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HNAFacility



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:39 pm    Post subject: Catalog Reply with quote

I offer a catalog that we provide on my store. The catalog is free yet I could not list it as such. Instead, I listed the catalog as .01 cent.

Is this a suspendable type offense?
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poopsheet



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if you look at the rules it's questionable but I'm not certain eCrater would care. You might drop them a note, let them know what you're doing, and see what they say. If you do that then I wouldn't worry about it in the meantime.
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poopsheet



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, now that I think about it the "real prices" thing might be a Google Products requirement, I'm not sure. But go ahead and ask eCrater about it via the Contact form at www.ecrater.com.
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bigtallmensclothing
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:31 am    Post subject: Re: Catalog Reply with quote

HNAFacility wrote:
I offer a catalog that we provide on my store. The catalog is free yet I could not list it as such. Instead, I listed the catalog as .01 cent.

Is this a suspendable type offense?


it is ABSOLUTELY against ecrater.com rules!
You must list product/service you are selling. You are not selling a catelogue - you really give away.
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poopsheet



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But that doesn't make sense. We can offer a print catalog as long as we charge a certain amount for it? Why would eCrater care when it's a legitimate item?

Catalogs can be expensive to print and some businesses don't hand them out with every order. So how much should one charge for a catalog for it to be eCrater legal?
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TexasTreasures
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a thought here...would it be ok for him to state in his about page, or on his home page, that he has a catalog available upon request, instead of listing it as a product? Or maybe that a catalog is provided with each purchase?

Just trying to come up with a workable solution here..
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bigtallmensclothing
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TexasTreasures wrote:
Just a thought here...would it be ok for him to state in his about page, or on his home page, that he has a catalog available upon request, instead of listing it as a product? Or maybe that a catalog is provided with each purchase?

Just trying to come up with a workable solution here..


Sure


It's due to Google Product listing rules - you can't include free stuff in a product feed to google.
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poopsheet



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder at what point is it not considered "free"? 25? 50? 99? $1.00?
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TexasTreasures
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enough to cover google's GC fee?
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kimskorner
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
it is ABSOLUTELY against ecrater.com rules!
You must list product/service you are selling. You are not selling a catelogue - you really give away.


Not technically. A penny is legal tender.
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thelivesandlovesofmaggiethecat



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't try to sell it. If you have a dedicated paragraph in each listing that a complete catalogue is available on request and list the correct email address for it or tell them to use the ask seller a question link, that should work.

It won't work to say click on the contact page because they will get the ecrater contact page if they have come from Google and then it will never reach you.

http://theartsandlettersofmaggiethecat.ecrater.com
http://maggiethehousecat.ecrater.com
http://thelivesandlovesofmaggiethecat.ecrater.com
http://maggiethecatsmeows.ecrater.com
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