When the classifieds rules says you must list the item for sale with a price, we mean it. When we say no OBO, we mean it. When the rules says include "For Sale" or "For Trade" or "Wanted to Buy" in the topic title we mean that too. You better read the rules first and FOLLOW them or we can delete the topic without notice or a PM.
So if your ad is gone---that means you did not follow the instructions as laid out on the classifieds rules.
Also, some members are commenting on items or pricing, and that is in poor form. So if you are not buying, etc, then LEAVE THE THE COMMENTS OFF OF A TOPIC. If you want to give a heads up type of thing, then please use the the PM to do so.
Thanks for your cooperation
Duck Hunting Chat rules for the classifieds. Updated 3.8.08
We insist that you read all rules before you post an ad or commence in any transaction.
Ads are totally free to individual registered members.
Buyer/seller beware. Meaning if you do not know who you are buying/trading/selling with, make sure you take appropriate safeguards to protect yourself like getting full name, complete address, phone number, etc… If you send payment via the USPS, it is a federal felony not to honor the transaction once you cash a check or M.O. Make sure you follow up on all transactions like acknowledging you received payment, the goods, etc. Send goods with a “confirmed receipt” that the buyer received it.
Furthermore, you need to send the item in a timely manner and keep communication lines open, especially if an unexpected delay. Not doing so is grounds for being banned from DHC.
Ads must state in the title whether it is “for sale”, “wanted”, or “for trade”. And must clearly state in the ad title what is being listed. For example: “Remington 1187 shotgun for sale” or “Foiles SMH goose call for trade” or “Wanted – Finished Labrador Retriever Dog."
For sale items must clearly state the asking price. No best offers or auctions or similar are allowed. This includes links or posts about auctions.
No Business ads are allowed. If you make, assemble parts, mark up the price, etc. for sale/resale—that is a business under our definition. If you are a business, please become a sponsor to advertise your product or services. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to become a sponsor. Sponsors may include a link on their signature to their business website and may sell items/services on the classifieds. NonSponsors may not. This includes dog kennels. (see below)
Firearms. You must abide by all federal, state and local laws and regulations. You may only ship guns to a FFL holder per Federal law.
About dogs/puppies. You may post an ad for 1 dog or 1 litter per calendar year as long as you are an individual not running a kennel. A definition of a kennel that we use is this: A definition of a kennel that we use is this: if you are selling more than 1 adult dog per year, or having more than 1 litter per year, or receiving a stud fee/s. Kennels are not allowed to list their litters/dogs in the classifieds, but may become a sponsor at this site to advertise their Kennel and then also may list dogs and or litters.
Land/leases. No land for sale, leases, club memberships, etc. are allowed.
Agreement to hold harmless By listing an ad or responding to an ad you agree to hold Duck Hunting Chat (DHC), its owners, employees and moderators (know hence forth as “WE”) harmless in all transactions and are agreeing to abide by all the rules set forth by DHC. By posting or reading an ad, you are agreeing that WE will NOT be held responsible for the content of any message, the selling, buying, or trading of any item, product, or service. You also agree that in no way will WE be held liable for any transaction at the DHC Classifieds, including but not limited to injury and/or death. By creating a post, or making a transaction, using private mail or email, you are agreeing to these terms. We reserve the right to ban a member, edit or delete any topic or post for any reason that do not follow our rules.