Generally if you are an active member of the forum then posting relevant Aquabid or Ebay auctions is not an issue. By relevant, items that one would use for their aquaria, so don't post your gently used F-16 for sale on APC.what are the rules on promoting your auctions on the plant forums
So as to why, it's against the law in several states.No Surcharges. Under Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express regulations and the laws of several states, including California, merchants may not charge a fee to the buyer for accepting credit card payments (often called a "surcharge"). You agree that you will not impose a surcharge or any other fee for accepting PayPal as payment. This restriction does not prevent you from imposing a handling fee in connection with the sale of goods or services, as long as the handling fee does not operate as a surcharge (in other words, the handling fee for transactions paid through PayPal may not be higher than the handling fee for transactions paid through other payment methods).
Very good point, Robert.Robert Hudson said:There are many exagerrations and flat out made up names of plants out there. Keep it simple and honest and people will take you a lot more seriously. It is real easy to call a plant rare or hard to find to make it sell faster, but for those that know better it won't make you look to credible.
Why? Why else would someone clutter Aquabid with pages and pages and pages of auctions that nobody bids on, and do it month after month after month? They have to be doing it for some reason! The good stuff is what Gomer and a few other people here sell, and I get sick of having to go thru all the worthless auctions in search of something good. It is supposed to be against Aquabids rules to duplicate an auction, listing the same item multiple times, and yet these guys do that as well. Gee, my auction has been up for 6 days and nobody wants to bid on rare hornwort, so maybe if I list Hornwort 5 MORE times at once somebody will buy it! AHHHHGRobert Hudson wrote:
Mostly what they end up doing is advertising their WEB site. That would be a big no no.
Gary wrote Why do you say this?