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Top Questions

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!

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.

How does MrBuyGuy calculate my positive feedback percentage?

 MrBuyGuy calculates your positive feedback percentage by looking at all of your feedback from transactions over the last 12 months. If the same member gives you the same feedback multiple times, it is counted only once.

Dividing the number of positive feedback ratings by the total number of feedback ratings gives your positive feedback percentage.

For example, suppose you have 100 positive ratings, 4 neutal ratings and one negative rating.

Your positive feedback percentage is:

100 ÷ 100+4+1 or  95.2%.

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.

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 can I restore the listing I deleted?

 To recover a deleted listing, click on Deleted in the selling section of your dashboard.

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 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.

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.

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.