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  1. Forums are a great place to sell and buy your used modelling goods but they are also targeted by fraudsters. Following the guidelines below will help make your transaction safer. If you are the topic starter and are selling or buying please update the topic straight away if you do a deal via private message (PM). It can be upsetting to find out you missed out although you posted first on the forum. Make it clear to everyone what's going on please. You must be an MYA member to post a new Ad. If you are an MYA member but unable to create a new ad please contact dco@mya-uk.org.uk so your access can be granted. Do not post in for sale or wanted topics if you have no interest in buying or selling. The items you are selling must be owned by you and ready for sale. No auction style adds. You must state a price for your item. Trade members are very welcome on this forum but please note that the classified Ads section is for private Ads Only. Any posts you make promoting your products and services will be removed immediately and persistent offenders will be banned from placing classified Ads even for personal items. If you buy or sell in these forums it is entirely at your own risk. Buyers: Before sending payment: Please obtain the first and last name of the seller. Please obtain the full address of the seller, which includes the house name and / or number, city or the town, and the postcode. Refuse the addresses of relatives or places of work. Please obtain a land line telephone number, ideally for the address which you have also obtained. Mobile numbers are also advisable but always ensure that you get a working landline number. Agree on a suitable time to call the seller. The purpose of this is to ensure that the number and address are genuine and also to help reinforce confidence in the seller. Sending payment: Avoid bank transfer if you do not know the person well. Using PayPal can help prevent fraud if the item cannot be collected in person. Ensure the correct amount is sent, including any postal & packaging charges which have been agreed upon. Check and double check that you are sending payment to the person who you are dealing with. Make sure that both you and the seller are aware of any clearing period, i.e. the time it will take for the payment to clear. If you can, get a receipt or other form of proof of payment. Keep a hard copy of all the details of the sale. Names, addresses, contact numbers, details of the items and all relevant dates. Sellers: You must state a price for your item. This is not an auction site. If you want offers please state the price and ask for offers. Before sending the item(s): Please obtain the first and last name of the buyer. Please obtain the full address of the buyer, which includes the house name and / or number, city or the town, and the postcode. Refuse the addresses of relatives or places of work. Please obtain a land line telephone number, ideally for the address which you have also obtained. Mobile numbers are also advisable but always ensure that you get a working landline number. Agree on a suitable time to call the buyer. The purpose of this is to ensure that the number and address are genuine and also to help reinforce confidence in the buyer. Ensure payment has fully cleared. Do not send an item if payment has not cleared. Sending the item(s): Ensure the item is packaged appropriately to prevent against damage. Ensure that the buyers address is clearly shown on the package and write a return address on the back in case the package is not delivered. Please make sure you use a fully recorded method of postage. It's also highly advisable that goods above the value of £30 are properly insured through Royal Mail Special Delivery (RMSD) or Courier. Note down any tracking numbers and email them to the buyer. Keep a hard copy of all the details of the sale. Names, addresses, contact numbers, details of the items and all relevant dates.
  2. You must be an MYA member to post a new Ad. Please note, if you are an MYA member but unable to create a new ad please contact dco@mya-uk.org.uk as your access will need to be enabled. Navigate to the forum you want to place the And in. Click on the "New Topic" button. Enter a good title eg "BritPoP IOM". Make this clear what you are selling or looking for so it save people viewing an ad that not relevant. In the body or text area, enter full information on what you have for sale or you want to buy. Please follow the example below so that you present as much information about your item as possible to potential buyers. Design GBR registration number if you have the boat registered – usually a good selling point. Your name. Location – people need to know how far they may need to travel. Your telephone number – Only if you wish to be contacted via telephone (remember anyone reading forum can see this). Description of your item Pictures (you can add these in the 'Drag files here to attach, or choose files...' below each body/text area Price **** IMPORTANT**** Remember if you put a phone number or email address in your Ad, then anyone who reads forum can contact you, not just registered members. If you would prefer not to make your contact details public then ask prospective buyers to contact you through the forum private message system.
  3. You will be able to amend and edit the title and first post in your add for a limited time (14 days). From the post you want to edit, click on the three small dots to the right and click edit. If you are unable to edit the first post or topic title just make a new reply in the same topic and indicate your changes, ie. price drop etc. If you have any issues please raise a support request using the 'Support' Tab on the main menu.
  4. If your item has sold please use the "Mark topic as SOLD" button at the top of the topic next to the reply button. A moderator will see this and remove the add when they can. If you have found an item you wanted please use the "Mark topic as SORTED" button at the top of the topic next to the reply button. A moderator will see this and remove the add when they can. If you want the topic removed at any other time, add a reply to the topic and say "Please remove" A moderator will see this and remove the add when they can. *Note all ads more than 3 months old will be removed automatically (if this happens and you wanted the add to continue please create a new ad).
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