The rules for selling are as follows and ALL I/W members are expected to follow them, no exceptions -
#1- There is a minimum 3 year I/W membership or 30 post requirement before any I/W member is allowed to post items for sale. We have always been all about promoting a brotherhood type atmosphere and unfortunately we have had instances of people taking advantage of that so now unless you have been an established I/W member for at least 3 years or you have accumulated 30 posts in other I/W forums you will not be allowed to sell any items.
#2- Using "bump", "ttt", "still up for grabs", duplicate listings, etc. to keep bringing an item back to the top is not allowed. This also applies to "looking for" or "want to buy" posts. It is not fair to the others selling things to do this so if your item is not seeing any "action" then do something to generate interest like price reductions, splitting things up, etc. rather than just bumping it. An occasional update after a minimum of 7 days is not a problem but do not abuse it as it needs to be kept fair for all. Any duplicate posts, bumps, ttt's, etc. that appear in less than a week after the original listing or updates/changes will be deleted when found.
#3- Pictures of the actual item(s) for sale are required in all personal for sale ads. "Generic" pics lifted from say a manufacturers site are not acceptable, show the actual things for sale. Posts like "lots of stuff for sale call or email for details or pics" are also not allowed. Common sense needs to play a part as well like we all know what a new glow plug looks like so showing the plug in the package is fine. Any personal for sale ads posted without pics will be removed, no longer giving warnings as this rule has been in place long enough. Manufacturers/distributors ads will not require pics nor will "want to buy" or "looking for" type posts in the For Sale section.
#4- All questions, answers to questions, offers and counter offers will be posted on the for sale thread. No more p/m sent, etc. unless the item is already sold and buyer/seller are exchanging address or payment information. This is something that has been under consideration for some time and is being used on other model boating sites, it now applies here. Anyone who chooses to not follow this rule will get one warning, after that a nice time out (suspension) is likely if it happens again. Also if an item or items are being listed elsewhere state that in the original post, this will help reduce misunderstandings about an item getting sold on another forum, Facebook, etc.
#5- If there is any offers or deals pending between a potential buyer and seller any other interested individuals need to allow a reasonable time for a response to said deal/offer (at least 24 hours). It is acceptable to post something like I will take if he/she passes, etc. as that establishes a sort of waiting list if the offer or counter offers are not accepted. There has been a sharp increase in complaints and occurrences lately that has necessitated adding this rule.