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Top Questions

How do I stop spam?

Spam means emails you don't want. Spam can include unwanted advertising, pornography and scams designed to cheat you out of your money. 

Sometimes spam comes from companies or websites you've already registered with. Most reputable companies will have an unsubscribe option in their emails. Clicking on unsubscribe will stop the company from sending you unwanted emails.

Often, however, spam comes from people or companies you've never heard of. They guess, buy or steal your email address.

Spam from MrBuyGuy Members

If you receive unwanted emails from another MrBuyGuy member, you can make a complaint at the Information Commissioner's Office website.

Here are some tips to help reduce spam:

  • Don't publish your email address on the Internet.
  • Don't choose an email address that spammers could guess easily, like ‘your_name@hotmail.com’.
  • Only give your main email address to people and companies you trust. If a website you're going to use only once asks you for an email address, get a new, free email address just for that site.
  • Read the privacy policies of the websites you visit. A good privacy policy should guarantee that the website will never sell your email address. See MrBuyGuy's privacy policy.
  • Use the highest anti-spam setting on your email program. But be careful. This could send some emails you do want into your junk folder. Be sure to check your junk folder regularly.
  • If you've already received spam, don't open it. Opening spam will tells the spammer that your email address is valid. They'll  keep on spamming you and could sell your email address to other spammers
  • Turn off email images. You can do this by changing your email program's default settings. A spammer can use an image within an email to tell if you've opened it.
  • Don't forward any marketing emails to your friends, or they'll be spammed, too.

Your Internet Service Provider and email program will be able to provide you with more tools for reducing spam.

How do I subscribe to the newsletter?

By subscribing to our newsletter, you'll get the latest news on great bargains from all over the Internet.

You can subscribe when you register, by ticking the box at the bottom of the page.

Here's how to subscribe if you've already registered:

  1. Log in to MrBuyGuy.
  2. Click My Account at the top of the page.
  3. Click the My Account tab.
  4. Click Subscriptions on the left hand side of the page.
  5. Check the box to opt in and enter the other information requested.

What is my dashboard, and how do I use it?

Your dashboard is a web page that provides you with a quick way to manage everything that is going on with your account.

When you log in to MrBuyGuy, you’ll be taken directly to your dashboard.

If you’re already logged in, you can get to your dashboard from any page on the site, by clicking on the words My Account at the top of the page.

From your dashboard, you can

  • See if you have any outstanding tasks
  • Check and edit your account details
  • Edit your profile
  • Read your  messages
  • View your sales statistics
  • View your recent feedback

On the right side of your dashboard, you’ll see counts of

  • Unread messages
  • Live listings
  • Listings in the last 2 months
  • Items sold in the last 2 months
  • Items won in the last two months

Below these counts, you’ll find direct links to

  • View your account summary
  • Edit your profile
  • Change your plan
  • Update your address
  • Change your Username
  • Change your Security Question

Why was my account suspended?

MrBuyGuy will suspend your account if you violate the website Terms & Conditions.

Contact us to find out why your account was suspended.

How do I choose a club membership?

When you register with MrBuyGuy as a business user, you have to choose a club membership.  A club membership allows you to creat your own store.

MrBuyGuy offers four club membership plans: a Basic plan, which is free, and  Sapphire, Ruby and Diamond plans, which require monthly subscriptions.  You can view and compare the store features available with all of the different plans at mrbuyguy.com/club-membership.

If you would like your store to include some of the features in a premium plan, but not all of them,  you can select a Store Add On. This will allow you to purchase an individual store feature in one plan without subscribing to the entire plan.  For example, you can select the Ruby plan and then add on an additional feature that is only available with the Diamond plan. You can choose a store Add On by clicking by clicking Account Summary in the drop down list under My Account on the top righthand side of any web page

You can change your club membership at any time by clicking Change Plan in the dropdown list under My Store at the top of any page or by clicking on Upgrade Account in the dropdown list under My Account on the top righthand side of any page.

Can I sell my items internationally?

 Yes, you can. However, you will have to meet the requirements for listings in each country. Also, with each country the laws of the land change and you will have to comply with the rules of that country.

I am a personal user, how do fees work on MrBuyGuy?

 As a personal user your fees are paid on a pre - pay  basis.  Simply login to MrBuyGuy and click on the List Item at the top of the page and go through the selling steps to list your auction.  On the confirmation page, your fees will be calculated and you will be taken to a payment page where you can select a payment method to pay for your auction fees.  There is a minimum auction fee purchase of 5 pounds.  Alternatively if you would like to purchase fees outside the auction process you can do this by logging in to MrBuyGuy pressing on My Account the top of the page, then clicking  Credits and Payments. You can then pre-purchase credit.

How will you protect my personal information?

We have many checks in place to make sure your personal information stays safe. We won't share any of your personal information with a third party unless you give us your consent first. To learn more about how we protect your privacy, please see our Privacy Policy.

Can I save an auction listing as I create it?

 Yes you can, as you go through the steps to sell an auction you can press the Save Listing button on the top right hand corner of the page at anytime.  When you press this button simply enter in a title for your listing and press Save.  You will then be redirected to the Incomplete Listings page.  You can continue with your listing at anytime by clicking Incomplete Listings under Selling on your dashboard. Select the listing you would like to complete and click  Complete Now. This will take you back to the auction detailspage where you can now complete your listing . (Note: Once your listing has been completed the item will no longer appear in the incomplete listings page).

 

How can I keep my password safe?

Your passwords are the keys that allow access to your MrBuyGuy account, your bank accounts, your emails and more.

Here are some tips to help you make sure your passwords are safe:

  • Never share any of your passwords with anyone else. If someone else uses your password, you can be held responsible for their actions.
  • Use a different password for MrBuyGuy than you do for your Internet banking and your email.
  • Don't use a password that someone would be able to guess easily, like ‘password’.
  • Don't use a simple word that could be found in a dictionary.
  • Don't use your name.
  • Make sure your password is at least six characters long, with both letters and numbers.
  • Remember to log off when you've finished using the website.
  • If you think someone may have discovered your password, change it immediately!