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DB Classified Forum Rules - READ BEFORE POSTING

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by TroyK, Aug 4, 2014.

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  1. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Talkbass does not charge a fee, take a commission or have any other commercial interest in sales through these classifieds. Similarly, Talkbass does not insure or otherwise mitigate your risk as commercial auction sites do and accepts no liability for losses incurred as the result of classifieds transactions. All transactions are private deals between members. Moderators do occasionally get asked to mediate minor disputes, which we are happy to do up to a point. Please familiarize yourself and comply with these terms and rules prior to participating in these classified forums.

    -Last updated January 2015

    The TalkBass Classifieds "For Sale" Forums are designed to be used by TalkBass members to sell personally owned gear to other TalkBass members and visitors. It is not to be used by commercial users (as defined by the Commercial User Policy). Talkbass classifieds are intended for personal usage. Buying items wholesale elsewhere for express purpose of selling on TB for a profit is forbidden. Please Note : Any abuse of this system (i.e. someone selling gear for a commercial user under the pretense of it being personal gear) will result in harsh penalties for both the seller and the commercial user.

    *'''Items that are not allowed to be sold here under any circumstances:''' Firearms, controlled substances, counterfeit items. All sales are subject to approval by site administration. If you are not sure that the item you wish to sell or use as a trade with another member is appropriate, please contact a moderator, or site administration via the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page.
    *'''No Ebay or other auctions'''. Threads started with the intent to advertise an auction will be deleted. Links to auctions will only be allowed if posted as a reply to an existing (at least one week old) thread originally advertising the direct sale of the same item.
    *'''Mark Sold Items''' If your item sells, close your thread (see above)
    *'''NO Piggybacking''' Do not mention your item for sale in another's thread. Only list your items in threads you start.
    * Excessive Bumping of Ads is not permitted. Bumping of an ad threads is allowed under the following conditions;
    *: Bumps are allowed once every 24 hours.
    *Please don't attempt to help non-SMs dodge the rules by posting their gear for sale. TalkBass For Sale ads are only to be used for listing a Supporting Member's personally owned gear.
    *'''No surcharges on an item are allowed, this includes the 3% for Paypal'''. That fee is the seller's responsibility, not the buyer. Paypal's usage agreement specifically prohibits this.
    *'''Do not request a payment be sent through Paypal as a personal payment or gift.''' This leaves the buyer with no recourse should there be a problem - Paypal does not allow for contesting gift transactions. This is also against the Paypal usage agreement, and can result in action taken against both the buyer's and the seller's accounts.
    *If you post a "feeler" ad, you MUST post a price with it. This is not an auction site - If you want people to "bid" on your item, take it to ebay. Trade feeler threads are allowed, but if it turns into a FS thread, seller MUST post a price or the thread will be immediately closed or deleted.
    *Posting a price does NOT mean something frivolous. For example, posting a bass for sale with a sale price of $1,000,000 will not fly.
    *If you are selling multiple instruments concurrently, or if you have several threads posted, please consider consolidating your items into one thread ("Fender XyZ and Warwick AbC FOR SALE!").

    If you are the buyer, consider your own comfort level with the transaction you are about to make, as explained above it is a private transaction between you and another member. Membership on the DB side of TB is much smaller and less fluid than on the BG forums. Many members have a long history and personal reputation here and in the DB community that they will not risk with an untoward classifieds transaction. The decision is yours as the buyer, regarding choosing to enter into a transaction, with another member. If you use PayPal as your payment method, you MAY have some protections through their program, but please review their policies before deciding to transact.

    SELLERS : Supporting Membership is REQUIRED to post new ads
    You must have a current Supporting Membership Subscription to post new ads (as of July 1 2015). Monthly options are as low as $4. No commercial sales.

    Talkbass Moderators reserve the right to delete or remove any postings made in the DB classifieds:
    Under no circumstances should members disrupt sellers' threads by posting challenging, derogatory posts, or in fact post anything that is not either directly related to purchasing the item advertised or at the very least specifically complimentary to the seller or the item being sold. To do otherwise is to risk a trolling infraction.

    These threads are NOT discussion threads. Your opinion is irrelevant and unwelcome unless -specifically- asked for.

    There are -thousands- of items up for sale on both sides of the TB forum classifieds. If you don't like a particular seller, or a particular item, don't post about it, don't comment about it, don't pm the seller about it. Just move on to something else that more acutely strikes your fancy.

    Items posted FOR SALE must include an asking price. Items posted FOR TRADE must list trade criteria that you honestly would consider. Threads that don't meet this criteria but instead come with a statement like "feeler" or "PM With Offer" will be closed and/or deleted.

    Your post may be bumped once every 24 hours.

    Keep in mind that you’re dealing with speciality items to a limited market. You’re in the right place to sell DB specific items, but you may need to be patient.

    Items that can be of interest to both BG and DB players can be posted in the appropriate classified forum on both sides BUT please make one a main listing with price, pics, description, etc and only make the other one a link back to your main ad. Please remember to mark both sold when you've done your deal.

    Items that are on consignment at a music store can not be advertised in the Classifieds.

    Items for sale on eBay or other auction sites can not be listed for sale in the Talkbass DB Classifieds.

    Price and terms of the deal may be negotiated in a private conversation between members. Please do not question, challenge or attempt to negotiate the price or terms in the thread.

    Posting “PM Sent” in the thread preceding a private conversion is a commonly accepted practice and may help the seller determine a right of first refusal order, but ultimately the seller can chose to whom to sell and the buyer can chose from whom to purchase. There is no formal first come, first served obligation.

    Close the thread. Click "edit" on your original post. In the "change title" box, you will a drop down to indicate that the deal is complete and we will migrate the listing to archives to keep things tidy.

    A "move to" redirect will be visible for about one week and will then disappear, but the thread is still in the DB Classifieds Archive, and is not killed or deleted, unless asked by the Original Poster….


    Feedback following a transaction will be valuable information for the next member considering a deal. Please leave honest and balanced feedback for the member with whom you transacted following the deal.

    Commercial users may not use the public "For Sale" classifieds forums to post products or services, unless prior permission is granted from the forum's moderator and board owner.

    Violations of any of these rules may result in warnings, infractions, suspensions, banishment or other creative consequences at our discretion.

    Honestly, this is a nice feature and service. We want you all to make good use of it and don’t want to have to moderate it. If we have to get involved, our responses may be just or wildly unpredictable. Best to just make good decisions, follow the rules and respect the Talkbass community.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 2, 2015

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