GON Classifieds Rules & Guidelines

The GON Classifieds is a free service provided for the Georgia Outdoor News community to buy, sell and trade items, person-to-person, with other members of the GON community.

Important Information for GON Marketplace Users

The new GON Classifieds use the same login as the main GON website. This means your old Marketplace username and password is no longer needed and will not work on the new site.

If you don’t have a login for the main GON website (at www.gon.com) then you’ll need to create one. Click on the “Create an Account” link at the top of this page to get started.

You can also use this link to create an account. Simply fill out the form to set up your account.

IMPORTANT INFO FOR GON FORUM USERS
If you’re already a member of the Forum, you can create an account with the same username on the main GON site (and therefore, on the Classifieds pages). When registering on the “Create Your Account” page, enter your Forum username in the Username field and your Forum password in the Password fields. The website will check to make sure the info matches, and if it does, you’ll have the same username on both sites.

Follow these guidelines to help avoid scammers:

 • Deal locally and face-to-face.

 • Beware of offers involving shipping.

 • Never wire funds via Western Union, Moneygram, or any other wire service.

 • Do not accept cashier/certified checks or money orders. Banks cash fakes and then hold you liable.

• Never give out financial information: bank account, social security number, Paypal account, etc.

• Transactions are between users only. No third party provides a guarantee.

• Ask for a phone number and talk to the seller before purchasing any item.

• Do not purchase items sight-unseen.

Classified ads are posted by individuals as is, with no guarantees by this site. We will not provide user contact information. Georgia Outdoor News is not involved in any transaction and does not handle payments, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer any protections or certifications.

Rules

The intent of GON Classifieds is to provide an environment for individuals to buy, sell and trade. We have introduced a temporary option that allows businesses to post on a limited basis until our Business Directory is launched. When uploading a listing, users must select “Personal” or “Business.”  If you are a commercial business, home business or hobbyist business, please select “business.”  Classifieds is not an environment to promote general businesses, but rather to sell items.

One ad per item. Do not post multiple ads in multiple categories for the same item.
You must be 18 years of age or older to post an ad or respond to an ad on the GON Classifieds website.
GON reserves the right to edit or remove your listings from the site without notice.

Ad Limits

Free members can post up to 20 ads per 30 day period.
GON Magazine subscribers with an active subscription can post an unlimited number of ads.

Reposting / “Bumping” Ads

Please limit re-posting of ads to no more than once per week.

Subscriber Benefits

GON Magazine subscribers receive the following benefits on the GON Classifieds site:
Post unlimited ads: GON Subscribers can post an unlimited number of classified ads each month.
Extra images: Upload up to 10 photos per ad
Early access to all new ads: Upon being posted, new listings will only be visible to GON subscribers for a period of 1 hour (60 minutes). After the initial hour has passed, listings will be visible to all members.
If you are a paying GON magazine subscriber, you can link your GON.com account with your magazine subscriber number to receive your subscriber benefits. After you’ve logged in, click the “My Subscription” link in the top right corner of any page and follow the directions to enter your subscriber number.
If you have any problems with this process, or have any questions, please contact us for assistance.

How to Post an Ad

Step 1 – Login to GON.com
If you were a user of the previous GON Marketplace website, you can throw away your old Marketplace username and password as that login information is no longer needed.
You’ll need to create a new account on the main GON website if you haven’t already. To create your GON.com username and password, go to GON.com and click on the “Create An Account” link in the upper right hand corner of any page, including this one. You can also use this link to create an account. Simply fill out the form to set up your account.
Step 2 – Post your ad
Click on the “Post an Ad” button on any page of the GON Classifieds site.

Protect Your Privacy

We strongly recommend that you do not put your personal contact info (email, phone number) in the description of your ad. The description text is public and visible to the whole internet, including search engines. It’s likely you’ll get emails / calls / texts from spammers and scammers, even after your ad has expired or been deleted. Use the email and phone fields provided, as the information you enter in those fields is only visible to registered members of the GON.com website.

Edit or Delete an Ad

Use the “Manage Your Ads” link on the right side of the page to view all of the ads you have posted. You can edit any ads that are currently active, or delete any ads you want to remove once your item has sold.

How to Get Help

If you have a problem with the GON Classifieds site, please contact us and let us know. We’ll be glad to help!

Terms of Use

As a user of this website, you are solely responsible for abiding by and following all laws, regulations and codes,including but not limited to federal, state, municipal and tribal statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances and judicial decisions, including compliance with all applicable firearms licensing requirements.
You agree that you will not use this website for any illegal purpose, and you will report any illegal activities you witness to the appropriate law enforcement or regulatory authorities.

Before purchasing or selling a firearm, you will visit the ATF website at http://www.atf.gov and become familiar with laws and regulations regarding firearms transactions.

If at any time during a transaction or negotiation you are unsure about the legality of the transaction, you will contact the appropriate law enforcement or regulatory authorities. If you are unsure about a firearm sale or transfer, you agree to contact the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at 1-800-ATF-GUNS

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless GON and all of its owners, directors, officers, employees and agents for any and all loss, harm, damage, costs, liability, and expense incurred, whether intentionally or unintentionally, by your use of this website, including but not limited to direct or indirect results of violations of any and all applicable laws.

GON may make changes to these terms at any time without notification. As a user, you are solely responsible for reading the most current version of these Terms of Use.

Use of this website in any way signifies that you have read and agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use.

Last update: February 24, 2017