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Old 04/23/2007, 04:58 PM
smiller smiller is offline
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Please Read Before Posting In This Forum

Reef Central wants to encourage the trading and selling of items among hobbyist. Giving others the opportunity to receive used dry goods, unwanted and propagated livestock can be nothing less than a benefit to all involved.

These forums exist as a service for our members to trade or sell their reef related items. They are not intended in any form or fashion to be used as a commercial outlet. Please keep in mind that being seen as commercial does not necessarily require you having a brick and mortar or online store. Selling with the foremost thought of making money, having a large inventory, a constant supply of an item, buying and reselling, growing out coral with the intention of selling and other factors will at a minimum make you appear commercial according to our guidelines. Recognizing that it is impossible to construct a definition which will satisfy every situation or circumstance, Reef Central reserves the right to determine whether or not a post violates the “intent” of the “commercial post” policy or definition. Violation of this policy will be grounds for removal from our community.

Please follow proper etiquette in these forums. Selling and trading threads are not for discussion or feedback. Feedback should be posted in the feedback forums only. Feedback and off topic post in selling and trading forums will be removed without notification. If you wish to purchase or trade please post. However, if you only wish to comment on the quality of someone else’s trade item or the price with no intention of buying or trading please keep those thoughts to yourself. This type of post only sidetracks the thread away from the goal of the original poster which is selling or trading their item.

You are expected to place a FIRM asking price in your thread. Threads without an listed price, auctions, "first to PayPal" and "best-offer" threads are not allowed and will be removed on a daily basis. Links to Ebay and other selling sites will also be removed. The trading or sales of non-reef-related items is not allowed on Reef Central.

If you are selling locally only and do not want to ship, it would be to your advantage to place your location (City and State) in the subject line of your thread.

You must have 50 posts in "real" forums (ie, not the Lounge, or the Selling and Trading forums) and have been registered for 90 days before you can create threads in the selling or trading areas. The same rule applies to selling an item in response to a thread in Want To Buy or trading an item in the Trading forums. Our mission at Reef Central is the exchange of hobby information, not commerce, and the selling and trading forums are a perk for those members who support RC's mission. Additionally, requiring a minimum number of posts reduces the number of quick-sale scam artists and repeat, commercial-only entities who are only interested in making a quick buck.

This and all other selling rules also apply for selling in the club forums.

Please keep in mind that these forums are a service RC provides. Following the above guidelines help make the forums more user-friendly, and certainly makes them easier to moderate.

Thank you,

RC Staff

The Tribal Wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that:

"When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount."

Last edited by smiller; 12/30/2007 at 06:36 AM.
Old 09/22/2007, 05:59 PM
geo geo is offline
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Three strikes and your out.

Feedback, bump posts and off topic chat will be removed with a warning. Three warnings in one thread will result in the thread being closed. Repeat offenders risk losing all selling privileges.

Thank you.

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