Welcome to EMC Auctions / Rules [Read This FIRST!]

Discussion in 'Community Auction Archives' started by IcecreamCow, Jun 3, 2012.

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  1. Welcome to EMC Auctions. EMC Auctions is a forum that was setup for players to host auctions for rare items they may have on EMC. Due to the nature of how auctions operate, we have a strict set of rules that are are important to read and follow before hosting an auction OR posting in one. Please read the next posts in this thread as they are dedicated to the rules of EMC Auctions and the proper way to post if you want to host one. Thank you!
  2. Auction Rules

    Which items can be auctioned off?
    Updated: 05/05/2013
    Auctions may consist of the following:

    • Enchanted items in unused condition and in any quantity (includes enchanted books)
    • Official EMC Special Items
    • Beacon Block
    • Dragon Eggs
    • Any item in bulk (Double Chest ONLY with STACKED items in each slot, or 54 unstackable items)
    You may NOT auction off intangible items, used items (where applicable), services or spawners in the wild. This includes trying to sneak them in as "bonuses". Auctions should ONLY consist of one of the four items in the bullet list above.

    How many auctions may I hold at one time?
    Updated: 06/03/2012
    You may hold ONE auction at a time per account. This means if you have username1 and username2, you can hold one auction at a time for each account. Your auction may contain several items in it, however, please do not hold multiple auctions within your one auction thread. If you would like to hold more than ONE auction at a time, please consider becoming a Supporter and taking advantage of our Supporter Auctions Forum.

    What is expected of me as an Auction Host?
    Updated: 06/03/2012
    Auction hosts are expected to post ALL details of their auctions in the main post before the auction starts. There should be no editing of the main post by the auction holder at any time. If there needs to be an edit, please contact a staff member so we can determine if it is acceptable or not. The changing of any auction details after a bid has been made is strictly forbidden.

    The host is to stand by the rules of the auction no matter what. You are bound to selling the item of the final bid, even if you are unhappy with the final price, so make sure you start it at something you'd be happy with getting, assuming you only get one bid. You may not sell your item to anyone once you put it up for auction. If an auction ends and you do not have the item you posted for the winner, you will be blacklisted from using EMC Auctions.

    The Auction host is also expected to provide a secure pickup location within the town world on the server of their choosing, an [ACCESS] sign with a chest is a popular transfer method.

    What is expected of me as an Auction Bidder?
    Updated: 08/23/2012
    As a bidder, you may not bid on an item you do not have the funds for, should you win.

    Bidding it to be in rupees only, no substitutions of items for currency is accepted. Unless stated differently by the auction host, you are expected to pay for the item within 48 hours of winning it. Do not make joke bids. If you post down a number in an auction, you are bound to that number. Do not post in an auction thread unless it meets one of the following criteria:

    • You are asking a question about the posted item.
    • You are making a bid on an item.
    • You won and are discussing transaction details with the host.
    • It is relevant discussion to the auction at hand.
    What is a valid bid?
    Updated: 07/02/2013
    The first bid must always be equal to, or above the starting bid. For example, if the starting bid is 500r, you may bid any amount that is 500 rupees or above.

    All subsequent bids must increase the current price by the minimum bid increase, or higher. For example, if the price is currently 1000r, and the minimum bid increase is 100r, the minimum you can bid is 1100r. The maximum you can bid is the amount of rupees you have.

    Any joke bids are not valid and should be reported. If someone places an invalid bid, you can simply ignore it until it is removed. You do not need to bid higher than the invalid bid, and should bid based on the last valid bid.

    Auction Guidelines

    As an auction host, what should my auction post include?
    Updated: 06/03/2012
    The subject of your post should always have a prefix of [Auction] and should include the item that you are auctioning off. For example: [Auction] Silk Touch Diamond Pickaxe

    The description of your post should include the following items:

    • Description of the item.*
    • Starting bid of your auction.**
    • The minimum amount you will accept for a bid increase.
    • When the auction will end.***
    * The description will likely mirror your subject unless there are multiple items included.

    ** Make sure you're happy with this price. If only one person bids, you are stuck selling your item for this price.

    *** This must be a clearly defined time. Two acceptable examples would be "24 hours after the last bid has been posted" or "Sunday June 3rd at 9:00PM Central Time". An unacceptable example would be "It will end when I feel like it".

    Here is an example of what a proper auction thread will look like:

    Subject: [Auction] Silk Touch Diamond Pickaxe

    Item: Silk Touch Diamond Pickaxe
    Starting Bid: 1,000 Rupees
    Minimum Bid Increments: Only raise bids by at least 100 Rupees
    Auction Ending Time: Auction will end exactly 24 hours after the last bid has been posted with no other bids after it

    Are "Buy It Now" options allowed?
    Updated: 06/03/2012
    "Buy It Now" options are usually included in online auctions such as eBay that allows someone to purchase an item before the auction ends for a set price. We do not allow that for EMC Auctions. EMC Auctions are to stay in the standard auction only format and are to only be won by the guidelines set in the auction post.

    What should be done when an auction ends?
    Updated: 06/04/2012
    When an auction ends, please refer it to a staff member so that it can be removed from view. This will allow a clean auction section so everyone knows right away which auctions are currently active. This action can be done by anybody who wishes to be helpful. An easy way to do this as well, would be to use the "report " function on the original post and state that the auction is over in the comments of the report.

    What is illegal bumping?
    Updated: 03/11/2013
    Using an alternate account to bid on your auctions is forbidden. An alternate account will be considered an alternate if it has used the same IP as you have in your account. We know a rare case in this may include, siblings, but unfortunately, that's the rule we have to go by here. It is also against the rules to ask another player to bid on your auction to "bump" up it's price without the intention of completing the transaction if your friend wins. Any players found doing either of the above actions will lose auction rights, both as an auctioneer and a bidder.

    You are allowed to give your auction a bump once every 3 hours ONLY if 3 hours has passed since the last post. A bid counts as a post, so please don't make posts like "USER123 is in the lead with 1000r!" unless 3 hours has past since that post. Abuse of bumping will result in the loss of auction rights as well.
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  3. Any spawner update?
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  4. Nice, I hope people actually read this.
  5. Getting to that. I'll have a post up tonight.
  6. Awesome! Thank you very much!:)
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  7. Any news on that sidebar?
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  8. Any news on auctioning off plots?
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  9. Thanks ICC :D
    i am looking foward to the Supporter Auctions
    A question though
    Will we be able to ban people from an auction, like ban them from posting in auction threads we start? is this possible?
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  10. No. Unless someone breaks the official auction rules and gets blacklisted, you will need to allow them to bid on your auction.
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  11. I can make a post on this. Give me a while to think/write it up. :)
  12. Sweet, looking forward to the supporter auction thread :)
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  13. Just out of curiosity, why haven't the TEXP leaderboards been reset?
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  14. What is expected of me as an Auction Bidder?

    this was posted twice (yeah i read it all lol). Also, can you specify its one auction per MC account?
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  15. Justin has been on the road all weekend moving from the East coast to the West coast. Everything will be fixed when he's settled in his new home. :)
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  16. Good catch. Yes I will edit that in.
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  17. Added a guideline in: What should be done when an auction ends?
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  18. By "report post" I take it you're referring to the OP, or just any post in the thread?
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  19. Yes the original post is best. Edited the rule to make it more clear.
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  20. In a scenario where the auction bidder fails to make payment, what would happen to the item? Would it be sold to the runner up for their bid? Or would the auction host be able to re-auction it off?
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