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Policies

There are rules that all BidzDown members, both buyers and sellers, need to know and follow. These rules are created to protect you and to keep BidzDown a safe place to buy, sell, and participate in the Community..

Rules about general member conduct

BidzDown members cannot:


In addition to rules that apply to all BidzDown members, BidzDown also has rules specifically about Feedback, buying and selling.

Abusing BidzDown

BidzDown and the Community work together to keep the Sites working properly and the Community safe. Please report problems, offensive content, and policy violations to us. Without limiting other remedies, we may limit, suspend, or terminate our service and user accounts, prohibit access to our website, delay or remove hosted content, and take technical and legal steps to keep users off the Sites if we think that they are creating problems, possible legal liabilities, or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies. We also reserve the right to cancel unconfirmed accounts or accounts that have been inactive for a long time.

Rules about identity

Member identity is a building block of the BidzDown Community. BidzDown treats member identity with great respect. BidzDown expects Community members to treat member identity with the same level of respect.
BidzDown members:

Rules about communicating with other BidzDown members

BidzDown members:

Buyer Policies

BidzDown's policies are rules and guidelines that help to create a safe, fair and enjoyable trading environment for all BidzDown members. As a buyer, you are responsible for reviewing and understanding BidzDown's policies, as well as all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in the User Agreement.
BidzDown's policies are intended to:

Seller Policies

BidzDown's policies are rules and guidelines that help to create a safe, fair and enjoyable trading environment for all BidzDown members. As a seller, you are responsible for reviewing and understanding BidzDown's selling policies, as well as all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in the User Agreement.
Learning about BidzDown's selling policies before you list an item will help you to avoid unintentionally breaking rules. BidzDown's selling policies are updated to respond to marketplace, Community and security issues, so it is important to check them regularly for changes. Violations of these policies may result in a range of actions, including:
Listing cancellation

  1. Limits on account privileges
  2. Account suspension
  3. Forfeit of BidzDown fees on cancelled listings
  4. Every seller must know and follow:
  5. Rules about Prohibited and Restricted Items - What items can and cannot be listed
  6. Rules for Listings - Actions that are not allowed in listings
  7. In addition to the above rules, here are some additional policy violations not permitted on BidzDown:
  8. Seller Non-performance - Sellers must honor the transaction contract Sellers cannot fail to deliver an item for which payment was accepted, significantly misrepresent an item by not meeting the terms and item description outlined in the listing, or refuse to accept payment for an item at the end of a successful sale
  9. Shill Bidding - Sellers must not bid on their own item, or have family members, roommates or employees bid on their item.
  10. Unpaid Item - Sellers may file a dispute for any unpaid items.
  11. Tax Policy - Sellers must pay relevant fees and taxes. Both buyers and sellers cannot interfere with a transaction or offer to buy or sell listed items outside of the BidzDown site.

    Fees Policies

    $0.01 - $0.99 $0.15
    $1.00 - $9.99 $0.35
    $10.00 - $24.99 $2.00
    $25.00 - $49.99 $5.00
    $50.00 - $199.99 $7.00
    $200.00 - $499.99 $9.00
    $500.00 or more $11.00

    Prohibited/Restriction Policies

    Before you list your item, you need to find out if your item is allowed on BidzDown and if the type of item is subject to certain restrictions to avoid potential issues with your listing. As an BidzDown seller,

    • You are ultimately responsible for making sure that selling an item is legal in the eyes of the law.
    • Violations of these policies may result in a range of actions, including:
    • Listing cancellation
    • Limits on account privileges
    • Account suspension
    • Forfeit of BidzDown fees on cancelled listings
    When policy violations occur, BidzDown emails the seller, as well as bidders, that a listing has been ended. You may contact BidzDown to report violations by using the "Contact Us" link.

    Prohibited and Restricted Items List:

    • Adult Material (see Mature Audiences)
    • Alcohol (see also Wine)
    • Animals and Wildlife Products - examples include live animals, mounted specimens, and ivory
    • Art
    • Artifacts - examples include Native American crafts, cave formations, and grave-related items
    • Catalytic Converters and Test Pipes
    • Cell Phone (Wireless) Service Contracts
    • Charity or Fundraising Listings
    • Clothing, Used
    • Coins
    • Contracts
    • Cosmetics, Used
    • Counterfeit Currency and Stamps
    • Credit Cards
    • Drugs & Drug Paraphernalia
    • Drugs, Describing Drugs or Drug-like Substances
    • Electronics Equipment - examples include cable TV de-scramblers, radar scanners, and traffic signal control devices
    • Electronic Surveillance Equipment - examples include wiretapping devices, and telephone bugging devices
    • Embargoed Goods and Prohibited Countries - examples include items from Cuba
    • Event Tickets
    • Firearms, Weapons and Knives - examples include pepper spray, replicas and stun guns
    • Food
    • Gift Cards
    • Government and Transit Documents
    • Government and Transit Uniforms
    • Government IDs and Licenses
    • Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Items - examples include batteries, fireworks, and Freon
    • Human Parts and Remains
    • Importation of Goods into the United States - examples include CDs that were intended only for distribution in a certain country
    • International Trading
    • Items Encouraging Illegal Activity - examples include an eBook describing how to create methamphetamine
    • Lock picking Devices
    • Lottery Tickets
    • Mailing Lists and Personal Information
    • Manufacturers' Coupons
    • Mature Audiences
    • Medical Devices - examples include contact lenses, pacemakers, and surgical instruments
    • Multi-level Marketing, Pyramid and Matrix Programs
    • Offensive Material - examples include ethnically or racially offensive material and Nazi memorabilia
    • Pesticides
    • Plants (see Weeds and Seeds)
    • Police-Related Items
    • Political Memorabilia
    • Postage Meters
    • Prescription Drugs
    • Prohibited Services
    • Real Estate
    • Recalled Items
    • Slot Machines
    • Stamps
    • Stocks and Other Securities
    • Stolen Property and Property with Removed Serial Numbers
    • Surveillance Equipment
    • Teacher's Edition Textbooks
    • Tobacco
    • Transit and Shipping Related Items - examples include blueprints of transit facilities, airplane operations manuals, and flight attendants' uniforms
    • Travel
    • Weeds and Seeds
    • Wine (see also Alcohol)

    Feedback Policies

    Feedback is a valuable indicator of a buyer's or seller's reputation on BidzDown. Your Feedback Profile includes a Feedback Score, as well as comments from your transaction partners. As an BidzDown member, you should use caution and good judgment when leaving Feedback for another member. What you write will be a permanent part of that member's record on BidzDown. BidzDown's Feedback-related policies are designed to encourage open and honest trading. However, to ensure that Feedback is used for the proper purpose and not abused, BidzDown has some basic rules that must be followed.
    Members cannot undermine the Feedback system using practices such as:

    • Feedback Extortion - Threatening to leave negative or neutral feedback for another member unless the other member provides goods or services not included in the original listing
    • Feedback Manipulation - Feedback left or received where the Feedback's primary value is to artificially enhance a member's reputation
    • Feedback in Seller Terms and Conditions - Sellers are not permitted to include in their listings or terms of sale any conditions that limit or restrict the buyer from leaving Feedback.
    • Violations of BidzDown's policies may result in a range of actions including:
    • Listing cancellation
    • Limits on account privileges
    • Account suspension
    • Forfeit of BidzDown fees on cancelled listings
    Note: You may contact BidzDown to report violations by using the "Contact Us" Link.