Rules -

1. You must have a minimum of 50 posts before starting a new For Sale thread. There is no minimum for posting in the 'Want To Buy (WTB)' subforum. You must have a minimum of 50 posts to participate in a transaction that involves a trade.

2. Items listed in the marketplace must be related to outdoors gear.

3. Items listed in the marketplace should be listed with a selling price. No auction-style posts, no bidding on items, or linking to auctions.

4. Do not post links to websites that offer referral bonuses or kickbacks.

5. When items have sold, please reply to the thread and mark them sold.

6. No off topic discussions are allowed in FS or WTB threads. Off topic discussion will be deleted at the moderators discretion.

7. Firearm sales are not allowed.

8. No 'PayPal Gift' or 'PayPal Personal' payments are allowed.

9. Do not play "price police" and make a public post in another member's thread about where a product can be found at a lower price. A simple Private Message to the seller may be helpful, though.

10. Buyers must always post an "I'll Take It" in the thread where the sale is advertised. This creates a public record of the intent, and officially claims the item. Posts *always* over-ride PM inquiries when there is a debate. In the case that there are multiple claims, the first "I'll take it" in the thread gets the first right of refusal.

11. "I'll take it" is the only acceptable term for getting the first chance to purchase an item. Terms like "I'll take it pending PM", or "I'll take it but with questions" do not reserve you the first right of refusal.

12. Please preface your thread title with the intended abbreviation. Examples include:
For Sale ----> FS: (Item name here)
For Trade ----> FT: (Item name here)
When the item has sold, a Moderator will edit the thread title top begin with SOLD: (Item name here), then make the appropriate move to the sold item sub-forum


Guidelines -
1. Use thoughtful caution when purchasing. Consider how long has the member been on the forum, and the amount of the transaction.

2. Communicate clearly, frequently, and calmly. This eliminates frustration for both buyers and sellers.

3. As per rule 8 - Never ever use the 'PayPal Gift' or 'PayPal Personal' payment options when purchasing. This does not automatically supply the shipping address to the seller, and it strictly limits the buyer's options for any refund if there is a problem with the transaction.

4. Consider using a shipping method that can offer tracking or delivery confirmation. USPS Priority is a good option for U.S. addresses.


The Fine Print -

- Hammock Forums is not responsible for transactions or goods exchanged.

- If there is a dispute, please PM one of the moderators.

- The Marketplace forums are meant for individuals selling surplus or unwanted gear only. It is not a place for members to start their small business endeavors.

- Hammock Forums welcomes those who wish to offer a hammock related item or service to the other members of the forum. Those wishing to offer a hammock related service or product should first contact one of the moderation team to make your intentions known and then post relevant threads in the Other Vendors and Services subforum.

Sold Item Sub-Forum

- With the addition of the sold item sub-forum, you will now see a thread has been moved after the item has sold. You will notice a re-direct to the original thread, but this re-direct will expire after (3) days.

Update (Febuary 03, 2014):