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How to Use the Styleforum Classified System

Using the Classified System in Styleforum’s New Buy & Sell Interface


  1. Seller Dashboard

    1. Overview
    2. Terms & Conditions

  2. How to Post a Classified in Styleforum’s New Buy & Sell Interface

    1. Accessing Archived Listings
    2. Creating a New Listing
      1. Categories
      2. Create & Edit
      3. Paypal
      4. Add Images
        1. Uploading Images
        2. Uploading a Cover Image
      5. Discussions / Updating your Listing

  1. How to Use (and Buy from) Styleforum’s New Buy & Sell Interface

    1. Searching Buy & Sell
    2. Asking questions
    3. Individual Sellers
    4. Watching a Listing
    5. Buying a Listing

Note that the new term for a Buy & Sell post is “Resource.”

Seller Dashboard

  1. Navigate to your Seller Dashboard from the Buy & Sell dropdown menu as show below:
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    Inside your seller dashboard, you will be able to see your listings, your terms & conditions, and – in the future – see statistics on your sales.

  2. Terms and Conditions
    When you create a classified listing, you will be prompted to set Terms & Conditions for your sale. You can do this on an individual listing, or you can set Terms & Conditions that will apply to every listing you create from within your dashboard.

How to Post a Classified in Styleforum’s New Buy & Sell Interface

1. Accessing your archived posts

Classified posts from the old Styleforum platform were not imported into the new system. This is due not only to the limitations of the older system, but also because we wanted to build a more robust Buy & Sell system for our members.

To access your old classifieds listings, please visit the archive here:

http://www.styleforum.net/forums/#archives.20807

2. Creating a New Classified Listing

  1. First, navigate to the Buy & Sell subforum (1.)from the Nav Bar. Then, click “Add Classified” (2.):

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  2. Next, from the dropdown menu that appears in the popup, select the category of garment or accessory you would like to add:

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    Please note that within the same dropdown menu, categories are separated into “Classic Menswear” (at the top) and “Streetwear and Denim” (towards the bottom). Be sure to select the most accurate category.

  3. Once you’ve selected a category for your listing, you will be able to create and edit your listing:

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    Note that you are currently required to fill out all fields

3. Paypal

You now have the option to buy and sell directly through your Paypal account. Note: Styleforum does not store your account information aside from the address – all transactions are done through Paypal.

Linking your Paypal allows buyers to purchase from you directly, without having to deal with back-and-forth messages.

4. Uploading Images

There are 4 ways to upload an image: hotlink, direct upload, and drag-and-drop. Here’s how you do each:

  • To drag-and-drop an image, simply drag your image into the reply box.
  • To post an image from your library, click here:
    New styleforum interface help FAQ Xenforo
  • To link to an image via URL, click here:
    New styleforum interface help FAQ Xenforo
  • To upload an image to Styleforum directly, click here. (RECOMMENDED)
    New styleforum interface help FAQ Xenforo

You can attach more than one image at once!

Which way should I do it?

If you want your picture to remain hosted on Styleforum  (you do), option 4 is your best bet. This ensures that the picture remains on the Styleforum server, even if it has been deleted from its outside host. This is the equivalent of the “Attach Image” feature from the old platform.

2. Adding a Cover Image

To add a cover image to your listing, check the “Upload Resource Icon” box at the bottom of the classified creation page:

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3. When you are finished, click the “Save” box at the bottom of the editor to post your listing.

5. Discussions / Updating Your Listing

Once you have saved your listing, you will see the option to view both “Overview” and “Discussion” tabs within the listing:

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In the discussion tab, you can post updates on your item, offer further information, or chat with interested buyers.


How to Use (and Buy from) Styleforum’s New Buy & Sell Interface

  1. Searching Buy & Sell
    1. When browsing the Buy & Sell subforum, you have the option to see the full list of current classifieds or to search for exactly what you want.
      1. To see all classifieds, click the “Buy & Sell” tab on the nav bar.
      2. To search for a specific item, hover your mouse over the “Buy & Sell” tab on the nav bar, and then select “Search Classifieds.” You will then be able to search by category within either the Classic Menswear or Streetwear and Denim selling subfora.

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  2. Individual Sellers
    1. To see all the items offered by an individual seller, click the author name. This can be accessed either from inside an individual listing, or from the main Buy & Sell page.

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    2. You can view seller feedback by clicking “View Trading Profile” within the Author tab.

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  3. Asking a Question
    Once you have selected an item, you may wish to ask the seller a question. To do so, click the “Discuss this Resource” button on the right-hand side of the page.


  4. Watching a Listing
    You can now add listings to your “Watch List.” To do so, navigate to the item you wish to watch, and then click “Watch This Resource.”

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    To see all of your watched listings, select “Watched Resources” from the Buy & Sell dropdown menu.

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  5. Buying a Listing
    1. Buy Now
      The simplest way to buy an item is through Paypal, by clicking the “Buy Now” button at the top right of the listing:

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      This will prompt you to accept the user’s Terms & Conditions. Once you have accepted, you will be redirected to Paypal to complete the transaction.

    2. Start or Contribute to a Public Discussion
      If you wish to start a discussion with the seller, whether to discuss the item or the price, you can do so buy clicking the blue “Discuss this Resource” box on the right hand side of the listing.

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      Note that all Discussions are public. Also note that You can either browse individual discussions directly from an individual listing, or you can also browse the discussions for B&S separately by going here: https://www.styleforum.net/forums/#buying-and-selling.6654

    3. Start a Private Conversation
      From within the listing, click the Author name from within the “Author Details” box on the right hand side of the listing. Then, select “Start a Conversation.” This will allow you to send an offer or a question privately.

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  1. Hi,

    thanks for the informative post.
    One question, how do we leave feedbacks for classifieds before the updates?

    Best,
    Tobe