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Getting Started

Account Creation & Settings

Creating an Account

To create an account, first click on ‘Register’ in the upper right side of the webpage.

This will take you to the Registration page which outlines the Membership plans available.

Click the ‘Sign Up’ button at the bottom of the column that corresponds to the
plan you are selecting. This will open the User Account page where you will enter your User
Account information.

Enter a unique User Name for yourself in the User Name box. Spaces are allowed. Punctuation is not allowed except for periods, hyphens, apostrophes, and underscores.

Enter your email address in the E-mail address box. This email address must be valid to complete your registration.

Enter a password in the Password box. We suggest that your password contain upper and lower case letters, at least one number, and one symbol (such as @) and be at least 8 characters long. Please make sure you can remember your password or write it down and keep it safe. Re-Enter the same password in the Confirm Password box. It must match the password you entered in the previous box.

If you have a cell phone and wish to use it for contact, enter it in the Cell Phone box.

If you have a Skype account and wish to use it for contact, enter it in the Skype box.

If you have a Facebook account and wish to use it for contact, enter it in the Facebook box.

If you have a Twitter account and wish to use it for contact, enter it in the Twitter box.

If you have a Facetime account and wish to use it for contact, enter it in the Facetime box.

In the box labeled ‘What Code is in the Image?’ enter the characters shown in the section named Captcha. Click on the Create New Account button.

If you selected an account type other than free, you will be taken to our shopping cart to pay for your membership amount. If you chose the free account type, skip this step. Click the Checkout button and follow the instructions on the payment page to pay for your membership. You will receive an email from the website administrator with instructions and a link to complete your registration. Click the link in the email and follow the instructions for setting your password.

Logging in to your account

Click on ‘Login’ located in the upper right portion of the webpage.

This will open the User Account login page.

Enter your User Name in the User Name box.

Enter your password in the Password box.

In the box labeled ‘What Code is in the Image?’ enter the characters shown in the section
named Captcha. Click on the Create New Account button.

Viewing Account History

If you are logged in to your account, click on ‘My Account’ in the upper right side of the webpage.

This will take you to the Account History page. This lists how long you have been a member. It also makes visible a second set of buttons that allow you to view your ads, edit your account information, or show your listing statistics.

Viewing your Ads

If you are logged in to your account, click on ‘My Account’ in the upper right side of the webpage.This will take you to the Account History page. This lists how long you have been a member. It also makes visible a second set of buttons that allow you to view your ads, edit your account information, or show your listing statistics. Click on the Ads button. If you have created any ads they will be listed.

Editing your Account Settings

If you are logged in to your account, click on ‘My Account’ in the upper right side of the webpage. This will take you to the Account History page. This lists how long you have been a member. It also makes visible a second set of buttons that allow you to view your ads, edit your account information, or show your listing statistics. Click on the Edit button.

This will open the Account Edit page.

Enter your password in the Current Password box.

Your email address should be showing in the E-Mail Address box. If you need to change it, change the address in the E-mail Address box. If you do not need to change it, leave it as is.

If you wish to change your password, enter a new password in the Password box. We suggest that your password contain upper and lower case letters, at least one number, and one symbol (such as @) and be at least 8 characters long. Please make sure you can remember your password or write it down and keep it safe. Re-Enter the same password in the Confirm Password box. It must match the password you entered in the previous box.

If you wish to have a picture associated with your account, click the Browse button and navigate to the location on your computer where the picture is located. Select the picture and click Open. The picture will be uploaded to your account. Pictures larger than 1024x1024 pixels will be scaled down.

If your language for emails needs to be changed, select the correct language in the Language Settings section.

In the Private messages section you can Enable Private Messages. If this box is not checked you will be prevented from sending and receiving messages from other users.

In the Contact Settings section you can enable a Personal Contact Form by checking the box. This will allow other users to contact you via a personal contact form which keeps your email address hidden.

Please note that some privileged users such as site administrators are still able to contact you even if you choose to disable this feature.

In the Locale Settings section you can set your time zone to match your location. If it is not already correct then click the drop down box named Time Zone and select the correct time zone.

The next box is for your Cell Phone number. If you previously entered a cell phone number, it will be displayed. If you need to change it, replace the existing number in the Cell Phone box with your new number.

If you have a paid account, there will be two check boxes below the Cell Phone box. The first one, if checked, will make your cell phone number visible on your ad listings. The second one, if checked, will allow SMS text messages to be sent from the website to your phone by other users.

The next box is for integrating your Skype account. If you have a Skype account, and wish to show your Skype account in your listings for contact, enter your Skype Account information in the Skype box and the put a check mark next to Show Skype on Listings.

