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OFFICIAL RULES AND GUIDELINES!




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WELCOME TO COMMUNITY RULES AND GUIDELINES!

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LAST UPDATED: June 17th, 2013. Comments and ideas are welcome!

Welcome to PKMNCollectors! We are a very close-knit community of members who love to buy, trade, sell, and collect all types Pokemon merchandise! You may think you are joining just to have access to rare Pokemon goods, but beware; you'll probably end up with a hundred new friends instead! Introduce yourself, post photos of your collections, admire other collections, and HAVE FUN!!! But first... READ THE RULES!






CHECK MODPOST TAG
Modposts are friendly, monthly reminders from your community moderators!
Please read the modpost tag to find out which rules are being broken frequently,
and what to do to avoid contributing to an annoying trend!

[ Link to Banhammer ]


You COULD officially be banned for the following reasons!

1. Stealing, lying, or swindling members.
2. Trolling or showing negative, anti-pokemon or anti-collecting behavior.
3. Exhibiting abusive, racist, sexist, aggressive, or threatening behaviors.
4. Sexual harassment.
5. Backing out of bids on Group Auctions.
6. Having more than 3 (three) negative feedbacks (depending on their severity).
7. Being reprimanded/contacted more than 3 (three) times by a moderator.
Temporary Bans may be issued if:
●◎You back out of too many sales.
●◎You constantly delete bids/comments referring to the purchase of an item.
●◎You are being over-dramatic, immature, or rude towards others.
You will have your sales permission automatically revoked if you get 3+ negative feedbacks or warnings as an unreliable seller. The list of members with revoked sales permission or under any kind of partial or total ban can be seen here.


[ Link to General Rules ]

THIS IS A COMMUNITY ABOUT POKEMON MERCHANDISE.
If the focus of your post is NOT Pokemon merchandise, it is OFF TOPIC. Of course discussing your in-game team, anime happenings, even cameos by merchandise of other franchises are OK, as long as they are not the focus of the post. Off-topic posts (new Pokemon info, for example) may occasionally be posted by a moderator.
This also means NO NON-POKEMON MERCHANDISE MAY BE SOLD ON THE COMMUNITY WHATSOEVER. If you have a sales post on your personal journal please keep your non-Pokemon items on a completely separate post. If you do not want to do this you do not have any obligation to advertise your sales here. You may link to your non-Pokemon sales on a sales post hosted in your own LJ. Non-Pokemon items in GA lots are the one exception to this rule.

DO NOT ADVERTISE SALES OF ANY KIND UNTIL YOU HAVE SALES PERMISSION.
Because of the size and nature of this community, we have to be VERY strict about our sales permission rules. Until you have sales permission here, you may not advertise sales of any kind, no matter where they are located, including your personal LJ, Deviantart, Etsy, eBay, or FurAffinity. "Referring someone to your art gallery" is not a loophole to get around this rule. Don't try it, please. Note that this ALSO includes posts "gauging interest in/price checking" potential sale fodder. Save it for when you have permission.

DO NOT POST MORE THAN ONCE PER DAY
Our community is extremely large, and by posting multiple times per day you are cluttering up the page. The only exception to this is if you’re posting about NEWLY ANNOUNCED MERCHANDISE. Otherwise, your post will be deleted. This rule does not mean you SHOULD post once a day every day. Please do not do this unless every single post has new and original material.

DO NOT POST TO ADVERTISE, PROMOTE, PRAISE OR ENDORSE ANY BOOTLEG GOODS.
Please scroll down or click here for more information.

DO NOT ALTER THE FONT OF YOUR ENTIRE POST.
You are not allowed to change colors or size of font. The only permissible font changes are bold, italics, underline, strikethrough, or a slightly larger text used for a post's TITLE ONLY or some other sort of announcement.

DO NOT POST AUCTIONS IN PROGRESS.
This is no longer allowed. These posts are often called “cool yahoo japan/ebay finds,” and are often abandoned right after being posted, which is unfair to the people already bidding on them who do not want their auctions advertised to add to the competition.

DO NOT MAKE DRAMATIC POSTS, “I AM LEAVING” POSTS, or "EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE IS TERRIBLE" ETC. POSTS.
These are completely unnecessary, serve no useful purpose, and are also completely off topic. Leave personal entries to your personal livejournal. When in doubt, ask yourself if many thousands of people really need - or want - to be reading it.

