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.
The following details are mandatory on each For Sale THREAD:
1. Photo of the costume
2. Size of the costume, measurements are required At the bottom of this thread is a measurments guide
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
One thread per item for sale please.
Showing multiple photos of the same item in the same thread is easily done using a free image host like photobucket.com 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.
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 items manufacture.
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 doesnt 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 customers 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.
ALL threads - including priority ones - may NOT include links to company websites.
All For Sale threads are NOT to be used as advertising space (whether solely, or in conjunction with an item for sale) for ones 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.
If a thread does not contain all the required information, it will be removed.
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.
LIKE ALL FORUMS ON DANCE.NET, CROSS-POSTING IS NOT PERMITTED! WHEN IN DOUBT, POST ON THE FOR SALE CHAMPS FORUM
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
Around the widest part of the chest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
* dance.net holds no responsibility for product damage/theft for items advertised in our For Sale forums. It is entirely the sellers 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.