#1. All items must be Legal to own. If you are selling a Hard drive or an Ipod type player the drives must be wiped clean. All Software MUST be the Original item no copys allowed.
#2.No weapons of any kind. This includes Firearms and Knives. Specialist stores cater for these items and this is where you should go to purchase such items.
#3. Fixed price...since ebay exists already so if you want an auction you have somewhere else to go.
#4.Locations....this would help if a personal collection is to be encouraged...this will also promote AO as a group with AO members getting to meet others with similar interests that might not otherwise meet.
#5. A single "up" "to the top" post per day...(if your post is not already on the first page)
#6. If item is sold then the user is to report the post they made or delete it themselves...strict adherence to this will keep the bandwidth (storage costs are reduced for AO)
#7. Scams and Pyramid Schemes. Do this and you WILL be banned...already covered within the other B/S/T forums.
#8. Linking to other forums/ebay etc NOT ALLOWED. If you have taken the time to list a sale on AO then make it all here
Maximum width is 600 and maximum height is 450 (You can link your pictures like this though
This will make it so that your picture will only be 600x450 but if someone clicks on it, it will bring up the full sized picture.
<a href="LinkToImageHere"><img src="LinkToImageHere" width="600" height="450"></img></a>
You have PLENTY of places to find a reliable host for your pictures here are some of the current "free" servers (*Free* can actual cost you if you get heavy viewing of your thread so be warned that you picture linking may indeed cost you something) You are also encouraged to contact your own ISP since the majority supply their users with a limited amount of free space
#9. If a trade IE a swap is to take place then this must be CLEARLY stated in the listing.
#10. WTB (Want To Buy posts allowed but use this sparingly...if someone has it hidden in their already posted offering then look at the other posts already in place.
#11. No bidding, see Rule #3. This is NOT an Auction style listing section, if you want that then use an Auction site to buy your items.
#12. No Dealers, this is NOT a forum for you to clear your unwanted stock or clearance inventory. Advertise and sell elsewhere.
#13. ALL B/S/T section threads are now considered 'out of date' if the last post is 120 days ago. This was decided via a Poll of the users and although 90 days was the most wanted result enough also wanted 180 day longevity. Using 120 days is a compromise that takes in both people. If you forget about a thread or your item is SOLD then delete the thread yourself, ALL users have this option it is not just the moderators that can delete a thread ;) failing that report the thread yourself as sold (little red triangle in the top right corner) and we (mods) will delete the thread completely.