Over the last few months the marketplace mods and the senior mods have been hammering away on some updates to the For sale/wanted section rules.
This update is for two reasons:
*The new features that Huddler brought such as bumping listings without having to post.
*The clarification of some rules.
I will outline a few of more prominent changes here although I urge everyone to have a look at the full set of rules.
3. This section is not provided for the purposes of a personal resale outlet.
The occasional new/recently purchased item(s) that you decided to not keep are acceptable provided the following conditions are met:
1. The items are sold for your cost price (no profit to be made at all).
2. You have listed no more than four (4) new/recently purchased items in the last twelve (12) months.
Before you list such items please PM a marketplace moderator or a senior moderator with proof of purchase cost.
The odd occasional volume purchase of low cost items like fans being offered far below retail for the benefit of the membership are permissible.
Before you list such items please PM a marketplace moderator or a senior moderator with proof of purchase cost and the number of items you have.
Any NIB/open box/volume sale listings not verified by the staff will be removed
We do not allow the sale of items for profit so in order to keep the marketplace casual we will be limiting the number of these items each member can list and requiring proof of purchase cost before they are listed.
8. For Sale listings must include a photograph of the actual item(s) for sale as well as a note with your Overclock.net name and the date
At this present time it is highly unlikely that an OCN member cannot get a hold of a camera of some sort whether it is a DSLR, point and shoot or even a phone camera, this will also bring us inline with almost every other major forum.
Thread bashing and off topic posts will result in the posts being removed. A second offense will result in an official warning, a third offense will result in a 30 day ban from the marketplace and a fourth offense will result in a permanent ban from the marketplace.
Thread bashing is something we take very seriously here but we do not wish to take action against your membership as a whole so we will be banning from the marketplace for repeated offenses.
13.1 Listing Maintenance: You must close your listing using the close this listing button found in the first post when you wish to stop bumping the listing or when all items are sold.
13.2 You must maintain your listing (bumping it or closing it using the buttons in the first post when required). Listings over 30 days of the last bump will be closed by the marketplace staff.
13.3 Failure to Maintain the listing: First offense will result in a PM warning, Second offense will result in a official warning being issued, a third offense will result in a 30 day ban from the marketplace, a fourth offense will result in a permanent ban from the marketplace.
Huddler makes it so easy to close your own listings, the marketplace staff spend a crazy amount of time closing members listings that we will be banning from the marketplace for repeated failures to maintain listings.
21. The following types of software sales/wanteds/trades are prohibited.
*In Game Items
*Software keys not accompanied by original media: This includes steam games, pack deals or any other digital download.
*Promotional software:Any software received with a hardware purchase must not be sold separately.
We have disallowed non physical games for a while now with the exception of steam group buys however we are now disallowing all non physical items for being sold or traded here.
The promotional software coupons that are sometimes provided with graphics cards and other hardware are just that "promotional" and are not allowed to be sold or traded here.
These rules will go live on: 30/11/12
If you have any questions feel free to post them here and we will try our best to answer them.