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READ FIRST: How to list items - marketplace rules - condition key - feedback guide
Posted By: Adam, 09-12-2006, 07:22 PM

Welcome to the PentaxForums.com Photographic/Pentax Marketplace & Classifieds Section!

In this unique section of our forum, you can buy and sell new and used Pentax or other brands of photographic gear! The main index of the Marketplace contains a list of items (cameras, lenses, photographic accessories, etc.) for sale, and there's also a separate sub-forum containing threads through in fellow forum members are looking for gear. If you're interested in any particular item, start by sending the seller/buyer a Private Message.

Get Marketplace access now! | List an item now!

What is needed to sell items?


To list equipment for sale, your account must meet one of the following conditions:
If you are a new member and currently do not have access to the Marketplace, the easiest way to gain access is to make a donation using PayPal.
There are NO item listing fees and NO final value fees whatsoever when using the Marketplace.

If you do not use PayPal, you can also get Marktplace access using your credit card through our secure card processor, 2checkout, found at the bottom of this page. For check/money order donations, please send Adam a private message.

Guidelines for Marketplace Users


Always make sure that each seller is trustworthy before making a purchase. If a transaction goes smoothly, please leave feedback through our feedback system. Although the moderators and I do our best to remove any suspicious threads on sight, access to the Marketplace is restricted, and the number of malicious sales out site's history has been negligible, we ask that you always double-check a sellers' integrity yourself.

There are two editors which you can use to list items. The item listing form, which features organized pre-configured fields, can and should be used when listing individual items. The classic editor may be used when selling multiple items simultaneously; buttons at the top of the marketplace allow you to choose which form to use. For more information, please read this announcement: PentaxForums.com. If for any reason you do not wish to use the form, feel free to use the classic editor for single-item sales as well.

Once an item is sold (or acquired), please click the "Mark Thread as Sold" (or "Mark item as Acquired") icon or link, found below your username in the first post of your thread, as well as at the top of the thread. The thread will be automatically closed, marked as sold, and moved to the "Sold Items" forum! Should any conflicts come up after a thread has been closed, we ask that you use the private messaging system to communicate before contacting a moderator or leaving negative feedback.

Withdrawing listings: If you made a listing and decided not to follow through with the sale, please withdraw it using the withdraw link/icon near the "mark thread as sold" link/icon. Withdrawn threads will be hidden from public view, so don't withdraw threads which led to actual transactions.

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the marketplace!

Disclaimer: Purchases are made at your own risk and are in no way financially processed by PentaxForums.com. Site owners, moderators, and administrators are not responsible for any losses resulting from the use of this section.

Listing Title Guidelines

Your thread titles should clearly reflect what you are selling. Keep them as concise and as specific as possible. Avoid generalizations and try to use official manufacturer names as much as possible to aid in searchability. Avoid placing subjective ratings in your thread titles.

Please apply the "For Sale" thread prefix for items being sold and the "Wanted" prefix for items being looked for. Additionally, please do not use any acronyms or phrases, such as "FS" or "WTB," to begin your thread titles, since prefixes are automatically added. Before creating a new thread to list an item for sale, make sure it is not being already sought for in the Wanted Items section. If it is, contact the user(s) interested in the item via PM.

Please avoid using all capitals and don't surround the text with symbols to make the listing stand out. At the moment, we do not offer premium listing options or enhanced visibility styling (larger fonts, etc.), though this is under consideration.

If you've decided to lower a price, you may indicate this by adding "(price reduced)" to the end of your title. Also, be sure to update the thread price field when editing the title.

