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1. Usage

To post a For Sale ad you must have at least 30 posts and 1 month membership

There are no post limits for premium members

Using this forum is entirely at your own risk, as a buyer or seller and Bimmerforums UK takes no responsibility for any deal or transaction you enter into.

2. Mandatory Rules

Include the following in the opening post in the forum:

a) A prefix in the title of "WANTED: " or "FOR SALE: " followed by a short, meaningful description of the item(s).

b) The price for the car/item(s). You must post a price, not offers. If no price posted, no thread approved!

c) You must have a picture of the item(s) for sale, if we are to be bothered to approve the thread, you can be bothered to post a picture.

You are allowed a maximum of two active threads in the Forum at any one time. Five for premium members

No thread bumping - including disguised bumping. If a post is considered by us to be a disguised bump then a bump it is. A price change post may be made but not within the first 24 hours of the start of the thread. Do not re-post items that appear in existing threads.

No threads to 'Test' a sale. You either have the goods for sale - or not. If not, don't waste everyone's time.

Do not commence a selling thread unless you have full title to all goods being sold in that thread. This means that you do not sell on behalf of a friend. This also means that you do not sell goods to which you do not yet own or possess. Anyone caught attempting to sell goods which they do not have in their possession or do not own will be banned.

Do not post For Sale threads unless you are able to immediately dispatch the goods.

If you place a wanted thread then please clearly indicate the item that you seek. There are no post restrictions in the Wanted section, but please remember that buyer beware and place caution buying from unknown users and via PM.

The poster may add to the thread only to update the status (e.g. say the items have been sold, or obtained etc, but see the no bumping rule).

When your item sells, please pm a moderator and get them to close the thread.

3. Advisory

All threads regardless of the circumstances may be closed 14 days after the initial post. Once a deal has been finished and relevant parties have received the goods, please update the thread with a post to say "Thread Closed". The Team can then search for this and close all finished threads.

4. Guidelines

These Guidelines are provided to help you enjoy your transactions in relative safety. Ignore them at your peril

As soon as you and another party strike a deal then immediately exchange emails (or PM's) providing both parties with the following information:

Strongly Recommended:
1. Full Name
2. Full Address and Postcode
3. Telephone Number (preferably no mobile)
4. Confirmation of details of the trade
5. Payment Method
6. Clearly state your understanding of when you expect the money or goods to be sent
a. Preferred and alternative email addresses
b. Mobile Number(s)

Print out or make a note on paper of the contact details of the above details. It is not unheard of for people to lose such information stored on a PC due to a virus or hard drive failure.

Should there be any delay in completion then both party?s will have full contact details to hand.

Please do not approach Bimmerforums for assistance if you have neglected to take the most rudimentary precautions mentioned here.

You are strongly advised to consider setting up either a PAYPAL or NOCHEX account. Such methods are extremely easy and quick to use and they speed up the whole process for the benefit of both buyer and seller.

Its also advised do not pay by paypal gift or bank transfer this offers no buyer protection!

5. Problem Deals

If you are having problems concerning a trade, such as not receiving goods or money, then consider the situation very carefully before taking your next action.

Do not post on the forums with a complaint or a whinge. Such posts will be removed without explanation.

Have you allowed sufficient time? - Many have been embarrassed due to complaints or comments made only to later find that the sender has been in hospital or otherwise genuinely removed from web access. It happens.

If you have followed the "Trading Guidelines" then you will have the other party?s full name, address, email and telephone number. Attempt contact by these means first. If necessary, write to the other party by recorded delivery.

If you continue to have genuine and continuing problems with a trader then inform one of the Team, by PM, providing full information concerning the trade, the other party, what was agreed and any contact from the other party. If we can assist we will, but responsibility lies with you in using this service... We are not liable in any way for your purchases or sales.

If the matter cannot be quickly resolved following notification to the Moderators (or we have already learned of problems concerning this individual) then we will consider suspending the account of the other party until such time that all outstanding trades have been satisfactorily completed. The decision to impose or lift any account suspension will be taken solely by the Bimmerforums.

6. Traders
The Forum are for the use of private individuals to buy and sell their own personal property. Commercial Trading, i.e. buying and selling of items specifically for profit, is strictly prohibited. Anyone buying and/or selling excessive quantities of items will be deemed to be Trading and action will be taken (which may include banning).

Under no circumstances are Traders/Firms/Companies allowed to conduct their business on the Forums. Failure to comply with this rule will result in an immediate ban from the Forums.

The practice of Bulk Purchasing & Reselling through the forum is unacceptable. Such threads will be removed on sight and without further explanation. Bulk buying is not tolerated on this site and as such is deemed as trading. If, however, you have a genuine reason for wanting to sell a surplus of kit then you should contact one of the Team via PM stating your reasons.

7. eBay Auctions

Post these in HERE

All adverts over 14 days old will now be deleted without question.

8. Itrader - Please take the time to leave itrader feedback for all sales and purchases you make. This works exactly like ebay feedback and can be a great thing for your buying/selling reputation. You can view or add to a members feedback by clicking on their user name and then click 'view profile' in the dropdown menu.
Once on their profile page click the 'view feedback' tab and submit feedback or read reviews as required.
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