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All ads and transactions on bst.com must comply with the Ad Guidelines and Terms of Use. Sellers and buyers are responsible for all aspects of transactions in which they participate. Furthermore, sellers and buyers are responsible for reviewing and complying with any applicable laws, regulations, or restrictions for the city, county, state, region, and country in which both the buyer and seller reside. This includes laws, regulations, or restrictions on items and services, and the method of sale or exchange in which buyers and sellers participate on bst.com.


Rules for selling and buying on bst.com
  • You must list your items or services in the most appropriate category. Furthermore, each item or service can only be listed in one category.
  • You are not permitted to link to, display, or advertise (through the use of email addresses, URLs, images, or any other contact information) goods or services for which you are not posting on bst.com.
  • You may not include any content or images in your ad that are obscene, offensive, harmful to minors, an invasion of privacy, or otherwise inappropriate.
  • You may not offer any item for sale that is not in your possession, you do not have the right to sell, or that does not exist at the time of the ad.
  • You are not permitted to send unsolicited email or messages to bst.com or any members of bst.com.
  • You should list any adult-oriented products or services in the designated category for Adult & Erotic ads.
  • You may not use or manipulate this service for any fraudulent activity or purpose.
  • You may not disrupt bst.com operations or service. This includes the use of any automated routines used to gather or generate information via our web site, or any other repetitive action that may degrade the performance of our systems.
  • You may not charge any credit card "surcharges" or any other charges not revealed to the buyer prior to the close of transaction.
  • Circumventing bst.com fees and payments is prohibited.
  • You must complete any bst.com transaction upon which final terms have been agreed. Likewise, buyers should not make offers or accept an asking price on ads for which they do not intend to complete a transaction.
  • Feedback left for another bst.com member with whom a transaction has been completed may not be profane or threatening in nature, nor should it pertain to any other matter other than the other member's participation and actions in a transaction.
  • Your ad must be in English, however it may contain words in another language, if necessary, in order to describe the item or service for sale.

Offensive Material
Ads that promote hatred, violence, racism, or intolerance are not permitted on bst.com.

Under this policy, bst.com may, at its discretion, remove ads and optionally refund any appropriate fees when the item, description, or service graphically portrays violence or victims of violence, and lacks social or artistic value.


URLs, Links, and Contact Information
bst.com permits sellers to reference any number of URLs (or links) that provide further information about an item or service for sale. However, bst.com does not allow links that:
  • reference obscene, offensive, or inappropriate material
  • attempt to circumvent fees and usage of our site
  • reference a competitor of bst.com
In addition, we recommend against the exchange of contact information (such as an email address, telephone number, or mailing address) until terms have been agreed upon.

Contact information and inappropriate URLs are not permitted:
  • within an ad's title, description, or images
  • as part of a sign-in name
Ads that fail to follow these guidelines will be removed. Failure to follow bst.com ad guidelines may result in permanent suspension of your account.


Spamming
bst.com does not tolerate spamming. This includes solicitation of sell.com members by any means via our website. In addition, bst.com URLs and email addresses (for example, Ad Links or corporate emails) are not permitted in any mass marketing or unsolicited commercial email campaigns.

bst.com will take action if it is clear a member has participated in spamming. Where state and/or federal laws have been violated, we reserve the right pursue legal action.


Keyword Spamming
bst.com does not allow the superfluous use of keywords or phrases in ads. Keywords that do not add substantive value to the description of the ad, or those that are repeated multiple times, are considered superfluous. This includes referencing brand names which have no relation to the ad.


Portal Ads
Ads whose primary purpose is to direct buyers to another website, store, or business are not allowed in categories unless specified. Portal ads may be re-categorized or disabled.


Inappropriate Ads
bst.com may at any time re-categorize, disable, or suspend ads which contain inappropriate material in the ad title, description, or image(s). If your ad is re-categorized, disabled, or suspended, you may be notified by email.


Non-binding negotiations
According to U.S. laws and regulations, bst.com ads for actual property or real businesses are not legally binding offers to sell property or companies. We permit ads describing real estate and businesses for sale that serve as advertisements to attract potential buyers, informing them of an opportunity to conduct a transaction outside of bst.com. At the close of an ad, the seller should contact the buyer to discuss entering into a contract for the actual property or business.


Right to terminate and suspend
bst.com, at its sole discretion, may modify, suspend, or delete any ad or bst.com membership immediately, and without notice, if we believe that you have not acted in compliance with the bst.com Terms of Use and Ad Guidelines.


Restricted language
bst.com prohibits the use of language that is vulgar, racist, hateful, overtly sexual, or obscene in nature in public display on bst.com. We may permit certain ads that contain profane words as part of a title, domain, or product name. However, these words may only be permitted within certain categories, or when displayed with asterisks (or similar substituted characters) in an effort to censor profane words.


Items that are prohibited by bst.com
It is the responsibility of both the seller and the buyer to ensure that transactions completed on bst.com are for items and services that are appropriate for sale under all applicable laws and regulations. bst.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to refuse, reject or remove any ad at our sole discretion.

There are some things that you may not list or sell on bst.com. These include:
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Fireworks and explosives
  • Government IDs and police items
  • Hacking and illegal surveillance equipment
  • Hazardous goods
  • Illegal counterfeit goods
  • Human parts, body fluids, and human remains
  • Illegal drugs
  • Non-transferable contracts
  • Recalled goods
  • Stocks, bonds, and securities
  • Stolen goods
  • The sale of alcohol to persons not of lawful age
  • The sale of cigarettes to persons not of lawful age
  • The sale of event tickets that defy state & regional regulations
  • Unauthorized copies of testing materials, textbooks, instructors solution manuals, test banks, or related copyrighted works, in whole or in part
Should bst.com receive an official and lawful notification from a trademark holder, or their legal representative, that your ad infringes intellectual property rights, bst.com is under no obligation to provide a refund upon suspension. Should you successfully file a counter-claim with bst.com, you will be given a refund for your listing fee and any purchased promotions and will be allowed to re-post your ad.

Sellers may not present items or services prohibited for sale on bst.com such as gifts, prizes or giveaways in connection with an ad. bst.com may choose to revise these guidelines at any time.


Wholesale lists and Matrix Schemes
bst.com does not allow ads which sell information that may be linked to potentially fraudulent activities such as:

  • pyramid schemes
  • ponzi schemes
  • matrix schemes
Often these ads sell information in the form of a book, e-book, or PDF file. This restriction applies to so-called "wholesale lists", which often claim to provide the buyer with almost-free products, usually by encouraging the buyer to either: misrepresent themselves to other companies, or to join online matrix schemes.

We feel that a majority of these ads employ unrealistic claims, create confusion in our marketplace, and generally yield an unsatisfactory buyer experience.


Photographs and Pictures
Your ad photos should never confuse buyers, and should accurately represent the item you are selling. In addition, you should use your own images whenever possible, not someone else's. We recommend that you take digital photos of what you are selling and use these in your ad.

In short, be up front about the nature of the goods you are selling, and make sure your ad title, description, and images are not confusing to buyers.

bst.com reserves the right to modify any listing to more accurately represent what is being sold, and may suspend an ad at our sole discretion.


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