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Top Questions

What are add ons?

An add on is a feature that doesn't normally come with your level of membership. You can purchase that feature separately, without upgrading you entire store. For example, if you have a Sapphire store and want to use a feature that is not available for Sapphire stores but is available for Ruby or Diamond stores, you can buy that specific feature.

If you’re thinking about upgrading your account but aren’t sure, buying an add on is a good way to test the benefits of an upgrade.

How do I register with MrBuyGuy?

Registering is quick and easy. You can register with your Facebook account or with your email account.

To register with your Facebook account, click the Facebook Connect button at the top right of the home page.

If you'd prefer to register with your email account, click Register at the top of the home page. You'll be taken to the login/registration page. Click Create an Account on the right side of the page.

Now, whichever method you used to register, you'll be at the new user registration page. Follow these steps to complete your registration.

  1. Choose your account type, whether you prefer to be a Private User or a Business User. If you choose to register as a Private User, you can upgrade to Business User at any time.
  2. Choose a username. Be sure to use only letters and numbers
  3. Enter your email address. MrBuyGuy will automatically send an email to this address to make sure it's valid.
  4. Enter a password. For your safety, enter a strong password. The percentage bar will tell you how strong your password is. You'll have to type your password a second time to confirm it.
  5. If you have a coupon code, enter it.
  6. Tick Subscribe if you'd like to receive newsletters from MrBuyGuy and find out about terrific bargains.
  7. Click Create My Account. Note that by creating an account with MrBuyGuy, you agree to our terms of use, privacy policy and cookie policy.

Now it's time to complete your registration.

If you have registered as a Private User

  1. Choose your gender from the dropdown box.
  2. Enter your name and address in the boxes provided.
  3. Enter your phone number. You can enter an additional mobile number if you like.
  4. Use the dropdown boxes to enter your date of birth. You must be at least 18 years old to complete your registration.
  5. Pick a security question from the dropdown box and answer it.
  6. If you have a PayPal address you can enter it. You can use PayPal when you engage in transactions with other MrBuyGuy.com members.
  7. Click on Complete My Account.
  8. Now you must validate your email address. Check your email inbox for an email from MrBuyGuy. To activate your account, click on the link in the email

If you have registered as a Business User

  1. Choose a club membership. You can choose a free basic membership or one of several premium memberships. A premium membership comes with a 30 day free trail.  Be sure to read the features of each membership plan carefully before you make your decision.
  2. If you have a promo or voucher code or a gift card number, enter it in the space provided.
  3. Click Subscribe Now. 
  4. If you have chosen a free basic membership, you will be taken you your account settings page. If you have chosen a premium membership, you will be redirected to PayPal, where you can set up montly payments.

 

How to start looking

You can choose any several different methods to find the product you want on MrBuyGuy.com.

1. Use the Search Box

Just type the name of the product you're looking for in the Search box. If you like, you can narrow your search by category. Simply choose one of the categories from the drop down box. Once you're done, click on the magnifying glass to the right of the Search box.  A page showing all of those products available on MrBuyGuy.com will appear.

2. Shop by Category

Go to the list of categories on the left-hand side of the page, and then click on the category you want, or click on one of the category photos on the main Shopping page. You'll see a page with all the products in that category.

3. Shop Featured Listings or Most Popular Today

If you're interested in one of our featured listings or most popular products, just click on the product's name, and you'll be brought to a page where you can compare prices and make a purchase.

4. Shop by Brand

If you'd like to by a product by a particular brand, just click on the brand logo at the bottom of the main Shopping page. You'll be taken to a page listing all the products by that brand available on MrBuyGuy.

Sorting products

The best way to start comparing is to sort the products on the page by the criterion that is most important to you.

You can do this via the drop-down box on the top right of the page, just above the product listings.

MrBuyGuy gives you a number of different ways to sort your items:

1.  By the name of the product

2.  By product rating, with featured products on top

3.  By how recently products were added, with the latest products on top

4.  By price, from lowest to highest or from highest to lowest.

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.

How do I complete the auction process once I have won an item?

MrBuyGuy has a comprehensive auction managment system once you have won an auction.  When you win an auction either by been the highest bidder on an auction or by using the instant buy option, MrBuyGuy will send you an email.This email will congragulate you on your win and ask you to click on a link.  This link will take you to the auction management area.  Alternatively you can also find this link by logging into your MrBuyGuy account clicking on My Account on the top header of the website, clicking on the buying tab on the left hand side and clicking on won auctions.  Then under the selected auction click on the choose link and press the manage option

There are several steps to complete when managing your won item.  The first is to confirm the address that you would like the item to be shipped to.  Your default address will be displayed initially however if you would like to you can choose other addresses that you have saved.  Once you have selected your address you can then choose the shipping method for your item.  Depending on the location of the seller and the sellers shipping options selected for the item, different shipping methods will be displayed. For example,  if your purchasing an item in the same country as the seller you may be given a list of different shipping options to select from.  Alternatively if the seller has offered free shipping you will not be charged for the shipping. 

If you are buying an item from a different country you will be prompted to contact the seller in order to receive a shipping cost based on your shipping location. Once the shipping cost has been confirmed you can then select the payment method you would like to use to pay for the item,  again it will depend on the sellers selected payment methods for what payment options will be available.  For example, if the seller selects Paypal as a payment method you will be able to automatically go to Paypal and pay for the item.  Once the item has been payed for, the seller will be notified that the item is ready for shipping.  Alternatively you can pay through direct deposit,  in this case you will be presented with the sellers bank account details and will be able to pay through internet banking or at the banks local branch. 

Once you have payed through this method you can let the seller know and they can look out for the payment at their end.  Once the seller has shipped the item they will send a confirmation to MrBuyGuy and you will receive an email with this confirmation as well as any track and trace details for the item.  When you recieve the item you can go back to the manage auction section and confirm you have recieved the item.  At this point you will also be prompted to place feedback on the item.  MrBuyGuy highly recommends that you place feedback for every auction you participate in because it helps make the auction community a safer environment.

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.

I want to find items sold by a particular seller. What should I do?

 If you wish to search for items which are currently being sold by a particular seller or you want to display the sellers entire past sales then by knowing seller’s user ID, you can do so easily.


To search for items by seller:

1.     Click Advanced Search

2.     Click Items by Seller.

3.     Enter the seller’s user ID. If you don't know what it is,hen select Show close and exact user ID matches.

4.     Click Search.

What is a Wanted ad?

A Wanted ad is a way to find an item you want without doing any searching. When you place a Wanted ad, other users of MrBuyGuy.com will see it. If one of them has the item you’re looking for, they’ll contact you and the two of you can arrange a sale. Placing a Wanted ad makes shopping simple and hassle-free.

What is the reserve price?

The reserve price is the lowest price the seller will accept for the item. The seller will not sell anything Below the reserve price,  even if the listing ends without any bids.  You will only see the reserve price if you bid on an auction style listing. If the reserve price has not been met, the listing will show this.