OUR STANDARD CFR GUIDELINES FOR USING THE FORUMS:
Please note that any infractions will be cause for either editing, deletion, a PM or even possible suspension based on severity of violation.
*REFRAIN FROM POSTING PROFANITY ("THE AFTER HOURS...THE COUCH" FORUM HAS IT'S OWN RULES WITH DISCLAIMER)
*NO DISRESPECTING THE BOARD OWNERS & MODERATORS --- The volunteer Moderators here are backed 100% by board ownership and are in place to help provide an enjoyable experience for all members. They are also here to enforce that our guidelines are adhered to and certain Internet Standards are met --- we want the site to run smoothly without any interuption.
*NO DISRESPECTING CFR MEMBERS AT ANY TIME -- This means targeting religious beliefs, political beliefs, ethnicity, sexual preference, disability, social status, or demographics.
*NO DISRESPECTING ANY DIECAST SISTER SITES
*NO SUGGESTIVE VIEWING MATERIAL TO BE POSTED ANYWHERE IN THE FORUMS (PORN) --this also includes photos or references to drug use (whether legal/prescribed or not), and their associated paraphernalia.
*BAITING AND TAUNTING OF MEMBERS IN ANY FORM IS UNACCEPTABLE
*NO "BACKDOORING" --- defined here on CFR as: The act of offering a seller a higher price for an item AFTER the auction has ended or BIN has been "HIT". This pertains to BOTH eBay and sales on CFR. We will not allow this type of action by any member of CFR. The response and degree to this violation will be soley determined by the staff.
*NO RAFFLES --- CFR will NOT conduct or will NOT allow raffles and or money donations to be conducted for an individual or individuals for causes or promotions. This includes using CFR for the purpose of collecting money, or items (redlines, etc...) for an individual or individuals for causes or promotion. HOWEVER--- selling a ITEM with the proceeds going to another party or organization other than the seller is allowed. DO NOT ASK FOR DONATIONS FOR ANY CAUSE.
CFR ALLOWS AUCTIONS.
THERE IS AN EXCEPTION TO THIS GUIDELINE: **The CFR FACEBOOK GROUP allows raffles.
*FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE! --- New approved members MUST complete their personal profile three days from the date membership has been approved. Failure to complete/create a profile within this time frame --- newly approved members will be automatically removed from active status to non-member. You must again re-apply for membership. THIS IS TO PROTECT OUR MEMBERSHIP, we want to know WHO YOU ARE BEFORE we will make any "dealings" with you.
*THIS IS A PRIVATE BOARD --- CFR is owned and operated as a PRIVATE website and as such any thread/post can be MOVED, MODIFIED, OR DELETED at the moderator's discretion. This is to ensure our members will have an enjoyable and safe experience while on the forums. When a member joins, he/she are expected to follow all guidelines in order to participate on this board. WE EXPECT RESPECT. A PM MAY follow after deletion with either a copy of the guideline or a warning based on severity of post/thread. And being CFR is a PRIVATE BOARD, the owners reserve the right to remove members they deem unfit for the good of the site.
*NO POSTING AND/OR VAGUE MENTION OF LIVE EBAY AUCTIONS/CRAIGSLIST ADS/ONLINE AUCTION HOUSES LIVE AUCTION LINKS--- Posting as well as any vague mention of these auctions are not allowed as a CFR members may be bidding/working on these listings. Lets not upset your fellow collector! Posting eBay BIN'S are very welcome, as is promoting your own eBay auctions .
** IF you feel that there is a current running auction that may be a SCAM, CONTACT A MODERATOR--DO NOT POST THE LIVE LINK!
*NO POSTING RECENTLY SOLD ITEMS --- This goes for eBay and TTP. It not only creates a backdoor environment, there is a good chance a CFR member made the purchase--and maybe that member would like to be the one to post his find --- IF he/she even chooses to do so.
*NO PROMOTING COLLECTION SCORES, UNLESS ITEM IS 100% IN HAND
*WHEN BUYING AND SELLING --- Refer to the BST guidelines below:
*LARGE SIZE SALES MUST BE PRE-APPROVED BY CFR ADMINS/MODS --- Large is considered 20 or more items for sale at one time. This way the Mods can be ready to assist you when you are ready to list.
*ATTENTION --- NEW MEMBERS : There is a CFR requirement of a 30 day WAIT before you will be allowed to post any items for sale (see below)- -this is for the safety of our membership. Any new member within the first 30 days of membership that has a specific reason to sell/trade immediately on CFR must contact Ray ( blkv3tt3 ) prior to posting any items on BST or the sales/trade post will be pulled. This only applies to the first 30 days of membership.
