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== What it is ==
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The GBAtemp Trading Forums are a place to Buy, Sell or Trade goods with other members.
The Trading Forum is a space where you are allowed to sell and request all sort of (geeky and nerdy) things. This forum is subject to very strict rules though: only the regular GBAtemp members are allowed to use it.
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== How to Access ==
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In order to reduce scams and for other reasons, only confirmed GBAtemp members are able to access the Trading Forums. To become a confirmed member, you must have a minimum of 100 valid posts. Posts in the ''Introductions'' and ''Edge of the Forum'' sections do not count towards this; neither do deleted posts. Do not spam in order to reach 100 posts just to gain access; if you do, your access will be permanently revoked. Once the needed 100 posts are reached, your member group will automatically be changed from "Newcomers" to "Members", and the Trading Forums will be listed under the Site Discussions section (in place of the link to this page).
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If you are a long time member (had an account for several years) and have at least 50 posts and no warnings, you may try requesting access to the Trading Forums by sending a PM to a '''<span style="color:purple">Supervisor</span>'''. Note that this does not guarantee access.
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The staff reserves the right to revoke access to the Trading Forums when they deem it necessary.
  
 
== The 4 Sections ==
 
== The 4 Sections ==
The Trading forum has been separated into 4 different sections: the WTB (want to buy/requests) forum, the WTS (want to sell) forum, the WTG/WTT (want to give or trade) forum, and the feedback forum that will allow you to post feedback on the members you bought something from or those who bought something from you.
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The Trading forum has been separated into 4 different sections:  
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* Want to Buy (WTB) - Request items that you wish to buy.
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* Want to Sell (WTS) - Offer items that you wish to sell.
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* Giving/Trading (WTG/WTT) - Give away stuff for free, or trade for something else.
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* Member Feedback - A forum where you can leave feedback about the members you trade with. It is highly recommended to leave your feedback in this forum after a trade to prove the reliability of other members.
  
 
== The Rules ==
 
== The Rules ==
 
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If you wish to use the trading forum, you must agree with our terms and conditions.<br />
If you wish to use the trading forum, you must agree with our terms and conditions.
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Using the trading forum implies you are aware of the terms and conditions, and that you fully agree with them. Terms may be changed by the staff at any time without notice.
Using the trading forum implies you are aware of the terms and conditions, and that you fully agree with them.
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'''TERMS AND CONDITIONS:'''<br />
 
'''TERMS AND CONDITIONS:'''<br />
 
'''GBAtemp.net, its staff, its owners & founders cannot be legally held responsible for any problem you might encounter. By selling or buying an item on this forum, you agree to take full responsibility for your actions.'''
 
'''GBAtemp.net, its staff, its owners & founders cannot be legally held responsible for any problem you might encounter. By selling or buying an item on this forum, you agree to take full responsibility for your actions.'''
  
'''1. The users.''' Only the "confirmed members" may use this forum. A confirmed member is a member having posted at least 100 messages on our forums, excluding the messages posted in our "testing area". Any attempt to raise your post count in order to have access this section will be reprehended. Users that have a warning level strictly above 10% will not have access to the trading forums.
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'''1. The users.''' Only the "confirmed members" may use this forum. A confirmed member is a member having posted at least 100 messages on our forums, excluding the messages posted in our "testing area". Any attempt to raise your post count in order to have access this section will be reprehended.
  
'''2. The items.''' You may sell or request items matching the following categories: video games (including PC), video game accessories, computer hardware, game consoles, electronics. '''Forbidden categories:''' downloadable content, porn, illegally obtained software (eg. pirated games, pirated applications), virtual content (eg. "gold" from MMORPGs). It is also in your best interest that you don't sell highly valuable items.
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'''2. The items.''' You may sell or request items matching the following categories: video games (including PC), video game accessories, computer hardware, game consoles, electronics. '''Forbidden categories:''' porn, illegally obtained software (eg. pirated games, pirated applications), virtual content (eg. "gold" from MMORPGs). It is also in your best interest that you don't sell highly valuable items.
  
 
'''3. Selling.''' It is important that you include the shipping costs in your item description. Once you have officially selected a buyer, it is advised that you refuse any later offer. We cannot really decide for you but we advise you to be fair and loyal.
 
'''3. Selling.''' It is important that you include the shipping costs in your item description. Once you have officially selected a buyer, it is advised that you refuse any later offer. We cannot really decide for you but we advise you to be fair and loyal.
  
'''4. Requesting.''' If you are looking for a specific item, you are allowed to create a topic for your request. If your request receives no replies, you shall not post a message to "bump" it let alone creating another topic with the same query.
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'''4. Requesting.''' If you are looking for a specific item, you are allowed to create a topic for your request. If your request receives no replies, you may ''not'' post a message to "bump" it let alone creating another topic with the same query.
  
