an ad. Particularly if you are now to the site.
1. Try to post a picture with your ad. The chances are NOBODY is going to buy your stuff if you dont send them one anyway. There is a known software bug that often prevents attaching a picture in the first post. So put up your post and add the photo with the edit button or add it in a reply. Size the picture such that they will load in a fairly short timeframe. If a prospective customer wants a better/more pictures he can ask that they be sent.
2. Use a title that describe if you are buying or selling. And what it is, be et least somewhat descriptive.
3. Do not bother someone unless you actually want to (or may want to buy it). Dont be a tire kicker.
4. If you say you are going to buy something, follow through and buy it or be courteous and say "sorry I cant follow through" This has become a problem. And some of the guilty parties are long time posters.
5. All are welcome. But this is a free service. You are expected to pay by participating in other areas of the site. If you are simply here to sell you are not welcome. And saying that "I am trying to help people" will get you booted. That is the #1 response of the type A salesmen that end up being banned. You are here to help yourself. Some leeway will be given to first time posters. But not much.
6. Post in the appropriate forum. Tooling and parts in one, machines in the other. If it plugs in a wall it is a machine. If it bolts to something it is not.
7. This is a forum intended for professional users (once again all welcome) and as such antique machines should be posted in the antique section. Hobby grade machines, chinese, et al, are not to be posted on this board. ATLAS, CRAFTSMEN, small horizontals, etc are not allowed. Small southbends are best posted in the SB section.
8, If there is a problem with a seller or buyer, let me know. As with anything with life, exercise caution.
9. Be realistic with conditions and research your market. If you sandblast an item and slather it with paint, things are not going to go well for you.
10. Though not required, it is STRONGLY recommended that you include a price. And be realistic. If it sells on ebay for $200 you are not going to get $500 here. It is understood that not everyone knows every price or situation, but do not use the shotgun approach and simply put "make an offer" on a constant basis.
11. Be civil. If you are only interested in trolling it is not welcome. I understand that some people need a kick but it is getting out of hand and I will start to delete posts. I do understand that some ads need to have the OP called out. But be constructive and dont be a jerk.
12. Two new for sale posts per day. If you put more I will delete all of them.
13. No links to industrial auctions unless they are your own. I am not counting ebay.
14. as to ebay. If you link to your ebay auction, that is fine. But if you do not contribute otherwise then no leeway will be given. In other words if all you do is spam your ebay auction and do not otherwise participate your ads will be deleted. Keep doing it and you wont be missed.
Probably more and I will add to this list.
Last edited by Mebfab; 02-18-2013 at 07:07 PM.