DO NOT ASK THE COMM TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR FINANCES/PURCHASES.
No posts asking, “who do I owe money to?” Keep a record of your purchases/sales and contact members privately via LJ PM, email, or AIM. You can find GA's easily by looking up the LJ name of the runners using http://community.livejournal.com/pkmncollectors/?poster=LJ USERNAME HERE. Obviously, making posts asking the comm to help find sellers and GA runners who you cannot get a hold of does not fall under this rule, and is permissible.

NO EXCESSIVE MINI-MODDING.
A member breaking a rule should only be told once of their infraction. Feel free to copy/paste a rule from this page if you are unsure of how to be polite when pointing out rule-breaking.

ALL UN-CUT PHOTOGRAPHS MUST BE UNDER 500 pixels wide and 500 pixels tall.
Otherwise they must be under an LJcut. NO exceptions. Please refer to our LJ cut guide for instructions on how to properly use a cut. If your un-cut images are over 1000 pixels large, please resize the actual image down to 500 pixels or less in width or height. Using HTML does not actually change the size and will slow down computers.

KEEP PHOTOS ON TOPIC.
If pokemon is not the central focus of your photos, your post is OFF-TOPIC and will be deleted. Also, “camwhoring” or “myspace” type photos will NOT be tolerated.

DO NOT MAKE "BEGGING" POSTS (REQUESTING GROUP AUCTIONS OR Y!J MIDDLEMEN)
If you do not have sales permission and/or have found a lot you want GA'd but want to take no part in it, you may NOT post to the community asking for it to be GA'd by other people.
If you have sales permission, you may make posts requesting a partner to help you run the group auction, but these posts MUST be deleted once a partner is found. Do NOT partner with someone you do not know.
There are dozens of deputy services for bidding on Y!J. If you wish to bid or buy on Y!J please sign up for one of them. You may not ask someone on the community to use their deputy service for you.  This rule only applies to Yahoo!Japan. Middlemen requests for countries besides Japan are fine (as there are no deputies available or fees involved).
Do NOT post asking for "someone in Japan" to do special favors or store runs for you. Members who are in Japan are not there for YOUR convenience and not everyone enjoys doing free errands for random people. If a member in Japan is willing to sell Pokemon goods, or has permission to do a store run, they will post about it.

●◎DO NOT COMMENT ON SALES ASKING FOR LOWER PRICES (unless haggling is specifically being accepted)
●◎DO NOT COMMENT ON SALES COMPLAINING THAT YOU’RE BROKE
●◎DO NOT COMMENT ON SALES WHINING THAT YOU MISSED AN ITEM
●◎DO NOT COMMENT TO MEMBERS BUYING/BIDDING ON WHAT YOU WANT TO MAKE THEM FEEL BAD.

All of these types of comments serve absolutely no useful purpose and are considered poor manners.

[ Link to Rules for Sellers ]


BEFORE YOU SELL OR ADVERTISE YOUR AUCTIONS YOU MUST ASK PERMISSION BEFORE POSTING A SALES POST. Click the link to find out how to get permission! Your sales posts will be deleted without warning otherwise!

POST YOUR INFORMATION!
Be sure to always include two important things: Which mod approved you for sales permission (and when, if possible), and a link to your feedback page. You will be asked to please add these two items if you forget.

HAVE CLEAR GUIDELINES
Make your rules clear! Do you accept other forms of payment besides paypal? Do you ship internationally? Do you accept trades? These are all good examples of questions you need to answer in your sales rules.

Sellers should state their policies on buyer's priority to an item. If they do not have a policy, the community default rule is as follows:

-If the item in question is a custom-made item.The first to commit* to a sale is the first to get the item.
-Timestamps will determine who committed first, regardless of edits or additional comments.
*To commit to an item, a buyer must clearly state they will purchase the item(s). Examples of commitment are "I'll take it" or "I will buy it, with shipping to (location)." Simply asking for a quote ("How much is shipping?" or "How much to (location)?"), asking a question, or otherwise inquiring about the item does not count as a commitment. If you definitely want to purchase an item, make sure you clearly state that! If you are ambiguous you risk forfeiting the purchase if someone commits first, even if they comment after your question or inquiry.