The next box is for integrating your Facebook account. If you have a Facebook account, and wish show your Facebook account in your listings, enter your Facebook Account information in the Facebook box and the put a check mark next to Show Facebook on Listings.

The next box is for integrating your Twitter account. If you have a Twitter account, and wish show your Twitter account in your listings, enter your Twitter Account information in the Twitter box and the put a check mark next to Show Twitter on Listings.

The next box is for integrating your Facetime account. If you have a Facetime account, and wish show your Facetime account in your listings, enter your Facetime Account information in the Facetime box and the put a check mark next to Show Facetime on Listings.

Now that you have made your changes click the Save button and your account changes will be saved.

Listings Statistic

If you are logged in to your account, click on ‘My Account’ in the upper right side of the webpage. This will take you to the Account History page. This lists how long you have been a member. It also makes visible a second set of buttons that allow you to view your ads, edit your account information, or show your listing statistics. Click on ‘Listing Statistic’.

This will show you the number of listings included with your membership plan, the number of listings you created this month, and number of listings remaining you are allowed to create for the month.

Logging Out

When you are finished with your session, we suggest you log out of your account before closing the browser window. To do this, simply click the ‘Logout’ option in the upper right portion of the website.

Buying and Selling

Listing your Items

Before listing any items you will need to be a member. If you are not a member, go to the ‘Creating an Account’ section and follow the instructions. If you are already a member, log in to your account. Click the Add New Listing button in the upper right section of the webpage.

This will open the Create Classified Ad page. This page is used to enter the details associated with your ad.

Enter the street address of the item being listed in the Street box.

If there is additional street address information necessary (for example a suite number or attention line)
enter that information in the Additional box. Enter city name where the item is located in the City box.

Enter the state or province in the State/Province box. As you begin to type the box will suggest the complete state or province name. Select from the suggestions.

Enter the zip or postal code where the item is located in the Postal Code box.

Select the country where the item is located in the Country box form the drop down list. United States is the default.

Enter a title for the listing in the Title box. This title should describe the item in 64 characters or less.

If you have an image (or images) of the item, click the Browse button and navigate to the location on your computer where the picture is located. Select the picture and click Open. Now click the Upload button next to the name of the file you are uploading. The file will upload and a thumbnail preview of the file will now be visible with a Remove button to allow you to remove the image if necessary.

Below that will be an Add New File section which will allow you to upload another image. Image files must be less than 64 MB. The allowed file types are png, gif, jpg, and jpeg.

If you have a video of the item on the internet (for example on YouTube) you may enter the URL address of the video in the Video URL box. The video will show in your listing.

The next option is Type. This is the type of Classified Ad you are posting (for example ‘For Sale’ if your listing an item you are selling, or ‘For Rent’ if you are posting an Ad for something you want to rent). Use the drop down menu in the Type box to select the appropriate type for your listing.

The next option is Category. This is the Category of the item you are posting about. Use the drop down menu in the Category box to select the appropriate category for your listing.

The next option is Location. This is the location of the item you are posting about. Use the drop down menu in the Location box to select the appropriate location for your listing.

The next box is Description (Edit Summary). This is where you will describe your item/ad in 500 characters or less. Type your description in the Description box. As you type the description, the number of remaining characters you have available will show in the Remaining Character box below the Description box.

The next box is for the price. Enter the Price of your item in the Price Box.

The next box should show your email address associated with your account. If it does not, enter your email address in the E-mail box.

There are two buttons at the bottom of the page, Save and Preview. If you wish to preview the listing you have created, press the Preview button. This will show you a preview of the ad and allow you to make changes. Once you are satisfied with the Ad, press the Save button. You will be taken to the Ad listing and can edit it as well. If you click the Edit button, you will open the screen allowing you to make changes to the Ad and also delete the Ad.

Purchasing Items

Purchasing of listed items is done through contact with the seller of the item you are interested in. You may contact the seller through any of the contact options that both you and the seller have setup during the account setup or editing process.

Both you and the seller must have a Skype, Facebook, Twitter, or Facetime account setup in your account to use these options for contact. If you do not, you will either need to set one up or make contact through cell phone information listed, if any.

Searching for Items

To Search for items of a specific type, or in a specific area, you may click on the Search option in the Navigation bar. This will take you to our Search page.

From here, you may enter a search keyword in the first box. You may also click on location and select a specific location to search from the list. Also, you may click the drop down menu in the Type box to select a specific listing type to search for (ie. Wanted, For Sale, Looking to Trade). In addition, you can sort your search results by various selections available in the Sort By drop down and order them in ascending or descending order. Once you have made your search selections, click the Search button.