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The mission of Pinballinfo is to promote the Pinball hobby and community in the UK and worldwide. As part of this, Pinballinfo offers a Classified Marketplace for it's Site supporters to be able to Request items (Wanted), Sell items (Sale) and Trade items (Trade) with other members.
Ads are not allowed to be posted anywhere other than in the Marketplace. Ads posted in areas other than the appropriate category will be deleted without notification, and warnings will be issued.
The Marketplace is made up of three different categories:
You must state your location in each classified ad . Your location should include (at the minimum):
While most of our users reside in the UK, not all do. Any ads without an acceptable location will be deleted without notification, and warnings may be issued.
There are no limits to the number of items that a user can post.
In the interest of keeping the Classifieds clear of clutter, all ads with no activity will intermittantly be marked as "No longer available".
The purpose of the Marketplace For Sale/Wanted/Trades categories is to provide our contributing members a place to facilitate commerce.
Only site Supporters are permitted to post a Marketplace Advertisement.
To become a site supporter, you must make a donation here : https://www.pinballinfo.com/community/dbtech-donate/
This donation is valid for 12 months from the last donation made, and will allow you to post in the classifieds section for this period of time.
Please make it clear as to what kind of Ad you are posting by utilising the correct Drop-down prefix for your thread:
Each item for sale in your ad MUST have a price listed as part of the Ad Requirements.
Your ad will be deleted, and warnings may be issued if you post a For Sale ad:
On Pinballinfo, OBO (or best offer) means that you are willing to negotiate for LESS than your listed final asking price.
All items listed as a Trade ad must not have a monetary value assigned to them. Listing should include items that the "trader" is prepared to consider as a trade.
All items listed in a For Sale ad must be available and "ready to be shipped" at the time you post your ad. Examples of merchandise that is not yet ready to be shipped (and therefore cannot be advertised) include, but are not limited to, anything that might be "coming soon". For Sale ads with items listed that are not immediately available will be deleted, and warnings may be issued.
The following ad types are prohibited in the For Sale/Wanted/Trades categories:
Please Note: Do Not post prohibited ads. If you post a prohibited ad it will be deleted, and warnings may be issued.
Advertising stolen goods will result in an instant and permanent forum ban.
Remember: if it sounds too good to be true then it normally is!
Seller unable or unwilling to follow guidelines
Condition and Description
Read the item description carefully to fully understand what is being sold before making an offer in order to avoid disappointment. Before committing to buy:
Top tips to avoid buyer disappointment:
Completing the sale
If you are posting goods then understand that it is the seller’s responsibility to ensure the goods arrive at their destination. If it goes missing in the post then it’s the seller’s responsibility to deal with the situation.
Registered post, Special Delivery, Courier are good ways to ensure that you can prove the goods arrived. Ordinary 1st or 2nd class post offers very little protection or proof of delivery for the seller. We strongly advise that you at least get proof of postage of the item however, please note that even with proof of postage, if the item goes missing or is damaged in transit then it is still the responsibility of the seller to either replace the items or refund the buyer. High value items sent via courier or standard post should always be insured against loss or damage.
Please respect users’ Ads. If you have no intention of buying an item then please refrain from posting comments on the ad. If you have genuine concerns about an ad then report it to the moderators. Posting seemingly helpful comments about an item being cheaper elsewhere often upsets the original poster and spoils their ad. If you genuinely want to help the seller or potential buyer then contact them directly off forum.
If you feel that your ad has been spoiled by a third party then use the ‘Report this’ link on the post in question to alert the moderators. The moderators will then look at the reported post and decide if action needs to be taken. Moderators will not be proactive with this rule. They will only act if a post is reported to them using the ‘Report this’ function and only if the report is from the OP.
If we agree that a post is an Ad Spoiler then we will warn the user, delete their posts and any subsequent replies in order to do our best to return the ad to it’s pre-spoiled state. Repeat offenders risk a ban from the forum.
Pinballinfo and its staff are NOT responsible for anything sold, purchased, traded, lent, or given away in the Classifieds (other than being responsible for their own ads). Each individual user posting an ad is responsible for everything posted in their ads.
Please do your research on an individual before entering into a transaction with them. Check their review items. Ask for references. Look for potential red flags (no reviews, brand new account, location discrepancies, non-standard payment options, etc.). Decide if the individual is someone you feel comfortable in conducting business with.
The Pinballinfo Team does not get involved in transactions. The Pinballinfo administrators may consider intervening in case(s) of deliberate scamming conducted within our Classifieds (private deals off the forum will never be mediated). We will judge the available information and decide if there was a deliberate scam. If so, the scammer's account is subject to revocation of privileges, suspension, and/or banning. Even if we determine that a scam has occurred, we are not responsible for offering the victim a refund or other compensation. The victim may pursue legal action if desired; we will cooperate with any criminal investigations, and comply with any court orders.
Pinballinfo is an international community. It is the responsibility of the individual to know the laws of their jurisdiction regarding the import/export/shipping of the goods they are dealing in.
By posting an ad or responding to an offer, you agree that Pinballinfo, and its staff and voluteers are not responsible for any actions or omissions of third parties. We are not liable for any loss of money or any other damages arising directly or indirectly out of transactions you may have with third parties.
By posting an ad or responding to an offer, you agree to indemnify us (including our staff members and volunteers) for any claim or demand, including reasonable Solicitors fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
All terms may be changed at any time without notice. Each time you post an ad or respond to an ad, you agree to abide by these terms.