Last Updated 3 Jul 2016. 50 post-count or 6 months membership required -- or -- Just $5.50 to Jump the Queue*. The public and members may view and read this forum just the same as any other. However, to place an offer by creating a new thread requires a minimum 50 post-count by existing registered members - or - six months membership. For those who's post-count is already greater than 50 or have been registered for longer than 6 months, membership to this Gear Swap group is automatic. Why 50 posts? Trading between members is best when there is a bit of trust and history. If you have contributed at least 50 posts then everyone has had a chance to get to know you a little better. This 50 post hurdle also does a great job of keeping the spammers and scammers away. Why 6 months? Some people don't post very often and we have members that have been here for 3 or 4 years who still aren't up to 50 posts! Access to Gear Swap is automatic after 180 days of membership. Still no access? If you meet the requirements yet still have no access then Start a Private Message with Richard or IanD and we will sort access for you. *But I just want to sell something ... then 'Jump the Queue' OK so you are new here and you just want to sell an item. You have no forum history so no trust within the community has been established. However you can "buy" that trust for just $5.50** with a Forum Upgrade to jump the queue - details and purchase can be found here: Image Uploads Members who meet the requirements to place an ad in Gear Swap may also upload images to threads within this Gear Swap forum. **Once-only payment, no recurring fees.