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    Hi i am new on here and dont want to upset anyone, i just wondered what the thinking is on not letting new members sell or do deals on the sight for the first 3 months or 100 post's.
    I joined the other day and received some good advice on a xenon problem i had on a car that i had just bought e46 325i sport saloon.
    I decided to scrap the xenons and revert to a standard set up as i could not be doing with the warning light on the dash.
    I thought i would give someone the opportunity of a free upgrade.
    So i posted ilegaly ( i hadnt read the rules at the time ) and offered anyone a swap, my xenon set up for there standard set up. As you can imagine i got an instent response and arranged a meet.
    When i met the other member this morning he told me that after i had gone off the addministrater had deleted the thread and gave us a warning about rule breaking.
    I apologise about breaking the rules. I understand that they are there for a reason, and didnt do it on purpose.
    But i thought the idea of having a forum is to put like minded petrol heads in touch with each other to make life easyer for each other. Both of us were happy with this sight for suppling the medium for us to get in touch and it was a good outcome for everyone.
    Surely when you first get your car and discover teathing problems, it is then that opportunitys arise. Not letting you do any deals for 3 months is a little bit excessive.
     
     

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    Personally, I've had the same kind of experience.

    On another car forum, I saw a member pretty local who was selling a front Genuine M3 Bumper for £80 posted. I saw that he had no other posts on the whole forum, so I decided I would physically meet him and pick up the bumper instead.

    Okay, he turned out to be genuine.

    The worry was that if I had sent him money via paypal, he might not even have a bumper - let alone a genuine M3 one - for sale. He could have deleted his paypal after withdrawing the money and been on his merry way.

    I prefer to use BFUK for these strict forum rules; I know I won't get messed over easily!!!

    You managed to complete a genuine transaction, which was great for you. Other members in the past have lost a lot of money which - as far as I know - took a while to get back; some did not even get theirs back, I think.
     
     

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    sorry fella, we've had people ripped off and all manner off unscrupulous people sign up with no other intention than to rip people off. Unfortunately our hands have been tied by the acts and dealings of a couple of scumbags. Our interest is in protecting our members as much as we can, to this end sanctions have been put into place.
     
     

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    I didnt think of it like that but there is an element of risk to any transaction. That could of just as likely happened on ebay. But i take your point
    I just felt a little agreived. It felt a little bit big brother if you know what i mean.
     
     

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    Anyway its still a great sight
     
     

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    On ebay it's much easier to get it resolved. You can raise a dispute using the system in place, or you can get the money back by raising the same dispute on paypal.

    On ebay, you can also choose who to buy from based on their Feedback. ALWAYS look at their feedback, and read everything in the negative part if there is any.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitmachinestu View Post
    But i thought the idea of having a forum is to put like minded petrol heads in touch with each other to make life easyer for each other. Both of us were happy with this sight for suppling the medium for us to get in touch and it was a good outcome for everyone.
    Surely when you first get your car and discover teathing problems, it is then that opportunitys arise. Not letting you do any deals for 3 months is a little bit excessive.
    unfortunately there has been members who have taken advantage of our good nature
    the rules are there for a good reason as alot of members will tell you
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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitmachinestu View Post
    I didnt think of it like that but there is an element of risk to any transaction. That could of just as likely happened on ebay. But i take your point
    I just felt a little agreived. It felt a little bit big brother if you know what i mean.
    agreed and we do understand, at the end of the day we are forum users too. The main roles of the forum are to help people with the ir problems though, not for people to peddle their goods on (like you say there is Ebay for that).

    Glad you got your problem sorted though
     
     

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    I am starting to get the picture. I have been quite lucky with e bay. Done about 220 deals with 100% feedback and not really had any bad deals apart from a cheap crash helmet that came with no padding in it. Might as well of been a bucket. he he
     
     

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    The rules for selling are in place as Deano says due to thieving scummy B*st*rds that took advantage fortunately thieving scumbags are usually after a quick in quick out hence the 3 months also the 100 posts.If people are legit then they are happy to go along with the rules.If they are not then there is always Ebay,Gumtree,Autotrader etc..etc..Also if you do a search you'll find that this question has been answered before.
     
     

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