While we sort out the plans for the server move, and removed all the member subscriptions, the old rules and PM quota etc. have been currently reinstated......

1. General

The classifieds sections are for the use of all Vectra-C.com Forum Members to enable them to buy and sell unwanted or surplus to requirement cars, car parts or general items. Items NOT allowed to be advertised for sale include copied CD's/DVD's, software or computer/console games - originals only. Pornographic, or otherwise dodgy, material also not allowed for sale. No animals of any description can be advertised either. Admin will use their judgement, and discretion, for the suitability of any items that are advertised. Their decision is final and correspondence will not be entered into.

2. Permissions to post 'For Sale' posts

After a number of cases where people have registered simply to post up in For Sale sections, and make no other contribution to the forum, we have decided to amend the requirements for being given the access to make For Sale posts.

Additionally, to deter people from registering simply to get access to the discounts and group buys sections, without making any contribution to the forum, we have also amended the requirements for access to these sections.

As of now, the following criteria will be introduced.....
  • A new member will not have immediate access to the Discounts and Group Buys section. They will also have a PM quota of 5, so that they can at least contact Admin/other members and be contacted by them.
  • After 5 posts - they will automatically have access to the Discounts and Group Buys section. They will also have a PM quota of 25 but not able to post items for sale.
  • After 25 posts and 30 days of being registered (both criteria must be met) - they will then have the ability to post in the For Sale section and will receive the full quota of 50 PMs.
To see if you have the ability to post in the For Sale section, the simple way is to look at your PM quota and see if it is 50. If it is, then you can post in that section.

Members who haven't met the 25 post and 30 days criteria, but are wishing to sell an item, can PM Admin with a request with reasons as to why they wish to be considered an exception. This is not simply a way of avoiding the required criteria without a good reason. All requests will be considered, but will not automatically be granted. Basically unless there are extenuating circumstances then the request will be declined.

Any threads selling items that are started in any other section will assumed to have been placed there to get around the rules above. Such threads will be deleted and no PM sent to the poster.

These amendments will ensure that new members have an opportunity to contribute to the forums, but also prevents the site from being abused.

3. Mandatory Rules

Include the following in the OPENING POST in the For Sale forum: a) A price and.... b) If offering multiple items and you do not wish to split then say so. Otherwise post individual prices. Please do not re-post items that appear in existing threads. The use of email or private messaging is preferred in place of FAO posts. Do not commence a selling thread unless you have full title to all goods being sold in that thread. This means that you do not sell on behalf of a friend. This also means that you do not sell goods to which you do not yet own or possess. Anyone caught attempting to sell goods which they do not have in their possession or do not own may have their access to the Buying and Selling section removed. If you are not buying, or interested, in the item then DO NOT POST in a thread. The SELLER has the right to advertise what he or she deems to be a product at a reasonable price. DO NOT post For Sale threads unless you are able to immediately dispatch the goods unless clearly stated otherwise.

4. Guidelines

These Guidelines are provided to help you enjoy the facility that is the Vectra-C.com classified sections in relative safety. As soon as you and another party strike a deal then immediately exchange emails or private messages providing both parties with the following information: Recommended 1. Full Name, Address & Postcode. 2. Telephone Number (NOT Mobile). 3. Confirmation of details of the trade. 4. Payment Method. 5. Clearly state your understanding of when you expect the money or goods to be sent. Print out or make a note on paper of the contact details of the above details. It is not unheard of for people to lose such information stored on a PC due to a virus or hard drive failure. Should there be any delay in completion then both party’s will have full contact details to hand.

5. Problem Deals

If you are having problems concerning a trade, such as not receiving goods or money, then consider the situation very carefully before taking your next action. DO NOT POST ON THE FORUM with a complaint or a whinge. Have you allowed sufficient time? Many have been embarrassed due to complaints or comments made only to later find that the sender has been in hospital or otherwise genuinely removed from web access. It happens. If you have followed the ‘Trading Guidelines’ then you will have the other party’s full name, address, email and telephone number. Attempt contact by these means first. If necessary, write to the other party by recorded delivery. If you continue to have genuine and continuing problems with a trader then inform one of the Vectra-C.com admin team, by email, providing FULL information concerning the trade, the other party, what was agreed and any contact from the other party. The Vectra-C.com administrators may be able to help but nothing is promised. It is most important that you advise the administrators of problems – you may not be the only person experiencing such problems involving the other party. If the matter cannot be quickly resolved following notification to the admin team (or the admin team have already learned of problems concerning this individual) then the admin team will consider suspending the account of the other party until such time that all outstanding trades have been satisfactorily completed. The decision to lift account suspension will be taken by the admin team and their decision will be final.

6. Traders

The Vectra-C.com classified forums are for the use of private individuals to buy and sell their own personal property. Commercial Trading, i.e. buying and selling of items specifically for profit, is strictly prohibited by Traders who are not members of our Approved Traders scheme, without seeking permission from the admin team first. Promotion or advertising of any 'for profit' trading/business is also prohibited. This includes any promotional/advertising material or links in posts, signatures, avatars or profile pictures.

Applications to Join our Approved traders scheme are welcome. Applications should be made by email to the admin team, stating the nature of your Business and what offers you would bring to the scheme.

7. Official Vectra-C.Com Merchandise

Anything that has mention of the Vectra-C.com name or the club name must be approved and authorised by Admin before it will be allowed to be produced - be it for personal use or sale. Anyone found breaking this rule will be permanently banned & subject to legal action.