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corgski
Feb 6, 2007



This is the official HCH buy/sell/trade thread. It's modeled after the dorkroom's sales thread and if we need to make any changes as this goes on we can but this seems like a good starting point. So here goes, a blatant ripoff of their OP:

Normal SA-Mart rules apply

These Are The Rules For This Thread

-You need to have been registered for at least 7 months to sell or trade here. Buying is open to all, at the seller's risk, of course.

-Do not deal with anyone that hasn't posted in the thread. IE: if you get emails or IMed about an item, make sure that you have them post in the thread. If they don't and something goes wrong it makes it very difficult to take any action against them.

-$50+, you need a picture WITH YOUR USERNAME. Ideally your username with the actual item, not just the box. If you're selling multiple items, either username with each one or username with a group shot.

- To be clear on the above, if you've stated that you possess an item, and you are willing to part with that item in exchange for legal tender, that's considered selling, and the $50 rule applies to you.

- No, "I'll post pics soon!" doesn't goddamn cut it if you gave an asking price.

- The above $50 rule applies to trades as well, if the generally accepted value of the stuff is over $50.

- Interest checks are a-ok as long as you don't post non-username pics or mention any kind of price. "Would anybody be interested in buying my..." is fine if there's no price given, but once someone says "yes" and you get down to business, the username picture rule applies.

-Keep non-buy/sell/trade chatter to a minimum. There's a whole other forum for that.

-If you found/sold/traded whatever, edit your post to reflect it. It's helpful to leave the price in, so others can get a general idea of what stuff goes for.

-Given some of the items can be pretty high-ticket, feedback from other sites (eBay, etsy, etc) can be a useful barometer of trustworthiness. Bear in mind none of those sites are going to help with any misfortunes you might encounter here, it's just a suggestion.

- If something just seems REALLY shady, a mod may ask you to provide some additional form of proof that everything's legit (receipt, etc). If it's not something you want to post in the thread, you can PM said mod, who will then post in the thread with a general description of what you sent and the perceived legitimacy of it. Bear in mind this will almost certainly not happen to you unless it's seemingly obvious that you're selling stolen merchandise or something. Of course if it's bad enough to warrant this, nobody's probably going to buy from you anyways.

- Please be reasonable with price-policing. Sites like eBay can offer some general ideas of what stuff's worth, it's recommended you shop around rather than blindly throwing money at people. If you think somebody is asking too much and you really need to help them make that sale, you can always send them a PM or something. It's still ok to let someone know in the thread if their prices are hilariously too high, just don't be a dick about it.

- Not a rule, but if shipping expensive things internationally, make sure the buyer is aware of the amount you'll be declaring on the customs form. I'm not telling you to lie, or to undervalue it so you get boned on insurance if something goes wrong, just make sure you and the buyer are on the same page.

-Please conduct as much of the sale as possible in the thread. This makes it much easier for the buff and talented moderator to work out what's what and be mean to people if things go bad.

-Do not sent paypals as 'Gift' to save on fees.

-While not an absolute deadline, I think we can all agree that you should ship the item within a week of receiving payment, unless you let the buyer know that there will be a delay. If you can't ship it semi-promptly, don't put it up for sale.

Your post should include:

Location: At a minimum, the country you live in. (This is important for calculating additional shipping/customs costs.) If you want to try and drum up local sales, you're welcome to include city/state/province, whatever.

WTS, WTB, and/or WTT + [item(s) in question, description]: What are you doing here? If you're selling/offering something in trade, remember to post pictures (if necessary) and a thorough, accurate description of the item. What accessories, if any, does it include? Is it still under warranty? Etc.

Best contacted at: Some users don't have PM, or would prefer to be contacted by other means (e-mail, IM, etc). It's probably preferable for the thread if you keep general questions about the item elsewhere. As far as final sales/trades, you should have something posted in this thread regardless of what medium you use for wheeling and dealing (see earlier rule). Probably not a great idea to post your phone number.


An Example Of A Good Transaction:

Goonlord: I would like to sell my shipping container load of Chicago Electric "power tools" for $420. Included here is a photograph of it with 'Goonlord', which is my username, plainly visible.

Marty McShitpost: I am interested in purchasing your shipping container load of Chicago Electric "power tools," where should I paypal you at.

