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How to use the new "For Sale/Wanted Classifieds"

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(05/12/13)

 

This post is more to raise awareness than anything of the new system.

 

You must have 25-posts to be able to post either a

---- For Sale Classified

---- Wanted Classified

---- (Basically anything related to the new classifieds section)

 

If you are a New Member you can acheive the 25-posts by

--starting an introduction thread

--starting a thread about your datsun

--Maybe you have a slightly more extreme datsun setup ? start a thread under "project datto"

--replying to other's threads

--general , techanical , and specific car forum areas

--insomniacs

--etc etc

 

Since it's been announced Ratsun is changing classified direction and format I decided to copy and save my old ads.

 

I'd highly recommend you do the following as well for when the old classifieds are made to walk the plank.

*(1) Go to your old for sale/wanted to buy/etc classified ads and save them to (2) different sources on your thumbdrive and or computer.

*(2) Continue to contact members from the old classifieds ads as well as new classifieds and PM/Message them since we're not able to respond or reply. At least until they are deleted.

*(3) Take time out of your day to PM a couple members about the new classifieds even if it's random :)

*(4) Familiarize your-self with the New Classifieds.

*(5) Re-post your classified(s) in small spurts (1-2 at a time maybe ?)

 

I have 25-30+ classifieds so I thought I'd post this for those who are more visual learners or simply don't know where to find them since questions and reply's to my old ads have ceased to exist.

It looks to be we're on a transition period for old and new classifieds.

 

Start by clicking on the "NEW" classifieds button located towards the top left hand of the screen.

The green arrows in the picture are pointing straight at it.

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This is the screenshot you will see after clicking the button mentioned above.

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^^^ referring and looking at the picture above.

There are now time-limits on the classified ads which seem to work out to 14-days until expired.

Notice on the top left hand side (orange square) highlighting the different categories to search in the classifieds.

Price shows up directly before clicking on the ad (circled in green and in green lettering).

Time left on the ad and views are counted on the right hand side of the screen.

If you wish to make a for-sale or wanted classified look to the top right corner of the screen and click "Add an Advert" (green arrows pointing towards the button in the picture above.)

 

After clicking the "Add an Advert" ..this screen pops up in front of you.

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Add any pictures by upload or attach at this point if you wish (circled in black in the picture below).

You can also still drop photobucket photos in the main text body if you wish to do it that way ( I do this as well ).

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In this case I choose the category "drivetrain" (edit: opps needs to be cooling ... )

Select a category by clicking you wish to post an ad on the bar that the green arrows are pointing towards , then click "continue" (circled in red).

 

This screen pops up next after clicking "continue"

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scrolling down a bit further on the same screen shows this...

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Now that you've reviewed the above 2 pictures (which we are still talking about)

Notice you can go back and change a category at this point if you wish (circled in green in pic above.)

Everything circled in green is an option = (exception "listing price" seen above in the picture)

*Phone Number

*Email Address

Everything circled in red or orange is mandatory =

*Item Name

*Description

*Country

*State or Province

*City

*Price

*Advert Type

 

^^^ Once satisfied with any information , pictures , prices , contact information and everything seems correct after a double check click the "Add Advert" button.

 

 

This picture below is the resulting ad after you click "Add Advert" button.

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Again talking about as well as referring to the above picture ^^^

 

The Title , Price and Time left are all circled in Green.

 

Just below those ^^^ Is a big red arrow pointing to 3 sub-categories on the left hand side

= (Overview , Additional info , Questions)

Overview = Description with pictures typically

Additional Info = Location and Country info,

Questions = Just that Questions... where you can ask them !

 

The orange circle indicates a "for sale" classified.

As you look to the top right corner of the screen notice the (3) options all circled in green to Edit an Advertisement , Close an Advertisement , or Watch an Advertisement.

Two green arrows pointing the right just below the (3) options discussed above allow you to see the sellers other items , and seller name history.

 

In the bottom right hand corner is the "report" button that is circled in green !

In this case I will be using this as I posted a cooling product that should be in the cooling category and not the drivetrain category.

 

Have fun and enjoy !

 

Hope I was clear enough on this

 

DTP

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Awesome How To DTP.

 

Nice Work!

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Awesome How To DTP.

 

Nice Work!

 

Thanks qwik510 glad ya like it !

 

Pretty basic steps for all to enjoy haha :)

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One more important fact is that you need to have at least 25 posts in your account, as I was made aware of this fact by my fellow ratsuners.

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Wow that is very complicated,   Seems like an awful lot of trouble to sell something.

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This should be a sticky, cant believe you went thru all the trouble pops, great job.

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One more important fact is that you need to have at least 25 posts in your account, as I was made aware of this fact by my fellow ratsuners.

 

Updated :) . Thankyou cimarronlibre75.

 

This should be a sticky, cant believe you went thru all the trouble pops, great job.

 

lol thanks son !

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There is an issue with people not getting notifications about questions in their ad. If you post and ad, please make sure that your notifications are turned on.

 

 

Disregard the PM thing, I think I have found the problem. You will need to go to your profile settings.

Click on your user name on the top right of the screen.

Click 'My Settings'

 

On the menu left of the screen click 'Notification Options'

 

Scroll down to the bottom and check 'Notify me of new questions for my own classified adverts' you can set it to email you and/or send you a notification.

Save Changes

 


Now might be a good time to adjust the other settings as well...I didn't have any notififications set for the classifieds, I went ahead and turned them all on :lol:

 

 

 

DTP thanks for the excellent tech thread :)

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When you are looking at the list of your ads, where you can select one to edit, etc., what is the meaning of the color coding?

 

They can appear Pink/Red, Blue, or no color (white).

 

I think Pink means closed, but what does Blue or White mean?

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Selling a 1975 datsun 620 4 speed trans in good running condition $50 buyer pays shipping

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When you are looking at the list of your ads, where you can select one to edit, etc., what is the meaning of the color coding?

 

They can appear Pink/Red, Blue, or no color (white).

 

I think Pink means closed, but what does Blue or White mean?

 

I would like to know as well.

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The silence is deafening!

 

Us color challenged are like the squirrel pondering whether to investigate that large metal nut on the top of that strange tree without branches...

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Good instructions. Now I only need 20 more posts to list my 85 Bushmaster for sell.

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You are cleared to use the classifieds.

 

Is there somewhere were it says you need 20 posts???

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You are cleared to use the classifieds.

 

Is there somewhere were it says you need 20 posts???

 

No, but the third line of the first post says 25 posts. 

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I think we have had a forum update since then. Anyone who has joined to post a want ad has never complained about the posts quota. Maybe it needs changing?

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