Q. I want to sell something, why aren’t I allowed to make a thread?
A. You must have 35 reps to post an item for sale.
Q.I just got 35 reps, why aren’t I allowed to make a For Sale Thread?
A. The system doesn’t update right away, it could take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to be able to make a thread.
Q. I’m a first time seller, what sort of payment should I accept?
A. I’d recommend PayPal or Money Order, PayPal is the most common one (on these boards at least), and has some protection, but I don’t suggest Bank Transfers, or anything along those lines, basically you can put any form of payment down, but the buyer has to be willing to pay using your method.
Q. When making my thread, is there anything I should do?
A. Absolutely, first of all use the dropdown menu to choose either For Sale, Trade, etc, as well as a descriptive title, please don’t do be vague, and say “My For Sale Thread,” or anything like that, either include a few items you are selling in the title, or the name of the item you are selling. Next to your title, be sure to put a location ‘tag,’ in brackets (e.g. [U.S], [Canada], [Global], etc.) By doing this, you ensure that your buyers know the item is being sold from, and where you are willing to ship to. Also, inside the actual body of the thread, put all the details of the item you are selling, include images if you have them, and make sure to put a price down.
Q. My item just sold, what should I do now?
A. After payment is received, don’t change anything in your thread, you can change the title to say “Sold,” but don’t change any of the text, or the price. Keep any images you included as well. You should also close your thread, by going into the Advanced Thread Tools, click the “Close Thread” option
Q. I closed my thread after selling, now I can't find it, where is it?
A. After threads have been closed, they get moved by the moderators to the Completed Transactions subforum. Check it, or the list of threads you have created to find it.
Q. If being payed by PayPal with a credit card, can I ask for an extra amount due to the fee? Also, can I ask for a payment to be sent via the Gift Option in PayPal?
A. The answer is NO to both of these questions. You can’t ask for any extra fees, or a “tax” to be added because of any PayPal fees. We at OCN want to follow PayPal’s rules, and for your convenience, here is the rule excerpted from PayPal’s User Agreement:
4.6 No Surcharges. You agree that you will not impose a surcharge or any other fee for accepting PayPal as a payment method. You may charge a handling fee in connection with the sale of goods or services, as long as the handling fee does not operate as a surcharge and is not higher than the handling fee you charge for non-PayPal transactions.
You also may not request, or offer (as a buyer) a gift, or personal payment(s) to circumvent any associated fees, as it negates any claims that could arise, as well as is against PayPal’s rules, and the excerpted rule is included here for your convenience:
4.2 Receiving Payments for Commercial Transactions and Personal Transactions. a. Fees depend on whether you are making a commercial transaction or a personal transaction. A commercial transaction involves buying and selling goods or services, and payments received when you send a “request money” using PayPal. A personal transaction involves sending money to and receiving money from friends and family without making a purchase.
b. If you are selling goods or services, you may not ask the buyer to send you a personal payment for the purchase. If you do so, PayPal may remove your ability to accept personal payments.
Q. Can I sell my Steam Account?
A. No, due to the Steam EULA, you may not sell your Steam Account, or another persons. This goes for ALL games activated through Steam as well, once the key is activated, it is tied to the account, and cannot be transferred. The specific rule from the EULA is included:
When you complete Steam's registration process, you create a Steam account ("Account"). Your Account may also include billing information you provide to us for the purchase of Subscriptions. You are solely responsible for all activity on your Account and for the security of your computer system. You may not reveal, share or otherwise allow others to use your password or Account. You agree that you are personally responsible for the use of your password and Account and for all of the communication and activity on Steam that results from use of your login name and password. You may not sell or charge others for the right to use your Account, or otherwise transfer your Account.
for all of Steams rules.
Q. Can I sell software?
A. Yes, but as long as they aren’t any of these:
The following types of software sales are prohibited:
As long as they follow the guidelines, they can be sold.
* Sale of OEM software unless it's in the original, factory sealed package AND accompanied by a significant piece of hardware (defined as optical drive or larger) EXCEPT open OEM versions of Windows may be sold with the motherboard the OEM license is tied to
* Sale of online accounts unless sellers can demonstrate that the EULA does not prohibit sales
* Sale of software keys not accompanied by media and/or documentation
* OEM software like promotional games that come with a video card, or similar OEM with "Not for Resale"
* OEM software MUST be pictured and clearly readable to display whether the "Not for Resale" or the likes of 'Promotional Only' can be seen and determined where as "Not for Resale" or 'Promotional Only" can NOT be sold here.
Example of a Good For Sale, or Trade Thread:
Edited by ProjecT TimeZ - 10/3/09 at 2:41pm