Examples of good thread titles:
  • Pentax-DA 21mm F3.2 Limited Lens (price reduced)
  • Pentax K-5 with 18-55mm kit lens and battery grip
  • Pentax K-5 body (low shutter count) and 16Gb SD card
  • Pentax K-r body only
  • Takumar Prime Lenses: 35mm, 50mm, 55mm, 85mm, and more
  • Pentax K1000 (free shipping)
Examples of bad thread titles:
  • Pentax-DA 21mm F3.2 Limited Lens (***PRICE REDUCED***)
  • Pentax K-5 and more
  • !!Pentax K-5 **MUST SEE** low shutter count + extras
  • FS: Pentax K-r body only
  • Lots of Takumars
  • Free shipping: K1000 camera
Please don't remove items from your thread titles when they sell, or if you do, restore them prior to moving your thread to the sold section so that your thread remains easy to find. The fewer items you list per thread, the higher the chances are that your thread will be found by someone genuinely interested in the item.


Leaving Feedback

For each completed transaction, both parties involved should exchange feedback. Please check out our feedback guide for details!

Item Condition Key


QuoteOriginally posted by Item Condition Key:
Mint: Item has no marks, scratches, or signs of use whatsoever. Packaged in original box with all manuals and accessories. 99.99% of original condition.

Like New: Item is lightly used, but shows no marks or scratches. Extremely minimal signs of use may be visible. Packaged in original box with all manuals and accessories. 98% of original condition.

Excellent: Item is moderately used, but shows no scratches or dents. Small marks and minimal signs of use may be visible. Collectors would accept items in this condition. 95% of original condition.

Good: Item has seen substantial use, but shows no significant scratches or dents. Marks and signs of use may be visible as a result from wear-and-tear. 90% of original condition.

Fair: Item has seen substantial use and may have some scratches, but no significant dents. Marks and signs of use will be more abundant than typically. 80% of original condition.

Poor: Item has seen great use and may have scratches, dents, and signs of use that are clearly visible. 70% of original condition.

Damaged: Item has seen extreme use, or has been handled poorly. Significant scratches, dents, dings, and signs of use are clearly visible OR the item is NOT in full working condition. 60% or less of original condition. Bargain price. Any lens with scratches on its front element, fungus, or fog will automatically fall in this category.

All conditions, save "Damaged," are assumed to retain the item's full working condition. If a lens is being sold, its glass is assumed to be in mint condition unless it is described as "Poor" or "Damaged". Please note the fine distinction between 'Mint' and 'Like New' condition for used items when posting.
This key applies to lenses, cameras, accessories, and photo bags alike.

Replying to Others' Threads

Members are allowed to reply to others threads to ask questions and indicate that a PM regarding a particular item has been sent. Please refer to the guidelines below for the specifics.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/24-photographic-equipment-sale/137-read-...ml#post2813040

