Private Party Ads Forum Rules, FAQ, Safe Selling Guidelines


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May 4, 2010
  • / Private Party Ads Forum Rules, FAQ, Safe Selling Guidelines
Here are the basics:

1. Only private party sales are allowed in the forum. No dealers.
2. Ads are 100% free.
3. You may "bump" a thread once per month.
4. LMF does not review ads. Buy and sell at your own risk!

More detailed rules and info below...


1. This forum is for posting items for sale by private parties. If you are in the business of selling mowers, parts, equipment, etc, a dealer or manufacturer, you may not post in this forum. Please send us a message by filling out this Contact Us Form for details on advertising for dealers and manufacturers.

2. Buy & sell at your own risk! See safe selling guidelines are provided below as a starting point for protecting yourself. LMF has no involvement in transactions, escrow, inspection of equipment, representations, etc. You should conduct your own due diligence on every purchase or sale and take every precaution to make the right purchase and protect yourself. If a deal seems "too good to be true" it usually is.

3. We do not review ads. If you see something that looks suspect, please use the notify moderator link to report it.


How much do ads cost?

How do I post an ad?
1. Log in to LMF. If you do not have an account, you need to register.

2. Visit the private party ads forum.

3. Click the post new thread button.

4. Fill out a title, information, attach photos, etc.

5. Click the submit new thread button.

How do I attach photos?
Click on the "manage attachments" button when posting a thread. This will prompt you for files to attach.


As you start to get contacted by potential buyers, please be careful of online scam attempts. For many years, online classified websites have been the target of scammers who attempt to defraud sellers of high-ticket items, including tractors, with various illegal tactics.

Here are some general guidelines:

* If something "just doesn't seem right" it probably isn't.

* Deal locally with folks you can meet in person.

* Never accept or wire funds via western union, moneygram or any other wire service - anyone who asks you to do so is a scammer.

* Fake cashier checks & money orders are common, and banks will cash them and then hold you responsible when the fake is discovered weeks later.

* is not involved in any transaction, and does not handle payments, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer "buyer protection" or "seller certification."

* Never give out financial information (bank account number, social security number, ebay/paypal info, etc.)

* Avoid deals involving shipping or escrow services and know that only a scammer will "guarantee" your transaction.

* Do not ship items to a buyer until you are 100% positive that the funds for the transaction have been secured through a trusted method.

This is by no means a complete list and scammers are always coming up with new tactics to try.

Thank you!!!
Jun 8, 2012
  • / Private Party Ads Forum Rules, FAQ, Safe Selling Guidelines
I'm glad there is finally a "classified forum"! I can't wait to see what people have for sale. Thanks for creating it Muhammad & Briana! :thumbsup: