CLASSIFIED AD RULES
!! ATTENTION COMMERCIAL ADVERTISERS !!
If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact the site Admin. If you own a business, and want to run sales on this site via posting ads or group buy threads, you will need to follow the rules. Any Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys posted without being first authorized will see your account get terminated, and IP address banned.
The MazdaRoadster Marketplace is a great place to get a good deal on many items for our Miatas. We provide these classified forums FREE of charge and offer NO-FEES on sales to our members as a benefit of MazdaRoadster membership. We have some common-sense rules outlined in the rules that we expect everyone to follow.
Anyone who does not comply with these rules will be warned and possibly banned from the classifieds or from MazdaRoadster. For your safety and the safety of others, please comply with the Classifieds rules and read the buyers advice at the end of the rules outlined. If you see anything suspicious or have a questionable sale sent to you via PM, please push the report a post button or contact a moderator.
We Now Use iTraderWe use a members reputation scoring system called iTrader so don't forget you can use/view buyers' and sellers' iTrader ratings as well. You can leave positive or negative feedback with this system very much like eBay style auction sites. So please take advantage of this free service when buying and selling parts!
MazdaRoadster.net assumes no ownership or risk in your purchases in the Classifieds - the transaction is between you and the seller.
The Ad Process: BUYERS MUST CONTACT SELLERS in the sellers thread that you want to buy the item and then PM the seller.
This has historically been a problematic and unfortunate mess on other forums however we are determined to make MiataRoadster.net classifieds more efficient, positive and enjoyable for everyone involved.
Buyers and Sellers will now be able to reply in the for sale threads to indicate any updates to their ads or answer questions that have been addressed to them. The site-wide time limit on editing the original and subsequent posts still applies.
** ETIQUETTE in the Classifieds section **
- The Classifieds section is a FREE service provided by MazdaRoadster.net for our members. The purpose of this section of the forum is to support advertising private-party member-to-member transactions for Miata-related items. Examples include seats, tire and wheel sets, body pieces, suspension, etc.
- The Classifieds section is NOT a forum for bashing, flaming, or thread-crapping on what is being offered, it's price, or who it is that's offering it. Take that to PM if you have a legitimate issue as a potential buyer! Don't Troll!
- If you want to discuss or learn more about some type of item you see in the Classifieds section, please post your questions and comments in the proper discussion forum, and NOT in that persons ad.
For example; if you wondered about a Ram-Air Intake offered in the Classifieds section - you would post your questions in section called "N/A BREATHING • Intake and Exhaust" to learn more or discuss the advantages/disadvantages of having it.
- No Flaming, No bashing, No trolling, No price policing etc. This type of behavior is NOT tolerated and is subject to instant deletion without warning!! If your reply to an ad is not directly inquiring about the product you wish to purchase it may be removed without notice. Just as it is everywhere else on the forum. So please be respectful of your fellow members.
Rules for Sellers
1. YOU MUST LIST YOUR ASKING PRICE
Otherwise your thread may be locked or removed without warning. Please do not PM the moderator to re-open your thread if it is closed because you did not post a price, you must re-post the item from scratch.
2. YOU MUST SHOW AT LEAST ONE PHOTO OF THE ITEM
This is to establish that you actually have the item, and also that members can judge for themselves the condition of the item for sale. You must use your own photo showing your own part, not someone else's photo of an item "just like" the one you're selling.
3. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
You must either include a location in your ad, or have it listed in your profile!
We highly recommend use of the 'location' title prefix (state code) when you post your thread to allow members to easily search for local / nearby sale items. ie; (FL), (TX), (CA), (GA) etc. Also you can update your profile in the "settings" tab so that members can see your location.
4. AUCTION LINKS ARE NOT PERMITTED,
You are NOT allowed to post off-forum ads or ads likely to be of interest in the For sale section, such as; Yahoo Auctions, eBay, Craigslist, Scoomer Auctions, U-Bid, etc.
However, you can post an interest thread in the main forums appropriate section in case you feel some members "may" be interested, or for a reference or just to chat about a part you have found that is of interest.
NO Commercial Business ads without Admin consent!
5. DO NOT SPAM WITH MULTIPLE THREADS.
No spamming multiple sections of our forum or our classifieds sections with your for sale items. This means pick one and only one classified section to post your item for sale in, even if it possibly pertains to several Miata models. You can however place URL links to posted classified ads, or partouts from our forum in your profile or signature, that is fine on our forum.
6. NO COMMERCIAL SALES
No vendors, dealers, brokers or service providers of any kind may post either individual or group buy items for sale here without the Administrator's approval. If you acquire items in quantity of the same item with the intent of offering them for resale here, you are considered a dealer under this rule. Please get with the site admin if you wish to sell on here as a sponsor. Your threads WILL get removed without warning!
7. YOU MUST HAVE PRIVATE MESSAGING ENABLED
People interested in purchasing must be able to contact you via PM, email or phone.
8. "BUMPING" & "RE-LISTING" RULES.
You can push your thread up (bump) HOWEVER, * DO NOT * Bump your thread more than once per week!
This rule is to allow fair visibility to all our members selling other items in the same forum as your item. If you ignore this rule the moderation staff reserves the right to lock your ad for a period of at least 1 week, or remove your ad completely if you continue to bump your own ad after you have had the ad locked previously.
9. NO SELLING ITEMS FOR A "FRIEND"
You must personally own and be accountable for the condition and delivery of the item for sale. If your "Friend" wants to sell his/her item they can register like everyone else and post their items for sale.
10. PROHIBITED ITEMS
On MazdaRoadster you CANNOT list for sale any of the following items in any section of our forum! Selling these items anywhere in the forum in the classifieds section or anywhere else on this forum will get you banned:
A) NO bootlegged software, Music, Games, DVD sales. Anyone who knowingly buys or sells bootlegged (Warez) software, music, DVD's
B) NO alcohol, tobacco, drugs, firearms, or any weapons sales.
C) NO Pornographic (XXX) item sales.
D) NO gift card sales.
11. NO "TESTING THE WATERS" or "POSSIBLY FOR SALE" POSTS.
Either you're selling the item or you're not. If you're not sure, don't post it here until you are ready. Please do your research on your asking price before posting the item for sale. If you want to make a "feeler" thread, you can do so in the "VALUE • What's this worth?" section of the forum. Located here ----> http://mazdaroadster.net/forumdisplay.php?92
12. USE THE NA/NB/NC "PREFIX"
Make use of the drop down menu tab if your item is generation specific.
13. DO NOT POST YOUR ITEMS FOR SALE IN SOMEONE ELSE'S THREAD.
This is considered thread crapping, it's just rude, and will get your post deleted instantly and without warning.
14. UPDATE YOUR SOLD ITEMS
To prevent time wasted by both buyers and yourself, PLEASE post follow-up posts to indicate the item has been "SOLD".
MazdaRoadster.net reserves the right to remove ANY ad for ANY reason at ANY time! If your thread has been removed there is generally a reason! Site Staff will send you a PM as to why your ad has been removed.