Marketplace Regulations: The Fine Print
  • You may use the Marketplace to sell only your own new or used photo equipment (no selling for friends or others), or purchase equipment being sold by others*
  • All camera brands are allowed!
  • A payment option with buyer protection (such as paypal) must be offered by all sellers for all international transactions over $100 USD. In addition to this you may of course also offer other payment options for the buyer to choose from at his or her discretion. The only exception to this rule is if the seller agrees to ship the item first before receiving payment. While this would be at the seller's discretion, Pentax Forums does not recommend it, nor will they assume any liability for such transactions.
  • Only photo-related items may be sold. This includes photo-related software, computer hardware, accessories, and printed material in addition to cameras and lenses. You may NOT sell coupons, gift cards, laptop or desktop computers, or any other non-photographic items.
  • You must explicitly list items in your thread titles, and describe them in detail. For instance, you cannot merely write, "Selling a bunch of Pentax gear, please contact me."
  • Listing titles may only make mention of warranty coverage if the warranty is transferable to another individual, per the manufacturer's terms, at the time of the sale. If the warranty for a given item has not yet expired but is non-transferable, sellers may choose to state (in the body of the listing) how warranty service can be obtained. We advise buyers to read the terms of the manufacturer's warranty prior to making assumptions about warranty coverage for second-hand items.
  • Products or services offered by third parties may not be advertised in the marketplace, even if they are universally beneficial to forum members (such useful services should be mentioned within a thread in the appropriate discussion forum, i.e. "General Talk")
  • You may post images of your item(s) in your Marketplace threads (recommended, although not required)
  • If a thread is closed, the item listed is no longer available (or no longer being looked for)
  • An asking price or price range must be posted (you may ask for a best offer in addition to your stated price, however) You may not solicit payment to be made via PayPal as a gift/Send money to friends or family. We strongly discourage buyers from accepting offers that request gift payments.
  • False promotional information within item listings is not tolerated and will be removed upon discovery
  • The marketplace is for personal use. Commercial or bulk sales require special access.*
  • Electronic products available via electronic download only may not be sold through the marketplace; all software must include an original CD or DVD, etc., and must be shipped
  • You may only place links to your own off-site (eBay, Craig's list, etc.) auctions/sales after the item has been listed in the Marketplace for at least one week
  • You may not post links to others' eBay auctions
  • Only photography-related equipment may be sold in this section
  • False advertising or false promotion via replies is not permitted
  • Negative comments that may adversely affect sales are not allowed in the "sale" threads themselves. If you have a reason to suspect a seller or buyer's honesty or "intent to sell" contact the moderation staff. Be prepared to offer compelling evidence. Unsubstantiated conjecture placed directly into a "sale" thread, questioning or impugning a seller's motives or honesty, will be deleted.
  • Public commenting on or comparison of asking prices is not allowed.
  • No public price negotiations; all should be done by PM or email.
  • Only definitive "for sale" or "for trade" threads are allowed; no "feelers" or "would anyone be interested" threads
  • Marketplace thread titles must directly reflect the item(s) being sold
  • Item location must either be indicated through the seller's profile, or through the item listing
  • Site administrators and moderators reserve the right to remove any thread or feedback entry without prior notice
  • Please acquaint yourself with the excerpt from the official forum rules below for specifics on the Marketplace section
  • You may bump your Marketplace threads as needed by replying to them, but not more than once every 40 hours. Additionally, you may not bump more than 2 threads within any 24 hour period. These restrictions are enforced automatically, and if you have reached your bumping limit, subsequent bumps will simply be merged into previous posts.
  • Do not bump to indicate a completed sale: edit the original post only.
  • Do not bump to indicate another sale thread you may have posted elsewhere.
  • We request that you leave item prices intact after marking threads as "Sold" (exceptions are at the seller's discretion)
  • Threads are automatically archived if no replies or edits to it are made for 90 days
  • You must have proper Marketplace access for the duration of your for-sale threads
  • Selling an item through the "Wanted" section requires marketplace access.
  • We hope you find the Marketplace to be a valuable resource and enjoy using it!
This section is offered without fees; however, members must either be a Pentaxian or Site Supporter in order to gain access to sell items (see details at the top of the page). The purpose of the Marketplace is for members to have a centralized location to sell used equipment they no longer need, and purchase equipment being offered. It's unique due to the broad range of Pentax items that are and have been listed, from old lenses and accessories, to modern cameras. Pentax collectors have found it to be an extremely useful resource; devoid of scamming attempts and spam, it's also a safe place to conduct business. Since opening, the Marketplace has proven to be an extremely safe place to conduct business. However, as with all internet sites, we highly recommend both buyers and sellers use due diligence to ensure safe transactions!!

Each Marketplace for-sale thread can be posted for free by site supporters and long-time forum members, but the Marketplace is not intended for sellers to profit by reselling items, nor is it intended to facilitate sales of items unrelated to photography.
*Commercial or retail sales, bulk sales, sales and transactions initiated purely for profit, or re-sales are ONLY allowed upon purchase of special Volume/Commercial Access via the User CP. Unless you have purchased this access, this section is exclusively for personal use. Sales of multiple new or unopened items of the same type are only allowed with this special access. More details can be found here.


