Advertising, Selling & Trades

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Advertising, Selling & Trades

Post by IG Team » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:36 pm

IMPORTANT NOTE: ADVERTISING, SELLING & TRADES ARE HALTED TEMPORARILY AS WE COMPILE NEW RULES AND PROCEDURES.

Advertising, Selling & Trades
Facebook Group:
Advertising, selling, and trades are not permitted on the Facebook Group. Any such posts will be deleted immediately. Repeated attempts by the same member may incur an official warning.

Forums:
Advertising, selling and trades on the forums, are temporarily halted as we work out new rules and procedures. When allowed, they will follow strict guidelines as explained below. These guidelines are in place to protect members from profiteering or exploitation, not to muffle the shopping chat.

What is NOT permitted outside of allocated areas:
- Directly advertising for sale or selling items &/or services, personally or professionally.
- Seeking advice on how to sell stuff, where to buy merchandise to sell, where to buy materials to make products to sell, how well something you made might sell.
- Indirectly selling/advertising items &/or services you profit from or have a close connection with.
- Trades between members

What IS Permitted within allocated areas:
- Genuine shopping finds you don't benefit from directly or indirectly
- Genuine requests for items &/or services.
- When a member requests an item and you have this item to sell as surplus from your collection or swap, you can state this in comments and take the process to PM. This does not mean you can buy something specifically to sell to this member because they 'requested it'.



Commercial Stores / Commissions
Commercial vendor (store / product) advertising along with call for commissions are currently on hold as we develop new guidelines and opportunities. You also may not spam members with advertisements via the private message system. Any posts made during this hold period will be deleted immediately and any member discovered to be abusing the private message system will have their private messaging privileges revoked.



Individual, Personal Sales
If you would like to advertise the sale of an individual item not connected with a store, please see the Check out my Auction! Thread and post according to the guidelines there. Any posts made that do not fit within the guidelines will be deleted with or without notification. Repeated infractions may incur an official warning.



Trades
If you have items you would like to trade, please see the Official Trade Thread and post according to the guidelines there. Any posts made that do not fit within the guidelines will be deleted with or without notification. Repeated infractions may incur an official warning.



Showcasing Crafts or Creations
You may post your crafts or creations within the appropriate forums as long as you do not mention selling them, nor provide a link for selling. In other words, you can show off your skill, but you cannot say “Come and buy my kanzashi here!”

If anyone is interested in your work, immediately take the discussion to private message (i.e. Don't say "PM me if you're interested in buying this!" but it's okay to PM anyone who says, "I want to buy one of those!").

Any posts discussing selling outside of authorized areas will be deleted immediately and repeated infractions may incur an official warning.



Business Transactions
The process of making arrangements for business transactions itself is not permitted within the Immortal Geisha forum platform. Any member that advertises within the forum, whether in relation to a store, commissions, personal item or trade, must take the actual conducting of sales to their own site, email, or an external messaging service. Communications regarding business transactions using the private message function on the forum are limited strictly to the exchange of contact information, after which the remaining discussions must take place off the forum platform.

The owner and operators of the Immortal Geisha forums stress that they maintain no responsibility for the conduct of any business transactions, including any conducted off-site or clandestinely on-site, nor will they mediate any disputes. We encourage members to use services that provide secure fund transfers and where possible, Buyer/Seller protections.

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Re: Advertising, Selling & Trades

Post by IG Team » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:02 am

*** ATTENTION ***

Please read the first post! We do not yet allow ANY advertising of your personal business(es)! We are currently setting up vendor privileges, so in the meantime, do not post any links to your personal business(es).

Thank you!

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