Goonlord: naruto_ponies_69@reddit.com

Marty McShitpost: Paypal sent.

Goonlord: Got the internet money, shipped the shipping container load of Chicago Electric "power tools."

Marty McShitpost: Received item, christ this sucks but knew that already.

In the example above, if something went wrong and somebody got ripped off, I would have absolutely everything I'd need to look into it and get things fixed up quickly and easily. poo poo like shipping costs and packaging and general commerce chat? Totally fine for e-mail or PM. Anything to do with money or receiving the item? In the thread.

And since some of you asked...

Acceptable Payment Processors:
- PayPal (not gift)
- Amazon Payments (NOT an Amazon storefront, or a sale through Amazon, since that'd be an off-site sale, JUST the payment processor)
- Google Checkout
- Any of Square's business offerings (i.e. not your personal square cash account)

Non-Acceptable Payment Processors:
- Anything not explicitly listed as acceptable. This includes:
- Bitcoins. Or any other cryptocurrency. Period.
- Dwolla and LibertyReserve and Western Union and MoneyGram and all that other shady bullshit
- Cheesecake Factory gift certificates
- paypal gifts/personal square cash/venmo/whatever other app kids these days are using

If there's something you think I need to add to the OP, let me know.

corgski fucked around with this message at 18:18 on Dec 4, 2020

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JEEVES420
Feb 16, 2005

The world is a mess... and I just need to rule it

Pay shipping (local pickup in Dallas) and this fine router lift is yours! What you see is what you get, no extra inserts or a key/insert remover tool. This came with a table I got used but had already bought the same lift so no need for this one.



Cannon_Fodder
Jul 17, 2007

"Hey, where did Steve go?"
Design by Kamoc

JEEVES420 posted:

Pay shipping (local pickup in Dallas) and this fine router lift is yours! What you see is what you get, no extra inserts or a key/insert remover tool. This came with a table I got used but had already bought the same lift so no need for this one.





What's shipping on something like this? I'm real curious and my router table is a mess.

JEEVES420
Feb 16, 2005

The world is a mess... and I just need to rule it

Cannon_Fodder posted:

What's shipping on something like this? I'm real curious and my router table is a mess.

This was completed in PMs. Shipped today and received money promptly after (so we could have exact shipping cost)! Look forward to your post in the Woodworking thread when you get the table all built

Cannon_Fodder
Jul 17, 2007

"Hey, where did Steve go?"
Design by Kamoc

Thanks again.

I'm holding off on finishing the joinery on my new dinner table until it shows up. I'm very excited.

Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

MESS WITH THE OWL GET DISEMBOWEL





Old brushed 20V 1/4" DeWalt impact driver, with two knockoff "6Ah (lolol)" Chinese batteries that have not burned my house down in close to 100 charge cycles, and a charger; free to a good home. Local drop off in Seattle area, Zelle or Venmo only for cost of shipping anywhere.

E: just read the rules more thoroughly, whatever I'll cover shipping costs.

Elviscat fucked around with this message at 01:21 on Jan 17, 2021

Blarfy Bovine
Jun 3, 2007

2 - 3 = negative fun!



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Elviscat posted:

Old brushed 20V 1/4" DeWalt impact driver, with two knockoff "6Ah (lolol)" Chinese batteries that have not burned my house down in close to 100 charge cycles, and a charger; free to a good home. Local drop off in Seattle area, Zelle or Venmo only for cost of shipping anywhere.

E: just read the rules more thoroughly, whatever I'll cover shipping costs.

I'd be interested if it is still available.

I am in Burien but can travel to meet if that makes things easier. Thanks!

Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

MESS WITH THE OWL GET DISEMBOWEL





Sounds good, sent you a PM

Blarfy Bovine
Jun 3, 2007

2 - 3 = negative fun!



Fun Shoe

Elviscat posted:

Sounds good, sent you a PM

In contact with Elviscat; will update once we've met up sometime after this weekend.

Blarfy Bovine
Jun 3, 2007

2 - 3 = negative fun!



Fun Shoe

Elviscat just dropped off the impact driver - it looks good and the price (and delivery) cannot be beat! Thanks again!

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Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

MESS WITH THE OWL GET DISEMBOWEL





May it drive screws reliably for years to come!

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