Using escrow services to avoid fraud

Many of you have been asking for some customer protecting feature. Now we do offer you one. You can use Escrow as a mediator and be sure your money will reach seller's bank account after you are sure about the goods. So how does it work? First of all you have to contact your seller if he did not mention possibility of using Escrow in his advertisement. If you both agree about using Escrow you can make a registration on Escrow website.


Escrow.com: Buy or Sell Online Without the Fear of Fraud

So how does it work step by step?

  1. Buyer and Seller Agree to Terms
    After registering at Escrow.com, both parties agree to terms of the transaction, which includes a description of the merchandise, sale price, number of days for the Buyer's inspection, and any shipping information.
     
  2. Buyer Pays Escrow.com
    The Buyer submits an available payment option. Escrow.com verifies the payment. Processing time varies by payment method.
     
  3. Seller Ships Merchandise
    Upon payment verification, the Seller is authorized to ship merchandise and submit tracking information. Escrow.com verifies that the Buyer receives the shipment.
     
  4. Buyer Accepts the Merchandise
    The Buyer has a set number of days for an inspection and the option to accept or reject the merchandise. For more information, FAQs – Return Questions.
     
  5. Escrow.com Pays the Seller
    Escrow.com pays the Seller by the method selected by the Seller. The transaction is complete.
What are the benefits?

Escrow.com, an accredited escrow company, acts as a secure third party to protect the Buyer and Seller.

How Buyers are protected:

  • Escrow.com tracks the shipped merchandise and verifies it was delivered.
  • The Seller isn't paid until the Buyer accepts the merchandise, or the inspection period expires.

How Sellers are protected:

  • Escrow.com confirms when the Buyer receives merchandise.
  • The Seller is authorized to ship only after Escrow.com verifies good funds.

Escrow.com: Buy or Sell Online Without the Fear of Fraud

Escrow.com is a recommended service. Although we have high confidence in Escrow.com we can not be held liable for its services. If you decide to use other escrow service you are free to do so.

How do I post an ad?

It's easy to post an ad on Buy a Used Motorcycle. First, you have to become a member.

Once you have registered and logged in-

  1. Choose the category appropriate for your ad.
  2. Choose an ad package.
  3. You will then be asked for specific information about your classified ad listing.
  4. Click the next button to post your ad.
  5. Proceed to the checkout page.

How do I edit or delete a classified ad posting?

To edit or delete an ad you first have to login to your account.
When you login to your account from the "My Account" link, the first page you will see is your ads.

To Edit your Ad 
1. Click the title of your ad.
2. Make your changes.
3. Click Update.

To Delete your Ad
1. Find the ad you want to delete.
2. Directly below your ad title there are various ad options.
3. Find the delete link and click it.

How do I become a member?

It's easy to become a member of Buy a Used Motorcycle. We offer two plans, one for individuals and another for motorcycle dealers.

I am unable to login to my account.

There are many reasons why you may be unable to login to your account. We have listed some of the most common ones below.

  • You don't have cookies enabled in your browser. Please make sure you have cookies enabled before logging in.
  • You entered an incorrect email address or password. You can go to the Login Page and have your account information emailed to you.
  • You may have entered your email address incorrectly when you registered for your account.
  • You had caps lock on when you entered your password. Passwords are case sensitive.
  • You are trying to login using your Buy a Used Motorcycle Forums account information. Buy a Used Motorcycle Classifieds uses a separate login from the Buy a Used Motorcycle forums.
Here are some things you may try if none of the items above are the problem.
  • If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer try closing the browser window. Open it back up. Delete all cookies. Try to login again.
  • For all other browsers we recommend clearing the browser's cookies.

Why did “Dysart Webs” appear on my credit card statement?

Payments for Buy a Used Motorcycle ads are billed through our parent company, Dysart Webs.

How many images can I post in my ad?

All of our ad packages allow you to post up to 16 images.

Why are there only 4 image upload boxes when I place my ad?

When you initially post your ad there are only 4 image upload boxes because it improves the efficiency of our website. You can add additional photos to your ad once it has posted.


To Upload Additional Photos:

  1. Click the "My Ads" link in on your account page.
  2. Find the ad you would like to add photos to.
  3. Click the Ad Title.
  4. Find the photo upload boxes.
  5. Upload Photos.
  6. Click the Update Ad Button.

I am unable to upload images to my ad.

There could be several reasons why your images are not uploading properly.

The most common reasons are the type of image and image size.

  • Please make sure that your image is in either .jpg, .jpeg, or .gif format. These are the only image formats we accept.
  • Image size must be under 2MB. If your image is over the maximum allowed size, please resample your photo and try again.
If you are having problems uploading your images because they exceed our max limits and you do not have software to resample them, you may want to try one of the websites below:
 
Windows Based – Resize My Photos
Web Based – Web Resizer
 
If you continue to have problems uploading your images please contact us.
 

