Piranha-Fury Buy and Sell Member Agreement By using this forum, you agree
Posted 23 August 2004 - 12:04 PM (#1)
1. Fees and other Charges
The use of these forums is free. Unless otherwise stated, prices are quoted in U.S. dollars. You are responsible for paying any applicable taxes that your state, province, country, or other domicile may impose.
2. Piranha-Fury’s Role
Piranha-Fury is a medium between the buyer and the seller. We are a venue that allows two parties to negotiate and complete transactions. Piranha-Fury is not involved in the actual transaction, and therefore it is the responsibility of the buyer and the seller to agree to terms. Piranha-Fury is not responsible for any items listed incorrectly. In addition, any users of the Piranha Fury Buy and Sell Forum agree to do so at their own risk. If an item listed on the site is sold, both the buyer and the seller are required to uphold and complete the transaction. Piranha-Fury is not responsible if either the buyer or the seller violates their agreement.
3. General Release
In the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release Piranha-Fury (and all of our agents) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
4. Reservation of Rights
Piranha-Fury reserves the right to, at any time, halt or prevent any transaction or item for sale or take any other action to restrict access to: objectionable material, inaccurate listings, unlawful items, or any other items that Piranha-Fury feels is inappropriate for the site, for any reason.
5. External Links
Some Piranha-Fury sellers may provide links to other Internet sites for the convenience of buyers. Piranha-Fury is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does Piranha-Fury endorse, warrant, or guarantee the products, services, or information described or offered at these other Internet sites.
6. Illegal Activity
Piranha-Fury’s Buy and Sell Forum may only be used for lawful purposes, and all actions taken must be legal. Expressing interest for the manipulation of the selling process is strictly prohibited. All local laws are also applicable and it is the responsibility of the user to uphold those laws.
All items listed on this site are on an ‘as is’ basis. It is the responsibility of the seller to indicate the condition of any items for sale, and the sole risk of the buyer when expressing interest. Therefore, Piranha-Fury gives no warranties or guarantee for any items on this site.
8. Limitation of Liability
Piranha-Fury will not be liable for any damages of any kind including without limitation direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive and consequential damages, arising out or of in connection with this agreement, the site, the services, the inability to use the services or those resulting from any goods or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transaction entered into through the services whether such damages arise under theory of contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability, or otherwise.
You agree to indemnify and hold us and (as applicable) our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
10. Legal Compliance
You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of our service and your bidding on, listing, purchase, solicitation of offers to purchase, and sale of items.
By agreeing to use this site, you consent to the jurisdiction of the courts of Fairfax County, VA for any dispute arising out of this agreement, or the Eastern District of Virginia.
All parties agree to legally binding arbitration in the event of a dispute between the parties. The arbitrator shall be chosen from a list of certified arbitrators including but not limited to the AAA, located within Fairfax County, Va.
Posted 23 August 2004 - 12:08 PM (#2)
All for sale posts are restricted to personal transactions. No unauthorized business or individual attempting to profit from their sales will be allowed. If anyone would like to sell for profit, we can work out a sponsorship deal, but daily and weekly volume of sales for profit is only afforded to Piranha-Fury sponsors. By selling for profit, we mean a person who is essentially running a business through this forum. Our sponsors have full reign to sell for profit on Piranha-Fury, and those who would like to certainly can, but they must pay for at minimum, a limited sponsorship to do so. Spamming or promoting another site will not be allowed without permission from the administrator. All unauthorized posts will be deleted. Please contact the administration if you wish to become a sponsor of Piranha-Fury.
Community sponsors have the ability to PIN and UNPIN threads in all three of the member classifieds forums. Please only pin one thread at a time. Sponsors have the ability to OPEN and CLOSE their own topics, but we ask to only use this power in the Member Classifieds forum ONLY to manage your own inventory. These changes will allow easier and more hands on management of each sponsor’s pinned advertisements.
Distributors.. please inform the Classifieds Team of completed or inactive pinned threads, or they will be removed (or even closed) after 1 month of non-activity. Please do keep up with current stocklist in able to be "pinned".
Piranha-Fury does not allow the sale of any SnakeHeads in the U.S. or Ontario Canada or endangered species such as the Asian Arrowana. Pornography, weapons, drugs, drug related material, or other sales prohibited by law are not allowed and will result in a warning or suspension.
•Price is required; this is not an auction site.
•Location is required and it is strongly recommended you place the location in the thread title for easy identification.
•State whether the item can be Shipped or if it is Pick-up only.
•Do not advertise your sale in another member's thread.
•Do not offer items for sale unless you intend to go though with the transaction. Backing out of sales may result in the loss of selling privileges on this site.
•If an item is no longer for sale, please contact a buy and sell moderator (rhomzilla or nitrofish) to change the thread title to reflect the status of the item.
