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What are the requirements for selling on MrBuyGuy?

Selling on MrBuyGuy is easy.

You must be over 18 and a registered member of MrBuyGuy.

Register Now to begin selling.

While you do not have to fill out your profile completely, a full profile will improve your chances of receiving a response.

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.

 

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.

What is the difference between an item and a listing?

An item is the specific product or service you are selling. A lisitng is is entire page including the iD,  description, pricing and other related details.

Can I save an auction listing as I create it?

 Yes you can, as you go through the steps to sell an auction you can press the Save Listing button on the top right hand corner of the page at anytime.  When you press this button simply enter in a title for your listing and press Save.  You will then be redirected to the Incomplete Listings page.  You can continue with your listing at anytime by clicking Incomplete Listings under Selling on your dashboard. Select the listing you would like to complete and click  Complete Now. This will take you back to the auction detailspage where you can now complete your listing . (Note: Once your listing has been completed the item will no longer appear in the incomplete listings page).

 

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.

Can I withdraw my listing?

 Whether or not you can withdraw  a listing before it expires depends on the type of listing and, if it is a General Listing with a reserve, whether  the reserve has been met or not. 

You can withdraw a general listing before it expires, up to an hour before expiration. If you withdraw within an hour after placing the listing, MrBuyGuy will refund all of your listing and promotional fees. After the first hour, you may have to pay an additional fee to withdraw your listing.

You may withdraw a classified listing at any time. There is no fee for withdrawing a classified listing.

Whenever you withdraw a listing, you must state a reason for the withdrawal. If you make repeated withdrawals that MrBuyGuy considers unjustified, your account my be suspended.

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 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.