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#1
type something like this (I'll put an extra '_' so that forum won't convert it - remove all '_'):
[url_=_http://www.mysite.com]MySite[/_url]

This will produce something like this:


MySite[SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman]

[/FONT][/SIZE]Click Here
#3
OK, what did I do wrong :oops:
#4
Take out the _ that Kommunist had in there.
#5
#7
Listen, here's the easiest way.

Type the sentence you were going to type, highlight the word you want to hotlink, and click the http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/editor/createlink.gif button here ^^^. Paste the link, press enter.

Try that :?
#8
I think it worked....!
#10
Steve,

try this mate. In my example so you can see, i have replaced the [ with {
When you do this, use [ instead please

Open notepad.
Type this for me:

{url=www.bbc.co.uk}what you want folks to click{/url}

This will work if you swap { for [

All you need do, is replace your url, for the bbc.co.uk one
good luck
#11
[COLOR=red][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Tips for buyers.[/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Read the sellers complete listing twice, go away, come back and read it again. [/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Check your seller out as much as you can before bidding or buying:- [/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]This will show you, your sellers Negatives, Neutrals and Withdrawn feedback:- [COLOR=blue][COLOR=#800080]http://www.toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs[/COLOR][/COLOR] [/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Look for this:- http://pics.ebaystatic.com/aw/pics/paypal/imgPp_35x20.gif [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]It means you have Paypals £500 buyer protection.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]If you see this:- http://pics.ebaystatic.com/aw/pics/uk/aboutme-small.gif [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]have a look at your sellers ‘me’ page, it may have their Terms and Conditions or some interesting info about them.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]OK, you placed a bid and after ‘checking out’ your seller you feel uncomfortable with the seller, all is not lost. You can retract the bid if the auction has at least 12 hours to run:- [COLOR=blue][COLOR=#800080]http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?RetractBidShow&hc=1&hm=nu.s5qj466[/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]but don’t make a habit of it.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Have a look at your sellers turnover for the last 30 days:- [COLOR=blue][COLOR=#800080]http://www.goofbay.co.uk/ebay_tools[/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]If the item is coming from Overseas beware of Import charges, anything over £18.00 and you could be charged an Import Duty.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]In my opinion the safest ways to pay are:- Paypal (backed by a Credit Card) and Cheques (because you have their name and address). Bank Transfer is OK as long as your seller ‘checks out’ as OK. The above are covered by ebays Standard Purchase Protection but you will receive a maximum of £105. Ebay charge an admin fee of £15.00 and do not include postage in any claims. Postal Orders and Cash are not covered by ebays Buyer Protection Programme. The ‘new’ postal Orders are ‘trackable’ up to a point.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Is the seller overcharging on the postage? Use your common sense here, a DVD should be no more than about £2.50 First Class Recorded Delivery. Some sellers in the UK charge a low Buy It Now price and a very high P&P, this is called fee avoidance. If they are prepared to steal from ebay can they be completely trusted? Remember that ebays BPP does not include P&P but if it had the £500.00 Paypal protection logo the P&P is covered in a claim.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Check on the ‘insurance’ in the listing, is it compulsory? Royal Mail automatically insure First and Second Class post for £32.00 for loss (and damage to a point) so why should you pay extra for a service that is ‘free’ to the seller.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Most Couriers automatically cover an item for at least £50.00[/SIZE][/FONT]

