Changes to the Live Selling and Classified Forums

Staff member
The Classified Forums of this website were introduced to allow our active members an opportunity to trade, swap or sell unused livestock and equipment. Over the past year, this area has become an area where it seems that “anything goes” despite our best efforts to monitor the area. We’ve seen online retailers on this site selling their inventory, we’ve had scammers from other sites trying to sell, we’ve had new members selling items daily with no participation in the general forums…and long time valued members banned because their ratio of participation to selling was too high. Our oversight of this area, especially since there often is money involved, lacked consistency…consequently, we have been looking at a technology solution for this area that would aid us in monitoring this area.
We are pleased to announce that effective Wednesday, October 29th, all Classified and Live Selling and Trading transactions will take place on a new site set up exclusively for Bulletin Board members: Here you will be able to buy, sell, auction, and swap items with a uniform template to make transactions easier and more secure.
Here’s how it will work. You must be a Bulletin Board member to participate and register. All members must register separately at the site to use this area. All transactions will use PayPal. Members may list up to 4 auctions within a 30 day period, each auction can contain a maximum of 10 items for sale. The listing of items is free. There are upcharges you can request at a nominal fee if you so desire for your listing. All sales will incur a 5% fee to . You will be able to set your own shipping rules, transaction rules, upload up to 10 pictures per auction…all free. We have removed the requirement that members must post 50 times to use this site, and with the security of a dedicated auction site, we feel many more members will choose to try this form of selling.
Feel free to take a look around the site. You will need to register before you can buy or sell. Make sure you check your junk email folder if you do not receive your registration confirmation email. supports aquaculture and encourages hobbyist’s efforts to advance the hobby. For the vast majority of members, four auctions per month is more than enough to suit their needs. For those whose livestock sales capacity exceed that level, we apologize that this site will no longer be available. We will, however, consider purchasing hobbyist’s stock if they wish to wholesale with us and have sufficient quantities of an item. Please contact us at if you are interested.
The Classified Forums will close on Wednesday, October 29th and will be the exclusive means of transactions on this message board. Attempting to sell on another forum or bypassing the system will result in suspension of your membership in the forums.
I’m sure it is going to take a few weeks for us all to get used to the new system, but we know the vast majority of members will appreciate the increased security and ease of use this site will provide.
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