FAQ – Classifieds

1. How do I buy something I see on the Classifieds?

2. How do I sell something on the Classifieds?

3. How do I edit my ad?

4. Any tips on how to make a quick sale?


1. How do I buy something I see on the Classifieds?

Q: Can I make a purchase without logging in?
A: Yes! If u spot anything you like, you may contact the seller directly through the contact details listed on the ad to arrange to purchase the item(s) directly from the seller. Golfsite.sg does not charge any fees and the purchase price is agreed upon between yourself and the seller.


2. How do I sell something on the Classifieds?

If you would like to sell an item, you may sign up as a member – which is free and click on “Post an Ad” ! See the next FAQ below to begin!

Q: I have some golf stuff to sell. How do I go about it?
A: To start selling on Golfsite, simply follow the steps below to set up a free account that you will be able to use to post free ads to sell your golf stuff:

1. Click “Register” to set up your free user account with Golfsite.
2. Complete the fields required for registration and click “Register”.
3. The system will send an email notification to the email account you used for registration.
4. Check your email inbox for the email from Golfsite and click the activation link provided in that email.
5. This verifies and activates your account with Golfsite and you are all set to start posting ads to sell or manage your ads in your very own dashboard!

Q: I signed up for an account but didn’t receive the email notification to activate the account. How do I activate my account? 
A: You could try checking the “spam” or “junk” mailbox of your account… the email might have been filtered there. If that fails, we would suggest you register for a new account as there could have been a typo in the email address entered or let us know.

Q: I cannot seem to click the link in the activation email. How do I activate my account? 
A: We have seen this problem with Android phones/tablets/computers. You can either access the email via another machine or you can forward the link to us and we will help you activate the account from our backend.

Q: How do I post an ad?
A: You can follow the steps below to post a free ad on Golfsite:

1. Click “Post an Ad” in the green bar at the top of the Golfsite page.
2. Select the category that your golf item belongs to and click “Go”.
3. Complete the details required for provide information about the golf item you are selling. It is recommended to have at least 1 picture for your ad as it helps buyers visualize the product being sold.
4. Click “Continue” and confirm the posting of the ad after reading the terms and conditions related to using Golfsite.
5. Your ad is now “live” and you can manage it using the dashboard that is assigned to your user account.

Q: Do I have to pay to post an ad on Golfsite.sg?
A: Posting of ads is FREE for members.

Q: How many pictures can I upload for each ad?
A: Maximum of 5 pictures per ad. This is to ensure there is enough space for everyone.

Q: I used my phone to take a photo and file is too big. How do I reduce the size?
A: There are a few ways of reducing the file size like using freeware like Picasa. Our favourite way is to email the photo to ourselves as the email will provide an option of saving the photo in a smaller format.

Q: Are there any charges from Golfsite.sg for the sale of my item?
A: GolfSite.sg does not charge commission to the buyer nor seller. No charges.

Q: How long does my ad displayed for?
A: Ads expired after 120 days. Expired ads will have to be reposted as it will allow the ads to appear at the top of the classifieds listings to attract more attention and increase chances of making a sale. This also gives sellers an opportunity to review the pricing and ad description to make the item more attractive for sale.

We apologise that at this moment there isn’t a function to renew ads and will take this function into consideration for our next version release


3. How do I edit my ad?

Q: How do I edit my ad once it has been posted?
A: You can edit your ad from your dashboard after logging in. Locate your ad in the dashboard and you should see an icon that looks like a pencil next to the ad. Click on the pencil and that will bring you to the page that allows you to make edits to your ad. Once you have made the required edits, click the button at the bottom and you’re good to go! :)

Q: I’m not able to edit my posting / Buttons are not showing for me to edit my post / Menus are out of place and text boxes are jumbled together
A: This is caused by a common compatibility problem faced by many sites due to the multiple Internet Explorer versions. If our site is incompatible with Internet Explorer version that you are using, you’ll see the Compatibility View button in the Address bar.

1. Open Internet Explorer
2. Go to “Tools”
3. Uncheck “Compatibility View”
4. Refresh the page and you should be able to edit the posting.

We hope this works as it worked for us. However, if it still doesn’t work, it should be fixed by following the instructions on Compatibility View settings by Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/use-compatibility-view#ie=ie-10
If all else fails, drop us a mail and we’ll see how we can help. We thank you for your patience in advance! 

Q: What is “WTS”, “WTB” and “WTT”?
A: These are acronyms used to help indicate the purpose of the ad you are posting
WTS – Want to Sell
WTB – Want to Buy
WTT – Want to Trade

Q: How do I mark the item as sold?
A: After you have logged into your account, locate the ad in your dashboard. In the right column under “Options”, you can click the “Mark As Sold” icon and the status of your ad will be updated to be indicated as “Sold“.

Q: How do I delete my ad?
A: After you have logged into your account, locate the ad in your dashboard. In the right column under “Options”, there is a pause button (“||”) to the right of the pencil that you can use to “pause” the ad. The status of the ad will change to “[Offline]” – this stops it from showing on the ads listing, but still shows on your dashboard for your tracking. You can relist this ad by clicking the same button again.


4. Any tips on how to make a quick sale?

Q: How do I increase my chances of making a sale?
A: Providing photos, descriptions of the item (eg.condition, specs, usage) and whether the price is negotiable, all helps help your potential buyer to consider buying your item.

Q: What’s considered to be a good price?
A: Prices are subjective and are at the sole discretion of the seller. However, if you ask us, we’d say a good gauge would be to knock at least 20-30% off if it’s used but in good condition. Do consider the model, brand and season as well as how quickly you want to get rid of it.

An example;
Driver bought last month for $299 can be birdied off at $229 or go for the hole in one at $199.
Driver bought last year for $299 would score a hole in one at $159 for a quick sale.

Q: Tired of the nagging. How do I make a fast sale?
A: Simple. If you look thru the site, you will realise that items that are priced low will sell really fast. Price it low and off it goes. The nagging stops. Priceless.

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