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Using the For Sale board in classifieds to sell brand new goods as a business

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lemonice Thu 04-Aug-05 09:46:33

I'v got rather confused by this. I thought it was just for selling unwanted and used items. Has this changed?

SoupDragon Thu 04-Aug-05 09:48:15

No - report any business ads to mumsnet towers

lemonice Thu 04-Aug-05 09:50:07

I have, but thought perhaps I was wrong and the policy had changed and you could now advertise and link to an ebay shop through the classifieds.

Yorkiegirl Thu 04-Aug-05 09:55:09

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lemonice Thu 04-Aug-05 09:58:26

It is if you have 10 adverts at the same time which on the small business board where you can't post a photo it costs £25.00 FOR ONE...if it is now allowed I shall do it myself...the one I'm thinking of is sending out 10 to 20 parcels a day from ebay and here...

kid Thu 04-Aug-05 10:05:07

I noticed a lot of links to an ebay shop too. Its not the same as selling unwanted clothes and toys.

anchovies Thu 04-Aug-05 10:07:48

I noticed this and thought it was a bit strange (and unfair) too.

lemonice Thu 04-Aug-05 10:10:26

I thought it must just be in sour grapes mode (which it is tbh)but it so blatant, seller refers to stock taking, wholesalers and links to the ebay shop where seller is a power seller and sending out loads of parcels

lemonice Thu 04-Aug-05 10:11:02

that is just me in sour grapes!!!

spacecadet Thu 04-Aug-05 10:17:04

if someone is using the for sale boards to trade from that is not on, they should use the small business ones, if worried email mumsnet.

Hulababy Thu 04-Aug-05 10:19:06

You know I was thinking similar last night, there does seem to be more and more classified ads, for several brand new items, and by posters who only post in the For Sale sections, and not on rest of boards. The for sale forum is so big now.

spacecadet Thu 04-Aug-05 10:23:16

ive just had alook and there is one particular poster who advertises and i know its new stuff from her ebay shop as i have seen the shop and she links to it saying that there is choice of colours etc, surely thats not on??

lemonice Thu 04-Aug-05 10:24:52

that's the one...

Hulababy Thu 04-Aug-05 10:25:25

I agree. That is then a business.

spacecadet Thu 04-Aug-05 10:27:33

yes lemonice i see why you are concerned, not wanting to cause trouble but maybe mumsnet should look at that particular posters ads????

spacecadet Thu 04-Aug-05 10:28:14

it is a business hulababy. its quite a large ebay shop.

lemonice Thu 04-Aug-05 10:29:09

I sent an email yesterday but no reply yet, so i thought maybe they were OK as the ads have been in for several days and no one else seemed concerned.

As I say if it's allowed I will do the same myself as it is clearly very good way to do it...

hunkermunker Thu 04-Aug-05 10:30:09

Is it someone who also posts on the rest of the site?

lemonice Thu 04-Aug-05 10:31:28

she has occasionally posted elsewhere

Blossomhill Thu 04-Aug-05 10:33:02

Maybe there should be a set amount of stuff each person can sell. Say 5 bits of clothing. Anything else should incur a percentage fee to mumsnet from each item sold. Just an idea?

hunkermunker Thu 04-Aug-05 10:35:09

OK, am too nosy for words - who is it? Can you give me clues?

lemonice Thu 04-Aug-05 10:35:46

I think it's fine for bona fide clear outs or people moving or duplicate presents etc but guessing her turnover from the business she is selling out of is about £1000 per week...

Hulababy Thu 04-Aug-05 10:35:58

5 seems very little though. In the past I have sold, for very reasonable prices IMO, - and given away even more - various no longer needed items. Things like baby monitor, clothes, toys, books. But I have not actually made much out of doing so.

But it is the fact that some people only seem to use MN for the classifieds only, or appear to be selling a lot of BNWT items, that seems a bit off.

spacecadet Thu 04-Aug-05 10:36:37

i wouldnt want to name them hunker as its not fair<<adjusts halo>> but i will email mumsnet and ask them what they think

lemonice Thu 04-Aug-05 10:36:42

He can fix it

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