Common terms for selling:
WTB = want to buy OBO = or best offer
FS = for sale FT = for trade
FW = fresh water SW = salt water
•No posts questioning the value of a person's for sale post will be tolerated. If you do not want to buy it, close the thread and keep your comments to yourself. Violators will be suspended. All offers should be handled through the boards PM system.
•Do not make an offer on any item unless you intend to follow through with the sale.
•Do not post if not interested in the sale. Needless remarks such as, "Wow, good deal", "Somebody should really jump on this", "Good luck with the sale", are non-profitable deal for any seller and would be considered as postwhoring in the Classifieds.
All rules not followed may result in a warning from administration and buy/sell privileges may be revoked.
This post has been edited by Grosse Gurke: 01 March 2006 - 02:54 PM
Posted 12 November 2005 - 09:12 AM (#3)
1. Do not post if not interested in the sale. Needless remarks such as, "Wow, good deal", "Somebody should really jump on this", "Good luck with the sale", are non-profitable deal for any seller and would be considered as postwhoring in the Classifieds.
This particular rule has always been a rule, and has been a hot topic lately. Members have complained both directions about this one.If you are the thread starter and this is happening, if you want it removed from your thread pm a mod and we will take care of it.
2. When your item is sold, please pm a classifieds mod, to have the thread closed
Include the link to your thread so we can find it easier or you can edit your topic title to say sold.
3. No price bashing. If you feel a price is unfair, deal with it. You are in no position to "call someone out" in their post.
4. If you are a business, are selling items for profit, or are selling juvenile fish from your own spawn, please do not post. This is unfair to our sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring PFury, please contact Grosse Gurke or Xenon.
5. If you see anyone breaking the rules please use the report button. If you reply back to someone who is out of line, you are breaking the same rules as they are. This goes for the rest of the site as well. If someone's being naughty, hit the report button, and wait for the cavalry to arrive.
This post is everyones warning.
These rules are setup to make this site enjoyable for all. Because at the end of the day that is what we at PFURY are here for, to make this site as fun and enjoyable as possible for piranha enthusiasts.
Posted 21 October 2009 - 04:50 PM (#4)
All for sale posts are restricted to personal transactions. No unauthorized business or individual attempting to profit from their sales will be allowed. If anyone would like to sell for profit, we can work out a sponsorship deal, but daily and weekly volume of sales for profit is only afforded to Piranha-Fury sponsors. By selling for profit, we mean a person who is essentially running a business through this forum. Our sponsors have full reign to sell for profit on Piranha-Fury, and those who would like to certainly can, but they must pay for at minimum, a limited sponsorship to do so.
Lately there has been a spike of baby fry offered for sale, especialy red belly babies. Just a reminder this kind of selling is considered selling for profit, and is not fair to the paying sponsers My suggestion is to talk to gross gurke if you want to sell baby fish on here, or find another source to sell to, like local fish stores etc..
If someone posts in your area looking for fry, nothing wrong with that, but making posts and attempting to sell your on offspring is considerd commercial selling. There is a difference between this and buying some fish, a few monthes later deciding you want something and selling those fish.
Thanks for the understanding, feel free to pm me any questions you may have regarding this.
including but not limited to bulk/large quantities of any size
The same can be said for any species of fish and/or animal also equipment. Any posts that fall into this category will be deleted....
Alright guys...we are going to tighten up the requirements on the buy/sell a bit. From now on....a location and shipping info will be required in either the title or topic description. By location I mean city and state...unless it is something like Chicago...then that would be fine. The idea is that anyone reading your advertisement from the main buy/sell page should be able to tell before opening the ad....if this is an item they can purchase or not.
What I have always done is:
Topic Title: 16" rhombeus needing a new home!!!
Topic Description: Portland, Oregon...Pick up only
That way it is very easy to browse the forum and not need to click on every fricken thread to see if it is a fish or item you might be able to purchase.
You will be asked nicely to change your ad to conform to the new format...however members that are not willing to follow these simple instructions will have their ad removed from the buy/sell forum. So please...make it easy on everyone and just do it right the first time!
It has aways been in our member agreement that if you use the buy/sell forum, you are required to follow the local laws that govern fish ownership in your area, and that this forum was not to be used for illegal activity. Our reasoning was that the member would know their local laws better then we ever could...and with the laws from state to state so different it would be unreasonable for us to ask someone to learn all the laws from every state to police this forum. However...we have begun to notice people abusing this with a blatant disregard for their local regulations. Therefore, we will be keeping a closer eye on this forum and deleting threads we suspect violate the buyer or sellers local and/or state laws. If a thread has been removed and you feel we have made a mistake....you can simply provide us with the regulation that allows for the sale of that particular species in your area.
Thanks for your cooperation