Welcome to the Beta Test of the Sellers Forum. This is a Canadian based Forum, so Canadian Laws and regulations must be followed. We have members from around the world, so be sure to indicate where you and the equipment are located. I'd suggest avoiding international sales unless you are experienced, there are lots of customs rules shipping surcharges and the like that might come back on you.Everyone Can View this board, and e-mail a seller, but only those who are part of the test can post equipment for sale.
Its not totally clear if we can make this work successfully, there are some limitations that would require custom programming to handle, so we will live with them.
This is a test, so only a few will be accepted. We will have to manually grant them access. I'll let those who are accepted know, and post a update here when the beta is full. I don't know when the beta will be ready to start, we have had some very preliminary tests with the moderators and three members.
I suggest that you do not actually try to sell something during the test, the reason is that the test forum may be brought down without notice if it causes system problems or interferes with the CR forum.
If all works out, then the site owner (Craig) will decide on giving a ok to open it up to a wide group of users.
The Beta will have its members and posts removed before it can move to production, this is a limitation of the subscription based software. Members are called subscribers by the system. I'll have more about that later.
The Production Version will likely be available to members who have a significant number of posts. It is also planned to charge a fee (TBD) via PayPal to subscribe to the service.
Canon Rumors is not responsible for Fraud by seller or buyer or for failure of purchased equipment to meet your expectations. We merely put you in touch, but from that point on, you must accept the risk.
Using PayPal can reduce the risk, you must use it properly. Both the Buyers and Sellers need to be on the lookout. We do not have a "Reputation" system for sellers or buyers, that would require custom programming. PayPal proceeds can be grabbed back by PayPal if bogus payment sources are used, and only certain transactions are guaranteed, such as in country merchandise sales with signature required for over $250. Even if you follow the rules, it can take a while to get your money. Buyers are at risk as well, if you get a box of rocks, it might be very difficult to get your money back. Using a credit card (In the USA) can help protect you from a bogus shipment.Anyone caught misusing PayPal by violating or flaunting their rules will be permanently banned. For example, PayPal rules do not allow requiring buyers to pay surcharges for use of PayPal. If you charge a shipping and handling fee, it must not be just for PayPal or credit card users.
"4.6 No Surcharges. You agree that you will not impose a surcharge or any other fee for accepting PayPal as a payment method. You may charge a handling fee in connection with the sale of goods or services as long as the handling fee does not operate as a surcharge and is not higher than the handling fee you charge for non-PayPal transactions."https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full?country.x=US&locale.x=en_US