The purpose of the group is for people to buy and sell
books. All books can be bought and sold, whether they are
new or old, although there are some restrictions made in the
advertising section as to how the books are advertised.
Advertising is of course allowed with the following
Pointers towards web-sites of relevance are welcomed.
- Posters should not post more than 10 advertisements
in any seven day period, and should not repeat the
same advertisement more than twice in any seven day
period. The reasoning for this is that if someone is
trying to sell a lot of books, each book being sold
should not be given a new thread. Otherwise the group
would be too dominated by individual posters.
Publishers and book-sellers are limited to three posts
in any seven day period, and these posts should be
kept as short as possible.
- Those posting to buy books should mark their
thread title with the prefix WANTED: or WTB: The
reasoning for this is so that it is clear whether
posters are trying to buy or sell books.
- The group is mainly directed at selling used books,
but advertisements for new books are welcomed,
providing that the thread title is marked with the
prefix NEW: . The reasoning for this is to enable
users of the group to ascertain more easily what is
Cross-posting is to be limited to a total of three
group including uk.adverts.books. Cross-posts should
only be made to other advertisement groups, and
cross-posting to discussion groups is not allowed.
Posters are encouraged to set follow-ups away from
Postings in uk.adverts.books must be either buying or
selling of books. Posts requesting valuations are not
suitable, posts criticising other posters are not welcome
and nor is any other non-sales discussion about books.
Personal insults of other users are not allowed.
For the purposes of this group, books shall be taken
to include objects such as magazines, journals,
newspapers, periodicals, leaflets and other related
No binaries are allowed.
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