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Wartex:
Moderator Note: We seem to get many people sign up and only post stuff for sale. Often not even electronics related (and no PC hardware is not electronics related). This section is for the occasional sale of your personal stuff. If you have good reason to beleive that you need some leeway on this please contact us before posting a shower of posts as otherwise your posts will be removed and you will be banned without warning.

Hi everyone,

this section has become a spam pile so I would like to suggest a couple of rules (mods, maybe "sticky" this?)

1. All "for sale" topics would start with "FS: " and include the manufacturer and model number of the item
2. If you are looking to buy something from eevblog users, start with "WTB: " (want to buy)
3. If you are looking for a source of something, start with "LFS: " (looking for source)
4. If you want to trade, start with "WTT: " (want to trade)
5. If you cannot list all items, end the topic name with "[MORE]"
6. If you found a deal on eBay and would like to share - "EBAY: "
7. If you found a sale and would like to share - "SALE (UK): " with a 2-digit country code in the parenthesis
8. If there is an auction you know about - "AUCTION (AU):"  with a 2-digit country code in the parenthesis
9. Links to items must not be short-form or affiliate-type links, but rather a direct link to the product.

Examples:
FS: Some old stuff <<< BAD
FS: Used DS1052 <<< GOOD
FS: Used Rigol DS1052 oscilloscope <<< EXCELLENT
FS: Agilent scopes, DMMs, Power supplies [MORE] <<< GOOD


WTB: Fluke 8840A parts <<< BAD!
WTB: Fluke 8840A GPIB board and transformer <<< EXCELLENT

LFS: 8-pin connectors <<< BAD
LFS: Cheap DB9 right angle male solder-in connectors <<< EXCELLENT

These guidelines are used on 99% of all classifieds boards and I think it will help clean up this section.

This will help everyone save time from sifting thru every topic to find stuff.

PS: Someone mentioned the Agilent U1272A was on sale a couple a months ago, I got mine for $329 with $100 rebate which I cashed and promptly blew on DMM leads - thank you.

HVAC Guy:
Does not look like your plan is working out to well. It is a good idea though.

bitwelder:

--- Quote from: Wartex on November 11, 2012, 12:07:41 am ---7. If you found a sale and would like to share - "SALE (UK): " with a 2-digit country code in the parenthesis
8. If there is an auction you know about - "AUCTION (AU):"  with a 2-digit country code in the parenthesis

--- End quote ---
With any 'world wide' forum like this one, I would suggest to indicate *always* the country in the the title, also for the FS/WTB/etc. cases.

george graves:
Great suggestions OP.

And not only for the FS/WTB section.  I'm so tired of "OH MY LOOK AT THIS - NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART" titles....and it's a worn out power cable that "could" kill someone....meh.

Wartex:
for the love of god post prices in USD. No one has time to convert your pesos or shekels.

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