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    Could someone please explain the profiteering rules to me!

    I listed a few xbox accessories for sale, however the listing was removed and I was send my first warning as:

    Reason:
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    2 Point Breach Of FS Forum Rules

    :(10) You must NOT list items for sale at higher than the recommended retail price. The marker of RRP will be determined by cross indexing with Amazon or other well known retailer. Profiteering is NOT permitted and this includes items previously found at a lower price in the 'Deals' or ANY forum here.

    Link: hotukdeals.com/for…642

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    I don't understand....

    I listed the items for less that the RRP (inc delivery), the items were bought from a 'well know retailer'...Amazon. Yes, I had split the bundles but my asking price combined was still loads less that the price sold on Amazon. I paid £199 for a console and two entertainment packs, so even though I was happy to take offers and sell for less than half of what amazon are selling the exact thing for I can't sell on HUKD?

    It really isn't a problem as I will happily sell on ebay....I just wonder why this listing isn't closed and counted as profiteering?

    hotukdeals.com/ite…rts

    Does it depend on what mod see's the listing first?

    39 Comments

    Original Poster

    Oooh I just got an infraction...don't even know what that is!!

    Banned

    it means you cant profit basically, so you buy a xbox bundle, and state it was a bundle, you still cant sell it for more than you paid, even if selling seperately


    just noticed i have said the same as sigma, in other words dont say where you got it from when selling

    let me guess the mod

    Just sell on Avforums, much better.

    Banned

    strike;6644014

    let me guess the mod



    go on then

    strike;6644014

    let me guess the mod



    https://www.wallacesacks.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/170x170/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/L/6/L6334_1.jpg

    Banned

    deb8z;6644041



    didnt realise sigma was scottish :w00t:

    Original Poster

    sassie;6644012

    it means you cant profit basically, so you buy a xbox bundle, and state … it means you cant profit basically, so you buy a xbox bundle, and state it was a bundle, you still cant sell it for more than you paid, even if selling seperatelyjust noticed i have said the same as sigma, in other words dont say where you got it from when selling


    lol thanks, rep to you...deffo gonna stick to ebay...to many rules I don't get on here!!

    sassie;6644060

    didnt realise sigma was scottish :w00t:



    LOL It's McDuck

    I'm buying it for ASB for xmas:-D

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    chester123;6644025

    Just sell on Avforums, much better.



    av forums is a nightmare to navigate, hukd is much better and easier, hukd is for the people av forums for tech geeks

    Banned

    chunky;6644064

    lol thanks, rep to you...deffo gonna stick to ebay...to many rules I … lol thanks, rep to you...deffo gonna stick to ebay...to many rules I don't get on here!!



    its to stop people using the boards to get stock and then to sell on to the same members who help this site to be what it is, sadly this stops genuine people getting rid of bits they dont want, etc,etc but you can see their point just a shame everything gets pushed to the limits

    Original Poster

    chester123;6644025

    Just sell on Avforums, much better.


    Hmm not tried that, thanks, prob just stick to ebay...end up getting the same money for things even with the charges anyway!

    AV's actually easier to sell on.

    I sold my old xbox hard drive from this deal in about 20 minutes.

    You broke a couple of rules there, also by splitting the packs up. You have to sell them as they came as a bundle.

    Banned

    strike am i supposed to be gutted, burst into tears, throw me dummy out? sorry am none of those, but quite delighted you failed badly, poor sigma

    it's full of holes. I wouldnt bother with selling your stuff here as said head over to avforums or ebay.

    Adam2050;6644095

    AV's actually easier to sell on.I sold my old xbox hard drive from this … AV's actually easier to sell on.I sold my old xbox hard drive from this deal in about 20 minutes..



    that would be classed as "profteering" on here.

    Also the mods here do not care when things go wrong. They even go as far to lock the thread to prevent any further possible communication.

    The mods on Avforums get heavily involved when you are scammed.

    i think the profiteering rule should be abolished, at the end of the day its what people are willing to pay, if other users point out its a better price, brand new from a certain retailer then its the OP's responsibility to reduce the price

    chester123;6644126

    Also the mods here do not care when things go wrong. They even go as far … Also the mods here do not care when things go wrong. They even go as far to lock the thread to prevent any further possible communication.The mods on Avforums get heavily involved when you are scammed.



    it sounds tempting, but i have good feedback on here and it would mean going over to av forums I would have to start all over again

    ants97;6644119

    that would be classed as "profteering" on here.



    No its not. I sold my old drive for the price I paid/lower for it. Tried selling my xbox here as well at the price its worth. It's not profiteering. Profiteering is buying the item for less and selling it on for more.

    I sucessfully buy and sell more stuff here then AV mainly because I use this forum more. But theres nothing wrong with selling here.:)

    Original Poster

    Adam2050;6644095

    AV's actually easier to sell on.I sold my old xbox hard drive from this … AV's actually easier to sell on.I sold my old xbox hard drive from this deal in about 20 minutes.You broke a couple of rules there, also by splitting the packs up. You have to sell them as they came as a bundle.



