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USA & Canada Quickstart Guide - Please read this basic info before trading

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I can’t see the "start new topic" button - Can I list an item for sale? 

Yes you can. In order to stop spam on the forum a minimum amount of posts are required before you can post items for sale in the trade section. Although the amount of posts is not disclosed it is a very small number, we suggest that you introduce yourself in the welcome new members section if you haven’t done so already. Alternatively upgrading to Premium Membership will give you immediate access to list items for sale, or you can send a PM to @ChrisSilver and request to be manually moved to the Member Group.


For sale listings

All topics listing items for sale must state an asking price. (Apart from when you are solely looking to exchange, then please state your asking exchange)

Topics listed in USA & Canada section are for items located within this area. For items located in other areas please use the approbate other trade forums.

Including a photo of your items for sale is very useful, it is also helpful, especially for new members, to include a piece of paper with the date and your forum username on it in the photo.

Trade Prefixes:
Please use the appropriate prefix for your trade topic. Once you have completed your topic, or if you decide to withdraw your topic please update your listing with the appropriate prefix. To do this use the edit button and select the approbate prefix from the drop down menu.

  • For Sale
  • For Exchange
  • For Sale or Exchange
  • For Auction
  • Wanted
  • Completed
  • Withdrawn - for if you want to withdraw your listing
  • Closed - this prefix is used by Admin/Moderators either when a topic is automatically closed after 30 days, or if needed to be manually closed.




Please feel free to list Auction style listings if you wish.

  • State your terms
  • your starting price
  • the auction end time/date
  • Shipping info etc.
  • Members can bid on your auction by commenting in your thread.

Hidden reserves are not allowed, please see the following topic for more info:

Be sure to clearly state your rules as to avoid any confusion.

The trade section is for items listed directly on the forum, and is not for advertising items for sale on 3rd party websites including but not limited to eBay.

FREE listings & business sellers

*FREE listings are for private individuals. Those operating as a business in the eyes of the forum are required to have Gold or Platinum Premium Membership. Unlimited trade listings in the USA & Canada trade section and Australia & New Zealand section are for individuals. Commercial/business users or those who are deemed to be operating as a business in the eyes of the forum need Gold or Platinum Premium Membership to post trade listings.

 UK & Europe trade section has a limit of 1 listing per 30 days for standard members. Silver, Gold or Platinum Premium Members can post unlimited trade listings in the UK & Europe Section. For listings in USA & Canada, please see the next section below Please refer to forum Terms & Conditions and pinned topics in the trade sections before listing items. Please post in the location your items are located in, you can still offer shipping to international buyers, just say so in your description. 

Unlimited Trade listings in the USA & Canada, visible to all members.

To help encourage listings in this section, all new topics in this section are currently visible to ALL members & not only premium members like in the other trade section regions.

There is also currently no limit for standard members in the USA & Canada trade section and you can post an unlimited amount of trade topics here currently,

Eventually when this section is extremely busy like the UK & Europe section, the USA & Canadian section will go back to being the same way; new topics will only be shown to premium members for the first 3 days, allowing members who support the forum to get the bargains first, after the first 3 days all non premium members groups can then see. For now though, all topics are visible to all! And all members can post unlimited trade topics!

We would be grateful if you could buy Premium Membership already, this will give us the much needed revenue to create incentives to encourage more trade in the USA and Canada section, as well as putting more money into advertising and marketing, ultimately giving more great deals on TSF, and more buyers for you! To buy premium membership please see here: https://thesilverforum.com/store/category/2-premium-membership/

New members are recommended to first introduce themselves in the 'Welcome New Members' section here http://thesilverforum.com/forum/10-welcome-new-members/ before posting a sales thread as you will get a better response from the community by introducing yourself first.

Selling on TSF is FREE, there is 0% commission taken by TSF. *The Unlimited FREE listings is for private individuals only and excludes dealers and individuals operating as a business: 

Business/commercial sellers or those operating as a business please see the information here prior to listing, as a Gold or Platinum Premium membership is required: 

Unsolicited comments in trade section 

This following topic is in the UK & Europe section but it equally applies to the USA & Canada trade section as well as all trade sections, so please read;


Disclaimer & risk of trading

Disclaimer: The following applies to all Members/Sellers on the forum. Members trade at their own risk. The Silver Forum does not vet any members/sellers on the forum and neither myself nor the forum is liable for any loss(es) that may result from trades. Myself and The Silver Forum also can not mediate any trades, this is between the two parties to discuss and resolve any issues that they might have.

Members may wish to use PayPal for added PayPal buyer protection. Note that PayPal gift payments are not covered under the PayPal buyer protection.

Please see risk of trading: https://www.thesilverforum.com/topic/42144-risk-of-trading-on-the-forum/ 


How to try to reduce risk of trading

Please also see this topic when buying on the forum on how to try to reduce risk:

Business on the forum require a Business Account
Business on the forum require to maintain an active Business Account, you can do this buy purchasing the relevant business account in the forum store here


My posts are my personal opinions, they do not constitute advice or financial advice.

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