* "LIMITED" MEMBERS ---Any member that has been "limited" for any guideline infractions 2 times will be PERMANENTLY removed from CFR. Also any member that ASKS to have his/her membership on CFR removed, will NOT be given a second chance to reapply for membership. Each infraction will be discussed by the mods, who will determine severity of member limitations.
* CFR PM SYSTEM ---Any member caught using the CFR PM system to harvest a CFR member to join other sites away from CFR will be instantly banned (being limited you can still use the PM system)--and current membership will be under review before being restored to member again. CFR members contact information via PM is considered PRIVATE, and for CFR use ONLY. Any attempt to recruit to "outside " websites is considered in violation to the integrity of the site and site owners.
*CFR MEMBERS PROFILES ---You are expected to keep the SAME PROFILE NAME that you used when you signed up, so please think CAREFULLY before you decide what to use. If you NEED to change it after for whatever reason, please approach a moderator, and they will discuss the change. Changing a profile name can cause confusion for new and inactive members. If a profile is found changed without proper notification, the profile with be IMMEDIATELY DELETED. This is for the protection of the membership from potential scams.
CFR BST GUIDELINES:
AS CFR MEMBERS:
**REMEMBER YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR LAST TRANSACTION**
"Your reputation and integrity are everything. Follow through on what you say you're going to do. Your credibility can only be built over time, and it is built from the history of your words and actions."
-- Maria Razumich-Zec
"AS IS" sales are NOT allowed on CFR.
Your word is your bond when posting"SOLD".
All sales are "SATISFACTION GUARANTEED".
POSTING "SOLD" BY EITHER A BUYER OR SELLER TRUMPS ALL
AS A SELLER :
Sellers must lay out all his/her sales conditions and rules clearly:
INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS --- As PM systems are not always trustworthy.
INCLUDE FOR SHIPPING PRICE ---If there is one.
INCLUDE WHERE YOU WILL SHIP TO ---If there are limitations.
INCLUDE THE PRICE OF YOUR ITEM ---Make sure there are NO missing prices. Even if you are uncertain what you want for the item/items, you must post a price, however you may ask for offers in addition. We will NOT allow offers ONLY!
INCLUDE WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT YOU ACCEPT ---(no PayPal gift).
INCLUDE YOUR PAYPAL ADDRESS ---If you accept PayPal.
INCLUDE A PHOTO FOR ALL ITEMS AVAILABLE ---(or a link to a photo host).
HAVE ALL ITEMS NUMBERED ---This makes it easier for both the buyers AND Moderators.
INCLUDE A DESCRIPTION ---If item is over $25
If there is a change in description or price, make an new post on your thread with the changes, ---the mods will edit your sale ASAP. All moderators HERE will be available for any questions concerning sales, buying or posting. Remember there is a 10 minute limit on editing.
Members may NOT list the same items for sale at the same time on other sites or venues. If caught doing so, your sales thread will moved out of BST and you will be notified. Your BST privileges may be revoked for failure to follow this guideline.
Keep in mind CFR buyers must be 100% satisfied with their purchase. CFR sellers are required to GUARANTEE satisfaction with any and ALL purchases on CFR. Please do not be vague in your sales description. If items flaws (toning, chips, cracks, repo parts) are not fully disclosed in CFR sales and complaints are filed, repeat offences could cause you to lose your BST privileges . CFR REQUIRES ALL SALES ITEMS OVER $25 TO INCLUDE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ITEM FOR SALE. We do not allow "let the pics do the talking" sales.
Current CFR members can ask for multiple forms of payment : standard PayPal, checks and money orders. If a seller allows for a payment plan, it's on THE SELLER to collect payments from the buyer. CFR and the owners are not a collection agency. New members/sellers as of June 30th, 2013 --please refer to our "safety" bullet below.
PLEASE SHIP ITEMS IN A TIMELY MANNER, if you received payment quickly, have the same consideration for the buyer.
Standard PayPal payments on the BST only --- and is to "EXCLUDE" the PayPal gift/friends/family option. For the safety of the buyer --- if a seller is found to ask for Paypal GIFT in sale --- their sale will be locked down. NO ASKING FOR "FORMS" OF PAYPAL IN YOUR SALES, your sale will be locked down. KEEP IT SIMPLE AND JUST ADD THE CURRENT PERCENTAGE OF PAYPAL FEES TO YOUR SALES PRICE. Or post in your sale the current PayPal fee percentage to be added.
