Marketplace Rules & Guidelines

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Joe Rice

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The Marketplace forums are a great place to buy, sell and trade reef livestock and gear. These rules & guidelines help assure that it stays that way!

First, the rules:
  • You must be a BRS member in good standing in order to sell or trade items on the forum. Membership costs $30 per year and provides other benefits as well. Click here to join!

  • All listings must include a price.

  • These forums are not meant to be a storefront. If we determine that you are using the forums as a storefront we will require that you upgrade to a Sponsor level membership.

  • You may have no more than 3 simultaneous For Sale posts

  • The vast majority of transactions go off without a hitch but occasionally there are disputes. BRS will NOT help to resolve these disputes. Read more about this policy here.
Now the guidelines:

  • Marketplace rules and clarifications:
    • You must be a BRS member to sell on the forum - this includes selling in response to a WTB post.
    • If you wish to sell an item in response to a WTB post, you must include the price or a link to your FS post. If you do not have an item to sell but making a general store recommendation, a price is not required
    • You may have no more than 3 simultaneous For Sale posts in the marketplace. FS posts that have been inactive for more than 3 months may be closed at the moderators’ discretion.
    • If you exceed the 3 post limit, you may be asked to consolidate your threads or delete items no longer for sale, or a moderator may go ahead and consolidate/close threads at their discretion.
    • The marketplace is for the sale of livestock or dry goods. Services may not currently be advertised on the forum (this includes both members and sponsors…subject to change).

  • It really helps potential buyers if you include your location prominently in your post. Even better if you include it in the title of the post.

  • Once you've sold an item, you should change the FS or WTT prefix on your post to Sold or Gone. If it was a Free item you can change the prefix to Gone. Here's a tutorial on how to do that.
Check back often - this is just a start and this document is sure to get longer :p
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