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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.

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.

How do I buy an item?

Here's how to purchase an item on MrBuyGuy.

a. Locate the item.

Enter name of the item you want in the search box at the top of the page any or surf through the list of categories.

b. Learn about the item you found.

Carefully go through the item description. You can click the Ask a question link if you have any question about the item.

c. Review the seller's Feedback.

By looking at the seller’s Feedback score and reading the comments left by previous buyers, and by viewing the seller’s business reputation you can ensure the sellers credibility.

d. Bid or Buy It Now.        

Scroll down the item page to view the available purchase options. After making a choice you can either place a bid or make an instant purchase by making use of Buy It Now. If you make a bid, you are obliged to complete the transaction if you win the uction.

e. Pay for the item.

You can send your payment to the seller within three days after you have won or purchased the item. The seller will let you know how and where to send the payment.

Why can't I log in?

If you can't log in to MrBuyGuy.com, you may be using the wrong username, email address or password, or your cookies may be disabled.

Wrong username, email, address or password

If you enter a wrong username, email address or password, you'll see an error message. If you forgot your password, ask for a password reset. MrBuyGuy will email you with information on how to reset your password.

Cookies disabled

A cookie is a small file that is stored in your computer. Cookies let you log in to websites and allow the websites to work effectively. If your cookies are disabled, you may not be able to log in to MrBuyGuy or use the site correctly. 

Your cookies are controlled by your browser. You can enable cookies by changing your browser preferences. Below, you will find where to go to control cookies on the most common browsers:

Browser Where to find menu options
Internet Explorer 6 and above Tools / Internet Options / Security >Click ‘Default Level’
Firefox Tools / Options / Privacy >Tick ‘Accept cookies from sites’
Safari Edit / Preferences / Security >Under ‘Accept cookies', choose ‘Only from sites I visit ’
Chrome  Menu/ Settings / Click ‘Show advance settings’/‘Privacy’ >Click ‘Content Settings’ / ‘ Enable cookies’

Cookies can be affected by a firewall, which can prevent your cookie information from being sent to a website, and by browsing acceleration software, which sometimes removes cookie data.

How much does it cost to sell on MrBuyGuy?

 To view a comprehensive listing of seller fees, choose from the variety of subscription packages available to you. 

Narrowing your search

Mr Buy Guy lets you sort hotels by recommendation, number of stars, distance from a specific city, price and guest rating.

You can refine your search, filtering by star rating, price or place. You can limit your search to hotels whose names contain a specific word or phrase.

If you are searching by price, you can change the currency by clicking the dropdown at the top of the page.

How can I protect myself from phishing attacks?

To protect yourself from phishing attacks, never open suspicious emails, especially ones asking for personal information like a username, password or credit card details.

MrBuyGuy uses sophisticated systems to keep your personal details safe. We will never send you an email asking for your personal information or phone you and ask for personal details. Be careful if anyone emails you or calls you and says they work for MrBuyGuy.

The MrBuyGuy Administrator is the only person at MrBuyGuy.com who will send you messages.

What type of items can i sell on MrBuyGuy?

On MrBuyGuy you can buy and sell almost anything.  When clicking on the sell tab on the top header of the website you will be asked to select your auction type. 

The first type is general listing.  this would be goods such as CD's, DVD's, general household items, clothing, basically any item which can be auctioned off.  A general listing will allow a user to bid on the auction, you can specify a reserve price if you like, which means the item will not be sold until the reserve is met. 

The second listing type is an instant buy.  This is where you can enter in a fix price that you would like to sell the item for.  A buyer can purchase the item at any time during the listing duration for the fixed price that you specify.

The third type is a classified ad.  A classified ad allows you to enter in a price that you would like to sell the item for.  Buyers will contact you using an enquiry form.  You can select the buyer that you would like to sell the item to.  Classified ads are useful if you would want to have more interaction with the buyer before the item is sold.

The next three items are for specific listing types. 

The first option is for a car or motor vehicle.  If you are selling a vehicle select this option, this will then give you specific fields for you to enter in about your vehicle.

The second option is for property.  If you are selling a property or looking to rent or lease a property then select the property section.  This will give to specific fields about your property so you can capture more details when creating a listing.

The third option is for a job position.  This will ensure that your listing is set up in a job listing format and also provides some additional fields for trying to fill your job vacancy.

Where can I view my account information?

 You can view your account information by going to your Dashboard, which you can access when you log in or by clicking My Account at the top of any page.

How do I sell an item on MrBuyGuy?

 You must  Register with MrBuyGuy before you can start selling. Once you're registered and have logged in, you can start selling by clicking on the Sell  at the top of the page.

 

This will take you to the item category page.

You will be asked to select a category for your item. Once you select the main category, you will see an option to  select a sub-categories and, in some cases,  a sub-sub-category.   If you would like to add a second category, you can do this for an additional fee by ticking 'Add a Second Category'.

After you've chosen your category, click 'Save and Continue'.

Now you will be asked to select your auction type. You can choose from one of three types.

Select 'General Listing' to auction off your item. Members will be able to bid on the item. If you like, you can set a reserve price for that auction. If you set a reserve price, the item cannot be sold at less than the reserve.

Select 'Instant Buy' to sell your item at a fixed price. A buyer can purchase the item immediately by clicking 'Buy Now'. The instant buy feature allows you to sell your item for a fixed price. The member can purchase the item at any time by simply clicking buy now.

If you place a 'Classified Ad', buyers can contact you directly via MrBuyGuy.com. You and the buyer negotiate the price and the terms of sale. You may select your buyer rather than wait for a buyer to seek out your item.  

In this example below im going to list a general listing, so il select the first option from the drop down. Directly under that there is a text field which asks you if you know the UPC, EAN or the ISBN of the product. This is typically the product bar code. If you know this enter it in and various fields will be automatically populated for you when listing your item. The item I am listing today does not have a bar code so im gonna press save and continue.

 Some tips before you place your listings: 

  • Search out your competition on MrBuyGuy, see what precise products they are offering in your league and the kind of prices they are quoting.
  • Comply with the Terms & Conditions and Restricted Items of the website.
  • Choose the appropriate category for your products.