A seller can change this rule in their policies, I.E., give people asking for quotes first claim over those who commit. Therefore you must carefully read all the seller's policies before commenting. If the seller does not specify a change from the community standard regarding claims and commitments to buy, the community standard rule is automatically applied.

Using the terminology "Auction", "Offer", or "OBO (Or Best Offer)"
-All three MUST have a set starting price.
-An auction has a set ending time. All bids must be higher than the starting price.
-An item up for offer does not have a set ending time and the seller may end it whenever they receive an offer they wish to accept. All offers must be higher than the starting price.
-OBO means the seller will accept an offer LOWER than the starting price. If the starting price is offered at any time, the offers are considered ended and the sale complete.
END AUCTIONS ON TIME
Do not provide an end time for your auctions and then change it suddenly. This is unfair to bidders and does not reflect well on you as a seller. Also be aware of the community wide auction extension that also applies to ALL seller's community auctions.

ONLY ONE REMINDER ALLOWED
Each member is only allowed ONE "reminder post" for your auctions/best offers/store runs/group auctions/anything you are running. We do not need a reminder once a day for a week about the same items. This rule applies to a post whose sole purpose is a reminder, simple text reminders added to your posts are not limited.

DO NOT ACCEPT MONEY FOR GOODS YOU DO NOT HAVE IN HAND
There are two special cases where this is allowed. Please see the Group Auction Rules & Guidelines and store runs section for more information on these exceptions.

DO NOT UPDATE MORE THAN ONCE PER DAY WITH YOUR SALES
Either update your sales post or don’t update the community. No one wants to see the same ten items over and over. This does not mean you can post once a day every day with your sales. Only post your sales when you have made a dramatic change in stock.

SET CLEAR STARTING PRICES FOR AUCTION/BEST OFFER STYLE SALES
If you wish to take offers on an item, or auction it off, you must have clear starting prices. If you are taking offers, you MUST start them at the lowest possible price you would sell the item for. This is to protect sellers from lowball offers, and to protect buyers from feeling tricked into bidding more to reach some invented "reserve price".

BAN NON-PAYING BUYERS AND BIDDERS FROM YOUR SALES TO AVOID FUTURE PROBLEMS
If a buyer consistently causes you drama, backs out of sales, is slow to pay or in general does not follow your sales rules, ban them from your sales or from GA's you run as well as leaving them a negative feedback. Also check a member's feedback before dealing with them if you have any suspicions. It is your right to ban anybody from your sales who does not follow your rules or has too many negatives.

ALL SALES POSTS MUST ABIDE BY COMMUNITY RULES
All sales posts advertised on the community must follow community rules, regardless of whether the post is hosted in your own journal or directly on the community.Therefore DO NOT allow banned members to participate in sales or auctions in your journal. If you don't like it, you do NOT get to advertise your personal sales on this community.

THE 35-DAY RULE
If your buyer does not receive their item within 35 days of payment and especially if you are difficult to contact, a paypal dispute will be opened. Sellers- keep receipts and other proof of shipment (if possible) in case a buyer becomes suspicious and/or dispute is opened or if you need to prove a package was “lost”.

Exceptions:
If the buyer chose seamail, as this is the slowest form of shipping.
If a natural disaster or strike is affecting the mail system.
If the item in question is a custom-made item.
KEEP YOUR SALES, AUCTIONS, AND TRADES IN ORDER
This should be obvious. Buyers will leave negative feedback if they feel you are unreliable or untrustworthy. Keep good records, keep a clean sale post, be clear and be honest, make money and have fun!
NOTIFY CUSTOMERS WHEN ITEMS ARE SHIPPED
To make it easy for buyers to check if and when their items were sent, either edit your entire sales post once items have been shipped (include a date of shipping), or send individual comments to your buyers alerting them. A brand new community post is not required to alert buyers that items have shipped. Please choose one of the two options mentioned here (edit or comment).

[ Link to Rules for Buyers ]

HAVE PAYMENT READY
If using paypal, pay immediately. NO EXCUSES! Otherwise read seller’s rules about holds or paying with other methods (check, money order, concealed cash) and politely request the seller accommodate your circumstances.

DO NOT BACK OUT OF A SALE
Do not comment with intent to buy and later say “nevermind.” Do this and you will be banned. Keep in mind sellers are allowed to “ban” certain members from their personal sales.

