Alrighty folks, it's that time again!!! That's right. Grab your reading glasses, get the children rounded up and gather 'round;
Let's hit the ground running:
In case you missed it, GA/GB rules have had a MAJOR update. PLEASE read the following modpost:
Click the image to be transported...GA/GB/Pickup/Store Run Posts and Reminders
There is only need for ONE
"reminder post" for your auctions/best offers/store runs/group auctions/anything you are running. We've been seeing a lot of "reminders" lately for all of the previously mentioned subjects. Please make sure you are complying to this rule. We've provided a lot of warnings this month for multiple reminders. This will serve as a final one. We shouldn't have to continuously bring this rule up as a reminder.SPECIAL GA/GB NOTICE
- If you are running a GA/GB and are just SOOOO close to winning but are just short of meeting the goal, you are not allowed to "raise" your participants bids in order to win. Example; if Timmy bids $5 on a Pokedoll but you need $40 more dollars... you cannot tack on extra money to Timmy's bid in order to win. Now, you may raise YOUR own claim amount in order to win an auction, but to raise your participants bids is completely unacceptable. Sadly, GAs/GBs are allowed to fail if you don't raise enough. Life isn't always fair. But it's extremely unfair not to mention against the rules to raise your participants bids in order to win. If you are seen doing this it will result in a temp ban.Sales Posts
Only post your sales when you have made a dramatic change in stock. Adding only a few items, or slightly
lowering prices in order to post again is not acceptable. There also should be no stand alone "Sales Reminders". You may plug your sales at the end of a non-sales specific post (i.e. a collection update.) If the sole purpose of your post is to pimp your sales when you've already previously posted them to the community and there has been no dramatic change, the post will be removed.
Also, YOU MUST HAVE SALES PERMISSION TO POST SALES ON THIS COMMUNITY
. No exceptions! We've had several new members completely ignore this rule. If you are interested in obtaining sales permission, please go to this post
and read it thoroughly. If you are unwilling to follow this rule, are unwilling to take the time to apply, or are simply too impatient to wait and gain sales permission - please take your items and sell them elsewhere (i.e. eBay.) We have this rule in place for our member's safety and protection. PLEASE understand that. <3Wants Posts
We've had a lot of members postings wants lately, and this is perfectly fine. However, please only post your wants to the community when you have the funds to purchase items that are offered to you. Too many times this month have we seen wants posts in which the member is offered the items they are looking for (sometimes at extremely generous amounts) only to turn the offers away. In addition, please don't post your wants too frequently. Chances are if you were unable to find an item you were looking for when you posted just yesterday, you'll unfortunately have the same luck posting them today. That being said, please space posting your wants out.Posting More Than Once A Day AND Deleting The Previous Post
You may only post once per day, unless you post about new merchandise. Posting twice in one day, but deleting the older post is not acceptable nor is it a loophole to this rule. If you need to post about something else, either add it to your current (older) post or wait to post until the next day. There has been too much of this lately. We're on to you. <3"Whats the current stock at Nintendo World/Epcot?" Posts
There have been WAY too many of these lately. For now, these are no longer allowed. You are able to check the stock of these locations on your own by calling the stores directly. For your convenience here are the telephone numbers;
Nintendo World: (646) 459-0800
Mitsukoshi (Epcot): (407) 827-8513 option 2
Nintendo World does NOT do mail orders. Mitsukoshi does (although shipping is extremely expensive and so is the merchandise.) You're welcome. :)Non-Pokemon Items in Sales
As announced in June
, you may no longer sell non-Pokemon items in your sales. 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.Posting Bootlegs/Possible Bootlegs
If you are questioning the authenticity of an item, please post an image of the item and not a link to it. We do not condone supporting companies that mass produce bootlegged copies or rejects of official merchandise. Please refer to our bootlegs guide
for clarification as to what bootlegs are. This rule does not bar you from posting about bootleg/fake/unofficial items in your collection, only the advertising of bootleg companies/sellers. 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.
If you are wanting to post bootleg photos simply to make fun of them, please take it to hells_pokemart
We are finding a lot of thread-jacking comments are unacceptable. For example, it is not appropriate to thread-jack in the middle of an ongoing auction thread. That should be common sense. Or, to bring up a dramatic issue about say a GA or sales item you haven't heard a response about yet when that sort of business really should be conducted in private or on the respective post in question (i.e. the original sales or GA post.) If it honestly is to the point where you feel you would need to contact a member by thread-jacking because you've exhausted all other means of attempting to contact this member privately (PM, IM, e-mail), contact a mod to assist you instead.Closing Statements
I'm extremely disappointed that some of these are repeat reminders. Continued offenses, especially after you've been warned multiple times will result in a temp ban. It's that easy people.
I would like to ask everyone to please take the time to read our community rules
. It will hurt for less than 10 minutes, I promise.
I would also like to personally and formally welcome our new mod, entirelycliched
. She may be our group auction specialist, but she is still a full-fledged moderator of this community and she harbors the same authority as I do. That being said, if she contacts you regarding a rule violation I expect everyone to show her the same respect you show Gin and I. She is an absolutely amazing addition to our administrative team and I am very happy to have her aboard. ♥
Thanks for reading and I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their day! :3