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you have not done so, please take a moment to register.
Registration is required in order to buy or sell at this auction. Once
you have submitted your registration, our system will automatically
e-mail your password to you (this takes a few seconds -- no need to disconnect
while you wait). Once you have your password, you may change it at any
time by going to the Site
Map area of the Web site, and clicking on "Update
Your Registration." (Many people prefer to assign their own password
so that it is easily remembered.)
It is recommended that
you bookmark the Site
Map page, because that is where you will find links to all of
your account information at Old And Sold. Especially important are the
"Closed Auction Information" and the "Update
Your Registration" links. The "Closed Auction Information"
link is useful because it displays your closed auction activity, and records
any bidding information, etc. This information is retroactive for one
month only, after which time it will be deleted from your account. The
"Update Your Registration" link is useful for obvious reasons
(including editing your email address, mailing address, etc).
Posting items for
sale is accomplished by clicking on the Sell
Item link in the top menu bar of any auction screen. The
"Sell Item" form requires you to enter the following:
- A short, descriptive title of your item
(make it snazzy to get people's attention). One word of caution:
do not use quotes in your title. This will cause the system to return
an error message, and prevent you from listing your item. In fact, quotes
should not be used anywhere in this form.
- Select a category in which to list the
item (if you don't see an appropriate category on the drop down list,
please e-mail us using the e-mail address at the bottom of this page
and ask for that category to be added. Be a little patient, please--we
get LOTS of e-mail.)
- Include up to three pictures per auction.
Old And Sold offers free image hosting and it is easy to use. To the
left of the Image URL fields, you'll find a button named "Upload
Your Picture." Clicking this button will walk you through the process,
and you will have your pictures uploaded in no time. If you are using
an outside image hosting service, then you'll want to paste the image
url into the Image URL fields. For those people new to the Web:
The common image formats for the Web are GIF and JPEG. Please use these
file formats when uploading, and try to keep each individual image file
to 50k or below (the larger the image file size the longer the image
takes to load).
- Decide how many days you want to offer
your item at auction. Our system supports 1-14 days. Most people use
a description. You can simply type your description into the "Description:"
box but we also support HTML just like EBay and the other big auction
sites. Please feel free to use your favorite HTML editor (like FrontPage),
then cut and paste your description into the Description box. Be sure
to include such facts as who pays for shipping and approximate cost
of shipping. Also, please detail the type of payment you will accept,
such as personal checks, Visa and MasterCard (and/or other credit cards),
will you ship C.O.D., and so forth.
the description is complete, select "Yes" if you want your
item to automatically relist, or "No" if you do not want your
item automatically relisted. This option applies to items which close
with no bids, and saves you the extra work of reposting the item for
is the "Your Opening Bid" box. The opening bid is very important. If
you put a very low price just remember, you might get it! The best auction
strategy is to start an item at the lowest price you are willing to
sell it for, then anything above that is a pleasant bonus!
- Next, you will want to enter a "Reserve
Price." This option is not mandatory if you follow the above instructions
for opening a bid, however, it is commonly used in online auctions.
Your Reserve Price is hidden from potential bidders; only you know what
it is. A Reserve Price should be the lowest amount you wish to receive
for an item. You are not obligated to sell an item if your reserve price
is not met.
- Next, select a "Bid Increment".
Many people select a dollar bid increment. Your opening bid is raised
by the amount you enter here, so please choose accordingly.
enter your username in
the "Your Username:" box and your password in the "Password:"
the posting form is filled in to your satisfaction, hit the "Preview
Auction" button. The system will display how your posted item will
look. If you are pleased, click on the "Start Auction" button
and the auction will go live. If you still need to edit your form, do
not hit the "Start Auction" button. Instead, press the
"Back" button on your browser instead. Note: Hitting
the "Back" button does not work in all browsers (ex., AOL).
You will be notified automatically by
e-mail if the items sells, or if the auction ends without selling. At
that time, feel free to repost unsold items.
Remember, if someone sends you e-mail inquiring
about an item, please respond promptly and courteously. It's good business.
remember that posting items on this and any Internet auction is a legally
binding action. Your are irrevocably promising, assuming you get one or
more bids and/or your reserve price is met, to sell the item and ship
it promptly after payment is received. Mutual trust between buyer and
seller are what drives online auctions. Old And Sold will not tolerate
scammers or promise breakers on this auction.
We expect you to be honest and truthful in
the descriptions of posted items. Anyone abusing this auction will be
we currently charge nothing to buy or sell items. In the future, we do reserve
the right to add premium features that other auction sites have like bold
listings, featured auctions, and the like. For those, we may charge a nominal