ASK FOR SHIPPING QUOTES BEFORE COMMITTING TO BUY
Inquiring about shipping before you commit to buy is allowed, so long as you make it clear that is what you’re doing. If the shipping ends up being more than you expected, thank the seller and say you’re not interested. Keep in mind sellers in Australia, Canada, and various other places often have higher shipping costs due to their country's postal system and this is NOT their fault.

REPLY TO SELLERS
If you asked for a shipping quote, a hold on an item, or specifically said you are going to purchase it, respond to the seller. Ignoring a seller is not a legit way to get out of acting responsible. Even if what you have to say is "No thanks" it is better than leaving the seller wondering.

BID IN AUCTIONS PROPERLY TO AVOID CONFUSION
Make sure all of your bids in community auctions are a reply to the bid before yours. If your bid is not a reply to the bid before it, it does not count! If you are seen continuously placing last-second "sniping" bids on purpose, you will be warned.

READ SELLER’S RULES BEFORE COMMENTING ON SALES
Sellers will get angry if it’s clear you aren’t following their rules and may refuse to sell to you.

BEWARE OF BOOTLEGS!
These are simply our community guidelines designed to keep collectors safe from accidentally buying and/or promoting companies that willfully steal designs and mass produce fakes.
YOU MAY NOT POST ADVERTISING, PROMOTING, PRAISING OR ENDORSING ANY BOOTLEG GOODS.
We do not condone supporting companies that mass produce bootlegged copies or rejects of official merchandise. Please refer to our bootlegs guide in our Tutorial Archive for clarification as to what bootlegs are. You may sell bootleg items, as long as they are CLEARLY LABELED, only because the items are already purchased and no more money will be going back to the companies.

Having a bootleg in your collection is obviously allowed, and you are allowed to have it in photos, but please do not do entire posts focusing solely on proven bootleg items in your collection. Likewise, please avoid pointing them out specifically in your collection updates, which could spark unwanted debate and drama. (What about "Mirage Plush"?)

Linking to a store that sells bootlegs counts as promoting that store, even if you only wish to confirm if they are bootlegs or not. It is okay to post an image to check if the item is a bootleg, but only if you have already done the preliminary checks:

●Are there dozens of the same item for sale across Ebay, etc?
●Are multiple sellers using the same stock image of this item?
●Is the item deformed looking?
●Is the seller located in China/Hong Kong?

Keep in mind not all bootlegs match everything in this checklist, and not every seller in China/Hong Kong is selling bootlegs. Many bootleg stores advertise their location as being California, Australia, etc., and some bootlegs do not look deformed in their stock image.

The sellers with the "12 Inch" plush are all bootleggers. Most patterns are copies of official plush, or stolen from custom artists and their customers, who were in some cases, PKMNcollectors.ANY POST INQUIRING IN ANY WAY ABOUT THE "12 INCH" PLUSH WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DELETED, no matter how "cool and original" they may seem.

WHAT ARE MIRAGE PLUSH? HOW DO I TELL ONE APART FROM A BOOTLEG?
For detailed information, you can check this post or the Mirage Plush tag. In short, Mirage Plush:

1. Are old (so far nothing beyond Gen II has been found), made at least a decade ago.
2. They were not mass-produced (very few have ever been seen).
3. They have unknown origins (probably unlicensed), but ARE company-made, with limited-info tush tag or none at all, and created by small/independent companies.
4. They are created from a 100% unique pattern (not a reject or a copy of an existing product).

Bootlegs, in comparison:

1. Are made of toys from any time period, and the most rampant are often copied from new items.
2. Are a mass-produced copies and/or mass produced "factory rejects" (unlike a factory error item, which would be rare, factory rejects which are usually missing body parts are for some reason found in the thousands).
3. They come from proven bootleggers. This can be proven easily by checking the seller's other items for sale, which will often be other mass produced copies and fakes of official products.
4. They are copies and fakes of official products, not unique patterns or designs, and occasionally copies of custom artist's works.

