[B]How To Sell Your Item or Services Using The Engineers Edge Classified:[/B]
In order to list your merchandise on the Engineers Edge Classified you must first register to have an account.
[B][COLOR=#b22222]Posting an item for sale is free for private sellers however commercial operations will be required to become a Engineers Edge sponsor. To become a Engineers Edge Sponsor, please contact the Administrator or Kelly Bramble.
[/COLOR]Who qualifies as a private seller?[/B] A private seller is an Engineers Edge member who has previously purchased an item for his own use and has decided to sell it. The item may be new or used, but the intent is the issue; IF you bought it with the intent of reselling it here, are building to order, providing a manufacturing or engineering service, or you are planning to order more if you sell what you have, you are not a private seller. If you are a commercial seller, you need to acknowledge that you are doing it for profit and become an EE Sponsor. You may list and sell items that actually belong to you. If you have a friend who wants to sell something, they need to join and list it themselves.
1) After your Membership is activated go to the Engineers Edge Classified Forum (here) and click the "New Thread" button. You are now ready to create your ad.
2) Type in your ad subject and a detailed description of the item you wish to sell. Be sure to include contact information if required, however we suggest no more than a phone number and utilize the internal EE Private Messaging feature.
3) Before you submit your ad you may wish to attach a photo of your item you have stored on your computer. Ads with pictures will get more attention.
5) Review your ad and correct any errors if necessary. You may also make unlimited revisions and corrections to your ad by using the "Edit". Only you and the forum moderators can edit your ad. After you post an ad in the classified forum, you can click the "Toggle email notification" link in the bottom right "Actions" box. Doing so will automatically send you an alert email when someone has replied to your post.
[B]Here are the Basic Rules for posting your ad the Engineers Edge Classified: [/B]
A) Unless you’re a paid advertiser or EE Sponsor, you may sell personally owned items only. Sales "for friends" are not allowed. If your friend has something to sell, they need to sign up and play by the rules. Multiple listings or multiple quantities of similar or identical items (books, calculators, tools, etc) will be considered a business listing and not allowed on the Engineers Edge Classified Forum. Please limit your ads to one per week and do not dominate the forum.
B) Engineers Edge Classified Ad's will run approximately 4 months before they are deleted or frozen. If you do not sell your item within 6 months you will need to place another free ad.
C) "Bumping" which is the technique of replying to a thread simply to bring it back to the top will not be tolerated. If it is done, it may result in your thread being frozen or deleted. It is an unfair practice to others that post in the classified for you to bring your ad continually to the top - or have someone else do it for you.
D) State a selling price in your listing. The price may include OBO (or best offer). This is not an auction site and listings that appear to be auctions will be deleted. All items must be listed with a fixed price.
E) Links to eBay or other auction sites are not allowed and will be deleted.
[B]When replying to an ad:[/B]
Please limit replies to questions about the item involved. The person posting their ad is doing so to sell their item and not necessarily to get into discussions regarding their asking price or to open discussions for comparisons of their item to other items.
Sellers are not obligated to answer or reply to questions about their product publicly. Off topic replies and those of the nature above will be deleted and the poster warned.