Machineseeker marketplace rules (Summary)
Concrete offers only
Please only enter concrete offers into the database. Advertisements that consist of general advertising such as "All types of XY machines" will not be published.
Advertisements should always include a clear technical description
When submitting an advertisement at Machineseeker, always include a clear description of the machine in the field "Technical data". We do not allow advertisements which provide no technical data.
Anonymous advertisements and advertisements with box numbers are not permitted
When submitting an advertisement, always include your full name and address. Anonymous advertisements are not permitted.
No phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses or internet addresses should appear in the text of an advertisement
Advertisements may not include phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses or internet addresses.
New and ex-display machines may not be categorised as used machines
Advertisers are obliged to indicate clearly whether a machine is new or ex-display on the submission form provided by the operator of the site. New and ex-display machines may not be submitted as used machines.
Deleting sold machines
Please delete (or pause) advertisements for machines that have been sold as quickly as you can. We try to keep our database as up-to-date as possible, so expired offers are extremely unwelcome and prohibited in our Terms & Conditions.
Deleting machine advertisements
Immediately uploading previously deleted advertisements is not permitted, as this constitutes an unfair trading practice.
Company logos may not be used as pictures of machines
Do not use logos instead of pictures of machines. Always upload pictures of the machine which is to be sold, for which you hold the copyright.
Only upload pictures which you are authorised to use.
Photographs for which the manufacturers or your competitors hold the copyright may only be uploaded with the express written permission of the copyright owner.
No "placeholder" pictures
Pictures of machines that only contain text such as "Photo coming soon" are not permitted.
Never copy texts from your competitors
Please write your own technical descriptions of the items that you are offering for sale. Copying texts and sections of text from the advertisements of other sellers is forbidden and usually results in awkward situations that are best avoided.
No keywords / search terms should be listed in advertisements
Only include technical descriptions which are specific to the machine which you are offering. Using lists of keywords or search terms is not permitted. The inclusion of advertisements for other machines, products, consumable materials and general advertising is also not permitted.