Daily, the moderators and administrators monitor the Marketplace to ensure threads are tidy and of the correct nature. We also make sure sales are legit, and take immediate action if there are any doubts in that respect. In our monitoring of the section, we additionally intend to ensure that no threads trespass the site rules, and that all items listed are indeed permitted. This is to make the section fair for every buyer and seller, and we kindly ask for and appreciate your cooperation with both our decisions, and the official Marketplace regulations. Disrespect toward moderators, their decisions, or abuse of the rules will not be tolerated, and appropriate action will be taken for any offense noted in the Marketplace.

QuoteOriginally posted by Official Forum Rules:
Pentaxforums.com offers a marketplace section in which site supporters and long-time members are free to sell or trade their photography equipment to other members of the community, or to post threads looking for items. In order to keep item listings organized, members are asked to close their threads using the automatic thread-closure system whenever an item listing is sold, traded, canceled, or no longer being looked for. Although linking to online auction sites is allowed, users may only promote their own auctions and such links may only be posted after an item has been listed for at least one week in the Marketplace. When posting marketplace threads, users can select thread prefixes to make their threads easier to search.

An asking price, or price range, is required for all items. False promotional information within item listings is not tolerated and will be removed upon discovery by the forum staff. Furthermore, we will remove listings and contact the respective seller if we note any suspicious material or activity. Commercial products or services cannot be advertised in the Marketplace; the section is for personal use only.

Public commenting on the price of any item is not allowed. Although the site staff will remove listings with suspicious pricing, we ask that members do not publicly intervene unless a scam is suspected and that all communication regarding pricing (and purchasing) is conducted via PM. Within each marketplace thread, users may ask questions about the item offered for sale, notify the seller of a PM or status change, or discuss technical details as well as shipping.

Upon a successful transaction, we ask that members exchange public feedback via our feedback system. Please remember that purchases of items listed in the Marketplace are made at your own risk and are in no way processed by PentaxForums.com. The site moderators, administrators, and owners are not responsible for any loss resulting from use of the Marketplace.

Abuse of this section to deliberately harm other members may result in legal action and/or a ban from the site. Additional rules listed inside thread within the Marketplace itself may apply.

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10-29-2009, 02:38 PM   #2
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Feedback Guide, Marketplace FAQ, Marketplace Thread Management

If you have questions not answered in this document, you may ask them here: Site Suggestions and Forum Help - PentaxForums.com

Feedback System Guide


PentaxForums.com features a dedicated, eBay-like feedback system which is used alongside our Marketplace section. We ask that all Marketplace users exchange feedback upon completing a transaction.

0. Where is my feedback profile?

On this page: PentaxForums.com. You can also access your feedback through your profile page, or through the "Marketplace" dropdown menu in the navbar on any forum page.

1. Where do I leave feedback as a buyer?

In order to leave feedback as a buyer, you will need to click the "Leave Feedback" link in the Marketplace seller's post. Note that when you click this link, you will first be asked to confirm that you are leaving feedback for the right user. Then, you will be taken to the form which you should fill out to leave feedback. Note that the URL of your Marketplace thread is automatically added to this form when accessed from a Marketplace post.

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Note that this form features a field for a public comment, as well as for a private comment visible only by whoever is getting the feedback.

2. Where do I leave feedback as a seller?

As a seller, you typically return feedback after some is given to you by a buyer. To do this, click the link provided in the Private Message that was sent to you when you received the feedback. If you deleted this message, go to your feedback page (see below) and click the icon beside the buyer's feedback comment.

If you want to leave feedback first (before the buyer), then proceed to the buyer's profile and click the link indicated in the screenshot in item 4 below.

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3. Where can I view my feedback page, or somebody else's feedback page?

A link to your personal feedback page is found at the bottom of the Marketplace dropdown, as well as in your profile. The Marketplace dropdown is only visible if you meet the criteria needed to sell in the Marketplace.

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You can also always access any user's feedback page by going to his or her forum profile and clicking one of the links below:

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4. Where are feedback scores displayed, and where can I view comments?

