Marketplace rules revised- please read

stuigi

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To start a thread in the marketplace you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
• You are a supporting member
• You have been a member for over a year
• You have made over 500 posts (members we feel are posting purely to reach this threshold will have their post count reduced)

Bumping once per week is permitted. So you can bump on 10/7 and again on 10/14 for example. Those who post an item, sell it, and then immediately post another will also be moderated as this circumvents the rules. The marketplace has made available thousands of great fragrance exchanges and sales with relatively few problems. Some, however, have been somewhat too aggressive in attempting to continually place their threads at the "top" of the board so as to get increased exposure for their offerings. These actions will be moderated so as to give all members an equal chance to make a sale or swap. Decant sales are not allowed on Basenotes.

Only one sale thread per member per board is allowed. Please remove your threads when done as it is your obligation to do so. Failure to do so will cause multiple thread violations. Please set your date range option to 75 days as that is what we will use as a criteria.

Please do not use the marketplace threads for chats, as these posts also bump threads in violation of the rules. Please correspond by PM's. Responses such as "I am sorry I missed that bottle" or "Wow, that's a great price" etc. are considered "chatting" in the marketplace and bump the thread needlessly. At this time we can consider the approved "split" threads as an exception to the 'posting in the thread' rule. Threads may be updated without bumping, through the edit feature, and using the subject line to add information like "current as of 31 May" or "updated 31 May." Going to "edit" and then "go advanced" should allow one to update the titles to reflect current offerings.

Please remember that auction type sales are not allowed as the site is not yet prepared to become a mini-Ebay. Please post prices with all sales, otherwise your thread will be considered an auction. Links to Ebay or other auction sites are not allowed.

Many members ask for the "gift" option to be selected when receiving payments by Paypal. It then appears that Basenotes condones such requests with which Paypal might understandably have a problem. In addition, choosing the gift option eliminates the ability to file a complaint on a deal gone bad. Basenotes is therefore initiating a policy of not allowing the public request of such an option.

IN ADDITION: Prices must be reasonable as opposed to a member asking for $1,000,000 in an obvious attempt to get around the "no auction" rule. Marketplace links in signatures with out prices are allowed (only by members who have met marketplace posting requirements), as long as the size of the signature adheres to the site rules. Marketplace offerings and requests are NOT allowed on other boards outside the marketplace.

Although it can't be made a rule, it is strongly advised that bottles should not be shipped in envelopes. A member recently received a broken bottle in a swap and his bottle was also returned broken as they were both shipped in envelopes. It is just common sense to use boxes and proper packing materials for bottles.

Geographic restrictions should be in all thread titles so as to eliminate time-consuming searches that result in a dead end.

Please use the feedback method of evaluating deals. Basenotes assumes no responsibility for deals gone bad. Multiple reports of fraud will be dealt with by the moderators.

Please remove sold or swapped items as they would otherwise create false searches.

I am allowing the sale of scented candles as long as they are direct from the manufacturer with their label. Please know that proper packaging is imperative, as the glass is relatively heavy compared to most fragrances. Also please remember to inform buyers of the high shipping costs.

Thanks in advance for your continued cooperation.
 
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salim96

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If somebody replied to the thread, it would automatically bump, Is the 1 week period still valid, or we have to re-start the count?



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THEREALJWIL

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Can we start selling on our one year anniversary month or the day after our specific date of joining?



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RichinTx

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Jun 24, 2012
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I've been a member for a year and a month now and unless I'm missing something I don't see where I can post for sale threads yet.



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30 Roses

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I've been a member for a year and a month now and unless I'm missing something I don't see where I can post for sale threads yet.



Try logging out and then logging in again and see if it works.



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RichinTx

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Try logging out and then logging in again and see if it works.

Thank you for the suggestion. I just now tried that and I still do not see the 'Start a New Thread' button.



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It's be helpful if people remembered to REMOVE sold items from their listings - in other words, delete sold items rather than writing "SOLD" next to the item.

If you just write "SOLD", the item still comes up in a search of the marketplace even though it's no longer for sale. So, if someone is searching for a scent to buy, they're seeing posts where the perfume is for sale, except that it's actually gone.

Remove sold items and update your post. Thank you!


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30 Roses

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Oct 8, 2007
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It's be helpful if people remembered to REMOVE sold items from their listings - in other words, delete sold items rather than writing "SOLD" next to the item.

If you just write "SOLD", the item still comes up in a search of the marketplace even though it's no longer for sale. So, if someone is searching for a scent to buy, they're seeing posts where the perfume is for sale, except that it's actually gone.

Remove sold items and update your post. Thank you!



I generally don't remove items until the buyer has received them, so that they can satisfy themselves that the item is as photographed and described.



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RobbieAu38

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Dec 12, 2012
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Hi can you see when my year is up still unable to post in here and start my own thread ? Thanks very much please delete after :) Robbie
 

Hawky454

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Oct 25, 2014
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I'm curious, now that I have over 500 posts, I should be able to start a thread in the for sale/swap forum correct? I'm not seeing the option to start a new thread. Can someone kindly lead me in the right direction?

Thanks for your time and I apologize if I posted this in the wrong thread.

*Edit*

Thank you everyone, this issue has been fixed.
 
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nosey74

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Aug 30, 2014
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To start a thread in the marketplace you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
• You are a supporting member
• You have been a member for over a year
• You have made over 500 posts (members we feel are posting purely to reach this threshold will have their post count reduced)

Hello. I would like to sell some of my bottles of fragrances and I think according to the rules the only way I can do that sooner rather than later is to become a "supporting member." Can you tell me how to become a "supporting member"? Do I need to make a donation of a specific amount? Thanks in advance.
 

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