[B][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]If the seller claims it’s not their fault if an item goes missing in the post they are wrong. They have the ‘contract’ with the delivery company not you. They should claim from the Carrier or the Royal Mail, not you. They have the receipts from either the Carrier or the Post Office.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Cash on Collection is always an option but be careful, also, not all sellers like COD or visitors.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]If the seller normally sells £1.00 items and then suddenly starts selling £1,000 Laptops at a ridiculous price, watch them for a few days, it could be a hijacked account.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]I’d advise against using an Auction Sniper because the seller could add something to the listing when it has at least 12 hours to run, and you may not know about it. Such as ‘I’ve just checked and the remote is faulty’ or ‘there is no manufactures guarantee, I have just looked for it and it‘s out of date‘. It is down to you to check the listing, the seller does not need to inform you of any changes if you have placed a bid. Most will though. [/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]OK, so everything looks fine and you have won or bought the item and after 7 working days you have not received the widget, contact the seller by ebays Contact a Seller. Give then at least 48 hours to reply. What you do next depends on how you paid, I’ll try and cover this in another post.[/SIZE][/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman][/FONT][/B]
#12
[COLOR=red][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Tips for Sellers.[/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]If you are going to sell ‘normal’ items such as the kids ‘old bike’ or books etc you should not have any problems. If you are thinking of selling Laptops, Mobile Phones MP3 Players etc, you will need to be vigilant. These are targeted by scammers.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Go here to change your Buyer Requirements:-[/SIZE][/FONT]
[COLOR=blue][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2][COLOR=#800080]http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?BuyerBlockPreferences[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]With this you can block Buyers in Countries in Countries you don’t ship to, Block Buyers with a negative feedback, Block Buyers who have received 2 unpaid item strikes in the last 30 days, Block Buyers without a Paypal Account, Block Buyers without a Credit Card on file.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Do not be afraid to block a bidder and cancel their bids:-[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Cancel bids:-[/SIZE][/FONT]
[COLOR=blue][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2][COLOR=#800080]http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?CancelBidShow[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Block Bidders:-[/SIZE][/FONT]
[COLOR=blue][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2][COLOR=#800080]http://pages.ebay.co.uk/services/buyandsell/biddermanagement.html[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Check your buyers address is correct before posting:-[/SIZE][/FONT]
[COLOR=blue][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2][COLOR=#0000ff]http://213.187.56.152/index.cfm?event=search_findPerson[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Check the postage before listing:-[/SIZE][/FONT]
[COLOR=blue][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2][COLOR=#800080]http://sg.royalmail.com/portal/rm/PriceFinder;jsessionid=OXKFLIU4ZRRUKFB2IGGENZQ;jsessionid=OXKFLIU4ZRRUKFB2IGGENZQ?catId=23500532&reset=true&gear=pricingcalc[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]OK, so you are selling your Widget and you have a bid, that’s great news but have a look at the bidder and see what else they are bidding on, this could give you an idea of how high they may bid up to.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]See what else your bidder/buyer has bid on or bought in the last 30 days:-[/SIZE][/FONT]
[COLOR=blue][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2][COLOR=#800080]http://search.ebay.co.uk/ws/search/AdvSearch?sofocus=bs&sacat=-1&catref=C5&fbd=1&sspagename=h:h:advsearch:Uk&from=R6&nojspr=y&fswc=1&fss=0&saslop=1&fls=4&floc=1&sargn=-1&saslc=0&salic=3&saatc=3&sadis=200&fpos=IP11%202NR&sacur=0&sacqyop=ge&ga10244=10425&saslt=2&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saaff=afdefault&fsop=1&fsoo=1&fcl=2&frpp=200&sofindtype=3&pfid[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]=[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]See what they have sold in the last 30 days:-[/SIZE][/FONT]
[COLOR=blue][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2][COLOR=#800080]http://search.ebay.co.uk/ws/search/AdvSearch?sofocus=bs&sacat=-1&catref=C5&fbd=1&sspagename=h:h:advsearch:Uk&from=R6&nojspr=y&fswc=1&fss=0&saslop=1&fls=4&floc=1&sargn=-1&saslc=0&salic=3&saatc=3&sadis=200&fpos=IP11%202NR&sacur=0&sacqyop=ge&ga10244=10425&saslt=2&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saaff=afdefault&fsop=1&fsoo=1&fcl=2&frpp=200&sofindtype=2&pfid[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]=[/SIZE][/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Do not let buyers dictate your postage method, by all means give choices but I highly recommend using Recorded Delivery depending on the items value. Anything that is worth more than £32.00 needs to go by Special Delivery or by a Courier with the appropriate insurance.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[COLOR=red][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Payments:-[/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]The safest payment method for a seller is Bank Transfer, once the money is in your Bank Account it cannot be taken back. Next safest is Postal Orders. Cheques are OK but they could be ‘returned’ to sender or fraudulent. [/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]If you accept a Paypal payment, you must send the item by a trackable way such as Recorded delivery, Special Delivery or a trackable Courier. If you do not have a ‘tracking’ number and the buyer files a dispute through Paypal you will lose that dispute. Always send the item to a Confirmed address and make sure the buyers Paypal account is Verified to be eligible for seller protection.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]If practical, mark your items with a UV marker pen. A few scammers will buy a faulty ‘widget’ cheap, then buy your brand new ‘widget’, and claim it is faulty. They [B][FONT=Times New Roman]will return the faulty one to you and expect a full refund or open a SNAD dispute through ebay.[/FONT][/SIZE]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]My moto as a seller is:- ‘My way or NO way’.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Ebay have quite a few Forums, the main two are the Q&A (beware, this can be a ‘nasty’ board) and the P&P board (you will find me posting on there but under a ‘posting’ ID):- [/SIZE][/FONT]

