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Old 08-01-2014, 11:12 AM
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Exclamation READ FIRST: "WHY YOU CAN'T POST" & other Rules for posting in the Classifieds

This classified section isn't for anyone who makes their living selling bike stuff. This is a friendly place occupied by people who love the sport and hobby of cycling. Lets all do our best to keep this spirit alive in the Classified section of our great Forum.


1.) If you are a retailer or manufacturer, you may not advertise your products or services on this forum. No exceptions (except for our vendors and sponsors).

2.) You may not advertise other websites, via posts, PMs, or signatures. The purpose of this rule is to prevent careless spammers from abusing our forum. This also is intended to prevent posts of a competitive nature. These posts will be edited or deleted, with or without notice, and the members may be banned.

A link to a great bike deal on ebay or Craigslist is fine. But, please do not post your own ebay or Craigslist links until you have tried to sell the item(s) in the Classifieds first for at least a week. And, if you do place a link in your classified thread, please offer our Forumites a discount if they buy from you. Also, any links to websites where there are "benefit points" for referrals will be deleted.

3.) Forum members will not be allowed to post a message (new or responding to an existing one) in the Classified section until they have at least 30 postings in the other sections of the Forum and have been a member for at least 30 days. This applies to both new and long time non-particicipating members. We have enabled the forum software from vBulletin to enforce this rule, and you will see a message stating that you do not have permission to access this page if you try to post in the section before you are allowed to do so. NO EXCEPTIONS so please do not ask. If it is determined that a member is trying to "speed post" their way to the 30 post threshold they risk having their post count reset to zero by the Mods.

And, as an addendum to this, after you have reached the 30 post mark, please continue to post in the General Topics sections of the Forum and not only in the Classifieds section. We ask this because we want to keep our Forum a thriving community and not just a place to sell bike parts for free.

Help us keep this place great by contributing!

4.) No non-cycling related items can be sold in the Classified section.

5.) Please post an asking price for all items offered for sale. This helps everyone understand the seller's expectations, and cuts down on unnecessary banter within the thread. It should also go without saying that we want to discourage "bidding" on items posted here. Including an "OBO" caveat is also a good way to obtain offers on the asking price.

6.) As a seller, please do not request that payment be made via Paypal "gift." Requesting that a buyer provide reimbursement for PayPal fees is fine, but asking or encouraging a buyer to evade PayPal's terms of service by "gifting" funds is not permissible. Buyers should take note that sending funds as a "gift" also may forfeit any protections that PayPal may provide.

7.) The Paceline Forum takes no responsibility for transactions between members. It provides no warranties, express or implied, and does not guarantee that goods offered in the classifieds for sale or exchange are safe, as described, or will be delivered in a timely fashion if at all. If you buy or sell goods in the Forum's classified advertisements, you so so at your own risk. Caveat emptor.

8.) Paceline Forum moderators will not mediate disputes between parties engaging in transactions facilitated by classified advertisements.

9.) The Paceline Forum Classifieds is NOT . . . For individuals or companies to promote their products, goods, services or themselves. If you are interested in advertising on The Paceline, please contact the moderators. Our rates are very reasonable and you can help support the site while reaching a targeted audience. While manufacturers, designers, frame builders, sponsored riders and others with a connection to the industry are welcome to post, and even encouraged to do so, we ask these people to focus on providing information and participating in the discourse rather than on engaging in pure promotion.

10.) The Paceline Forum Classifieds is NOT . . . For individuals or companies in the bicycle (or any other) industry to denigrate or disparage a competitor, a competitor's product or a competitor's service.

11.) The Paceline Forum Classifieds is NOT . . . For commercial purposes. The Paceline classified section, in particular, is intended for private party cycling gear for sale, or gear wanted postings only. A "private party" is an individual who is not engaged in an ongoing cycling-related business endeavor, and whose posting is not related to an ongoing cycling-related business endeavor of any kind. The Paceline Classified forum exists so that forum members can sell their used, personal equipment and gear. It is NOT intended for traders who buy new equipment elsewhere (i.e, Ebay, Craigslist), which is intended for resale. Also note that the classfied section is the only place where items may be advertised for sale by members. No listings of items for sale are allowed in other sections or via thread titles, signature lines, or other posting elements.

Thank you,

The Mods
27 June 2014 -- Increased required post count to 30.
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