• [SIZE="3"][B]CLASSIFIED FORUM POLICY[/B][/SIZE] [B]Updated May 26th, 2010[/B]

    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.

    Permitted Items

    • iPods
    • iPhones
    • iPads
    • Apple TVs and related accessories
    • iPod, iPhone and iPad accessories, such as cables, cases, speakers, headphones, docks, etc.
    • Original CDs or other original recorded music formats.

    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.

    Prohibited Items

    • Computer software of any kind.
    • Computer equipment such as laptops, desktop computers, monitors, or other peripherals that are not iPod related
    • Non-iPod handheld devices such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), other MP3 players/DAPs, cellular phones, or portable gaming systems, whether or not they also happen to play digital audio/video content.
    • Gift certificates/prepaid cards (e.g. iTunes Music Store or Apple Store gift cards).
    • Personally recorded media of any kind. This includes any kind of content distributed on a recordable CD/DVD, casette, diskette, or any other media format, including the content of an iPod itself. While we recognize that we cannot force a user to erase their hard drive before selling their iPod, existing content of an iPod should not be advertised as a selling point.
    • Any item or lot of items with a selling price in excess of $750 US.
    • Other items that are not directly related to the use or care of an Apple media device or related accessory

    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.

  • 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.

DON'T TRADE WITH IPODMAN06 -- He scammed me



New member
Oct 16, 2005
Central MA
His name is Brian Best, and he screwed me big-time.

About a month ago, I began emailing him about a possible trade. I had an 8GB nano, and he claimed to have an 80GB iPod. He agreed to the trade, I overnighted him the package along with $70 (part of the deal). Then the first went wrong: he gave me the wrong shipping address to his own house. No biggie, a lady down the street got it and he received it a couple days later.

But things didn't stop there. The iPod I sent him was almost new, but he claimed it wasn't in good condition. He told me he would look at it later on to 'test' it and make sure it was in working condition. He started to not reply to my e-mails, and 3 weeks later, after much aggravation from me, he agreed to send back my iPod. Low and behold, the package, which was not overnighted to me, contained no iPod. Instead, it contained a DLO Homedock Deluxe, a Belkin leather case, and a Contour Showcase for 60/80GB. Furious, I sent him another e-mail. 4 Days later, and not even an acknowledgment from him, I post this now.

At age 38, I would have hoped this man would be more responsible than this. I am so let down by this, I almost want to cry. I spent the money I had saved up from my summer job on this, $250+ tax, and another $70 went down the tube to this fraud.

His e-mail is [email protected]

If anybody has any other information or another story from this man, please let me know.

And if there is anything I can / should do, please help me.

I'm only just starting college this year.


New member
Feb 23, 2006
Brian Best..... Yeah I already bought from this man... It was a radio remote if I remember correctly. The first time I got his package I got it completely wrong! There were a case and another thing but no remote :(. But at the time he was very polite and returned me the right thing.

Oh well maybe this guy is just a messed up in his head. I'm sorry for your trade. Keep trying to communicate with him.

The one I bought from was a Brian H. Best. PM me if you wish. I have another email and a real Paypal adress still on file.


New member
Oct 19, 2005
Hot and Humid S.Fla
File a complaint with PO and his local police department. Do a search on the web for internet fraud. I got screwed by this idiot on this forum for 2bills but he lived in Canada. Not much I could do. Print out all of the emails you guys have sent each other. Do you know a lawyer? Have them send this guy a letter on there letter head quoteing fraud laws.