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I would like from you an accurate description of your item(s) for sale. This must include the correct model number and details of the voltage requirements, usually found on the back of the unit.
Include on the “selling form” a fair and accurate description of the cosmetic condition of the unit. with details of visible chips, marks or staining on the fascia or cabinetwork. In the case of speakers, please include details of the condition of the grilles, if there are any for your enclosure.
The unit must have been fully tested either by you or your service agent and found to be in full working order. I won’t list any item in need of repair. If there is only a very minor non-critical technical issue, I may consider advertising the item, but please be honest with the exact details. It helps if you have the original manuals and/or packaging, as this can raise the value of your item markedly. If you still have proof of purchase, this may help too. Please let me know and give all details if the unit you are selling has been modified or altered in any way.
Do research prices of similar items carefully before deciding the price your unit. Although genuinely “mint” and “rare” equipment can command high prices, a ridiculously high price will of course simply not result in a sale.
Please advise me on the form if you are prepared to freight the item within the UK, or whether it's for collection only. Are you willing to ship the item abroad, and if so to which continents? I will include all this information in the listing. All packing and shipping costs and arrangements have to be agreed between you and the buyer.
The cost of advertising your item is a flat fee of £25.00, payable only once it has been accepted for sale. This includes all listing fees and the preparation of the ad. There is no final sale fee payable to RDA, although any donations will always be welcomed!
You must respond promptly and courteously to all enquiries from prospective buyers. Failure to do so may result in my having to withdraw your advertisement. Please don't place an ad if you are about to go on holiday, or will not be in a position to answer questions reasonably quickly. If you receive any offensive communications, please contact RDA, and any further correspondence will be handled on your behalf.
Although I seek your assurance that the item you are selling is in excellent condition, you remain solely responsible to the buyer with regard to the condition of the equipment. The sale transaction is strictly between you and the buyer. RDA are only an advertising service for your equipment. Integrity and honesty is of paramount importance.
Please advise RDA if you are a commercial organization or professionally involved in selling audio equipment in any way.
Last and definitely not least…
The item you are selling must legally belong to you or you must have the express permission of the rightful owner to sell it.