• The Classifieds forum is provided to enable members of the community to carry out transactions with other members of the community.

    It is provided to give you a "wild west" alternative to eBay and auction sites in which you can choose to accept the risk of the transaction in exchange for dealing face-to-face with another member of the community.

    We accept absolutely no liability for any transaction carried out as a result of the use of the communication services provided, including any loss or harm that comes to you or your possessions or any grievance with any other forum member. Your use of the provided communication service is entirely at your own risk, and as per the liability rule we are having nothing to do with it.

    Basic rules for classifieds:

    1. You must post the classified advert in the Classifieds forum.
    2. You must use a thread prefix if one is applicable. If more than one is applicable you must select the one that you most wish to happen. I.e. select "For Sale" even if you are also willing to trade but would prefer to sell. Valid prefixes: "For Sale", "Wanted", "Trade".
    3. No cross-posting adverts you've put on other sites. If you have an item for sale anywhere other than here, like ebay, bikeradar, ctc, retrobike, etc. then you cannot post it here. However, if you have posted it on one of those other sites, other people who have discovered it are allowed to post it in the eBay/Craigslist finds thread. You must not do this yourself.
    4. If you include photographs (recommended) then they must be photos of the item you have for sale and not a stock photograph.
    5. No bumping on anything (for sale or trade)! Exceptions: a) If you included a price as per the advisory, you can bump your own advert to drop the price. b) If you hadn't added enough information (such as photos) and now want to you may state you've done so. Otherwise all comments against adverts should be meaningful.
    6. No fishing expeditions. You are either selling something or you're not. Either it's in the classifieds or it's deleted.
    7. PayPal transactions must include buyer protection (sellers are not allowed to demand that money be sent as a "Gift" as this deprives the buyer of any form of protection on their payment).
    8. The rule on not SHOUTING or applying other formatting to draw unequal attention to your advert is not permitted.
    9. After an item the original advertiser must not remove the historical record by editing the advert in any way (no deleting), nor prevented the buyer from leaving comments in the future (no locking a conversation).

    Charity Sales:

    • Charity Auctions may be advertised on LFGSS as long as at least 50% of the final sale price goes to charity. However the auction itself MUST be run on an auction platform like eBay. You are not permitted to run an auction within a thread on this forum, only to advertise it and this is an exception to rule #3 above as you are permitted to cross-post where a charity benefits from it.
    • Charity Raffles and Lotteries that will be run online may not be run on LFGSS nor advertised on LFGSS unless you can provide evidence to @Velocio that you have a licence to run an online raffle or lottery. Raffles and lotteries are regulated under UK law.
    • Charity Raffles and Lotteries that will be run entirely offline where all tickets sold will be sold at an event with the draw taking place at an event, may be advertised on LFGSS and do not require any licence.

    If you are selling helmets:

    • No helmet can be declared as any of: NoS, never worn, unused even if boxed.
    • You must show clear photos of the shell to demonstrate it has never been in an accident and cannot offer for sale any helmet with signs of damage.
    • You must show clear photos of the straps and rear tightening mechanism as this is the best indication that it is authentic.

    Advisory (not rules):

    1. Update the thread (or close it) when your item has sold and say how much it has sold for.
    2. Put a price in the first post, with ONO (Or Nearest Offer) if you're willing to negotiate.

    The first post of any thread in the Classifieds forum will automatically show additional information about the person that created the thread. This is provided solely to help you form an opinion of trust and does not imply any endorsement by the London Fixed-gear and Single-speed forum of the person in question.


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