BUYER BEWARE - As this marketplace forum is open to anyone with an e-mail address, there is always the potential for fraud. DO NOT think that just because you are dealing with another NSX owner (or someone who claims to be an owner) that you can trust them any more than you would a total stranger. Some suggestionst: 1) Consider the seller. Are they someone well known in the NSX community or a total stranger? 2) If possible, have someone you trust who is local to the seller verify or even pick up and pay for the item for you 2) Use a professional escrow service 3) Ask the seller for references from people you trust. I strongly encourage you to discuss with your financial institution ways to protect yourself during any high-dollar transaction.
SELLER BEWARE - Sellers can be ripped off too! Do not automatically assume a check is good (even a "certified" check). Checks can be cancelled or forged. Check fraud is also greatly on the rise as computers, scanners and color printers make is easier than ever to make very genuine looking fake documents. Also keep in mind that will see funds in your account before it is truly verified that a check is good; if the check is bad, those funds will be recalled. Do not give out your bank account number for a wire transfer; have the money wired to the bank and then have them transfer it to your account or issue you a cashiers check. I strongly encourage you to discuss with your financial institution ways to protect yourself during any high-dollar transaction.
USE YOUR HEAD - I do not mean to make anybody paranoid or scare you off from using the Marketplace Forums. Literally thousands of transactions have taken place through the NSX Prime Marketplace Forums and the vast majority have gone well. However there have been cases of fraud and misrepresentation in the past and there will likely be more in the future. If you use your head and take the appropriate steps to make sure your butt is covered all should be fine.
TIPS ARE APPRECIATED - These forums give you free access to the largest NSX-specific marketplace in the world. While it is provided for free, a considerable amount of time, money and effort goes into making all this work. If you feel the use of this service has benefited you, please considering giving a little something back (you'll even get recognition for doing so!)
Using The NSX Prime Marketplace
The NSX Prime Marketplace is provided as a free service to the NSX community. To help things run more smoothly, we have had to institute some rules. Repeated violation of the rules will result in being banned from the Marketplace. Additionally, the site administrator / moderators reserve the right to remove or reject any ad at any time for any reason. Ads may be edited without notice for content, style, clarity or length.
Rules Of The Game:
Additional Rules For Vendors, Dealers and Group Buys
Vendors: Vendors selling NSX parts or services, doing "market surveys," or any other message of a commercial nature are allowed only in the Vendors forum. The sole exception is for "one-off" items that are not part of regular inventory (i.e. a vendor has a used part returned from a customer for sale), in which case it may be posted in the NSX Parts For Sale forum as long as the ad clearly indicates that you are a vendor or business.
Group Buys: All group buys belong in the Vendor forum whether they are being organized by a vendor or a customer.
Car Dealers: If you are in the business the business and you are listing an NSX for sale or wanted, you must explicitly indicate that you are a dealer at the beginning of the SUBJECT header for ad (i.e. "DEALER LISTING: 1991 Red/Black NSX"). If you are a have a dealers license and are selling your personal NSX you must still disclose that you are a dealer.
Why Didn't My Ad/Reply Show Up? All posts in the Marketplace forums must be approved by a moderator before they will show up. We have several moderators, but they are unpaid volunteers with real lives so it can take a couple days. You will receive an automated PM from the system when your post is approved (or deleted) by a moderator. If you haven't received a PM, your ad is still awaiting moderation. Please be patient. If you do not understand why an ad was deleted, please re-read the rules and if you are still confused, contact a moderator and ask before re-submitting to avoid wasting your time and theirs.
Who Are The Marketplace Forum Moderators? How Can I Contact Them? The moderators for all forums are displayed in the top left-hand corner under the logo as shown in this example and click on their name to e-mail them. Marketplace-related comments or requests you send to one moderator may be shared with the other moderators in order to better address your issue.
Can I Include Pictures? Absolutely! Pictures are encouraged and if they are not included you will often be flooded with e-mails asking for pictures. There are two ways to include photos. If you have problem figuring out how to include images in a post, you can contact the moderators or post a message in the NSX Prime help forum.
Can I Comment On Other People's Ads? Replies to ads must be legitimate questions or factual information that is directly relevant to the ad. If you know that somebody is misrepresenting their item, please contact one of the moderators immediately. Example of an acceptable reply: "I did a pre-purchase inspection on this car and found it has a salvage title." Example of an unacceptable reply: "That is an ugly color for an NSX. Nobody is going to want it, so you should drop the price".
How Long Will My Ad Run? Ads do not expire. Do not post more than one ad for the same item. If you want, you can revise your ad and after 30 days you can reply to it to "bump" it up to the top.
How Many People Will See My Ad? The NSX Prime Marketplace receives tens of thousands of page views in a typical week. How many of those are people seriously interested in buying or selling whatever your ad is for is impossible for me to say. I do know that quite a number of NSXs and many, many parts have been sold through this listing service.
How Do I Resolve A Dispute With A Buyer / Seller? Please understand that the owner/administrator and moderators of NSX Prime are not in any position to resolve disputes. It is entirely up to you to safeguard yourself in any transaction. If you have a dispute, make every possible effort to resolve the issue via e-mail and phone. If it becomes clear that you are not going to be able to resolve the dispute, you can use the Trader Rating system (see below) and also post a note about your experience in the Buyer & Seller Feedback forum (be sure to read the "RULES" message at the top before posting).
What is a "Trader Rating"? Every forum member has a feedback rating which is displayed as a rating number in parentheses. If you click on the number a window pops up displaying comments from other members they've bought from, sold to, or traded with. It is important to click on the number to view the actual comments and ratings because someone with 5 negatives and 10 positives will have the same rating as someone with 0 negatives and 5 positives. Please click here for a detailed explanation of the Trader Rating system.
How Do I Post An Ad? Simply register for the message forums (it is instant and FREE) and then post your ad in the appropriate message forum (NSXs For Sale, NSXs Wanted, NSX Parts For Sale, NSX Parts Wanted). If you are confused, e-mail one of the moderators and they will help you.
How Do I Remove An Ad? We do not remove ads. Simply post a reply to your original ad staying that the item has been sold, you found the parts you were looking for, etc. The moderators will then "close" the message thread indicating to everyone that the ad is no longer active.