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Jan 28, 2009
Please read the rules for posting in the classifieds that are below this section to ensure you are abiding by all rules. The following are additional considerations and rules for posting in the Craigslist section.

Before posting here please remember that not all Craigslist ads require emergency help. Please do not repost every Craigslist ad you come across. We offer this service for chinchillas that NEED help; this is for chinchillas that are in dire situations, and not for people who simply have their chinchillas for sale. Regular forum members who are rescues and breeders have the right to place ads of this nature in either the Chinchillas for Sale or Chinchilla Rescue sections. Please restrict the use of the Craigslist section for TRUE emergencies. It is not intended for those who are outraged that someone is selling a chinchilla on Craigslist.

To help assist chinchillas that are posted on Craigslist and other ad websites, and to help prevent confusion for others reading your post, please consider the following recommended posting structure.

Recommended Structure:

Title: In the title please include the location (city & state, province, etc) to make it easier for people in that area locate ads that are relevant.

Post body: Include the link to the ad. Posting the text of the ad can also be helpful and if you have attempted to make contact with the ad owner.

Rules or Recommendations for Posting Classified Ads

1. Do not post your opinions of the breeder, breeder's animals, or the breeder's website in this forum. If you have issues with a breeder you need to contact them directly to resolve those issues.

2. Chins and Hedgies (CnH) is not responsible for any transactions that occur from a listing on its web site. However, CnH will not tolerate members who do not follow through with their transactions. When the staff becomes aware that a member has become a habitually poor performer when it comes to their business practices, the staff will immediately permanently suspend that member’s use of all classified sections on CnH. While the classified section on CnH remains a buyer beware experience, we do feel the need to somewhat protect our members from those that seem to want to continue to not follow through or make things right with their buyers.

3. Only posts by those that are interested in purchasing the product/animal listed are allowed. Comments are not allowed and may be deleted (i.e. posts stating how cute, your pet looks like mine, I wish I could get him, etc. are not allowed) and a warning sent.

4. Do not make disparaging comments about price. You may respectfully inquire to see if there is scope for negotiation but please remember that the person placing the advert has the right to set his/her price. If it is not to your budget, then leave it at that.

5. Classifieds are purged on a regular basis. Any threads whose last post date is later than 30 days may be purged.

6. Catalog posts in the classifieds section will be culled periodically to control size and accuracy. Those posts that are older than 30 days may be removed.

7. If the item/animal you are selling is sold or is no longer up for sale, please notify a moderator so that the post can be closed or removed.

8. Posts which are suspected of selling items illegally or otherwise unethically may be edited or removed from the forum without warning and/or the user responsible may be removed from the forums. CnH will not be held liable for any loss of business and/or reputation by removal of said posts and/or users.

9. By posting in the classified forum, you agree to the conditions contained within these rules.

10. In the event that a classified thread starter feels it necessary to add a "bump" post to the thread (to bring it back up in the forum listing), said posts are limited to one every 24-48 hours. Excessive bump posts or posts made in contravention to this rule, will be removed and the poster issued with a warning

11. Please limit the number of active classified ads to 3. An ad may contain more than 1 item.

We also recommend that you take a look at the following recommendations for posting or responding to ads.

1. Include your location, price, and the sex, color, age, and any special needs required by the animal.

2. Always get a telephone number and/or mailing address of the person from whom you are buying. When dealing with people you do not know, remember the principle of "buyer beware."

3. If you are selling, check your local laws to ensure that you are in compliance with any and all laws (national, state or local) governing the breeding or sale of exotic pets. If you are buying, it is your responsibility to ensure that the seller is in compliance with all laws. It is also advisable to get recommendations from others as to the ethics and quality of the seller.

4. Some animals are not legal in all areas. Please check your local and state regulations before purchasing an animal. Some areas have been known to seize and euthanize banned pets.

Classifieds posted must be within the limit of the law. This means if you're posting a hedgehog classified you must be a USDA licensed breeder, or have fewer than 3 breeding females and you MUST reside in a legal state. You may be asked to send your license number or a copy of your license to a moderator or administrator for verification. Classifieds posted that do not comply with this rule will be deleted.

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