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Old 10/26/2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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Revised and updated selling rules

After quite some deliberation, we've revised the selling rules for RC and will allow hobbyist bred fish to be sold in the selling forums. Keep in mind, the commercial restrictions still apply. I highlighted the part that interest all the fish breeders, but it is still good to read the entire thing

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Coral and Livestock selling forum rules:

Reef Central wants to encourage the trading and selling of items among hobbyist. Giving others the opportunity to receive used dry goods, unwanted and propagated livestock can be nothing less than a benefit to all involved.

These forums exist as a service for our members to trade or sell their reef related items. They are not intended in any form or fashion to be used as a commercial outlet. Please keep in mind that being seen as commercial does not necessarily require you having a brick and mortar or online store. Selling with the foremost thought of making money, having a large inventory, a constant supply of an item, buying and reselling, growing out coral with the intention of selling and other factors will at a minimum make you appear commercial according to our guidelines. Recognizing that it is impossible to construct a definition which will satisfy every situation or circumstance, Reef Central reserves the right to determine whether or not a post violates the commercial policy or definition. Violation of this policy will be grounds for removal from our community.


Sellers:

Selling is reserved as a perk for members who contribute to the community by posting in the general forums. If you choose to use this forum as a means to offer items to the community you must be an active member in the general forums as well. If your only intention is to gain enough posts to access the forums your selling privileges may be removed.

Livestock only, equipment and dry goods need to be listed in the dry goods selling forum.

You are expected to place a FIRM asking price for EVERY item listed in your thread. Threads without a listed price, auctions, group buys, "first to PayPal", "gauging interest", "selling for a friend", and "best-offer" threads are not allowed.

Links to Ebay and other selling sites are not permitted.

Linking to offsite photo sharing websites is not permitted. If you choose to include photographs you must include the picture in the thread.

Items like green water and copepods are considered manufacturing for resale and not permitted for sale in any forum.

Items collected for resale are not permitted. This applies to any item that is being collected for the purpose of reselling (mangroves, snails, hermits)

All selling threads must come to an end. We do not permit never ending sales or waiting list. Please post as sold so the thread can be closed. Threads approaching 60 days in age will be closed automatically.





Threads started in this forum may include fish and coral no longer suited for the display, propagated coral, and tank bred fish. If you are a fish breeder or coral propagator your sales will be monitored for what we feel is commercial activity. If your selling practices cross into commercial from hobbyist you will be asked to cease all selling on Reef Central. This is handled on a per case basis and as a seller you will be contacted by a member of Reef Central staff regarding your account.


Buyers:

This is a buyer beware marketplace. As a buyer it is up to you to research the items to verify compatibility and the previous transactions of the seller. Reef Central will not assume any responsibility for or get involved with any disputes between a buyer and seller.

The selling threads are not to be used for feedback or identification. We have forums for those purposes please use them.

Posting to bump, comments on the condition of the display, condition of the livestock, live stock identification, to wish luck or to praise/critique the seller are not permitted and will be removed without notice.

If you are not posting to make a purchase please take it to private message or a forum appropriate for that activity.



Please keep in mind that these forums are a service RC provides. Following the above guidelines help make the forums more user-friendly, and certainly makes them easier to moderate.


Thank you,

RC Staff



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