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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Since the new Forum software makes it so easy to post photos. If you are offering an item for sale, you must include at least one current photo of the item for sale, responses to WTB listings do require that photo also, even in a PM from someone with more than 25 postings! These are the new requirements for this Proof of Possession!

The Proof note must:
Be Handwritten Legibly with Black Felt(Sharpie or similar, not the fine tip one either) Type Marker( Not Pencil and not Ballpoint and only Black Ink) with:
The Forum Username of the seller,
The Price

The First Date of Sale.
It must be written on paper with legible and visible printed lines or hand drawn and legible lines that are visible in your photo ( To stop having stolen photos with names and details photoshopped over like I have seen done in another forum, it is hard to work around the lines on the paper). If you look at your completed listing and cannot see the lines, we cannot either.
Proof photo needs to adhere with our standard example and must have the item for sale or offered for sale on the Proof note so it is obvious that the note is under the item and visible as such.

Proof photos not meeting these specifications will cause the listing to be removed upon discovery without explanation.

These changes have been put in place and will be in effect for any items posted for sale after the posting of this notice!

Handwriting Office supplies Writing implement Pen Fluid

This is to help prevent bogus sales offers. Please take notice that you must have 25 postings on to be eligible to participate in any classified section. Trying to circumvent this requirement by posting in other forums or by PM, may cost you your ability to be a member here at shotgun World.

Absolutely no editorials or negative comments regarding the product, the price, the seller, etc. The purpose of the classifieds is to buy and sell. If you do not like a member's price or product for any reason, feel free to PM that member with suggestions, but do not crap on their thread. It is up to the member to set their own asking price and your opinion is not welcome unless specifically asked by the seller. If you see a misleading description or error in the product being sold, please bring it to the attention of the Moderators. Constructive comments, relevant to sales only, are welcome. For instance, "Yes, I have this stock and it will also fit on ABC shotgun". All others will be deleted and the offender may be subject to banning.

Consolidate multiple items to a single post per forum. Please do not create separate threads for each item you are selling. A single post with a hint of the items for sale in the title should suffice.

All items placed for sale in the SGW Classifieds must have a price clearly stated. Any ad posted without a price will be deleted.

No linking to your for sale item on another members thread.
If you have a listing here on SGW, it is your responsibility to check for responses to that message or Private messages about your listing. If I send a message to you about your listing and you do not respond in 24 hours. I am going to throw out your listing. Listings over one year old will be removed. If your listing is removed, you are certainly free to replace it remembering to maintain due diligence on it.

Do not post the same item in multiple forums. Aka, post in the Beretta forum that you have a Beretta listed in the Classifieds. Any such posts will be deleted.

Please edit original post subject line to note items have sold or traded. You can also use the new features made available to mark the item sold.You can use the edit function on the original post. Just add SPF, Sold, Traded or No Longer For Sale to the subject line or after the item for multiple item ads. Adding a post that an item has been sold is also welcome.

Please wait a minimum of two days from your last post for a bump to top post.

This section is for complete SxS shotguns only! Parts or pieces of any gun are to be posted in the "Other Classified Classifieds".
This section is not for Rifles or for Pistols.

By listing an ad or responding to an ad you agree to hold Shotgunworld, its owners, employees and moderators harmless in all transactions and are agreeing to abide by all the rules set forth by Shotgunworld. By posting or reading an ad, you are agreeing that Shotgunworld will NOT be held responsible for the content of any message, the selling, buying, or trading of any item, product, or service. You also agree that in no way will Shotgunworld be held liable for any transaction at the Shotgunworld Classifieds, including but not limited to injury and/or death. By creating a post, or making a transaction, you are agreeing to these terms. We reserve the right to ban a member, edit or delete any post for any reason.

For Buyers and Sellers:
1. When buying/selling firearms, you must abide by all federal, state and local laws and regulations. You may only ship guns to a FFL holder per Federal law. ONLY SHIP TO THE ADDRESS ON THE SIGNED IN INK FFL YOU HAVE IN YOUR HAND. (Faxed copies now accepted) You can confirm the validity of the FFL by entering their FFL number here: FFLeZCheck 3.1.2 - Federal Firearms License Search
2. Try to get online references from the buyer/seller before you agree to a sale.
3. Request a phone number and address from the buyer/seller and speak to the interested party before any transaction is made. You can normally get a "sense" if the party on the other end is legitimate or not. 4. Having several current pictures to view will benefit both the buyer and seller in assuring that they both agree on the condition of the item they are purchasing/selling.
5. It is highly advised for any firearm to be shipped to do so with insurance and delivery confirmation, along with tracking and shipping receipt.
6. Requesting/providing a three day inspection period is also good practice to ensure the buyer is satisfied with their purchase and that there are no problems with the item.
7. Lastly, if there is a problem, please try and work it out in private before lambasting someone on the forum.


* Also, please beware of PMs from new members asking to buy an item and willing to send a check for MORE than the item is worth and/or asking you to send the item out of the country

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Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
Friends and users of all the Classified sections:
We are finding that entirely too many people are not following some parts of the rules to post selling or WTB listings.
We have these rules in place to try to keep the scammers at bay,
yet the people that most need this assistance have to be dragged kicking and crying into compliance with the rules.
Some people are at least aware of the attempts by scammers to try to beat the rules somehow and are notifying us of attempts to scam them.
These notifications do not go unheeded and scammer attempts earn instant banning.
Due to the attempts by our users to not actually follow the rules especially those regarding the proof of possession for whatever reason,
we are instituting a the practice of removing every listing in violation of those rules! Bitty violation or complete violation, does not matter, the listing will be gone.
So read the rules at the top of every section, follow them carefully and you will not have to redo your listing.
You might be a good guy, or you might be attempting to scam, we can't tell!
We will just chunk the listing in the trash and see how it works out.
For best results, copy your listing and send yourself a PM with the contents and save some time and trouble later.
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