Guidelines for B/S/T

Buy/Sell/Trade Forum Guidelines



Eligibility - Members must have a minimum of 30 days and 50 posts (quality - on topic - non spamming posts) to use this forum for sales and trades, however, every member is welcome to purchase.

*Note - When a member reaches the minimum criteria to post in the BST section they will be granted the privilege automatically but not necessarily instantly. The software counters are automatically updated daily which means you may have to wait for this to happen and we ask for your patience in this regard.

This forum is for personal sales use only.

The B/S/T forum is not to be used by knifemakers, hobbyists, or vendors to sell or list items/services that are business related. They shall not offer to rework, refurb, upgrade, and/or offer warranty work to/of any items being sold in the B/S/T forum nor should they comment on or talk up products that they make and/or sell.

Eligible items (to be listed) - kitchen knives



Piggyback Posting - Not allowed. Do not post items for sale in other member's sale threads.

Piggyback posting is forbidden. If done by members with insufficient eligibility to post in the B/S/T forum, will result in revocation of B/S/T forum privileges.



Pricing - Values must be listed for all knives/items being sold.

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Payments - Payments, via Paypal, are to be made under the "Goods and Services" option. Sellers are forbidden to request, or require, "Personal Payments" (aka "Gift" option) for items being sold.

Commenting - The B/S/T forum is not a place for jokes, comments, discussions, recommendations, or suggestions on where to purchase products.

Negative comments in sales threads are forbidden and will result in revocation of B/S/T forum privileges.



Offers - Should be made via PM only



Bumping (aka bringing your thread to the top) - A maximum of 1 thread bump per 48hr period is allowed although not required.



Status - Threads will be marked with the correct status of the transaction with a correct thread prefix. The thread should be closed by the thread starter at completion of the transaction.



Policy - Using the B/S/T forum is a privilege reserved for our active members, access to the B/S/T forum may be revoked at any time for any reason.

The administrators, moderators, and KKF owners are not responsible for possible negative outcomes that may result from any sale/trade agreements made in the B/S/T forum.

By using the B/S/T forum you're agreeing to all guidelines posted here as well as those found in the KKF Terms of Use.



Donations
KKF accepts donations for the use of the B/S/T forum. This is 100% voluntary. See Donations Accepted for details.



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Donations Accepted for BST

Hi everyone,
In case you might have missed this I wanted to point out that we've re-opened the donation program for the Buy/Sell/Trade (BST) sub-forum.

As most of you likely realize our BST forum is one of, if not, the best places to sell or acquire used high end kitchen knives. I would like to ask that those of you who use the BST forum would give some consideration to making a donation along with your sales as this money goes towards improvements, upgrades, & maintenance of KKF.

While all donations are greatly appreciated they are not expected (not mandatory). This program is 100% voluntary, no one will be monitoring or checking up on donations, it is all done in good faith.

If you'd like to make a donation to KKF for the use of the BST sub-forum please see BST Donations Accepted



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Thread Prefix Required to Post

A thread prefix is a pre-defined text applied to a thread title. You may have noticed that this thread showed a bold red "Info Post" within the forum listings, this is a thread prefix.

Since most are typing this out anyway in their post titles, and in an effort to streamline the BST, I've gone ahead and turned on the thread prefix requirement for the BST forum. What this means is that when you post a new thread to BST you'll be required to select a prefix before the software will allow your thread to be posted. You will not have to type the thread prefix again in your thread title yet everyone can easily see what action you're attempting to accomplish through your post in the BST forum.



Here are the choices to select from as well as what will be shown (in bold) when the thread is displayed:

WTS = Want To Sell

WTB = Want To Buy

WTT = Want To Trade