Looking to Buy Template & Posting Directions

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Looking to Buy Template & Posting Directions

Post by forumadmin » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:56 pm

Looking to Buy Classified Ad Guidelines – Must Read Before Posting

In an effort to ensure both informative and current advertisements, there are some guidelines to posting in the classifieds that you’ll need to follow. This subforum is a departure from the previous J/109 Marketplace that was webmaster administered. The purpose is to make it easy for you to post and update your own ads for boats and equipment or to create a “Wanted” post if you’re searching for a boat or boat part to buy. These guidelines are in place to help those browsing the ads quickly see what’s available, how long it’s been available and what’s been sold.

Subject:
Your title in the subject box should, at a minimum, clearly state what it is you’re looking to buy. Examples are below:
WANTED: Harken Windward Sheeting Car
WANTED: Race Quality #1, 145% LP


Text:
The body of your ad should contain enough information to clearly convey the details on what you are looking for such as sails or boat related equipment. Pictures are optional if you need to convey what you need in the description. (see "Photos" below).

Contact Information:
All ads must contain your name and contact information, including phone number and email.

Price:
ALL "For Sale" ads must include a price. “Make offer” is not acceptable. "Asking $xxx - price negotiable" is acceptable.

Photos:
Photos are encouraged. You can upload a file stored on your computer by selecting the “Upload Attachment” tab just beneath the posting form (next to the options tab). You can make this an "inline image" to show using the check boxes.

You can also image a photo that’s hosted elsewhere. Go to the hosted image and copy the URL by right-clicking the image and selecting “properties.” Paste the URL between the image tags (see below) which you can either manually type or select from the buttons above the posting form.

Example Code:

[img]http://www.photosite.com/myj109/interior.jpg[/img]


Update your ad!
Please update your ad to reflect a changes in your request. If you have been searching for an item for an extended period of time, it may have dropped in the post listings. If this happens, you can “bump” it to the top by simply posting “still looking”. Don’t abuse this though, excessive bumps (no more often than every few months unless there is a material change in the request) are not allowed.

When the item is found or no longer needed, please update the subject line by prefacing the title with "Found: " or "Cancelled: " so people know not to contact you. Once an item is marked as Found or Cancelled, the thread will be locked so no other updates can be made or replies posted in that thread.

If you have any questions or if you need help posting your request, please contact the forum moderator via PM or email.

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