Jump to content

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 Sandra

Posted 29 November 2008 - 07:32 AM

What if I buy or win a new item that I decide I don't want - can I sell that?"

New items (with or without tag) may be sold occasionally.
This STRICTLY means NO more than 3 new items per month.
Anyone seen to be listing more than this per month may be seen as running a business, and may be banned from the trading rooms.

Can I link to my site, in which I'm also selling items that are on the banned list?

No, please DO NOT have items that are on our 'Cannot be sold' list also for sale at your site. This will be seen as solicitation and the post will be removed at the discretion of the moderators.

Can I buy & sell goods specifically for profit here?

No. The trading rooms are not to be used as a business. Items being sold are meant to be your OWN personal unwanted goods. They are NOT to be items that you have bought for the sole purpose of resale.

Can I place photos of my goods in my posts?


No. You should upload your photos to another site (such as msn) - and paste in a link.

Selling Second Hand Cots, Prams, Carseats etc.


If you are selling second hand baby items that must reach a safety standard to be sold, you as the seller are the one responsible for ensuring that your item meets current safety standards. Please do not sell items that are not up to current safety standards as you could be endangering the safety of someone else's child. All items sold should meet Australia Safety standards with no damage.


What is classed as a BUMP and what is not?


Please find below examples of a post by the member who started the thread which are classed as BUMP posts
Bump, bump-bump, bumpity bump etc
All yours I will pm you now
No worries I will pm you details for payment
Member name payment received
Member name items have been posted
Member name could you confirm you have received item
Member name do you still want this item
I have reduced prices
I have added some more items to sale
This item has now become available again

These sorts of statements are classed as bumping and this information should be PM’d directly to interested member/buyer and/or the original post amended to show alterations if within the 3 days of inactivity.

Examples of posts not classed as a BUMP
Postage would be $5.30 please confirm if you wish to proceed
Size is medium suitable from 8kg-10kg
I found they were a larger fitting than the size guide stated

These sorts of statements are fine to post in the thread and are not classed as bumping

If you need to update that things have been sold, you can do so in your original thread. Replying to the thread every day to add that things have been added or are still available is also deemed as bumping and posts will be removed. With 90,000+ members, we try and let everyone have the chance of selling their items. The new forums software allows you to edit your own thread titles by doing a Full Edit of your post, so if you add more items, you can also change your thread title to reflect this. Multiple threads in each area will be removed at the moderator's discretion.

What if I have finished a sale, and want to start another sale? Will this be seen as 'multiple threads'?

Please edit the first post in your old thread to say "SOLD or ALL SOLD & INACTIVE THREAD" - and wait for the thread to drop off the first page or it to be closed by the Moderator. This may take only a couple of hours, depending on how busy the forum is. Then you can post a new sale.


Can I place a link to my sale in my signature?


No, this will be treated as trading outside the Trading Room boards
.

Can I post in my state thread linking to my Trading Room thread?

You may only post a thread in your state forum linking to your item in the Trading Area if it is a large item not practical to post. When posting in state thread the title must contain only the the words Pick Up and the forum title, such as Baby Items, Household Items, Wanted, Clothing etc. The body of the post must only contain the link. Bumping in state threads is NOT permitted. Once the thread is started and a link placed, the forum moderator will lock the thread. It will remain open for view, but not replies. Pick up is ONLY for large items that are not practical to post, any other thread will be removed. All questions must be asked in the trading Room thread not the State forum thread..

Who is responsible for the sales on Essential Baby?

Anyone who buys or sells on the Essential Baby Trading Rooms does so at their own risk. Essential Baby cannot be held responsible for items that are not sent or not paid for.

Can I place a link to an auction on eBay or another Auction site?

Linking to eBay and other auction sites are NOT permitted on Essential Baby. This also includes in the Trading Areas with the exception of the Second Hand Good Wanted forum which it must not be the posters own auction. This decision was made last year based on member feedback.

How does the 3 strike rule work?

A strike is a warning to a member that they have broken a rule of the Trading Room as mentioned above (whether intentionally or not) . Members can receive up to 3 strikes before they are suspended from trading for a period of 2 months. All strikes are recorded against the members username and last for a period of 2 months from the date the strike is applied. After 2 months from the initial date of receiving the strike it will be removed.

Is there a place where I can ask advice on Trading in the EB Trading Rooms?

Yes, a Trading Chat area has been set up in the Trading Room for this purpose. A great place to visit for advice or to clarify a rule if you are unsure




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Why we tend to hold our babies on our left side

On which side of your body do you carry or cradle your baby? If you answered "left" then you're not alone.

Taking fish oil in pregnancy may prevent childhood asthma

Women who took omega-3 fatty acid supplements (fish oil supplements) in pregnancy reduced the risk of their children developing asthma by almost one third.

Mum, dad and son all share a birthday

Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday.

Mum shares the bittersweet truth about pregnancy after miscarriage

A mother's candid and heartfelt reflections about pregnancy after miscarriage are providing comfort to other women.

16 simple ways to make your baby smarter

What's the best way to mentally stimulate your baby? It doesn't take a genius - just a loving, involved parent.

Your blood pressure could predict baby's sex even before conception

The average blood pressure of mother could suggest a baby's sex before it even exists, a study has found.

The breastfeeding photo that says it all

Ashley Rockill was lucky enough to have her birth photographer on hand to capture a precious moment.

13 pregnancy superstitions from across the globe

In honour of Black Friday, let's explore 13 of the strangest pregnancy superstitions from across the globe.

I'm a stay-at-home mum, and I'm sending my son to daycare

When you become a mum you give birth to a beautiful baby, but you also give birth to guilt.

Mum gives birth to 'Incredible Hulk' 6.4kg baby

An American mother was shocked when she gave to a 6.4kg (14lb 1oz) baby last month.

Mum demands $530 for daughter's shoes after playdate

A mum has made a pretty bold move by demanding $532 for a pair of her daughter's shoes that were damaged at another family's house. 

A toddler's guide to helping around the house

If a toddler was to write a guide to 'help' you with the household chores, it would go something like this.

The breast pump you can use on the go

The game-changing breast pump promises to make life easier all round.

'Mum, don't be mad but I've just had a baby'

A teen mum has shared her birth story – and her shock at not knowing she was pregnant until her baby's head emerged.

No, Senator, childcare workers don't just wipe noses and stop fights

The only thing childcare workers spend their time doing is "wiping noses and stopping the kids from killing each other"? Not quite.

'I wanted to be the birth mum so much'

When people say "aren't you lucky that there are two of you, that you can switch?" I give them a tight smile.

6 myths about breastfeeding toddlers

Although breastfeeding a toddler isn't for everybody, if you choose to nurse beyond babyhood you can expect some strong reactions.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Baby Names

Unusual Celeb Baby Names

Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.