New Posting Rules For This Forum
By hummingbird
On 12/15/2010 17:03:59
The reason for these changes is to help with the issues people seem to be having with fittings, costumes come back with bit's missing or broken, postage not paid or just not returned at all. These new rules will assist with that. It is always advised that a deposit is obtained before you post any costume off for a fitting. [hl=yellow]The following details are mandatory on each For Sale THREAD:[/hl] 1. Photo of the costume 2. Size of the costume,[hl=yellow] measurements are required At the bottom of this thread is a measurments guide[/hl] 3. Price (and if negotiable) 4. Accessory list (if any) 5. Age of the costume (if known) 6. Name of costume manufacturer The following details are not mandatory, but highly advisable. 7. Costume materials and whether it is stoned or not 8. Details on whether the costume will be sent out, or which competitions it will be taken to [hl=yellow]One thread per item for sale please.[/hl] Showing multiple photos of the same item in the same thread is easily done using a free image host like or imageshack. Multiple threads for the same item (either intentionally done to get more attention, to “bump” it back onto the first page, or to show more views of the product) will be deleted. If a costume falls off the 10th page - and ONLY then - may you re-submit it in its entirely - that means ALL the required information. Multiple items are not permitted in the one thread. This includes listings for custom-made items. One thread, one sale. [hl=yellow]Posting an advert here for free is only permitted for second-hand items being sold by individuals who are not in the costume-related industry or any other industry directly related to the item’s manufacture.[/hl] The only exception to this rule is if you are selling second-hand merchandise whose manufacture and sale has nothing to do with your company. Business owners MUST pay to sell their merchandise, even if the product being sold is second-hand, and even if it doesn’t currently belong to them. For example – if you make Bloch shoes then you must still pay to sell a second-hand pair of Bloch shoes on a customer’s behalf. Paid-for listings appear as Priority Threads whose title is in bold and will remain at the top of Page 1 for a month. [hl=yellow]ALL threads - including priority ones - may NOT include links to company websites.[/hl] All For Sale threads are NOT to be used as advertising space (whether solely, or in conjunction with an item for sale) for one’s company or a service of any kind. Sellers should have all the relevant information avaliable in-thread so potential buyers do not have to link elsewhere for ‘more information’ – this includes links to Ebay shops and Ebay items! If you buy a monthy advertisement to sell a particular costume, that's it. You are NOT also paying for the right to advertise other products/your website, therefore you are not permitted to "sneak in" an ad for those products/services. Example - A paid advertisement for a pink U/12 costume is fine. But a paid advertisement for a pink U/12 costume AND a section underneath about headpieces also avaliable at suchandsuch website is NOT. Similarly, a "please visit my Ebay shop at ________" in your post is also not allowed. [hl=yellow]If a thread does not contain all the required information, it will be removed.[/hl] If any member sees a thread that should be removed, it would be appreciated if they would mod-report it immediately by pressing the “Mod” button. “But someone else is doing it!” is no excuse for knowingly breaking the posting rules. Even priority threads will be removed if they do not comply by these Posting Rules. However if this is the case we will credit the DDN account with 1 priority posting, which can be redeemed the next time that seller posts an advert and mod-reports it to our attention. [big]LIKE ALL FORUMS ON DANCE.NET, CROSS-POSTING IS NOT PERMITTED! WHEN IN DOUBT, POST ON THE FOR SALE CHAMPS FORUM[/big] [hl=white,green]Measurements Guide[/hl] [big]Fact[/big] Dance costumes do not fit multiple sizes even though they are made of stretchy material. They are made to a specific size, to fit a specific dancer for a reason, you want the dancer to look their best. This is a measuring guide to help people advertising their costumes for sale and those wanting to buy them too. These are the measurements you will need for a good fit on any dance costume [big]Bust[/big] Around the widest part of the chest. [big]Waist[/big] This is the natural waist and is about one inch or 2 cm above the belly button. On a young adult this is normally the narrowest part of the torso. [big]Hips[/big] This is the widest part around the bum, not around the top of the hips. All of these measurements need to be taken as a full circle around your dancer, not just the front or back. The last one and the most important one is the girth. [big]Girth[/big] This is another full circle measurement but this time from the shoulder with the measure taken down the front of the body, under the crotch and up the back to meet on the shoulder. [big]Inside Leg[/big] All costumes with long trousers will need an inside leg measurement, this is from the crotch down to just under the ankle. Without these measurements there is very little chance of a costume finding it's right new dancer on the first fitting. * holds no responsibility for product damage/theft for items advertised in our For Sale forums. It is entirely the seller’s responsibility as to how the sale is conducted. * It would be appreciated if sellers could lock threads or mod-report them to request their removal after their item has been sold to avoid confusion/keep the forum clean. * Prices MUST appear on each For Sale thread. If you are not sure how much to charge you are welcome to enter in an approximate price range and the words “Price Negotiable”. Please also remember you can change this listed price whenever you like by mod-reporting your thread and specifying exactly what you want changed and to what.
re: New Posting Rules For This Forum
By lilxmissxellie
On 01/04/2011 20:19:07
I request a refund of £5 for my post i put on yesterday for a sale of a starter costume which you have removed off here, i couldnt see anything wrong with the post comparing it with other posts ie no measurements mentioned
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By Stacey8
On 02/11/2011 03:53:29
ok thank you this is really helpful xxxxx
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By Gorgalou
On 02/16/2011 04:17:30
I have found all the information very helpful thank you
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By Gorgalou
On 02/20/2011 08:49:13
I am new to this and am going to sell a costume so found all this information very helpful thank you
U8 Starter suit for sale
On 05/22/2011 15:38:00
Tess beautiful sponsor starter solo suit will be for sale after the 18th june.made by the fab BLING BOUTIQUE.this suit is just over 2 months old and would fit u8 or small u10, looks gorgeous on, measurements are: waist 23 chest 24 hips 25 beautiful headpiece, bands for arm, no stones as starter suit, but loads of pearls and jewels make this suit stand out. price £160.
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By donna19
On 10/17/2011 03:56:31
thankyou i have found this post really helpfull seems im a new to know im doing ths right!
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By normski
On 02/21/2012 11:28:31
Thanks very useful info. It is welcome to know the rules on adverts, so that the costumes for sell has the right details. This will then inform the buyer and stop wasting time sending out for fitting etc.
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By xxdebzxx1
On 04/18/2012 09:11:29
This has been extremly helpful and answers alot of questions thany you!
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By Annon
On 06/25/2012 21:02:39
As a new member this was very helpfull thank you
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By Willow5
On 01/15/2014 14:51:01
Very helpful on how to measure for a costume, thank you

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