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    Classified Rules - Updated 10/3/2018

    Classified Rules:

    The following are basic common sense rules we enforce in our classified boards. It's your responsibility to be familiar with and follow them. Posts in the classifieds that do not comply with these rules will be removed by a moderator or administrator.


    1. The classifieds are for selling items or posting want ads. They ARE NOT an area for you to discuss various topics related to or unrelated to the items listed, nor are they for "What's it worth" or "I'm thinking about selling.." type posts.

    2. Sellers are responsible for their ads. When an item sells and the transaction is completed (seller has money and buyer has item), it is the sellers responsibility to close the thread so we (the staff) know to remove it. If you are unsure of how to close your own thread there are instructions in this post: How To Close Your Ad Thread.

    3. Items must be listed in the appropriate boards. DO NOT make one long listing full of odds & ends of various types (gun parts, scopes, reloading equipment, etc) in one section. Do it right and split the items up into several posts in their appropriate section. You don't have to have a separate post for each individual item, but we do want items listed in the correct boards. You'll get a better response this way and it's a lot less confusing for those reading the ad.

    4. Items listed for-sale must include a cash price. This does not include WTT or "want to trade" ads. Any for-sale ad found that does not have a price will be removed.

    5. Be sure that your registered email address with the forum is correct and that you keep up to date on your private messages to ensure that all correspondence pertaining to the ad reaches you.

    6. DO NOT reply directly to email notifications. When you do your reply is sent to me and not the intended recipient. My job isn't forwarding your correspondence and I don't have time to look up the intended recipients email address to forward it, so when they come to me they simply get deleted.

    7. Our classifieds are offered as an added feature for members and merely serve as a means to bring buyers and sellers together. All sales are solely between the buyer and seller, meaning neither the site nor any of it's staff members will become involved in any way or be held accountable or liable for deals gone bad.

    8. Including an email address, phone number or any other means of alternative contact outside of this forum is strictly prohibited. Any add found with such will be deleted on sight, and if a person persists in doing it they will lose their permission to post ads.

    9. It is the sole responsibility of the buyer and seller to ensure that any transaction for a firearm or other controlled item is completed in a legal fashion. If you are unsure about how to properly conduct a transaction, please see the BATF's website at http://www.atf.treas.gov/

    10. The first person to clearly and specifically state "I'll take it" or something to that regard has first dibs on the item. This declaration can be made in a private message or as a reply in the original thread. All private messages and board posts are time and date stamped (to the second), so determining who was first is pretty cut and dry.

    11.Posting items for-sale or a WTB ad in the classifieds "for a friend" is strictly prohibited. If your friend wants to try and sell something here they can register and purchase a membership to do so just like everyone else.

    12. Posting links or listing numbers to items you have for-sale or up for auction on another site/forum is strictly prohibited. Posting links to off-site listings in response to WTB ads is permitted.

    13. We DO NOT recommend use PayPal to send or receive money for any/all firearms related purchases. Doing so puts both the seller and buyer at risk of having their accounts frozen and their funds seized by PayPal. We recommend a good old USPS Money Order. Additionally, using the PayPal Gift function to avoid the 3.5% transaction fee results in the buyer also losing any means of protection of their payment offered by Paypal should the seller not follow through.

    14. All ads within the classifieds will run until they have gone 45 days without a reply being posted. If/when it reaches said 45-day limit the entire thread will be deleted.
    Last edited by J.Baker; 10-03-2018 at 09:16 PM. Reason: Updated with new rule for those deliberately trying to get around the membership level restrictions for the classifieds.
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    Updated Rule #4 on 1/17/2016 removing the requirement for an outright sale price on WTT ads. Changes are in red.
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urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.” —Mark Twain

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    New rule added (#8 in red) that is a direct result of a select few who continue to try to side-step our membership level restrictions on the classifieds.
    "Life' is tough. It's even tougher if you're stupid." ~ John Wayne
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urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.” —Mark Twain

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