[COLOR=blue][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2][COLOR=#800080]http://hub.ebay.co.uk/community?ssPageName=h:h:over:UK[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]


[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]All of the above are my views only, you are in control. If in doubt use the ‘back’ button or ask.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[/FONT][/B]
#13
It explains it all in the URL hyper linking in the BBCode link above...
#14
And remember to click the "disable smilies" button at the end
#15
boydent999
Steve,

try this mate. In my example so you can see, i have replaced the [ with {
When you do this, use [ instead please

Open notepad.
Type this for me:

{url=www.bbc.co.uk}what you want folks to click{/url}

This will work if you swap { for [

All you need do, is replace your url, for the www.bbc.co.uk one
good luck


[COLOR="Blue"]Goofbay link[/COLOR] I hope this works
#16
Thanks Emma and boydent999 but I just ain't got what this needs. A few Brain cells :oops: :giggle: :giggle:
Can anybody do anything with my post and I'll copy it from you, please :-(
#17
What do you want the post to say and I'll edit it. ?
#18
I'll have a look, unless someone else wants to?
No point in us all.....Em?
#19
emmajk42
What do you want the post to say and I'll edit it. ?


Dinosteveus needs a few beers :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:
#20
[SIZE=2]When editing a post, use the http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/editor/switchmode.gif button at the top right to see the difference between the html output and the BBCode input. You were putting in lots of underline and color and bold commands in the wrong places I think. It's best to put those in at the end after the link is working, by using the buttons at the top of the message editor. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Click edit on your post above to see how I did the link.[/SIZE]
#21
Emma you did the Goofbay link:) Why the hell can't I do it?
#22
Steve, i think you're trying to hard.
Until the format is fine, avoid adding colour [color=], underline [u], bold [b] or [strong] etc, til you get the links working. I can see your adding other tags and i wouldn't til the work
That be my advice :)
#23
[SIZE=2]Er, you did it wrong? You didn't follow the instructions to the letter... ;-)[/SIZE]
#24
Here's the easy way:

Type the word goofbay in the quick respond box.
Click http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/editor/createlink.gif.
Paste link.
Click ok.
Select/highlight word goofbay, then add bold etc using http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/editor/bold.gifhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/editor/italic.gif buttons.
#25
I think that problem is in font. It looks like this forum doesn't like embedded codes.

For example:

Tips for buyers.

Read the sellers complete listing twice, go away, come back and read it again.

Check your seller out as much as you can before bidding or buying:-

This will show you, your sellers Negatives, Neutrals and Withdrawn feedback.

Look for this:- It means you have Paypals £500 buyer protection.

If you see this:- have a look at your sellers ‘me’ page, it may have their Terms and Conditions or some interesting info about them.

OK, you placed a bid and after ‘checking out’ your seller you feel uncomfortable with the seller, all is not lost. You can retract the bid if the auction has at least 12 hours to run:- See here
but don’t make a habit of it.

Have a look at your sellers turnover for the last 30 days:- look here

If the item is coming from Overseas beware of Import charges, anything over £18.00 and you could be charged an Import Duty.

In my opinion the safest ways to pay are:- Paypal (backed by a Credit Card) and Cheques (because you have their name and address). Bank Transfer is OK as long as your seller ‘checks out’ as OK. The above are covered by ebays Standard Purchase Protection but you will receive a maximum of £105. Ebay charge an admin fee of £15.00 and do not include postage in any claims. Postal Orders and Cash are not covered by ebays Buyer Protection Programme. The ‘new’ postal Orders are ‘trackable’ up to a point.

Is the seller overcharging on the postage? Use your common sense here, a DVD should be no more than about £2.50 First Class Recorded Delivery. Some sellers in the UK charge a low Buy It Now price and a very high P&P, this is called fee avoidance. If they are prepared to steal from ebay can they be completely trusted? Remember that ebays BPP does not include P&P but if it had the £500.00 Paypal protection logo the P&P is covered in a claim.

Check on the ‘insurance’ in the listing, is it compulsory? Royal Mail automatically insure First and Second Class post for £32.00 for loss (and damage to a point) so why should you pay extra for a service that is ‘free’ to the seller.
Most Couriers automatically cover an item for at least £50.00

If the seller claims it’s not their fault if an item goes missing in the post they are wrong. They have the ‘contract’ with the delivery company not you. They should claim from the Carrier or the Royal Mail, not you. They have the receipts from either the Carrier or the Post Office.

Cash on Collection is always an option but be careful, also, not all sellers like COD or visitors.

