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General Rules

- Members may only offer to sell Star Wars items they own, not for a friend.

- Postings must include a Star Wars item.

- No auctioning is permitted. That means you cannot make a post stating that you will take offers and sell the item to the highest bidder.

- You may not use the forum to promote or advertise auctions.

- You may include a link to a picture of the item or items for sale, but all relevant information, such as a description of the item and the price, must be included in your post.

- The purpose of this section is to help other collectors find what they need, so please post in the spirit of cooperation and mutual benefit.

- Do not start more than one For Sale thread at a time. If you have multiple items to sell, put them all in the same thread and title your thread to reflect this. Having more than one thread pushes posts off the front page quicker making it unfair to other users.

- Do not BUMP your thread more than a few times a week. Excessive thread bumping will be considered “post padding” which is against forum rules.

- Do not erase your thread title once you’ve sold your item. Simply edit the title with a “(SOLD)” at the end.

- Do not post non-transactional messages in someone else’s thread. If you wish to discuss someone’s asking price, do so in private via PM or email.

Modern Classifieds

- This section is for items for sale only. Any posts related to buying and trading should be posted in their respective forums.

- YOU MUST INDICATE A SALE PRICE FOR EACH ITEM LISTED. Ads without a price for each item will be deleted and the seller will be notified by email or Private Message.

- Prices must indicate no higher than fair market value. Moderators will use their judgment to decide whether or not the prices are fair. For items currently at retail stores, the prices must be no higher than their normal retail cost. NO SCALPING OF CURRENT ITEMS WILL BE PERMITTED. If you paid more than retail for the item, you must state in your post that you did so. For items more than one year old, some leeway in price will be permitted, subject again to the discretion of the moderators.
 

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There seems to be a large amount of multiple For Sale threads being started in this section lately. The rules state that each member is only allowed one For Sale thread and one Want To Buy thread at a time. The reason for this is so that everyone has a chance for their thread to be on the first page instead of someone having three or four threads which pushes everything else down off the first page.

If I see this being done, I will send you a PM asking you to condense your threads and then I will remove the additional thread(s) once you have condensed them. If you do not respond, your thread will be deleted without further notice.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
 

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I'm seeing a lot of multiple For Sale threads from the same people lately in addition to a lot of thread bumping. Please refer to the rules on both of these issues below and above in the first post of this thread.

- Do not start more than one For Sale thread at a time. If you have multiple items to sell, put them all in the same thread and title your thread to reflect this. Having more than one thread pushes posts off the front page quicker making it unfair to other users.

- Do not BUMP your thread more than a few times a week. Excessive thread bumping will be considered “post padding” which is against forum rules.
 

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Guys, please do not bump your threads more than a few times a week. Bumping a thread every single day is just not necessary and it's against the forum rules. If your thread falls off the front page, wait a few days before bumping it up again.

With that said, if someone responds to your thread, a reply is fine even if you've already posted an update or "bump" in your thread recently.

Any questions? This thread has previously been locked, but I'm going to leave it open now.
 
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Am I allowed to post that I want to trade off a masterpiece transformers for sw figures? And if so, what would be the best procedure?
 
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Rules regarding scalping should be clear from the first post, but remember - all new figures that are currently at / shipping to retail can only be sold for the cost to the seller (ie: retail price) plus shipping - if a RS member is attempting to scalp fellow users, please report them to a Mod / Admin.
 
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- Do not erase your thread title once you’ve sold your item. Simply edit the title with a “(SOLD)” at the end.
How do you edit a title? I only see the option to edit the post. Thanks.
 

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Hopefully everyone sees that there is a new post in this thread and clicks on it.

Whether you are a veteran member with 50+ transactions or a brand new member with no transactions, go read the rules posted in this thread please. They all apply to YOU.

Lately, just about every single day I get emails reporting the posting of non transactional messages in sale and trade threads, members bumping their threads up too often (post padding), members asking more than retail value on currently available product, members threatening other members, members posting items for sale without prices, members engaging in deals with other members and not following through in a timely manner and more.

This is by far the most negative and problem ridden section of the entire forum. These are toys, guys. Why on earth are there so many issues? [Most] everyone here is an adult and should know the difference between right and wrong. There are also some younger members who may not have any experience buying, selling and trading. Everyone has to learn some how. If you are constantly having issues with a particular member, simply place them on your ignore list and move along. If you find yourself constantly having issues with newer members, I would suggest not entering into a deal without first checking feedback threads. If there is no feedback thread, move on to the next deal.

