|Announcements in Forum : Classifieds|
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
CLASSIFIED FORUM POLICY Updated May 26th, 2010
The Classifieds forum is provided by iLounge as a free 'marketplace' to buy, sell or trade Apple media devices (iPods/iPhones/iPads/tvs) or related accessories.
It is not to be used for the sale of products by or to commercial entities, as defined by the commercial forum policy found here.
Note that when listing an iPhone for sale, the seller must clearly indicate whether or not the iPhone is locked to a particular carrier, and if so which carrier the iPhone is for.
Please note that the list of items above includes items for sale as well as requests to buy, and requests for trades. If you are not allowed to sell it, you are not allowed to trade it or advertise it for trade. Any adverts for prohibited items will be removed without notice.
All members making use of this forum should exercise caution in any deals that they may decide to follow up. While 99.5% of transactions close without a problem and both parties are usually satisfied, there are those individuals who like to take advantage and use the internet as a way to scam people out of their hard earned money.
We have set up a Buyer & Seller Feedback area for positive or negative feedback on previous transactions. You are advised to check the feedback on members before commencing.
You are strongly advised to use the most secure method of payment for any item you are buying or selling. Some general advice can be found here.
If we discover that a member has been involved in any dishonest activity in the forums we will ban that person and if there is evidence of a crime we will co-operate fully with the victim and/or law enforcement agencies to assist in making sure that justice is done.
Remember, we cannot guarantee that an individual is who they say they are, nor that they have the item they are selling.
When posting items, please keep the title of your thread concise, but include sufficient details to describe what you are selling. Also please include the prefix "FS:" (For Sale), "WTB:" (Wanted To Buy) or "WTT:" (Wanted To Trade) as this lets someone browsing the list clearly see the status of an item.
Once your thread is no longer necessary (e.g. you have sold your item), please close it. There is an option to do this in the "Thread Tools" menu at the top of the thread. Only close your thread when you are sure that you no longer need it. Closed threads will automatically be moved into the Archived Classifieds forum, as will threads with no activity in 60 days or more.
New Member Restrictions
To help reduce the number of fraudulent listings from users who clearly sign up for iLounge merely to post such listings, we have instituted a new policy on the use of the Classifieds forum by new members.
New "Freshman Loungers" will only be able to read the Classified forum and respond to existing threads and posts -- they will not be able to start their own threads offering items for sale until such time as they have reached "Regular Member" status ("Junior Lounger") which occurs after 10 posts have been made and they have been a member for at least 7 days.
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
With the number of recent threads from brand new users that we have observed in our Classifieds forum selling goods under questionable circumstances, we have instituted a new policy restricting new members of iLounge from posting new threads in the Classifieds forum until they have reached "Regular Member" status.
New users become Regular Members once they have made 10 posts and been a member of the iLounge Forums for at least 7 days. Prior to this time, members may still read the Classifieds forum, and even respond to existing threads for items being sold by other members, but they may not create new threads advertising their own items for sale.
This will hopefully help to protect our user community by discouraging fraudulent users from signing up and posting classified ads without having at least a very basic level of established membership in our forums.
Obviously all users should still exercise due diligence when making use of our classifieds forums, but we hope that this restriction will help to decrease the number of blatantly fraudulent ads that we have been seeing in recent weeks.
Please be sure to review our Classified Forum Policy for more information.
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: "Silicon Fen", UK
DO NOT SPAM OUR FORUMS WITH FREE DEVICE OFFERS, REFERRAL SCHEMES, CONGA LINES, LIMBO LINES, PYRAMID SCHEMES, MLM'S, VIRAL MARKETING etc etc.
If you have come here to post about some great free offer for iPods (touch, Classic, nano, shuffles, minis), iPhones, iPads, Macs, lawnmowers, coffee perculators or whatever else, then STOP!
You will be banned. End of story.
Using our resources to get free advertising is not something we are willing to allow.
We will continue to remove posts which mention such schemes and we will continue to ban members who insist on abusing our forums in this manner.
So your spam will last a few minutes, maybe even an hour or two, but it will be removed and so will you.
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