Charlottetown Bidding Wars

1. All descriptions should have a Starting Bid (SB), Buy it Now price (if you want one) and an End day and time (may say “Auction will end 24 hours after posting”) Putting this information in a comment makes it much harder for people to keep track of what is going on.

2. Starting Bid (SB) – the minimum that you will allow for the first bid!! Please

3. End time - The auction ends 24 hours after the picture was posted. If you are not sure of the time you post your picture, feel free to write “Auction will end 24 hours after posting”. Time posted under the Picture is the EXACT start time therefore 24 hrs from that time all auctions end EX-: 4:28 the auction end time would be 4:28 pm the next day. As soon as the clock turns to 4:28 that is when the bidding is over (for example any bids at 4:27 count, any bids at 4:28 don’t count). This will help people keep track specifically of when auctions end.

6. Buy It Now price - ITEMS MAY HAVE A “Buy it now” (BIN) price also attached. YOU MAY ADD A BUY IT NOW PRICE – THE PRICE THAT YOU WILL ACCEPT FOR THE ITEM. If you want to buy an item at the BIN price – please write on the post “I want to buy this item at the BIN price” and pm the seller.

7. Bids are to be made in increments of 50 cents. You may increase the bids by more than 50 cents at a time if you like, but let`s keep the values ending in either .00 (e.g., 3.00) or .50 (e.g., 3.50).

8. You may bump twice during your auction (generally the 12 and 23 hour marks).

9. Arrangements for pick up MUST be made within 24 hours. If you can’t do this (respond to a pm or send a pm) then don’t bid (you will be removed from the group). Pick up should be made within 3 days unless agreed upon by both seller and buyer.

10. A reserve may be set for an item – pm an admin and tell them what the reserve is (the lowest price you will sell an item for) – set your starting bid (SB) lower than this and state in your description that you have set a reserve.

11. No albums on the wall (admin can’t delete albums in the event you don’t)

12. Only 5 pictures posted per day per person

13. If you are bidding on an item, be prepared to honor your bid. You may not retract bids and if you do, you will be removed. If the Winner does not make arrangements to pick up or the sale falls through, the next highest bidder will be offered the item at their highest bid value, with no expectation that they have to buy it. If they choose not to take it, then the item can be relisted. This is especially important if you use the Buy It Now (BIN) option – DO NOT BUY SOMETHING IF YOU AREN’T GOING TO PICK IT UP OR YOU WILL BE REMOVED.

14. Delete your own pictures – if there is a winner, leave the picture up til the item is picked up (or 3 days, whichever is longer). If there are no bids, please delete the picture after the auction is done. Failure to do this may cause you to be removed from the group.

15. If you pm other bidders or sellers and harass them about anything on the page, and it is reported to an admin, you will be removed immediately, NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Similarly, NO COMMENTING ON OTHER PEOPLE’S POSTS UNLESS ASKING A QUESTION ABOUT AN ITEM OR MAKING A BID. WE WILL REMOVE YOU NO QUESTIONS ASKED. I UNDERSTAND THAT PEOPLE WANT TO HELP CLARIFY SITUATIONS, BUT THIS IS WHAT ADMINS ARE FOR. BITCHING AND COMPLAINING AND COMMENTING DOES NOT HELP THIS SITE RUN MORE SMOOTHLY. IT JUST PISSES EVERYONE OFF (INCLUDING ADMIN).

16. If there are issues with your item (e.g., staining or rips on clothes, parts of items that don’t work right, etc), please disclose this and price your item accordingly. If people report such issues to admin about the same person repeatedly they will be removed.

17. Please only post your items on this site for the 24 hours if you have them posted on other site please either take them off or don't post them on here.

18. Also if your item sells by someone giving you the buy it now price please leave it on the site for the rest of the 24 hours