This forum is not a place for you to air your dirty laundry. If you have issues with other members, keep it to private messages and do not ever post the content of a private message or email on the public forum. The same goes with personal information such as real names, physical addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.

That's it guys. I don't know what else to say. Infractions will be given just as fast as I can read through the emails and threads, so don't be surprised if you receive one or more when you break the rules. I admittedly don't see every little thing, but if you are caught constantly breaking the rules, you simply won't be allowed to play in this sandbox anymore.
 
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Since this thread doesn't appear to be locked and is open to questions, I have a few:

1. Have you guys ever looked into getting an itrader/reference setup on this forum? This way, users can leave feedback for one another and you can easily tell who is a reputable member and who might be a potential scammer/bad trader/buyer without having to dig for old lists of references that don't have any feedback messages attached.

2. How old is "current"? If I have a figure that came out last year that you can't buy anywhere online for less than $20 and you can no longer find it in retail, is it considered scalping to ask $20 for said figure? And I don't mean to stir up drama, but I'm really curious: Why is this an issue? I mean, people are free to simply not buy from you if you're charging ridiculous prices and let's face it, there are just some items that you are never, ever going to be able to purchase at retail price again (like, say, R5-6 from the Scramble on Yavin BP that came out a few years ago, or Master K'Kruhk from the TRU exclusive BAD wave).

3. What is the general concensus around here when it comes to buying/selling? Is paypal the universal method, or do people accept concealed cash/money orders too? Does the buyer pay first, or does the seller ship first? What happens when someone agrees to buy from you, you exchange addresses, and then they back out of the deal? Will that member be punished in any way or is this perfectly acceptable?

4. Is there a list of bad traders/rippers anywhere? Is there a place where disputes can be settled? (You ship an item, the buyer complains that it wasn't in the condition that you stated or that it was damaged or that it never arrived, or you agree to sale something to a person and they never follow through with the purchase, etc)

5. Are underage members allowed to buy and sell here? This always worries me knowing that I could be making a large sale to someone who could potentially get into trouble for buying from me.

I'm sorry for all of the questions. I do a lot of online dealing with another hobby of mine on another forum and just glancing over this thread, this section of the forum seems rather understaffed for an area where real cash and real items are involved and it also seems rather lax (or lacking) in the rules department...
 

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Since this thread doesn't appear to be locked and is open to questions, I have a few:

1. Have you guys ever looked into getting an itrader/reference setup on this forum? This way, users can leave feedback for one another and you can easily tell who is a reputable member and who might be a potential scammer/bad trader/buyer without having to dig for old lists of references that don't have any feedback messages attached. We have discussed something like this, but nothing is currently in the works.

2. How old is "current"? If I have a figure that came out last year that you can't buy anywhere online for less than $20 and you can no longer find it in retail, is it considered scalping to ask $20 for said figure? And I don't mean to stir up drama, but I'm really curious: Why is this an issue? I mean, people are free to simply not buy from you if you're charging ridiculous prices and let's face it, there are just some items that you are never, ever going to be able to purchase at retail price again (like, say, R5-6 from the Scramble on Yavin BP that came out a few years ago, or Master K'Kruhk from the TRU exclusive BAD wave). If it's no longer available in the stores for retail pricing, it's no longer current. Most things can be found in the wild for up to a year after release depending on the area and how much back stock is misplaced and then found and put back on store shelves (obviously there are exceptions). After that, fair market value is acceptable. Fair, meaning the average going rate for said item and not $100.00 for a figure that was $8.99 a year ago and can easily be found for $20.00 shipped online.

3. What is the general concensus around here when it comes to buying/selling? Is paypal the universal method, or do people accept concealed cash/money orders too? Does the buyer pay first, or does the seller ship first? What happens when someone agrees to buy from you, you exchange addresses, and then they back out of the deal? Will that member be punished in any way or is this perfectly acceptable? Paypal is widely considered to be the way to pay for transactions because of the coverage they provide. If you purchase something and don't receive it, or if you receive something other than what you paid for, you can always contact them to help as long as you send as a regular payment and not as a gift. It's completely up to the buyer and the seller if they want to enter into an agreement and send cash, check or money orders through the mail. There are no rules against or for it. If a member agrees to a deal and then backs out and no money or product was exchanged, there will be no punishment (unless there are multiple complaints against a specific member who does this on a regular basis). If you have an issue with a specific member, adding them to your ignore list is the best way to avoid them.

