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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.

What is an unpaid item?

When you buy or bid successfully on an item, you commit to pay. If you fail to make a payment,  an unpaid item case may be opened. 

If you don't pay or you fail to reach an agreement with the seller within 4 days, MrBuyGuy will record an unpaid item on your account.

This can lead to your account being restricted or suspended.

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.

Start comparing

Once you've sorted your products so the ones you're most likely to buy are at the top of the list, it's time to start comparing.

Click on the name of the product you're interested in or click on the Compare Prices button. You'll be taken to a page with a larger version of the product photo as well as the product's overall rating on MrBuyGuy.com.

You can compare prices by looking further down the page, where you'll see a list of all the stores that sell the product, the price at which it's sold at each store and the average customer rating at each store.

You can see particular specifications for the product by clicking on the Specifications tab.

Clicking on the Reviews tab will allow you to see reviews from other MrBuyGuy customers.

Take some time to read the product description carefully and to review all the available information about the product before you decide whether to buy it.

When will I receive a sales report?

 Once you are subscribed to our services, you will receive your first report within 72 hours. The report will be comprehensive and will provide you with interesting insights on various sales aspects of your sales.

I won an item but no longer want to buy it. What should I do?

You are obliged to buy the item that won, as your bid is considered a contract.

If you think you  have a valid reason for cancelling your purchase, contact the seller and explain your position. The seller may understand your concern and be willing to work with you. If the seller does not accept your explanation, you must purchase the item. if you fail to do so, an unpaid item will be documented in your account. Too many unpaid items can lead to account restriction or suspension. 

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.

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.

 

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. 

How can I see the price of an item that has already been sold?

You can search for Completed Listings. These are listings that have ended within the last 15 days, whether or not the item sold.

To search for completed listings:

1.    Click Advanced Search.

2.     Enter two or three words that describe the item in the Enter keywords or item number field.

3.     Select Completed Listings in the Search Including section.

4.       Click Search.