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Admin Notice Gear Swap Rules & Price Guide - READ before posting (last update: 12 May 2015)

Discussion in 'Gear Swap' started by Richard, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Richard

    Richard Addicted Member
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    Lets start with some basics;

    Title Prefix
    All titles must include a prefix - This enables easy sorting by prospective buyers. There is a prefix for most categories. If your item does not match any category then use a generic term eg;
    - For Sale
    - Wanted
    - Swap
    - Trade


    Title Description
    Description should include as many of the following elements as possible;

    - Gender (if applicable)
    - Plain-English Product Name (basically a noun = eg; Jacket)
    - Brand or Manufacturer name (eg: Columbia)
    - Item name (eg: Bugaboo)
    - Salient specifications such as size or length (eg: Size M)
    - Price (may include price basis descriptors such as 'ono' or 'ea.' )
    - Location (specifically Skis & Boards where pickup is preferred over posting - otherwise this is optional)

    Putting it together...

    Clothing: Mens Columbia Bugaboo Jacket, size L $85 ono - Newcastle


    Image Uploads

    Gear Swap allows for image upload by all members (no fee-based membership required). Please use the 'Upload a File' button when posting your item. If you expect to sell it - then upload a pic! Offers without an image are FAIL.


    Editing
    Thread starters my edit the Opening Posts (OP) at any time. Use the 'Edit' link at the end of your OP. Threads can not be deleted (see Marking as Sold).


    Watch your Thread
    After you have created your thread, make sure you 'Watch' your thread. This will ensure you get notifications when people post a reply (anyone asking questions has some level of interest, reply quickly for your best chance of a sale). You can select to receive notifications by email or just alert icons when logged in.


    Marking as Sold
    Select 'Edit Thread' from the 'Thread Tools' menu (which is immediately above the OP) and change the prefix to 'Sold'. Please change only the title prefix and not the original title. Only the person who created the OP can edit the prefix.

    Why
    Threads are kept and marked as sold rather than deleted. This enables a record of what does and does not sell and what fair value is for similar items.


    Pricing Guide (shamelessly stolen from TGR)
    50% of current online price (not Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price)
    -10% per year of age*
    -10% per times drilled, per core shot, per delam...etc
    -10% per Marker binding attached ;)
    +10-30% for Rare/High-demand item

    If your pricing is unrealistic and completely out of the ball park - expect the locals to let you know.

    * NOTE: If your item is approaching a decade old and not in the Rare/High Demand category - it's very probably worthless junk.
     
    #1 Richard, Mar 6, 2013
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  2. will_dawson

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    hey everyone,
    just trying to post a thread but it is telling me i need to 'select a prefix'...

    please explain?

    Much Appreciated.
     
  3. tele-whippet

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    I think the prefix is part of the header, al la For Sale, Sold etc
     
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  4. will_dawson

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    I am putting 'For Sale' in the heading.. i assume this is how you 'select' the prefix...?
     
  5. benchives

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    What have you been doing since filming wrapped up? You know they made a mean meme out of you.
     
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  6. cold wombat

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    Drop down list to the left of the thread title. Pick the most appropriate.

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  7. Ian D

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    What Cold Wombat said, for a blank screen it looks like this
    The (No prefix) is the drop down shown above. You must select one.
     
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  8. Nicklas

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    Title Description - location too?
    Would be great if each ad had location in title too. Especially when it comes to skis etc which can't really be posted.
     
  9. Richard

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    Good idea Nick - included in the instructions.