Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs
Question: How do I place an ad?
Answer: If you haven't already, check out our handy video on this page. Creating an ad is simple, but you will need an account to do so.
Question: Do I need an account to create an ad?
Answer: Yes! Creating an account is free, and only takes a minute. All that is required is an email address.
Question: How long will my ad run for?
Answer: Your ad will run for 30 days. After the first 30 days has expired you can choose to renew the ad for another 30 days.
Question: When I try to log in, the site tells me that my password is invalid. What am I doing wrong?
Answer: Be sure that you are using the correct username. Usernames are case sensitive. If you have forgotten your password use the "forgot password" feature found under the login area.
Question: When I try to log in, the site redirects me to the home page. What am I doing wrong?
Question: I think I spotted a scam. What should I do?
Answer: If you think there is an ad on The Maine Marketplace that is fraudulent, please email the information to email@example.com If you have been contacted by someone who you think may be initiating a scam, ignore them. See below for examples of some scams that are finding their way around the internet.
Creating an adSeveral handy-dandy videos have been created to assist those new to theMaineMarketPlace.com in how to use the site to find items you may be interested in as well as how to Create an Account and How to Add a Listing. Thanks for asking!
To see more videos, mouseover the video player and choose a new video. Or, click on the 'play' button and allow the videos to play in sequence.
How do I know if I have encountered a scam?
How do I know if I have encountered a scam? The best way to verify that an ad is real is to talk with the seller by phone, and trust your instincts! If its too good to be true, or if something does not seem right, it probably isn't. Never send money to a buyer unless you are certain that you trust the buyer. If you have any questions about an ad please contact us here at The Maine Marketplace by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. When browsing through the Dog category, be aware of sellers that are from out of state, do not supply a home phone number, or have prices that seem very low. NEVER send money without seeing the pet IN PERSON first. Scams are easy to spot if you look for the warning signs. The following is an example of a scam that is used very often on internet classified ad sites:
Is the your listed item on themaine still available for sale ? How long have you owned it? Have you owned it from new? If not how many previous owner? Why are you selling it? In your opinion, what sort of condition is it? Any available photo? How much are you asking for it?
I will convey you with Certified Check or Personal check.
My financial clerk he has mail out the payment to you, I just want to update you that i had just read from my Clerk ,That there is a mistake,Because he was informing me that he sent out the sum of $2,000 to you instead of him to send you the amount for the item am purchasing from you,I was so mad at him when i hear this because i don't know if my money will be safe when you get it..And he will loose
his job if i couldn't retrieve my money back .
I want you to send the left of the funds after deducting the money for the item,Plus extra $40.00 for yourself for taking your time and your effort and wire the rest via western union to my Engineer who wants to help me with some plumbing works the same day you receive the check...I just don't know what to do because i am totally confused.
Can i have confidence and faith in you toward the transaction ?
1) Can i trust you with the money?
2) Can you wire the rest of the funds to the Engineer the same day you received and cashed the cheque?
Another common scam can appear in an email looking similar to this:
Good day to you!am interested in purchasing your item without no
further delay,but first?What is the final price of the item? Will you
be accepting a US certified Cashiers Check or Postal Money order?Also
i will be using my private shipping company to pickup the item,but the
payment you are going to receive will include some excess fund which
you are to send to the shipping company that will come for the pickup
of the item,so here are the questions i will like to asked you below.
1.Can i trust you with the money?
2.Will you be able to wire transfer the excess the same day you
receive the check or money order ?
3.Will you be available when the shipping company will be coming for the pickup?
4.Is the working condition of the ITEM okay?
5,Is the item still available?
6.Can i take you for your words?
Contact me with the present state of the item and your contact
information to mail out the payment to you as soon as possible.Name
you want on check:
Home Address: City:State: Country: Phone Number/Office Number