Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.
-Do not post a copy of a PM or Email without the other parties permission. In positive/negative feedback sections, posting of PM's regarding specifics of a sale will be allowed providing it is only reflecting details of the transaction; ie Price and Delivery Details only. No PM's that are derogatory in nature.
-One account per person. If you have the need to be anonymous or pretend to be someone you're not, then don't post.
-Our site is sponsor/family friendly, please keep it that way.
-X-H2o is funded by paying advertisers and contributions from members. All money goes to site hosting and possibly funding events in the future.
* No firearms.
* All posts must list an item’s price.
* No keyword spam, keep the post related to the item you are selling. Adding Kawasaki to a post for a Yamaha only part is pointless and only serves to waste time for those who are using the search function.
* Under no circumstances may users post suggesting that a listed item may be found elsewhere at a cheaper price. It is the responsibility of the buyer to search for the best deal. This should be a safe, friendly environment for members to sell their items without being undercut within their own threads. This is 'post dumping'.
* It is illegal to buy or sell a Hin/Vin # of a ski. Do not post an ad looking for either nor offer to sell a HIN #. RESPONSIBILITY
* All sales conducted within the X-H20 forums are the sole responsibility of the person(s) involved. X-H20, and it’s moderators will not be held responsible.
* Do not post your personal address on these forums. The forums are viewable by anyone, and information posted here such as your address would be freely available to anyone. Keep that information strictly to Private Message or E-mail.
* If a deal seems suspicious, or too good to be true, then it usually is. Check the user’s profile and search for that individual’s feedback in the Feedback forums. Please report such threads to the moderators.
* You may post feedback after the sale is completed. Please post such information in a prompt manner, as this information may be used by other potential buyers.
* Please include preferred contact information within your listing. This can include your e-mail address or Instant Messenger service handle.
* No random comments! Only post if you are interested in buying or selling items on the boards. Random and/or useless posts should be reported to the moderators to be deleted.
* One “bump” or “TTT” per day. If you surpass this, the thread may be locked and/or removed and/or the offending post(s) removed.
* Titles should also be clear and concise. The less confusing the title is, the easier it is for a potential buyer to find the item they are looking for.
* Pictures are extremely helpful in selling items. There should be actual photos of the item you are selling, and not those from websites or ebay. If they are not your photos, they should not be on your listing.
* Image hosting is free through X-H2O, by attaching the images to your post. Please utilize this feature, as it is convenient both for buyers and sellers.
* If you do not have a digital camera, definitely try to borrow one, or use a cell phone then send the pictures to your e-mail address to post. In this day and age, there is no reason that you cannot get pictures if requested---someone you know has a camera.
* Always check a user’s feedback before dealing with them. You can check in the Feedback forums using X-h2o’s Search feature. It is also suggested to ask for references. Check the user’s profile for their registration date. You may want to take extra precautions for newly registered users.
* Buyers should let sellers know when they’ve made payment. Information such as when PayPal transactions were made, or when Money Orders have been mailed is useful.
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