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Rules for posting in the for-sale area are a bit different from those in the other parts of the forum, and you have a lot less freedom when it comes to posting here.

This area is for the listing of cars or car-related items that you personally own.

Posts about cars or items for sale that you do not personally own are technically prohibited, but some have been allowed due to the service they may provide to the community. Work is underway for a "Deals" area for these type of posts, and any posted in the "For Sale" area will be moved once that work is complete.

Posts about commercially-made products are also technically prohibited but again, some have been allowed from cottage industries due to their benefit to the community. Work is also underway for a "Small Manufacturer" area, but Vertical Scope (our owners) are still deciding how that will function.

Non-positive posts are not allowed in the for-sale area. Period. If you think there is a problem with the item for sale, or if you want to give the seller advice about pricing, etc, do it in a private Conversation.

Legitimate questions about missing information are allowed. Questions designed to hide negative comments are not.

Posts that are unrelated to the thread will be deleted or moved to their own thread, but will most likely be deleted. If you have something of your own to sell, or want to have a discussion about something, start your own thread.

A seller does not have to justify anything about their sale, and it is not your job to protect the forum. If you see a for-sale post that truly appears to be a scam you should report it, but do not report a sale because you think it isn't a good deal.
 

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Some forums require an asking price be contained in all For Sale threads. Otherwise things can devolve into a wild, wild west auction type scenario. Dollar amount used to be a common practice here but I guess is not really mandatory?
 

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Some forums require an asking price be contained in all For Sale threads. Otherwise things can devolve into a wild, wild west auction type scenario. Dollar amount used to be a common practice here but I guess is not really mandatory?
Quoting an asking price is not mandatory, although it seems foolish to me to offer something for sale without one. Including one or not is up to the seller and what they think the best option is for generating a sale.

Of course even with an asking price quoted, if more than one person is interested in whatever it is there could still be a "wild west auction type scenario" since quoting a price in a for-sale ad is not generally considered to be an offer to contract.

If you see a for-sale post that doesn't have an asking price and you are actually interested in purchasing whatever it is, you are well within the rules to ask what the asking price is.
 
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If you see a for-sale post that doesn't have an asking price and you are actually interested in purchasing whatever it is, you are well within the rules to ask what the asking price is.
When someone makes an honest offer and the seller's response is, "Seems most on here should be looking for wheels on craigslist free site." Then what? We are supposed to shut up, sit back and be insulted by a newbie? And BTW, that particular poster still hasn't named his price.
 

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When someone makes an honest offer and the seller's response is, "Seems most on here should be looking for wheels on craigslist free site." Then what? We are supposed to shut up, sit back and be insulted by a newbie? And BTW, that particular poster still hasn't named his price.
Think of a for-sale thread as if it were the seller's store.

If you were to go into a store and feel like the owner has insulted you, or if he refuses to quote a price to you, or otherwise behaves in a way that you believe is improper, what would you do?

The logical thing for you to do is to leave the store and refuse to do business with the owner. A foolish thing for you to do would be to pick a fight with the owner.

Leaving the store costs the owner your business. Picking a fight could get you arrested.
 

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Unfortunately commen sense is one of the things that seem to have gone out the window lately... you would think common courtesy wouldn't have followed so quickly as well...
 

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Unfortunately commen sense is one of the things that seem to have gone out the window lately... you would think common courtesy wouldn't have followed so quickly as well...
In the case of some it hasn't gone out the window, it never existed in the first place.
 
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A reminder to everyone to re-read post 1 of this thread if you cannot remember the posting rules.
 
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