This group provides a place for uk users of Ebay's websites to discuss
all matters relating to transactions and auctions conducted through the
site. This includes but is not limited to advice on how to write and format
adverts, how to achieve the best deal when buying or selling , and matters
related to shipping items and paying for them via online payment services
such as Paypal and Nochex.
It is not intended to be a place where people simply post links to items
they have for sale and posts of this nature should be sent to appropriate
Comparisons with and discussion of alternative auction sites would also be
Advertising is forbidden. Links included as part of a persons normal Usenet
Signature appended to on-topic posts are exempt
from this although these should be kept as short as possible.
Binaries & Formatting
Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, compressed files, etc.) are
forbidden. Such material belongs on a web or FTP site to which
a pointer may be posted. Cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP)
may be used where authentication is important and should be as
short as possible.
Posts must be readable as plain text. HTML, RTF and similarly
formatted messages are prohibited. To see how to make some
common newsreaders comply with this, read
Anyone posting contrary to this charter may be reported to their
"postmaster" and/or Service Provider.
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