View single post by oztrainz
 Posted: Sat May 11th, 2019 02:59 am
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Joined: Wed Apr 10th, 2013
Location: Unanderra, Australia
Posts: 960
Hi Southpier (a first name in the signature really helps to keep things a bit more friendly)

The short answer is that there is no dedicated "For Sale" Thread on Freerails,
because Freerails has been a "commercial-selling-free" Site,
since its inception way back in the early 2000s.

Please have a read of Si's 32nd Post above, and go have a read of the link in that Thread.
There has been no change in policy regarding the non-commercial nature for Freerails,
in the last 2 years, since the Postings previous to yours,
and there have been no "selling" problems in these last 2 years.

Now here's where it gets tricky - If you follow the existing guidelines there is no problem.
But if a modeller starts advertising "private stuff" for sale here at a relatively frequent rate,
then at some point that "private seller" becomes a "commercial seller" -
ie is making a "commercial amount" of money off Freerails members.
THAT is against the spirit and rules of Freerails.

As Administrators we would prefer (and will ensure)
that Freerails remains a Site for modelling, rather than selling stuff.
There are other places on the Web that are more suitable,
and will likely move your stuff easier and quicker than Freerails.

There is a tripwire out there that is administered by us "Administrators".
That's what we do when we have to.
We would prefer not to have to "administrate" at all.
But we will if we have to.

I hope that helps clarify why there is no dedicated "For Sale" Thread on Freerails.

John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
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