[ Link to Special Notices ]

ABOUT NEGATIVE AND NEUTRAL FEEDBACK!
A neutral feedback is not a serious strike but it will warn other members if someone's behavior was questionable during a transaction, without permanently scarring their record for what may have been a misunderstanding or an unavoidable personal situation. Neutral feedback should be used when:
-The item/payment was received but not in a reasonably timely manner (over a month but under three months).
-The item's packaging (on part of the seller, not the post office) or condition (as compared to how it was described) is questionable. ALWAYS talk to the seller about these situations before leaving a feedback.
-The seller/buyer's behaviour was questionable, uncomfortable, impolite or annoying.
-The seller/buyer backed out of the deal at a very late stage (best determined on case by case basis).
A negative feedback is to be left when you feel ripped off or abused by a seller/buyer. They are a serious strike against a member and must only be used in extremely appropriate situations. Negative feedback should be used when:
-You never received your item or payment.
-More than three months passed before you received your item or payment (custom items usually excluded).
-The seller/buyer was extremely rude, pestering, lying, manipulating, etc.
ABOUT JOINING THE COMMUNITY / MEMBERSHIP REQUESTS!
Our community uses a moderated membership system. You must have a LiveJournal account to become a member of the community. (We are currently unable to approve Facebook or Google accounts.)

If you have a well-established LiveJournal account from before 2011 with many entries, we will probably approve you as a member with ease.

If you have a newer LiveJournal account with no journal entries, you may be rejected as a member. To be accepted as a member, please add some information about yourself on your profile and make a journal entry before requesting membership. This entry should contain one or more photos of your collection and a paragraph introducing yourself. You can include information about yourself, why you want to join PKMNCollectors, your favorite Pokemon, your email, your country, etc. This will help us approve your membership much more quickly!

Sometimes we cannot approve your membership because you have not validated your email account with LiveJournal. In this case, we are automatically forced by LJ to reject you. Make sure your email is validated.

ABOUT CUSTOMS AND ARTWORK!
This is NOT an art community. You may only take commissions in which the buyer gets a physical piece of art (examples: keychains, sculptures, jewelry, paintings, plush). NO DIGITAL ART. NO ICON COMMISSIONS. Take it to poke_arts if you’re unsure.

Custom artists WITH sales permission may only post about their custom work twice a month UNLESS you are hosting an auction for a commission slot or a finished item, in which case you may post once advertising the auction and again as a reminder, for a total of FOUR custom posts a month. Mixing your customs posts with your regular posts is NOT a loophole to get around this rule, sorry.

Custom artists WITHOUT sales permission are only permitted to post about custom work that is part of your collection. Do not make "Look what I made!" posts to gauge interest in your products. You are not permitted to link to your DeviantArt or plush shop unless you have sales permission.

ABOUT TRADING!
You may trade once you have A) Sales permission or B) 10 positive feedbacks from the community (eBay feedback doesn't count). Naturally you can trade in PM with people - however PMs are private and not under the jurisdiction of the community and could be very risky. Do not trade with anybody you don't know.
ABOUT PRICE CHECKS!
Price check posts are currently not permitted on the community. Please use our "Price Check Guide" for help on performing your own price checks.
ABOUT CURRENT STOCK AT ____ POSTS!
Posts asking "What's the current stock at Epcot/Nintendo World?" are no longer allowed. You are able to check the stock at these locations by calling the stores directly.

Nintendo World: (646) 459-0800
Mitsukoshi (Epcot): (407) 827-8513
ABOUT AUCTION EXTENSIONS!
If a bid is placed within the last five minutes of an auction, the bidding will extend AN EXTRA FIVE MINUTES and CONTINUE to extend UNTIL AN ENTIRE FIVE MINUTES HAS PASSED WITH NO BIDS. This extension automatically occurs automatically; no notices need to be left by a mod or seller.

ABOUT STORE RUNS/PICK-UPS!
A store run/pickup (the same thing) is when a member goes to the store to bring back items requested by other members.

To do a pickup in your area, you do not need to obtain special permission.
--Pickups for items from "local comic book stores" or similar will require photos of the actual stock. These stores are usually only stocked with bootleg items.

To do a pickup while on vacation but still in your own country, please contact denkimouse at denkimouse[@]gmail[.]com to obtain permission.
--Include information such as the length of your visit and method of travel.
--Pickups while on vacation are limited to the amount of items that can comfortably be taken home.

To do a pickup while on vacation/temporarily staying in a foreign country, please contact denkimouse to obtain permission.
--Keep in mind, most requests to do pickups while on vacation abroad will be turned down automatically.*
--Include information such as the length of your stay and method of travel.

●If staying longer-term (study abroad, etc), please include the following in your request:
--Are you able to speak and understand the native language?
--How do you plan to calculate postage? Please include an example shipping quote for an example order.
--Have you located a post office and place to purchase packaging supplies?