Feedback comments are only visible on users' feedback pages. Scores are found in a variety of places, such as in each Marketplace post, and in each user's profile. Note that you must be logged in to view feedback!

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5. Feedback FAQ

-How are feedback scores and percentages calculated?
Your feedback score equals the number of members that left you a positive rating minus the number of members that left you a negative rating. Multiple ratings from the same member do not increment your score, although they are shown on your feedback page.

Your feedback percentage reflects the percentage of total members who gave you a positive rating.

-I got negative feedback! Can I dispute this?
If you received an unfair or untruthful feedback rating, you can dispute it by contacting me via PM.

We will then investigate the issue further and collect facts from both parties involved. Note that we will not mediate disputes. If you fail to work things out with the opposite party, we will only make changes to feedback according to the findings of another mediator (i.e. paypal, your credit card processor, etc.) rules in favor of one of the two parties.

-Can I withdraw negative feedback?
We honor mutual feedback withdrawal requests when requested via PM by both parties involved.

-Can I edit feedback?
Yes, but only to correct any errors or typos. Please contact me via PM for assistance.

-Can moderators assist me with feedback problems?
While you may report problems you have with other members to moderators, they are unable to manage the feedback system, and all final decisions go through me.

-I am trying to leave feedback, but I keep getting a permissions error. What should I do?
You probably forgot to fill out all fields on the feedback form; they are all required. You could have also entered an incorrect Marketplace thread URL for your comment- note that this thread URL must link directly to the seller's Marketplace thread and be copied exactly as-is from your browser's URL bar. Possibly, you could also be trying to leave feedback for yourself, which will also return an error.

-I did the above, but I'm still getting an error!
You actually didn't do the above. Double-check everything!

-I have a question that's not answered here- what now?
Please ask it in the Site Suggestions and Forum Help - PentaxForums.com forum.

Marketplace FAQ

0. Why the PentaxForums.com Marketplace?
This section of our site was included since day 1. We think it's important for us, now as the largest Pentax-dedicated online forum, to provide a place where users can offer gear for sale to fellow Pentaxians. The mission of this section is to be the ultimate source for used & rare Pentax gear. We place a heavy emphasis on safe online business, easy-of-use, and assistance from the site staff. (Personal note- over the past 2 years, I was able to acquire the rarest of Pentax FA* lenses through this very Marketplace!)

1. Who can sell items in the Marketplace?
-Anyone who has an active donation to PentaxForums.com to PentaxForums.com ($20+ donations give one year of access, $10 donations are for one month)
-Anyone with Pentaxian status (1000+ posts and 1 year of membership, or 300+ posts and 2 years of membership)
-Note: ALL users can post in the "Wanted" section regardless of donation status

2. Are there any listing/final value/etc. fees?
No, never.

3. Is there a limit on the number of items I can list?
No. However, if you are using the Marketplace for commercial reasons (i.e. bulk sales, selling on behalf of a store, re-sales of items simply for profit), you must purchase Reseller Access, which costs $8.50-15/month, depending on how many months of access you opt for. Details are here: READ FIRST: How to list items - marketplace rules - condition key - feedback guide - PentaxForums.com; this access can be purchased in the User CP.

4. Why are there access restrictions and the Reseller Access requirement for commercial sellers?
PentaxForums.com runs no advertisements, and we need a way to pay for our server, software, and maintenance costs in addition to voluntary donations. Hundreds, if not thousands, of hours have been put into the site by myself and others to bring you the best online community experience possible. When it comes to resellers- if you're profiting off of our service, we feel you should be obliged to help cover site costs. Additionally, requiring a donation to access the Marketplace adds another layer of security to the section.

5. What is feedback and how do I leave it?
See the guide above.

6. Does PentaxForums.com process payments for Marketplace items?
No. All deals are conducted on an individual basis between the two parties (users) involved. Although we do our best to prevent fraudulent listings, we cannot be held responsible for any losses that arise from use of the Marketplace. We are proud to state, however, that nobody has had their items or money stolen through use of the Marketplace to date.