4. Is there a list of bad traders/rippers anywhere? Is there a place where disputes can be settled? (You ship an item, the buyer complains that it wasn't in the condition that you stated or that it was damaged or that it never arrived, or you agree to sale something to a person and they never follow through with the purchase, etc) Yes, we do have a Bad Seller/Buyer/Trader list stuck to the top of the Trade Feedback forum. If you have an issue with another member and it can't be resolved in a timely manner via private message, it's acceptable to let the rest of the collecting community know about what transpired (classified rules still apply). You can also contact a moderator for help as well.

5. Are underage members allowed to buy and sell here? This always worries me knowing that I could be making a large sale to someone who could potentially get into trouble for buying from me. There are no age restrictions on who can buy/trade/sell. It's best to research feedback threads to see the history of each member. If you can't find a thread for someone just by searching, it's always okay to ask them for a link to the thread. If they don't have one, you would have to make a decision if you wanted to deal with them or not. It's completely up to your discretion.

I'm sorry for all of the questions. I do a lot of online dealing with another hobby of mine on another forum and just glancing over this thread, this section of the forum seems rather understaffed for an area where real cash and real items are involved and it also seems rather lax (or lacking) in the rules department...The rules are clearly stated at the top of the forum. When rules are broken, infractions are given, PM's are sent, accounts are banned, etc. depending on the severity of each instance.
 
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The rules are clearly stated at the top of the forum. When rules are broken, infractions are given, PM's are sent, accounts are banned, etc. depending on the severity of each instance.
Thanks for all of the answers. I was just checking because I do a lot of trading on a forum that has very, very strict rules for their trading section (for example, you're allowed one single bump every 24 hours. If you even bump your thread a minute early, you get an infraction. Three infractions gets you banned from the site. It's also against the rules to back out of a trade/sale once addresses have been exchanged and users can have their trading/selling privileges revoked for a number of reasons). I was curious about how this forum compared. Want to make sure I know all of the rules and such before I try trading/selling here again. :)

Also, if it came across as insulting, I apologize. Wasn't meaning to imply that staff here are incompetent or too soft or anything. It just looks as if you're the only one responsible for this entire section and looks like there has been some problems/drama recently with some users.
 
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It just looks as if you're the only one responsible for this entire section and looks like there has been some problems/drama recently with some users.
If you see a post that appears to be in violation of the rules, click the "Report Post" button and explain why you believe that post is against the rules, and Chris Wyman will look into it.
 
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5. Are underage members allowed to buy and sell here? This always worries me knowing that I could be making a large sale to someone who could potentially get into trouble for buying from me. There are no age restrictions on who can buy/trade/sell. It's best to research feedback threads to see the history of each member. If you can't find a thread for someone just by searching, it's always okay to ask them for a link to the thread. If they don't have one, you would have to make a decision if you wanted to deal with them or not. It's completely up to your discretion.

This is actually a serious problem that I've encountered (not here, but somewhere else). In most US states, persons under the age of 18 are NOT allowed to enter into a legal and binding contract with another person over the age of 18. What does this mean? Simply put, if you sell something to a member that is under 18, get their payment and ship their item, they can get their payment back via PayPal just because they are under 18. I had someone purchase something and the child's parents said they didn't want their child buying that item, and they used the parent's PayPal account without permission. PayPal took the funds back from my account and I lost my merchandise and my money.

Since there are members here under 18, I think it's important to make sure that you know who you're dealing with before selling or trading to them.
 
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Hi there~

I am a collector of Star Wars Books, Magazines and Comics. I have recently sorted through my collection, and have come up with a list of nearly 500 items I would like to part with. Instead of using eBay or Amazon, which I have done in the past, a friend suggested I try the RebelScum forums. So, here I am!

I want to make sure I follow the rules. So, before I make my first post, I have a few questions.

Above, it states...
- Do not start more than one For Sale thread at a time. If you have multiple items to sell, put them all in the same thread and title your thread to reflect this. Having more than one thread pushes posts off the front page quicker making it unfair to other users.
My question is this... Am I allowed to have one thread in the Modern area, and another in the Vintage area, at the same time?