●If a pickup while abroad is approved, a maximum of ten slots (ten customers) may be taken. If the stay is long term and the first pickup receives good feedback and goes smoothly, approval to increase number of slots can be obtained. Permission to do a pickup abroad must be received for each new pickup. If the stay abroad is a year+, a more permanent pickup permission can be discussed after the first three successful pickups.

*The reason for this is that many vacations do not last beyond 2-3 weeks, and based on past experiences we no longer feel it is a good idea to allow pickups to be done within a week or two of having landed in a foreign country. Many have also voiced that while they expected a pickup would be a fun experience during their vacation, it ended up being very hard work that took up most of their time abroad, and in a few cases the pickup was not completed for months/years due to confusion and lack of time.

ONCE YOU HAVE PERMISSION TO DO A PICK UP...
●You may take payment as you choose (before, after, or in 2 parts), but no matter how payment is taken: The 35 day rule still applies. That means you cannot begin accepting money for an item that is not coming out for many months! The items must be coming out within three weeks of when you take payments.
●Please do not try to maintain more than two ACTIVE store run/pick ups at one time. Note that this only applies to pickups actively collecting money at the time. The limitation does not apply to letting people claim slots months ahead of time with no money being collected yet.
●Special permission for whatever reason to take deposits or payments beyond a month early must be acquired before attempting it. Contact the community owner (denkimouse) to obtain permission. This is an extremely rare circumstance and certain agreements must be made and adhered to. This permission will be lost is the agreement is broken or abused.
●If you are doing a store run at a popular location (IE, Pokemon Center kiosk) or for a popular item, please be courteous and do not post your own store run immediately after someone else posts a similar one. It would be best to wait until a different day if this is the case so everyone has a chance -- use common courtesy.


[ Link to Tutorials ]
TUTORIALS!

A comprehensive list to all of our guides is available at the PKMNCollectors Tutorial Archive.


Please click here
for tutorials on how to use LiveJournal, identifying and avoiding bootlegs, guides on how to use middleman services, caring for your collection, paypal disputes, guides to buying and selling on the community, and more. Here are links to some of our most helpful guides:

●◎New Member's Guide to PKMNCollectors

[ Link to Official Community Tags ]
DON'T FORGET OUR OFFICIAL COMMUNITY TAGS!
ANYONE can add missing tags from ANY member's post by clicking this button in a post! Please do!

The Pokemon's Name! (currently this links to Pikachu. Just replace "pikachu" in the URL with the pokemon you want!) You can include a tag that is the name of the Pokemon/s included in your post. If you have 40 different Pokemon in one shot, pick the main ones for the tag.

Tags for Pokemon Merchandise
info - for info and news on upcoming and new merchandise
plush - for all other plush posts
figures - for anything that is a figure
charms - for about metal charms
cards - for TCG and other card related things
games - for game or DS related merchandise (please note game strategy or game discussion in general is off topic)
people - for posts focusing on the human characters of the pokemon franchise
books - for manga, doujinshi, or other bound items
stamps - for posts containing any kind of stamps
settei - for posts about settei and official Pokemon production art
zukan - for posts focusing on 1/40 scale zukan figures
kids - for posts focusing on pokemon kids
metal figures - for posts about metal figures
custom - for any custom pokemon - plush, artwork, sculpture, commissions, etc
mpc - for posts focusing on the My Pokemon Collection plush line
pokedolls - for posts with pokedolls and/or pokedoll related merchandise/info/etc
canvas - for posts featuring the pokemon center canvas plush line
mirage plush - or any post pertaining to the mysteries of the mirage plushies
bell plush - for posts focusing on the bell plush series
jakks - for posts with toys and goods by the USA company jakks pacific
tomy - for posts with toys and goods by japanese company takara tomy
pokecen - for posts with toys and goods by the pokemon center
banpresto - for posts with toys and goods by the japanese UFO catcher company banpresto
ensky - for posts with toys and goods by ensky, including keshipoke, retsuden stamps, amada stickers, etc...
toy factory - for posts about toy factory plush