7. What sort of item exposure can I expect on the Marketplace?
Comparable exposure to that on eBay, for most items. Our site is viewed daily by over 50,000 people and Pentax-specific items go fast. Over 10,000 items have been successfully sold through the Marketplace since 2006.

8. Is bidding allowed?
No. All items being sold must by coupled with an asking price, although negotiation and best offers are allowed.

9. How to buyers communicate with sellers?
Through the Private Messaging (PM) system. We ask that you refrain to include e-mail addresses with your listing, this will 1. not generate as much interest and 2. waive your privilege to have the site staff review or resolve any disputes.

10. How do most people make payments?
Through PayPal (some send paper checks as well). Site donations are also processed through either of these methods. We recommend PayPal as it adds a third layer of identity/address security.

11. I've sold an item. What should I do with my listing?
Mark it as sold using the controls provided in the "Thread Tools" dropdown. Also, make sure that you have left feedback for the buyer, and that he or she returns this feedback through the link provided in his or her notification PM.

12. What are the official Marketplace rules?
See this post: READ FIRST: How to list items - marketplace rules - condition key - feedback guide - PentaxForums.com
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For easy access, here is the Item Condition Key in a separate post:

Item Condition Key

QuoteQuote:
New: Item is new and in 100% of original condition. Not opened or used except for testing purposes.

Mint: Item has no marks, scratches, or signs of use whatsoever. Packaged in original box with all manuals and accessories. 99.99% of original condition.

Like New: Item is lightly used, but shows no marks or scratches. Extremely minimal signs of use may be visible. Packaged in original box with all manuals and accessories. 98% of original condition.

Excellent: Item is moderately used, but shows no scratches or dents. Small marks and minimal signs of use may be visible. Collectors would accept items in this condition. 95% of original condition.

Good: Item has seen substantial use, but shows no significant scratches or dents. Marks and signs of use may be visible as a result of wear-and-tear. 90% of original condition.

Fair: Item has seen substantial use and may have some scratches, but no significant dents. Marks and signs of use will be more abundant than typically. 80% of original condition.

Poor: Item has seen great use and may have scratches, dents, and signs of use that are clearly visible. 70% of original condition.

Damaged: Item has seen extreme use, or has been handled poorly. Significant scratches, dents, dings, and signs of use are clearly visible OR the item is NOT in full working condition. 60% or less of original condition. Bargain price. Any lens with scratches on its front element, fungus, or fog will automatically fall in this category.

All conditions, save "Damaged," are assumed to retain the item's full working condition. If a lens is being sold, its glass is assumed to be in mint condition unless it is described as "Poor" or "Damaged". Please note the fine distinction between 'Mint' and 'Like New' condition for used items when posting.
This key applies to lenses, cameras, accessories, and photo bags alike.

If an item meets the criteria for 'Like New' but comes with no box, this condition may still be used as long as the lack of a box is clearly specified.

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11-12-2009, 09:25 AM   #4
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Buying and selling checklist:

When posting a new item:
Does my thread title exactly reflect the item(s) I'm selling?
Have I provided an asking price?
Have I provided sufficient details about the item, including shipping, accepted payment, location, and condition? (photos are optional but recommended)
If I'm posting an eBay link, has my item been listed for sale in the Marketplace for at least a week?

After selling:
Have I marked the thread as sold using the appropriate link or $ button?
Has the buyer received the item?
Have I left feedback for the buyer?
Has the buyer returned feedback?
If something has gone wrong, have I communicated with the buyer via PM? Has that resolved the problem?
If there is still a problem, have I contacted a site Administrator and filed a PayPal claim (if applicable)?

When buying:
Have I confirmed shipping location and price with the seller?
Have I verified that the seller is trustworthy?
Have I sent the payment?
Have I returned feedback for the seller?
If something has gone wrong, have I communicated with the buyer via PM? Has that resolved the problem?
If there is still a problem, have I contacted a site Administrator and filed a PayPal claim (if applicable)?