Also, please help me understand how forums work. If I make a post with X amount of items for sale, and then go back to my post the next day and add some more items to the listing, does this "bump" the post? (I understand that "bumping is frowned upon, and I want to make sure I don't do so inappropriately.)

Well, those are my questions. I look forward to any reply. Thanks for the help!

~TimothyPatrickMc
 
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Am I allowed to have one thread in the Modern area, and another in the Vintage area, at the same time?
Yes.

If I make a post with X amount of items for sale, and then go back to my post the next day and add some more items to the listing, does this "bump" the post?
Editing your original post does not bump it. Replying to it does.
 

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is there a way to edit the main title of the actual thread? i tried by "advance edit" but it only edits a title within the thread. i would like to keep using my same thread i created but it seems i can't edit/update the title...
That option should be available in the "Go Advanced" screen.

What are you seeing when you click that?
 
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That option should be available in the "Go Advanced" screen.

What are you seeing when you click that?

once i'm in the thread i click on edit-go advance. in the advance editing mode, i see "reason for edit" (on the top) and below the title section. i made a title change and proceeded with the save changes button. it saves the changes but the edited title appears in the actual thread and not in the main forum.
 

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once i'm in the thread i click on edit-go advance. in the advance editing mode, i see "reason for edit" (on the top) and below the title section. i made a title change and proceeded with the save changes button. it saves the changes but the edited title appears in the actual thread and not in the main forum.
Just to cancel out another possibility...you are trying to edit the original post and not one of the replies within the thread, correct?
 
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Editing is not working. I have sold some items in my sales thread and cannot subtract them off the originall post or edit in any way.
 
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Same here. I started a for sale thread several months ago and have been updating it almost daily.. when I went to do so this afternoon, the edit button had disappeared.
 
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My edit button is not working also in the non-starwars classified section.
 

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When we did the latest update to the forum, it messed up a mod that we had in place for editing. It's been turned off until it can be fixed, so you should be able to edit now.
 
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i looked the rules after i made a for sale post! i think i did ok though! didnt screw anything up. whats with this BUMP thing though? it pushes your post further up the threads i get that. not sure how i do that but i'll figure it out. i guess thats what the 'bump' thing means in the comments. i keep seeing it and it was starting to bug me as to what it meant! lol

cheers everyone!
 

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i looked the rules after i made a for sale post! i think i did ok though! didnt screw anything up. whats with this BUMP thing though? it pushes your post further up the threads i get that. not sure how i do that but i'll figure it out. i guess thats what the 'bump' thing means in the comments. i keep seeing it and it was starting to bug me as to what it meant! lol

cheers everyone!
Right, posting the word "bump" or posting anything for that matter will raise your thread to the top of the board. This is okay in moderation, just not every day.
 
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ah ok, thanks for that! i get it now. since i kept seeing that word i thought their was some special button to do that! but ya, like any forum when something gets a new comment it shows up further in the list. not all forums do that but thats cool. ya, i think it said you can bump once a week or so? thats cool. i wont abuse the system! i just put that thing up so in a week or two if no one responds ill giver a bump. thanks for clearing that up!
 
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I went through the rules but I am unclear.

Is this section just for modern toys or can it be any modern Star Wars stuff, I.E. plates, mugs, etc.

If not and it's just toys where can I post plates, mugs, misc???

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I went through the rules but I am unclear.

Is this section just for modern toys or can it be any modern Star Wars stuff, I.E. plates, mugs, etc.

If not and it's just toys where can I post plates, mugs, misc???

Thanks
You can post any modern Star Wars items in this section. While primarily used for Kenner/Hasbro products, all kinds are welcome. There are specific forums for specific types of collectibles that might be better viewed in the corresponding classified areas, but if you have a large list of items for sale or are looking for a large list of items for your collection, posting the full list here is a good idea.
 
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I started a thread for coins but have added other items to it. Is there a way I can edit the thread title to reflect this? I did not want to start another thread. I plan on adding more as I come across it and being able to change the title to reflect would be beneficial. Thanks for any information!
 

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I started a thread for coins but have added other items to it. Is there a way I can edit the thread title to reflect this? I did not want to start another thread. I plan on adding more as I come across it and being able to change the title to reflect would be beneficial. Thanks for any information!
You should be able to do this in the "Go Advanced" section.
 
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