If the seller normally sells £1.00 items and then suddenly starts selling £1,000 Laptops at a ridiculous price, watch them for a few days, it could be a hijacked account.

I’d advise against using an Auction Sniper because the seller could add something to the listing when it has at least 12 hours to run, and you may not know about it. Such as ‘I’ve just checked and the remote is faulty’ or ‘there is no manufactures guarantee, I have just looked for it and it‘s out of date‘. It is down to you to check the listing, the seller does not need to inform you of any changes if you have placed a bid. Most will though.

OK, so everything looks fine and you have won or bought the item and after 7 working days you have not received the widget, contact the seller by ebays Contact a Seller. Give then at least 48 hours to reply. What you do next depends on how you paid, I’ll try and cover this in another post.
#26
[COLOR=blue]Goofbay link[/COLOR]

If the above link is a clickable link will somebody please make all my links like this please, then I should be able to copy and paste it all in a post.
#27
I started this ebay thing last night and I've been messing about with it for over 8 hours. I did it in MS works but when I pasted it into HUKD all my internet pages closed. I then pasted it into incredimail and that creashed. I then copied it into Word and here I am.
Fed up and pulling my hair out.
#28
Nice work Kommunist!
#29
#30
Nice one Steve! That works
#31
Tips for Sellers.

If you are going to sell ‘normal’ items such as the kids ‘old bike’ or books etc you should not have any problems. If you are thinking of selling Laptops, Mobile Phones MP3 Players etc, you will need to be vigilant. These are targeted by scammers.

Go here to change your Buyer Requirements.

With this you can block Buyers in Countries in Countries you don’t ship to, Block Buyers with a negative feedback, Block Buyers who have received 2 unpaid item strikes in the last 30 days, Block Buyers without a Paypal Account, Block Buyers without a Credit Card on file.

Do not be afraid to block a bidder and cancel their bids:-
Cancel bids

Block Bidders

Check your buyers address is correct before posting.

Check the postage before listing.

OK, so you are selling your Widget and you have a bid, that’s great news but have a look at the bidder and see what else they are bidding on, this could give you an idea of how high they may bid up to.

See what else your bidder/buyer has bid on or bought in the last 30 days.

See what they have sold in the last 30 days.

Do not let buyers dictate your postage method, by all means give choices but I highly recommend using Recorded Delivery depending on the items value. Anything that is worth more than £32.00 needs to go by Special Delivery or by a Courier with the appropriate insurance.


Payments

The safest payment method for a seller is Bank Transfer, once the money is in your Bank Account it cannot be taken back. Next safest is Postal Orders. Cheques are OK but they could be ‘returned’ to sender or fraudulent.
If you accept a Paypal payment, you must send the item by a trackable way such as Recorded delivery, Special Delivery or a trackable Courier. If you do not have a ‘tracking’ number and the buyer files a dispute through Paypal you will lose that dispute. Always send the item to a Confirmed address and make sure the buyers Paypal account is Verified to be eligible for seller protection.

If practical, mark your items with a UV marker pen. A few scammers will buy a faulty ‘widget’ cheap, then buy your brand new ‘widget’, and claim it is faulty. They will return the faulty one to you and expect a full refund or open a SNAD dispute through ebay.

My motto as a seller is:- ‘My way or NO way’.

Ebay have quite a few Forums, the main two are the Q&A (beware, this can be a ‘nasty’ board) and the P&P board (you will find me posting on there but under a ‘posting’ ID): here


All of the above are my views only, you are in control. If in doubt use the ‘back’ button or ask.
#32
boydent999
Nice one Steve! That works


I wish. :oops:
It was my O/H on her Laptop playing with your idea. It ain't over yet:x
I've had no problems on the ebays Forums with my first link.
#33
Kommunist, that's it :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Fantastic, that's just what I wanted.
Thanks everybody, I'm so chuffed, you have made my day. :-D :-D :-D :-D
1 Like #34
Lol, well, well done your O/H then, and don't give up the lad
Problem you initially had, you were doing webpage links, using the [a href=""] or "anchor" tag. That's proper html but doesn't work in the great majority of forums.
2 Likes #35
Steve, just reply to my post (well.. it is actually your post :)) above as a quote and you can edit it the way you want it. BTW, it is 'motto', not 'moto' ;-)
1 Like #36
Thanks everybody. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Boydent999, my O/H did it in Notepad. I think I'm too old for this, I thought MS Works, Word and Notepad were all the same type of thing. :oops: :oops:
Kommunist, my motto is now come on here after 1 hour not 8 for some help. :roll: :roll:
Emma, Thanks. You are still my top MOD. :-D :-D

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