In order to sell on the Marketplace:

Keep in mind that in order to sell on the Marketplace, you either need to be a Site Supporter or Pentaxian. If you make commercial, bulk, or reseller sales, you will need to purchase special access as well. Please refer to this thread for details: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/latest-board-news/60436-changes-marketplace-access.html.

Leaving Feedback:

We ask that you exchange feedback after every completed transaction. Please see the post above for details on how to do so. The feedback system is accessible from each member's forum profile.



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12-27-2009, 05:44 AM   #5
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A few comments about managing your marketplace threads

With lots of new members using the marketplace (ain't it great to be able to avoid Evil bay!)

A few notes on your listings.
1) When your item sells use the correct link which will auto close and move the listing. Please don't use the "Withdraw" link to close a Sold item. It puts the closed listing in the wrong archive. We want sold items to automatically go in the "Sold" archive.
We ran a poll about this and most want the prices still there Prices

2) When the item sells and you have the payment, please mark the item sold (as in #1 above). You can still leave feedback and communicate with the buyer. It just removes the clutter of sold listings being in the active marketplace forum. Plus it saves you from answering questions and PM's on something that is already paid for.

Note: if the deal falls apart, you can just ask any mod to reopen the thread and we'll be happy to do so.

3) Please leave your asking price in the Sold listing. Of course some of you may have a reason to keep it private but it really helps someone to research the value of a possible future purchase or what to list an item for. It improves the database to have the listing prices still visible.

4) Please do not comment on prices in any way. It may seem helpful but a nervous buyer could see positive comments as friend boosting a listing and of course negative comments are in no way helpful. If you really think your opinion is needed on a price, then send a PM to the seller.

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Sales of Pentax or other REBATE CARDS in the Marketplace is not allowed. The site staff interprets this as a violation of the terms of the rebate and could be construed by Pentax as FRAUD. This is covered under this clause of the marketplace Rules:

QuoteQuote:
Only photo-related items may be sold. This includes photo-related software and accessories in addition to cameras and lenses. You may NOT sell coupons or computers, as well as other, non-photographic items.
Selling a Rebate card is essentially selling MONEY (same as any coupon).

Note that this policy only applies to rebate cards sold separately from the item they came with. It does not apply to rebate cards being supplied with the original camera or other accessory. It is perfectly acceptable (even encouraged) to list the rebate card as part of the sale if the rebate was a part of the item when purchased, as long as you do not charge extra for it.

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Posting Replies in the Marketplace

Before posting a reply to a Marketplace thread, please familiarize yourself with the following policies. They are described in more detail in our Complete Marketplace Rules and Guidelines.

Please DO NOT include any of these in your replies:
  • Absolutely no price comments, whether positive or negative, are allowed about others' items
    This rule is in place to preserve fairness for all sellers.
    The only exception to this is if you suspect a scam: in such a case, please report the thread immediately to the site staff (using the thread reporting tool)
  • No excessive bumping
    Sellers may only bump their own threads once every 40 hours. This rule will be automatically enforced by our system.
    If you attempt to circumvent this rule in any way, your listing may be removed and you may face further consequences.
    If you change a price or update your listing, please edit your original post. You may also wish to reply to your thread if you are outside of the bumping cutoff.
    Members otherwise uninterested in an item may only post up to 1 "free bump".
  • No buyer/seller feedback
    We have a dedicated feedback system for this purpose.
    While positive comments are naturally allowed, do not use them as a replacement for leaving feedback through our system.


The following are allowed as replies by buyers or potential buyers:
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  • notifications that you've sent a PM to a seller
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The following are allowed as replies by sellers:
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  • notifications that you've sent a PM to a potential buyer
  • "bumps" to bring a thread to the top of the listings
  • notifications of an individual item being sold


Note that if all items in your thread are sold, please mark your thread as sold instead of posting a reply!

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