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Posting your items for sale in this auction is both free and easy. Simply register if you have not already! Our system automatically mails your password within usually a few seconds (no need to disconnect while you wait). Once you have the password, you might want to copy it from your e-mail and go to Change Registration
to replace our rather obtuse collection of letters and numbers with something you might more easily remember.|
Again, we charge currently nothing to buy or list items for sale. We only charge a 5% percentage on sold items, and a little fee for premium features like uploading of pictures, bold listings, featured auctions, and the like.
Posting items for sale is accomplished by clicking on Post New Item in the menu near the top of any auction screen.
First of all you'll have to state if you have a picture for your item or not. We would suggest you to have one, pictures sell items! You'll need a place on the web to put your picture. Once you have it accessible, then link it to your item posting by entering the URL (its web address like, for example http://yourname.com/myauctionphotos/picture.jpg) in the "PICTURE URL" box. Alternately, we offer you to upload your picture from your hard disk to our server, and even to get 10 Mb of web storage in our fast server, with necessary tools included, but there is a small charge for this (see our premium features).
Then, continue and fill in the form that pops up with a short descriptive title (make it snazzy to get people's attention). Next, select the category the item should be in. If you don't see an appropriate category on the drop down list, please suggest it (using the form on the main page) asking for that category to be added. Be a little patient, please--we get LOTS of e-mail.
You would also choose if you want your auction appears in the featured category which includes also exposition on top of each listing page in its category, and randomly listing on the main page; or the listing in Bold Highlighted characters.
Decide how many days you want to offer your item at auction. Our system supports 1-14 days. Most people use seven or ten days.
Enter a description. You can simply type your description into the "Description:" box but we also support HTML just like eBAY and the other biggies. So feel free to use your favorite HTML editor, then cut and paste your descriptive masterpiece into the Description box. Be sure to include such facts as who pays for shipping and how much that is. Also detail the type of payment you will accept, such as PA Money Transfer, personal checks, Visa and MasterCard (and/or other credit cards), will you ship C.O.D., and so forth.
After the description is complete, enter your username in the "Your handle/alias:" box and your password in the box below.
Below that is the Your Starting Bid box. The starting bid is very important. If you put a very low price just remember, you might get it! The best auction strategy is to start an item at the lowest price you are willing to sell it for, then anything above that is a pleasant bonus!
Finish setting the Bid Increment (the default value is $0.25 but you can change it to fifty cents, or whatever) and, edventually, your reserve price.
Posting items on this and any internet auction is a legally binding action. Your are irrevocably promising, assuming you get one or more bids, to sell the item and ship it promptly after payment is received. Mutual trust between buyer and seller are what drives online auctions. We will tolerate no scammers or breakers of promises on this auction.
Once the posting form is filled in to your satisfaction, hit the Preview button. The system shows how the posted item will look. If that pleases you, click on the Post button and the auction is live.
You will be notified automatically by e-mail if the items sells, or if it ends without selling. At that time, feel free to repost unsold items.
If someone sends you e-mail asking about an item, please respond promptly and courteously. It's simply good business.
We expect you to be honest and truthful in the descriptions of posted items. Anyone abusing this auction will be banished.