Charter of uk.rec.cars.imports

(Not Moderated)

uk.rec.cars.imports is for the discussion of the purchase of cars overseas for use in the UK, by private buyers and through import brokers, and issues arising from the ownership of cars imported into the UK in this way. Examples of suitable topics include, but are not limited to: prices and savings for specific cars; discussion of sources for importing a car; warranty, insurance, resale value, service costs, and similar issues concerning privately imported costs; the registration process for a car being imported.

Messages posted to this newsgroup must not be crossposted to more than ONE other newsgroup.

Advertising is forbidden, with these exceptions:

  1. Suppliers of vehicles for import, brokerage services, or other services specifically relevant to the importation of vehicles into the UK may post, not more than once every calendar month, an invitation of four lines or fewer, to visit their web site or request details. The subject line should begin "ADVERT ".
  2. Participants in discussions may include references to, and URLs of, commercial ventures in their signature file as long as it does not exceed 4 lines in total.
It is regarded as advertising, and therefore forbidden, for a supplier to reply to each individual request for information on the group with a quote or proposal; such quotes are more appropriately sent by email to the individual asking for advice, who is then encouraged then summarise her or his experience in a single post.

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 plaintext. HTML, RTF and similarly formatted messages are prohibited. If you do not know how to set up your newsreader to comply with this requirement, <http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html> may be helpful.

Warning: Anyone posting material contrary to this charter may be reported to their ISP or postmaster.

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uk.rec.cars.imports	Importing cars and post-import issues