How do I add a YouTube video to my ad?

Adding a YouTube video to your ad is great way to promote your Used Motorcycle. It allows potential buyers to see and hear your bike running. It's easy to post a YouTube video of your motorcycle to your ad.

First find the embed link that is located on the right side of your YouTube video. Copy the embed code.

 

Next, paste the embed code in the YouTube Video Field on the Post Ad Page.

 

Done and Done.

Where is my Ad?

Here are few reasons why you may not be able to see your classified ad on Buy a Used Motorcycle.

  • Your ad never posted to the website.
  • We never received payment for your ad. Visit your payments page to verify payment.
  • Your ad expired and was not renewed.
  • You accidentally deleted your ad.
  • Your ad violated our terms of use and was removed by a member of our staff.

    If you are still unable to find your ad please contact us for assistance.

    How can I promote my ad on Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Networking websites?

    You can post your classified ad to Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking websites by clicking the appropriate icon link found on the upper right side of your ad details page.

    How can I suggest a new category or motorcycle make?

    We welcome feedback and suggestions from the Buy a Used Motorcycle community. If you feel that a new category or motorcycle make needs to be added to our website please contact us.

    Is my email visible to the public?

    By default your email address is not visible to the public. We use an anonymous contact form for your ad. You determine when a visitor sees your email address by replying to their inquiry. We strongly advise not to include your email in ad's description text.

    What kind of ads, items, and activities are prohibited on Buy a Used Motorcycle?

    Before we get into all the particulars of what kind of ads, items, and activities are prohibited on Buy a Used Motorcycle, we would like to share with you what kind of online community we are trying to build. Our community is built upon integrity, trust, respect, and decency. We believe in treating others as you would like to be treated. To maintain our core values and beliefs, we prohibit the following activities on Buy a Used Motorcycle.

    General
    • Posting an ad that is libel or slanderous. 
    • Posting an item that is illegal to own in your state. 
    • Posting pornographic movies, adult toys, job listings for adult film stars, nude photos.
    • Posting an ad that uses profanity or vulgar language. 
    • Infringing the rights of third parties. This includes, but is not limited to, infringing on intellectual property rights such as copyright and trademark. 
    • Posting an ad that encourages others to break the law. 
    • Posting an ad that has excessive repetitive keywords. 
    • Posting an ad that promotes or links to any website that uses an affiliate commission-based program or uses cataloged third-party drop-shipping programs. Please note that Buy a Used Motorcycle does have some ads with affiliate links in them . This helps us recover some of our operating cost, which allows members to post ads ad a cheaper rate.
    Specific items and services we prohibit:
    • Counterfeit items
    • Embargoed Goods
    • Illegal Services
    • Illegal telecommunication and electronics equipment such as radar scanners and traffic signal control devices.
    • Material that is obscene or pornographic. Adult in nature or harmful to minors.
    • Recalled items
    • Stolen property
    • Weapons- All types of firearms, switchblade knives, martial arts weapons, sniper scopes, silencers, ammunition, large capacity magazines, BB guns, tear gas or stun guns. 
    We will delete any classified ad or forum post that contains any of the prohibited items listed above.

    How can I advertise on Buy a Used Motorcycle?

    Buy a Used Motorcycle exclusively uses Google Adwords for managing the advertising on our website. Google Adwords allows advanced targeting (geographically and content-based), reduces costs and is very manageable in terms of investment.

    Please visit Google Adwords to target your ads on Buy a Used Motorcycle.

    What is “My Favorite Ads”?

    "My Favorite Ads" allows you to save specific ads so you can easily come back to them later. To save an ad to your favorites click the "Add to Favorites" link found at the top right of the Ad Details page. 

    To access your favorite ads click the "My Favorite Ads" link which can be found in the account menu box.

    What are saved searches?

    Saved Searches are meant to help you easily run frequently used searches. It's a great tool for members who may be interested in specific bikes on our website and don't want to be bothered with entering the search criteria over and over again in our search forms. We can even email you when another member posts an ad that matches a saved search. You must have a Buy a Used Motorcycle account to use Saved Searches.

    How do I reply to an ad?

    To reply to an ad click the "Contact Seller" button found at the top right of the ad details page. This link will take you to a contact form for the member that posted the ad. Complete the fields in the form and send your message.

    My ad was deleted. Will my fees be reimbursed?

    In accordance with our terms of use, all advertising fees are non-refundable. If you accidentally deleted your ad please contact us about reposting your ad.