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Default Parts for Sale Rules

Selling Mustangs and their parts.

1. Commercial Sales

Supporting vendors pay for the considerable bandwidth charges on HPMustangs.com, making it free for the rest of us. In exchange, they get the privilege of using HPMustangs.com to market and promote their goods and services.

HPMustangs.com members are welcome to sell Mustangs or Mustang parts they purchased for their own personal use. Anything else is considered to be a commercial sale.

Only supporting vendors can post Group Purchase threads.

2. No eBay links to promote/aid a sale.

No links or references to eBay sales or other auction or sales sites are permitted. If the sale is appropriate for HPMustangs.com, post it on HPMustangs.com, rather than linking it elsewhere.

3. Best Offers & Gauging Interest

HPMustangs.com will permit "OBO" or "serious offers" in a sale thread where a price has been indicated.

We will not permit threads where no price is stated, and asks for open offers. Low ball offers that are clearly ridiculous in nature, will be considered a violation of the forum rule pertaining to "Interference in a for sale thread"

HPMustangs.com members are not permitted to "gauge interest," in their item for sale thread. Such threads will create an ebay type auction, and that is unacceptable. Sellers must create their thread with an asking price included.

Only HPMustangs.com vendors are permitted to gauge interest in their products.

**NOTE** Supporting vendors will at times offer prices that are below those recommended by manufacturers, so we allow them to post threads without a price and to ask people to contact them by phone or PM for the price. We extend the same courtesy to our supporting dealers, even though in most cases it is advantageous for them to post a price.

4. Purchasing an item for sale

This section seems to cause the most confusion amongst potential buyers, therefore, HPMustangs.com will make this as simple as possible for the seller.

Posting an interest in a sale thread, or asking questions, does not subject the thread to being closed, nor, to the item being sold. An item will be consider sold, when the seller says it is, based on the terms and simplicity of the sale.

The seller will determine who they want to sell their item/product to based on the expediency of payment, payment method, location, and overall ease of transaction. While some may feel that the first to commit to purchase in the thread would make it easy, it may not be for the seller. If another buyer lives nearby and can save the trouble of shipping, etc. the seller can move onto that buyer. Let's try to remember that it is their item/product for sale.

This will eliminate the confusion of "dibs," replies to a thread, PM's, e-mail and telephone promotions/discussions, which has caused nothing but confusion and frustration in the past.

When the seller's price is met, no higher offers can be accepted. If a seller negotiates a higher price with a member who did not win the item at his/her original asking price, the seller and offering member will subject their account to a permanent block.

5. Cross posting

If an item for sale can be used amongst multiple years and models, for example a nitrous system, sellers are permitted to create a primary sale thread, with a link in other sale sections leading to the primary sale thread.

As another example: 03/04 Cobra slicks listed in Parts For Sale, can have another thread with a link posted in the Drag racing section.

6. No hijacking

Only replies related to the thread can be posted. If it is a for sale thread and you have the same item for sale, start your own thread.

7. Lack of profile information

Based on the fact that a sale on HPMustangs.com is a private transaction between our members, the lack of profile information on the part of the seller, will not cause a thread to be closed. If a member feels comfortable dealing with another, that's all that matters.

HPMustangs.com does not assume any responsibility for transactions conducted on the site, and therefore will not act the role of mediator, negotiator, or enforcer of any sale.

These are private transactions, and HPMustangs.com role is that of a facilitator to help members sell and buy items from one another.

8. Interference in a For Sale thread

If you don’t like the price or item being offered in for sale thread, take it to e-mail or PMs. Better still, just move on to a thread that is offering something you like the price on.

If you post a criticism of the price or the quality of the item being offered, you will be in violation of HPMustangs.com rules and subject to sanctions.

If you post your own for sale items to the for sale thread started by someone else, you also are in violation of HPMustangs.com rules. Start your own thread, rather than jumping into the thread of someone else.

If your contribution to a for sale thread does not advance the sale, you are adding noise and should refrain from doing so.

If you discover inappropriate posts to a for sale thread, please alert a moderator.

9. Using "WTB" "F/S" in the title

It's very helpful to start your thread title with either "F/S" or "WTB" to indicate if your thread is a For Sale thread, or a Want To Buy thread.

10. Displaying current, accurate and detailed pictures of your item(s) is highly encouraged.

As the old saying goes: "a picture is worth a 1,000 words."

11. Shipping and handling charges.

If possible, indicate how you will be shipping and how much you will charge. Most shipping companies will furnish an estimate based on dimensions of the box, the weight, origin and destination zip codes.


12. Be specific in your descriptions

Know your parts for sale before listing them in a thread. Your research and knowledge will help the buyer in making a decision to purchase.

13. Only one thread per item

If you created a post and it has moved onto the second or third page, you can simply "TTT" it rather than create a new thread. Abuse of smilies or "TTT," in your thread, will result in it being closed.

14. Parting out cars

Parting out your vehicle is permitted. The seller should create their thread furnishing the pertinent information on the vehicle and the general categories (interior, engine, body) of parts for sale.

HPMustangs.com understands the difficulty in listing each part individually, therefore, members will be permitted to ask the seller for a specific part in the thread.

When an item sells, the seller is asked to update the thread to keep potential buyers informed as to what is still available without having to ask the question in the thread.

15. Items that sell

Sellers are asked to post in the thread that their item has sold, and to send a PM (private message) to a section Moderator so the thread can be closed.

16. Existing threads receiving no replies for 45 days or more.

If an existing thread has not received a reply for a period of 45 days or more, members should create a new thread which is identical or similar in nature, rather than to post to the existing one.

Similar or identical threads created under 45 days will be considered a dupe, and will be locked accordingly.
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