- What can be sold, shared, traded?
- Would my existing ads be carried over to the upgraded account?
- How long can I leave my ad up?
- Does it matter what kind of Internet connection I have?
- Do I need to have an e-mail address?
- Are there risks buying and selling from the Internet?
What can be sold, shared, traded?
Selling, sharing, or trading on BCKS is no different than a normal over the counter transaction. If it is not legal in a face to face transaction, then it is most likely not legal to do it on BCKS either. The difference is it is much more obvious in a face to face transaction that you are dealing with a person not entitled to purchase a certain item.
Would my existing ads be carried over to the upgraded account?
Yes they will be transferred to the upgraded account.
How long can I leave my ad up?
You have a choice of how long to leave the ad up but since many users forget to remove the ad after the item has been sold or withdrawn, all ads have a time out after which they are removed automatically from the BCKS servers.
Does it matter what kind of Internet connection I have?
Dial-up connections, dsl, and cable connections should all work for beginner, advanced, and expert users. The only caution would be for expert users using BCKS Ad Plus software from behind a firewall such as in a router. For information about operating from behind a firewall, see the FAQ titled "Can I operate from behind a firewall?" or use the "help" link on the "Expert" user page for details.
Do I need to have an e-mail address?
Yes. For prospective buyers to contact you, BCKS requires that you have a valid e-mail address. Web mail addresses are available for free from any number of sources. Web mail addresses typically have a limited amount of storage. It is a good idea to check and clean out web mail accounts in the event you are getting a substantial response to your ad.
Are there risks buying and selling from the Internet?
As with most transactions, "caveat emptor" applies. This is defined as "The axiom or principle in commerce that the buyer alone is responsible for assessing the quality of a purchase before buying.". BCKS provides a place for commerce but does not represent either party in a transaction much like a telephone company provides a means to talk but not what is said. BCKS cannot verify the accuracy of any representations made by either party.