Tags for the Community
modpost - use this tag to search for posts by mods
collection - for when you post your collection photos and updates
sales - for your sales and pick ups posts
auctions - for your personal auctions you are running on the community or eBay, etc
trading - for posts about trading items with other members
group auction - for group auctions
group buy - for group buys
payments - to help find posts about payments and totals
wanted - for your wanted list or posts about items you are searching for
contest - this tag will be used when there is a contest going or as a way to archive past contest entries)
introductions - for your introduction/first post
events - for community activities and events that promote interaction between members, including memes, surveys, gift exchanges, meet-ups, official Pokemon tours, livestreaming, etc...

gen5 -For posts about gen5 before we knew the English names. Don't use it anymore!
gen6 - For posts about gen6 in general - ONLY use this tag if we do not know a Pokemon's name.
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I may be missing it, but isn't there the rule about deleting and re-posting so a person's posts will be at the top of the page? I see the only post once a day rule, but I thought there was one about not deleting your post to "bump" them. Totally not trying to mini-mod, but I thought I saw a member do this today and I couldn't find the rule to point it out.
Is posting links to ebay listings in buy it now format okay when its in response to wants posts?
Obviously not if you are the seller - don't worry lol
i don't see why not :)

pokabubu

5 years ago

Does our feedback have to be from livejournal?
or can it be from buying/selling on other websites, say, etsy or deviantart

Let me rephrase that

If we can get buyers/sellers to give us approval on our
livejournal, but bought on another website, is that allowed?

I have just made a post about my pokemon finger nails and a question about a pokemon character's costume. Is that considered off topic? If so should I delete the post?

Deleted comment

yes :3
I am respectfully commenting here because I couldn't message this to denkimouse due to their message privacy options.

Hi denkimouse,

May I request permission to do pickups? The rules said I should ask for permission to do pickups and I wasn't sure whether it was in addition to sales permission or not, so to be safe, I thought I would message you first. I was granted sales permission from you on 8/4/11. I have read the rules and will not accept payments until I have the items in hand.

Unfortunately I re-read the rules after I made this post in which I offered to make pickups: http://pkmncollectors.livejournal.com/12700744.html. Please forgive me. ;_;

Best,
ladylale
my profile and mod contact info in the rules have the proper way to contact me written there ^^

ladylale

4 years ago

Do you need sales permission to buy things from the comm? ;_;
nope! you are free to buy!

truantdurant

4 years ago

Hello Guys,

im TenshiHikaru and im from germany. I watch this group about a half year ago and now i decided me to make my own LJ account to post here.
I hope my english are ok for you -.- its a little bit weak but i hope all understand me. And i do my best to be better and better.

So if i make a mistake because i do understand the Guidelines false Email me.

But the important question because i write there:
I have my own Blog about my favorite Hobby of Pokemon and Manga/Anime.
So i could post my update links here too or must i create ever a double entry in my normal blog and in my LJ account?

thanks for answer :) regards.
How would I search for a specific tag, I'm trying to search for tangela

neko_dono250

4 years ago

Just a quick question: apart from having sales permission, do we need special permission to do a group buy?

Thank you :)

eternal_rena

August 23 2012, 00:55:08 UTC 4 years ago Edited:  August 23 2012, 00:56:04 UTC

You only need to have sales permission to handle the portions that involve bidding/buying, collecting payment and shipping for Group Buys and Group Auctions, no special permission needed.

littlezorua

4 years ago

Hi

What is the rule on marking up items and pick up fees when it comes to pick-ups plz?

Is marking up items and single item fees allowed?

Just curious

Plz let me know

Thanks

eternal_rena

September 12 2012, 04:17:21 UTC 4 years ago Edited:  September 12 2012, 04:18:49 UTC

I don't think there is a rule on this. It's up to you to decide how much commission per item you want to take for pick ups.

You don't actually mark up items...those are if you're running a shop, you get stock from suppliers and stuff and mark it up to earn profits and things. This is more on cost price of item + mark up = price of the item you're selling at your shop which is like shelf price. Basically, mark up on an item is for selling, not pick ups.

If you're doing up pick ups, it's item's shelf price + commission you charge + shipping + fees.

danielsard2

4 years ago

eternal_rena

4 years ago

danielsard2

4 years ago

eternal_rena

4 years ago

scarsofsunlight

4 years ago

A question regarding feedback... are we allowed to leave feedback for PM transactions? I recently did one with a member who, at the time, I'd not realized had sales permission. -.-;
However, they came through wonderfully - communication was great, shipping was fast, they helped me cross some huge wants off my list, and of course, they didn't rip me off. Basically, everything I'd expect from a member with permission.
you seem to feel strongly that it was a very positive expierience, so go ahead :)
Hello!

