Ebay Disclaimer

  Quickbeam 23 Sep 11
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As I have mentioned recently, I am offloading accumulated clutter from over the years. My garage contains loads of bike parts, is it OK to put any sort of disclaimer on an Ebay item?

This is what I have in mind, feel free to advise, I know I'm no diplomat:)

DISCLAIMER:

Please be aware that these motorcycle parts listed by myself are sold as described and shown in the photos. The boxes that they are in, along with the quoted part No cannot be guaranteed as correct as I have found out myself in the past. My description is as true as I believe, but as an old bike restorer, you may know different, in which case, I bow to superior knowledge. This is a garage clearout, some bits have been there for 30+ years.

Take a good look at the photos of any item you intend to bid on, and use your own discretion and personal knowledge as you would at an auto jumble. Once you buy it, it’s yours, if it’s not right, tough... buyer beware!

No offence meant by the above disclaimer, but there is bound to be someone that thinks the world is perfect...

  dagbladet 23 Sep 11

Seemed fine up until "...tough...buyer beware!"

Was reasonable up to then and certainly conveyed the message without actually being off putting...then it was.

  Quickbeam 23 Sep 11

I thought buyer beware was a legal phrase?

On tenth reading, maybe the tough bit is just too undiplomatic;)

  Aitchbee 23 Sep 11

QB - I do not use Ebay - but your disclaimer looks good to me.

  Quickbeam 23 Sep 11

Version 2:

DISCLAIMER:

Please be aware that these motorcycle parts listed by myself are sold as described and shown in the photos. The boxes that they are in, along with the quoted part No cannot be guaranteed as correct as I have found out myself in the past. My description is as true as I believe, but as an old bike restorer, you may know different, in which case, I bow to superior knowledge.

This is a garage clearout, some bits have been there for 30+ years. Take a good look at the photos of any item you intend to bid on, and use your own discretion and personal knowledge as you would at an auto jumble. Once you buy it, it’s yours, buyer beware.

  Aitchbee 23 Sep 11

...maybe leave out 'if it's not right...tough' and eliminate the stressed bold text in 'buyer beware!' and leave out exclamation mark.It makes you look as if you are shouting.I have been ticked off for this over-use of bold text.

  Quickbeam 23 Sep 11

Version 3:

DISCLAIMER:

Please be aware that these motorcycle parts listed by myself are sold as described and shown in the photos. The boxes that they are in, along with the quoted part No cannot be guaranteed as correct as I have found out myself in the past. My description is as true as I believe.

This is a garage clearout, some bits have been there for 30+ years. Take a good look at the photos of any item you intend to bid on, and use your own discretion and personal knowledge as you would at an auto jumble. Once you buy it, it’s yours, buyer beware.

  Aitchbee 23 Sep 11

I posted same time, but you got my drift. - QB

  Aitchbee 23 Sep 11

'part No' change to 'Part Number' - No is a negative word; might put people off.

  Quickbeam 23 Sep 11

If I was American I could write part #...;)

  Blackhat 23 Sep 11

My wife has been selling on ebay every week now for 4 years and uses the following footer to all listings.

*Please do not bid unless you fully intend to pay within 7 days of winning.

Non UK bidders please ask for shipping cost before bidding.

If you have 10 or less feedbacks please contact me before bidding.

Outside UK must have a paypal account.*

The 10 or less message makes sure that they have read the listing and know how to use ebay.

Nothing wrong with your disclaimer but you might want to add a note about payments.

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