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Do not post ads for illegal items (drugs, weapons, proprietary secrets, etc).
The sale of any firearms or firearm parts is not allowed!
Do not arrange payment or shipping in this forum - do it in private
Do not post ANY of your personal information (address, name, etc) in this forum
Beware of scams - if you get ripped off it is not our problem. Make it known that the seller has ripped you off and maybe you can prevent others from falling into the same scam.
In your ad, post an email address that the buyer can reach you at
Trading on this website is done at your own risk. Zoklet.net can take no responsibility for losses or missing items, third party interference or peer misinformation. Transactions must be carried out off-site. Do not post personal information on this website, your own included. It is your personal responsibility to identify legitimate transactions, zoklet.net cannot mediate on your behalf. Buyers and sellers act at their own risk. Only with a court ordered subpoena will we release personal information to law enforcement agencies.
With that said - do all of your transactions between buyer and seller off site. The less that's on this server, the better. If we get subpoenaed I'd like to have as little to give the authorities as possible. I can't imagine that anything would ever lead to a subpoena, but I'd rather everyone be aware of the possibility before it happens. So don't be stupid!
This Guide will be updated with more information but right now i am going to cover the basics.
Whenever you want to trade here please try to include as much information as possible. Following are the points which should be kept in mind:
The Item should be legal.
The Item should have some value or market (if possible).
It would be helpful if you can include a picture of the product or some reference image.
Make sure you mention all the required details which a person might require for shipping.
The Trading on Zoklet is public meaning anyone can see it, so be on your guard.
Different Countries have different laws regarding certain things, make sure you mention your Country and the product Status as legal or illegal.
Transactions should be done in e-mail or in private only, please don't forget that.
Tips for Computer/Console Trading:
Most of the time people forget how much it is important to give details about Computers or Consoles when it comes to trading.
Ram, Processor,Hard Disk, DVD Writer, Monitor and other accessories should be mentioned. It's better to make a list or some kind of table, remember if it looks presentable users will consider getting it.
Current State of the Equipment:
There is always a risk of malfunction when it comes to Electronics, make sure you test that equipment before trading and also the buyer should get some kind of assurance from the sellers before making the trade (i.e the equipment works)
Make your Trade Attractive:
To make your trade attractive throw in some bonus stuff, like Free ABC DVD or in consoles some Game DVD would do wonders.
It's all About Details:
If your not that Tech savvy Google is your friend. The more detail you put out there in a concise and readable manner the more chances of your trade getting through.
Know your Audience:
The amount of Information you put out there should be according to the buyers you are aiming for. For less tech savvy include information in concise and easy to understand manner, for more advance users adding more information doesn't hurt.
Not allowed according to the rules.
Any drugs trading is not allowed, in case of homebrew stuff more information is required.
If they are active component of any known drug or if they can be used as drugs i will not allow them. But i will lock any RC thread made without confirmation. Always PM me before making threads related to RC.
Both are not allowed, if i see a flagged (i.e a Universal Troll) poster making a thread, i will make sure that he doesn't spam or troll here (confirmation by PM). Your posts will be edited or deleted in case of spam and your threads will be locked in case of trolling and also i might restrict future threads in case of frequent trolling and spamming.
Protecting You Personal Information: (Trading)
It shouldn't come as a surprise that most people on the Internet can actually harm you by using simple tricks to get access to your personal information. Once your personal information is exposed you might get into a lots of trouble. So, to prevent that from happening it is recommended to follow these small tips:
Trade only once you're sure that the person is credible and wont be able to harm you in anyway.
Provide only the information which is required, be cautious when the Credit Cards come into play.
For better anonymity use a Poste restante (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poste_restante), this will protect your real address and your personal information as well. In some regions different services might be available please check before making any transactions.
Protecting You Personal Information: (Computer/Internet)
Although it might seldom happen but sometimes the poster might use URL's which might be harmful, while contacting you through e-mail, following simple tips will help you prevent any mishap from happening. (hopefully)
Check the URL, if its www.g00gle.com instead of www.google.com. Don't click it.
Use a secure browser, such as Firefox with Add-on (NoScript).
Don't expose your main e-mail address, you might get a good trade but nobody likes tons of spam in their mail boxes.
Use common sense, if it doesn't feel right it usually isn't.
If you have to use Credit Cards make sure you are using a Secure Connection (SSL), applies to paypal as well.
It goes without saying, that a good title will attract more attention. The Title should be concise and attractive remember your thread will be displayed on Hot Topics.
Use Tags such as WantedTrade depending on the requirement. This will help the traders in distinguishing between different deals.
FULL CAPS and OMG Leet stuff etc isn't a good idea. It's better to keep it simple.
I will include more information and Guides and Tutorials if possible. Right now lets stick to the basics.
Also, please try not to troll here if possible and try to stay on Topic. If you have any complaints about the Sellers, PM me ASAP and i will do what i can to resolve the issue. The complaint should include all the details.
Fraud is strictly forbidden and any Phishing attempts wont be looked upon lightly.
Since zoklet is growing in popularity and we regularly get people asking to advertise with us, we've started a new advertisement program. As of now, advertisers may pay extra to be an exclusive advertiser/seller - meaning they are the only ones allowed to advertise or sell a certain type of product (both ads and in the trading pit).
For instance, if someone approaches us and says that they would like to be the exclusive advertiser of botanicals, we will work out a deal with them so that they and ONLY they may advertise botanicals on zoklet.net. The price they pay will depend upon how wide that product line is - if they say they want to be the exclusive seller of botanicals we may charge them 100/mo. But if they want to ONLY sell salvia, we may only charge 25/mo. (For the record, I just made these prices up on the fly - they don't reflect what we would actually charge.)
If someone already has exclusive rights to advertise and sell a product that you would like to sell also, approach them and ask their permission. If they are selling botanicals and don't happen to sell salvia, they may be entirely willing to let you advertise your salvia along side them. Alternatively, you may talk to me and strike a deal by outbidding them.
This is NOT targeted at folks who want to sell individual items - this is targeted at people who have more than one item to sell as a business. In other words, if you're just trying to get rid of a gram of salvia you found in your closet from back in the day, you would not be infringing upon anyone's exclusive rights to sell botanicals. However, if you run a business that sells botanicals, you would be.
If an exclusive advertiser or a moderator believes that you are infringing upon someone's exclusivity, we will issue you a kind warning to stop. Should you continue to advertise your items, you may face actual punishment.
Currently the only exclusive seller that we have is IDChief. He is paying extra to be the only seller of Novelty ID's. Because of the nature of novelty ID's (the fact that each is produced custom) there is no room for people to be selling individual items like that gram of salvia. If you would like to sell Novelty ID's also, you should talk to IDChief - perhaps you offer ID's for states/countries that he does not!
I will keep a running list of exclusive advertisers in this thread for reference:
Novelty ID's - IDChief.
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