'''5. Advertising.''' You are welcome to use links to your requests or sales in your signature, but '''posting links to your trades in an inappropriate topic will result in a warn''', and keep in mind that if you have a warning, you no longer have access to the trading forum.
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'''5. Advertising.''' You are welcome to use links to your requests or sales in your signature, but '''posting links to your trades in an inappropriate topic will result in a warn''', and keep in mind that if you have a warning, your access to the trading forum may be revoked.
  
 
'''6. Professionals.''' Under no circumstance should an online shop post their articles on this forum.
 
'''6. Professionals.''' Under no circumstance should an online shop post their articles on this forum.
  
=== About warnings ===
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=== Thread Prefixes ===
A member with a warning level STRICTLY ABOVE 10% will no longer have access to the trading forum.
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It is recommended to use Thread Prefixes for your threads in the Trading Forums. Not only do they make it clear what type of request you are making, they will also increase visibility in the latest threads list.
It generally means if you're warned twice, you cannot access the forum anymore.
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I will remind you a few of the possible reasons for getting a warn:<br />
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- a spam message (useless, unwanted, advertising, etc.)<br />
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- breaking the [http://gbatemp.net/index.php?act=boardrules board rules] in general<br />
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When a member was warned a long time ago, they can request a complete warn lift (send a PM to a staff member).
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The staff member will either lift your warns or let you know why it is not possible.
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=== Tags in titles ===
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Tags are no longer necessary in topic titles as we've separated the forum into 4 categories (WTB, WTS, WTG/T, Feedback).<br />
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Please refrain from using them from now on.
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Thanks for your understanding!
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Revision as of 14:01, 13 September 2014

The GBAtemp Trading Forums are a place to Buy, Sell or Trade goods with other members.

How to Access

In order to reduce scams and for other reasons, only confirmed GBAtemp members are able to access the Trading Forums. To become a confirmed member, you must have a minimum of 100 valid posts. Posts in the Introductions and Edge of the Forum sections do not count towards this; neither do deleted posts. Do not spam in order to reach 100 posts just to gain access; if you do, your access will be permanently revoked. Once the needed 100 posts are reached, your member group will automatically be changed from "Newcomers" to "Members", and the Trading Forums will be listed under the Site Discussions section (in place of the link to this page).

If you are a long time member (had an account for several years) and have at least 50 posts and no warnings, you may try requesting access to the Trading Forums by sending a PM to a Supervisor. Note that this does not guarantee access.

The staff reserves the right to revoke access to the Trading Forums when they deem it necessary.

The 4 Sections

The Trading forum has been separated into 4 different sections:

  • Want to Buy (WTB) - Request items that you wish to buy.
  • Want to Sell (WTS) - Offer items that you wish to sell.
  • Giving/Trading (WTG/WTT) - Give away stuff for free, or trade for something else.
  • Member Feedback - A forum where you can leave feedback about the members you trade with. It is highly recommended to leave your feedback in this forum after a trade to prove the reliability of other members.

The Rules

If you wish to use the trading forum, you must agree with our terms and conditions.
Using the trading forum implies you are aware of the terms and conditions, and that you fully agree with them. Terms may be changed by the staff at any time without notice.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
GBAtemp.net, its staff, its owners & founders cannot be legally held responsible for any problem you might encounter. By selling or buying an item on this forum, you agree to take full responsibility for your actions.

1. The users. Only the "confirmed members" may use this forum. A confirmed member is a member having posted at least 100 messages on our forums, excluding the messages posted in our "testing area". Any attempt to raise your post count in order to have access this section will be reprehended.

2. The items. You may sell or request items matching the following categories: video games (including PC), video game accessories, computer hardware, game consoles, electronics. Forbidden categories: porn, illegally obtained software (eg. pirated games, pirated applications), virtual content (eg. "gold" from MMORPGs). It is also in your best interest that you don't sell highly valuable items.

3. Selling. It is important that you include the shipping costs in your item description. Once you have officially selected a buyer, it is advised that you refuse any later offer. We cannot really decide for you but we advise you to be fair and loyal.

4. Requesting. If you are looking for a specific item, you are allowed to create a topic for your request. If your request receives no replies, you may not post a message to "bump" it let alone creating another topic with the same query.

5. Advertising. You are welcome to use links to your requests or sales in your signature, but posting links to your trades in an inappropriate topic will result in a warn, and keep in mind that if you have a warning, your access to the trading forum may be revoked.

6. Professionals. Under no circumstance should an online shop post their articles on this forum.

Thread Prefixes

It is recommended to use Thread Prefixes for your threads in the Trading Forums. Not only do they make it clear what type of request you are making, they will also increase visibility in the latest threads list.