I was wondering if there's a rule somewhere that makes it required to give someone feedback after they've bought from you? I've bought and participated in many many GAs since I've been here, and though I request feedback with a link and a smile, there are a few sellers who have wholly ignored my requests, even after I asked them a week or two after I initially requested it. Should I take this up with a mod?
we cannot force people to leave feedback, but let us know who didnt so a mod can give them a friendly reminder :)
Are you allowed to post a piece of pokemon custom artwork on the comm? I posted about an espeon cushion a while ago and noone told me it was wrong so I don't really know the answer. Also can you post about pokemon custom drawing gets on the comm or is this off topic?
Thanks if you can help! <3
If someone is looking for something and you have it what are the rules about that?
I think you must have sales permission in order to offer it to them. :)
This seems like a really silly question, but does there have to be a GA cohost, or can one person run a GA?

I am asking because I feel like I participated in one without a cohost before, so I was never really sure...

eternal_rena

December 13 2012, 01:00:20 UTC 4 years ago Edited:  December 13 2012, 01:02:08 UTC

Minimum host for a GA is one, maximum is two. I've always hosted GAs on my own. Many other members ran GAs before on their own too.

areica96

4 years ago

eternal_rena

4 years ago

areica96

4 years ago

This is probably a very silly question, but I just want to make sure before I go ahead! :)
I have read over the rules for the topic this pertains to but there is no mention :(

I intend to purchase a custom item from etsy. The item I want, also comes as part of a full set...
But the shipping to the UK is the same whether I buy just one of the entire set!
I was wondering if I would be allowed to offer this as a GB to the comm, or if GB's are only for official items.

Thought it would be a nice idea to grab the set if others were interested while I got mine :3
There have been GBs for Pokébox items before, so I don't see why it wouldn't be allowed :) As long as it's Pokémon-related, of course!

geoff109

January 31 2013, 01:13:03 UTC 4 years ago Edited:  January 31 2013, 01:20:00 UTC

i clicked post to community to post my entry here but it's not saying that it is posted here
Recently my local PKMN league celebrated their 1rst aniversary and they had custom cookies and cupcakes, i'm guessing we are not allowed to post unoofficial PKMN food?

sarynplasmagale

April 9 2013, 05:57:14 UTC 4 years ago Edited:  April 9 2013, 05:57:28 UTC

Does posting a meme on a Free for All Friday post count as trolling? I am being totally serious. If it meets the standard of the Free for all Friday rules of course <.
Question, what do you do if an auction ended, but another person bid when the auction ended and he won?
How do you report this? Thank you.
give us some links in report a problem post!

regiicefire

4 years ago

denkimouse

4 years ago

regiicefire

4 years ago

If I want to do a free giveaway/raffle, do I need any kind of permission? The winner would NOT have to pay any kind of shipping/fees, only give me an address to ship to.

Thanks!
Woohoo! The new rules look great! The only things that need changed are including a link to the 'Beware of Bootlegs' section and including it in the Table of Contents, [potentially] banners for the Bootlegs, Tutorials, and Tags sections, and those random extra lines/spaces at the top of the post and before the picture of N. <3
it was glitching the other day (the jump links not working) and i couldnt figure out why so i just quit XD i will go through and fix it all up~~ <3

godudette

4 years ago

denkimouse

4 years ago

Is it ok to post a link to your deviantart if you do not have sales permission? (just for the sake of making friends)
Thanks.
Just joined a few days ago and I can't see anything on here about posting wants? I've read a couple of posts and it just seems to be post what you want, but I wanted to be sure :) No feedback on here as yet but I'll link to my ebay account just for reassurance for people.
Welcome to the comm :)

The most important rule is to not make a wants post unless you're looking to buy those items at the moment you are posting (example: no "I'm getting paid in 2 weeks and will buy the items then"). It's also preferred to make only one wants post per month, unless your wants list is different. Having a price in mind helps a lot as well, although it's not mandatory, as there are items you just might not know the worth of. It mostly helps prevent people from posting wants, only to have to tell everyone "never mind" when the items' worth turns out to be way out of their budget. Hope this helps!
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