IF YOU ARE CAUGHT ASKING A BUYER TO PAY FOR THEIR ITEM USING "GIFT" OR "FORMS" OF PAYPAL, YOUR BST PRIVILEGES WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR A TO-BE-DETERMINED PERIOD OF TIME. YOU MAY ALSO LOSE YOUR FULL MEMBERSHIP RIGHTS WITH YOUR STATUS CHANGED TO A "LIMITED MEMBER" (you will not be able to post, or even view the forums). POSSIBLE TERMINATION AS A MEMBER WILL BE BASED UPON THE SEVERITY/FREQUENCY OF VIOLATION(S) ... Don't chance it, just add the PayPal fees into your sales pricing ... "SIMPLE" !
NO PROMOTING COLLECTION SCORES UNLESS ITEM IS 100% IN HAND, MEMBERS MAY NOT POST ITEMS FOR SALE OF NON-MEMBERS
Pre-Hype for CFR sales posts are permitted in the BST but the cars for sale must be in hand. Sales time MUST be included in post, please use BOARD TIME. Please post your offerings for sale in a reasonable time after your announcement. If you post pictures OR describe what you will be offering prior to sale, these items must be the ones offered for sale at the time of your sales posting. Pre-hype is ONLY allowed for CFR sales, not sales on any other website. You may promote your eBay/TTP sales at anytime, but auction/sale must be currently listed on the other sales sites. PLEASE NOTE : If you are going to PRE HYPE, when you list the items on the actual sale, YOU CANNOT STATE A SPECIFIC MEMBER HAS FIRST SHOT at item. We want everyone to have a chance. If you want the specific member to have the car, offer the car via PM or email.
No negotiations with potential buyers after your announcement and prior to your actual sales posting. Let's keep the integrity of your sale with all items that you have promoted.
LARGE SALES MUST BE PRE-APPROVED BY CFR ADMINS/MODS --- Large is considered 20 or more items for sale at one time. This way the Mods can be ready to assist you when you are ready to list. PLEASE contact any of THESE Mods/Admins before listing a large sale.
All sales must be open to ALL members. However, if there is negative history between the seller and a buyer that posts "SOLD", the seller has the right to refuse the sale.
IF YOU DECIDE TO MOVE YOUR CURRENT CFR SALES TO OTHER SALES SITE SUCH AS eBay, Facebook or TTP, PLEASE close your sale on CFR. If you fail to do this repeatedly, you may lose your CFR sales privileges. IF you have a sale on other sites, they MUST be closed before posting on CFR. NO MULTIPLE sales sites allowed. If the item gets sold on different sites this will cause a problem for the CFR staff.
Adding comments of no value to your sale for the sole purpose of bumping the sale to the top (BTTT) is not allowed. Adding information or photos that have been asked by potential buyers is allowed. If you want to say "thank you for your purchase" or any other similar comments, please do it via PM/email. Please be respectful to other sellers. Sellers may bump their sale ONCE a week. Continuous bumps will have your sale removed.
Regarding having multiple individual sales posts in the BST: This gives the impression of forum "hogging" other sales threads off the first page. Please plan ahead and combine sales into ONE post .
Please, NO "Piggy Back" sales--ones where sellers adds new sale items to an old sales post. If you plan on selling more more items, please shut the old sale down and start a new one with the older, unsold inventory and new.
Items for sale OVER $2500 MUST be a PayPal ONLY TRANSACTION. As membership grows, this is to protect buyers and give a safe and secure environment this type of transactions.
REGARDING LARGE SALES:
CONTACT IS REQUIRED with one of the staff prior to placing any large sales post.
Unfortunately due to current website limitations-- a seller cannot edit their own post after 10 minutes. After that, an Admin/Mod must be contacted for editing. Because of this , the staff is asking sellers to use the 4 steps outlined below as a suggested format for their sale.
*Have the sales terms stated clearly at the start of the post.
*Have a complete list of items numbered & priced.
*Have that number and a short description attached to a picture(s) in a photo album.
*Have a link to the photo album noted and to be easily seen of the listed items for sale.
Sellers should be available for a length of time ( 1-2 hours ) after the sale has been posted to answer any questions from potential buyers. Your sale may be shut down if there are multiple questions asked without a reasonable response time.
There maybe a need to lock down a post in the beginning to fix any above items that may have been overlooked --- and any item that has been posted "SOLD" prior to lockdown shall be honored.
AS A BUYER :
PLEASE BE CLEAR in your response to a sales post. NO posting "SOLD IF" --- posting "sold if" warrants the item still can be purchased by a "SOLD".
Posting "SOLD" on CFR of any advertised items on other web sites is not allowed. PLEASE POST SOLD on the web site where the item is listed or contact the seller via a pm or e-mail.
If there is more than one item being sold, PLEASE CLARIFY WHICH ITEM YOU ARE BUYING. e.g. "SOLD ON THE GREEN US COUGAR". If you are not specific in your response to a sale, the item is still available for purchase. Seller SHOULD have item numbered, please include item number when posting SOLD.
MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO PAY FOR THEIR PURCHASES IN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME.
If a seller has posted a pre-sales hype post, potential buyers MAY NOT POST "DIBS" OR "SOLD" ON A ITEM(S) PRIOR TO THE ACTUAL SALES POST. We want everyone to have a fair shot at the offerings when the time comes.
Inspect your goods immediately and thoroughly on delivery. Return emails confirming delivery to a seller, is a courteous and sensible gesture.
Do not wait for weeks and then lodge a complaint, as all returns MUST be completed with 2 weeks of buyers initial delivery.
Before you post sold on any item, if you have any concerns on condition ---ASK THE SELLER A QUESTION FIRST. This will alleviate any future problems/returns.
If you are involved in a deal that goes bad on CFR's BST, please alert a Mod about it as soon as possible --- regardless who the seller is --- it is in the best interest of ALL CFR members.
Unless a Seller asks for an opinion on their selling price, or has a question about the item they are selling---please keep your opinion to yourself or send a PM /email to the seller. Your negative comment could possibly discourage another member from purchasing the item. If you think the buyer is trying to scam the membership, bring the topic to the moderators, do NOT post your concerns on the sale unless what you are commenting on is 100% factual.
If a seller asks you AFTER you have posted SOLD on an item, to pay using PayPal GIFT >> DO NOT << PLEASE CONTACT A MOD WITH SELLER WHO REQUESTED GIFT.
CFR AUCTIONS :
PLEASE if you bid, check the BST forum after end of auction to see IF you have won. If you don't acknowledge being the winning bid in a reasonable time (3 days MAX)-- the item could/will be offered to the second highest bid..(this will be the choice of the seller). If you forget, you may loose BST privileges.
IF YOU PLAN ON HAVING A CFR AUCTION:
A LIMIT OF 3 AUCTIONS PER DAY PER MEMBER WITH A 3 DAY TIME LIMIT.
NO COMBINING AUCTIONS INTO ONE THREAD.
RESERVE AUCTIONS ARE NOT ALLOWED, IF YOU NEED A SPECIFIC AMOUNT FOR YOUR ITEM, START THE AUCTION AT THAT AMOUNT.
Please make your auction terms simple and basic. PLEASE STATE YOUR AUCTION END IN AUCTION TITLE
Here is an example:
1- Starting Bid $___with minimum $____ increments.
2- Auctions will run until (day/date) (time AM/PM) Board time. THREE DAY MAXIMUM.
3- No edits of your post/bids.
4- Winning bidder payment terms (PayPal, cash, check, MO).
5- Winning bid will include the shipping (YES/NO) ..and cost of international shipping if applicable.
6- Please state AUCTION CLOSING DATE AND TIME in your auctions title.
7- Please END your auction with a final AUCTION OVER post.
Important Notice when bidding:
FOR EXAMPLE: Seller states auction will end at 7 pm board time. This means all bids posted by CFR's time stamp before and including 7 pm will count. In the case where there are multiple bids that are posted at the exact end time, the LAST HIGHEST posted buyer WINS.
You post a bid of $100, getting close to end of auction, you are still high bidder. But you want to ensure you win, so you up your bid to $200....I look at the auction, I was going to bid $150, but now I see it at $200....I back off. The auction ends, the highest bidder is $200. CFR rule will be highest bid. The buyer is obligated to pay $200, had he left it at $100, I was coming in at $150. He prevented me from bidding my max at $150.
There could be possible problems with the 10 minute edit time frame that is a STANDARD feature on CFR. There is that possibility that someone at the last step of an auction could "change" a bid to guarantee a win. To take away ANY TEMPTATION--CFR has hired a member to take screenshots of ALL bids in the last minute of ALL ending auctions.
CFR is not responsible for time clock accuracy or failure. (Buyers: bid early, don't chance your internet speed or depend on CFR's clock.)
And please CLOSE YOUR AUCTION when time has expired with name of winning bidder.
FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR MEMBERS AND TO AVOID SCAMS :
NEW MEMBERS --- AFTER YOUR 30 DAY "GRACE" PERIOD IS OVER, YOU ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO USE REGULAR PAYPAL AS A FORM OF PAYMENT. This means NO PayPal GIFT, NO money orders, NO checks. This will change based upon your sales success on CFR. The change will be made as a group mod decision, and is not guaranteed. Please understand this is to protect our membership from scams. We are here to protect YOU too.
** CFR is not responsible for items or terms being offered by its members. Sales are between the seller and buyer. CFR is free from any and all liability arising from sales or trades of items on this forum.**