    Ahh but the two packs (each containing the two games and a contoller) were split but technically so was the bundle of xbox/2 entertainment packs lol!
    So basically I couldn't sell any of the bundle or even bundles within the bundle! lol

    Adam2050;6644153

    No its not. I sold my old drive for the price I paid/lower for it. Tried … No its not. I sold my old drive for the price I paid/lower for it. Tried selling my xbox here as well at the price its worth. It's not profiteering. Profiteering is buying the item for less and selling it on for more.I sucessfully buy and sell more stuff here then AV mainly because I use this forum more. But theres nothing wrong with selling here.:)



    guy was selling his old xbox stuff on here after getting the amazon deal and his thread was locked. I'll see if I can find the thread.

    chunky;6644157

    Ahh but the two packs (each containing the two games and a contoller) … Ahh but the two packs (each containing the two games and a contoller) were split but technically so was the bundle of xbox/2 entertainment packs lol!So basically I couldn't sell any of the bundle or even bundles within the bundle! lol



    You would basically have to sell the pack as it is.

    So one controller and the two games. As its marked as a bundle copy.

    ants97;6644180

    guy was selling his old xbox stuff on here after getting the amazon deal … guy was selling his old xbox stuff on here after getting the amazon deal and his thread was locked. I'll see if I can find the thread.



    Yeh would like to see that too. As I tried and didn't get anything whinned at and nor should I have. Not profiteering when I paid full wack for it.:)

    Basically, don't say where you got it from :whistling:

    Banned

    ants97;6644180

    guy was selling his old xbox stuff on here after getting the amazon deal … guy was selling his old xbox stuff on here after getting the amazon deal and his thread was locked. I'll see if I can find the thread.



    you sure, if so it was a mod error, because onlt today a mod locked a sale of a won wii, and informed the op they could obviously sell the used wii and keep the new one, but couldnt sell the one they won

    emasu;6644247

    Basically, don't say where you got it from :whistling:



    Ahh come on, think the Admin's would of figured that one out. Isn't rocket science. This was part of the bug deal that happened on the back of the deal I got the other day.:) Some even got it better.

    Just wait until tomorrow for all the Windows 7 preorders to be listed in the FS/TF forum,

    Adam2050;6644198

    Yeh would like to see that too. As I tried and didn't get anything … Yeh would like to see that too. As I tried and didn't get anything whinned at and nor should I have. Not profiteering when I paid full wack for it.:)



    sassie;6644254

    you sure, if so it was a mod error, because onlt today a mod locked a … you sure, if so it was a mod error, because onlt today a mod locked a sale of a won wii, and informed the op they could obviously sell the used wii and keep the new one, but couldnt sell the one they won



    yep I got it wrong, there was a sneaky entertainment pack hiding amongst the old stuff. the thread was locked and the old stuff is free to be sold in 7 days:oops:

    Banned

    ants97;6644324

    yep I got it wrong, there was a sneaky entertainment pack hiding amongst … yep I got it wrong, there was a sneaky entertainment pack hiding amongst the old stuff. the thread was locked and the old stuff is free to be sold in 7 days:oops:



    i dont agree with all these rules, but do understand why more and more keep getting added

    sod selling any thing on this site to much hard work

    e-bay for me :thumbsup:

    cribert;6644083

    av forums is a nightmare to navigate, hukd is much better and easier, … av forums is a nightmare to navigate, hukd is much better and easier, hukd is for the people av forums for tech geeks



    +1

    ants97;6644324

    yep I got it wrong, there was a sneaky entertainment pack hiding amongst … yep I got it wrong, there was a sneaky entertainment pack hiding amongst the old stuff. the thread was locked and the old stuff is free to be sold in 7 days:oops:



    Nah probs didn't feel it would be because of an old xbox. They can't infract you for that.

    Rules are put in place because people take the micheal. :oops:

    actually avforums also have the non profiteering rule

    muffin247;6644419

    actually avforums also have the non profiteering rule



    But not to the extreme of splitting packs and free mobiles, laptops on phone contracts.

    Banned

    its fair to say anything that looks like its a deal off here shouldnt be sold on at profit, but as for profiteering through an unwanted birthday gift or the likes is bloody mad

    sassie;6644576

    its fair to say anything that looks like its a deal off here shouldnt be … its fair to say anything that looks like its a deal off here shouldnt be sold on at profit, but as for profiteering through an unwanted birthday gift or the likes is bloody mad



    what like this:roll:

    hotukdeals.com/ite…0gb

    I have a perverse pleasure in seeing how this transpires over christmas.

    Banned

    ants97;6644912

    what like … what like this:roll:http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/489373/sky-hd-box-for-sale-thompson-160gb I have a perverse pleasure in seeing how this transpires over christmas.



    its going to get pretty stupid i agree, but maybe thats the idea, eventually no fs board left
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