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Top Questions

Am I prohibited from selling any items?

 Yes. Please see MrBuyGuy's list of prohibited and restricted items. Contact MrBuyGuy if you have any questions.

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.

I think someone has stolen my account information. What do I do?

If you think someone has stolen your MrBuyGuy.com account information, change your password immediately.

Contact Us and tell us what happened.

MrBuyGuy recommends you change your password every ten days.

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 update my default payment methods?

The first time you place a listing on MrBuyGuy you will be prompted to set your default payment methods. 

MrBuyGuy offers the following payment methods when selling an auction:

  • Paypal
  • Google checkout
  • Direct deposit
  • cash
  • cheque

The first time you sell on MrBuyGuy you will be able to select which payment methods you would like to offer.  Once done listing on MrBuyGuy, these methods will be available for you to select.  If you would like to update these default paymentmethods - for example change the email address of your Paypal account or update your bank account details - simply login to MrBuyGuy click on the my account link on the top header of the website and click on the account tab.  Under the information section on the left hand side, click on the payment methods option.  Your default payment methods will now be updated.

How do I place a Wanted ad?

The process for placing a Wanted ad is similar to that for placing an auction listing or a Classified ad.

Click List Wanted Ad underneath List Item at the top of the page.

You will be taken to a listings page.

Then either fill in the item’s UPC / EAN or ISBN, if you know it, or select the item’s category.

Click Save and Continue.

When prompted to choose your listing type, select Wanted Ad.

Click Save and Continue, and then follow the prompts.

How can I locate the items I want to buy?

 You can easily locate items on MrBuyGuy either by searching or browsing. Depending on what you are looking for, each process has its advantages.

a) Searching

Enter two or thre words describing the items in the Search text box located. Once you click the Search button, you will receive search results that match those words. The Searching option also allows you to narrow your search in many ways by offering advanced options and commands.

b) Browsing

You can keep on browsing until you come across something that might interest you. If you're not certain about what you want to purchase, you can scroll through the items.

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!

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.

 

Can I create multiple accounts?

Yes. You can create multiple accounts on MrBuyGuy.com, as long as you use a different username and email address for each account.