Last update: Sep 11, 2022
1. Marketplace Scope and Eligibility Criteria
- Not all members can list products on the marketplace. To
post a sale or wanted thread, or offer any product in response to a Wanted post by another member on the marketplace, you must meet the
following criteria and anyone found to have posted on the marketplace in
violation of this will be subject to a ban at the discretion of the
1. Minimum of 150 genuine posts outside the marketplace AND
2. Membership of the forum for 6 months minimum.
who do meet the eligibility criteria above, but then come mainly to
list items for sale and who do not contribute to the forum boards will
have their marketplace permissions revoked without notice and their sale
or wanted post removed. This is at the sole discretion of the admin and
no appeals will be accepted.
[USER=1253]@Andrew Salkin[/USER] please take note of the above criteria
before approving any marketplace post going forward, thank you.
oud oil or wood listed that is not purchased from a recognised
Artisanal Oud vendor will not be permitted to be sold on the
marketplace. the list of recognised Artisanal Oud vendors will be
provided in near future, but for now as a general guide, the recognised
Artisanal Oud vendors are any vendors who are currently on Ouddict,
Oudimentary, Agarwood Assam, Ensar Oud, Feel Oud and Agar Aura. If you
feel that your item has been produced by a company that should be on the
approved list, but is not, please contact the admin first for
clarification. (this rule applies to all oil-based scents, perfumes and -wood related items)
- Listing of bulk items is not
permitted without prior permission from the forum admin. Bulk items are,
for example, more than 10 items in a listing and more than 2 x 2.5g or
3g bottles of the same oil. The marketplace is there for genuine private
listings and not budding vendors.
- It is
not permitted to privately trade (sell, buy or swap) any items outside
the marketplace, whether this is done using the other public boards on
the forum or the private conversation facility. Any attempt to do so may
result in a temporary or permanent ban of your account. We have had
scammers try and avoid the marketplace restrictions by privately
contacting members to offer items. This restriction applies to all
members and any disputes arising from such transactions will not just
warrant a ban of your account, but will also result in no support from
the admin should you be the victim of a scam.
Rules on Listing Promotion (e.g. bumping)
bumping, a member will now only be able to bump a sales thread once
every 5 days. So that there are no misunderstandings, any and every
reply is considered bumping. Reply in private to enquiries please.
you wish to alter a price, add or remove items, mark an item sold, or
anything else before the minimum of 5 days has passed, just edit your
original thread. First time violations will be merged to the original
post, second time violations will be deleted without warning. Repeat
offenders may have their marketplace access restricted.
are allowed a single active thread for oud sales and a single active
thread for blends/perfumes. If a second concurrent thread is opened, we
will merge the newer thread into the older.
Listing Sabotage and/or Low-Balling
- Be courteous when buying or selling, and use common sense.
forum does not dictate the price of any given item and operates a
market place based on free market principles. The sense of fairness is
subjective and a seller has the right to ask for whatever price they
deem appropriate just as a buyer has the right to negotiate and turn
down the trade or sale.
- Valid and and
civil inquiries regarding any sale are welcome. Inquiries that go beyond
the scope of the sale are not; off topic comments are also not welcome.
Any replies to sales threads that are off topic or that we consider
badgering will be deleted.
- No thread-lowballing. If you think someones price is unreasonable or you want to make a lower offer, PM or e-mail them.
Members are not permitted to post public remarks regarding the price of
a product or to negotiate in public, but are permitted to do this only
via private conversation. If a member feels that the price of a listed
item is putting other members at an unfair disadvantage, then contact
the owner privately or the forum management. Violation of this rule will
most likely result in a marketplace ban for the offender.
and public remarks about the price of an item will be considered an
attempt to ruin the sale of an item and will attract severe penalties
against the offending member including a possible suspension or
permanent ban from the marketplace or the forum.
Listing General Management
your item or items are sold, please edit the thread title to add
"[SOLD]" in the title. It is useful for prospective buyers to know
whether they should open a thread to read or not.
- It is not allowed to add, or remove items on the existing sales post(s).
- Edit of the sales post is only allowed for typo corrections. for the price adjustment, adding or removing photos, use replies.
- List the payment methods accepted (IE. Paypal CC or non-CC, Money order, Check). Keep in mind that Ouddict has
members from all around the world, so currency exchange rates may play a
factor in the price of an item, and how the item is paid for.
item condition (weight) and any images of the item (if available). Be
as descriptive as possible when posting an item for sale or trade.
listings must include individual photos of the actual items for sales.
Using photos of other items or from other listings that do not belong
to you may result in a permanent ban from the marketplace or/and the
- Make the title as descriptive as possible so people know what it is they are looking at.
post a price in for ALL For Sale deals. If you aren't sure how much you
want for it, give a range. Please avoid using "make an offer".
posting a WTB (Want to Buy), include a price or price range that you
are willing to pay for the item. This allows potential sellers to easily
decide if they can sell the item to you.
- You cannot sell/trade something you do not have in your immediate possession.
- Please refrain from posting external links to describe your item. Add all relevant information to your thread and you can link externally as long as previous rules are met.
- In general when using the marketplace, the principle of Caveat Emptor applies.
Caveat emptor is a Latin phrase that translates to "let the buyer
beware." It means that an individual buys at their own risk. If you are
unsure about a trade for any reason, let the forum management know
before any money is sent.
- All trades are conducted at the participants risk and Ouddict does not accept any responsibility for trades.
- Ouddict does not provide legal support and shall not arbitrate in disputes if these rules have not been followed.
is run by volunteers who can no longer spend increasing time on dispute
resolution and we rely on the goodwill and honesty of its members to
follow the rules. Therefore, we will enforce marketplace rules very strictly against those who break them and any infringement will most likely result in a marketplace ban.
following rules are subject to change at any given time, although the
forum admins will mostly notice at least a week ahead of any changes.
Listing Feedback (once operational)
feedback in the trader feedback system is mandatory for all trades and
swaps and is a condition of use of the marketplace. Any member not
leaving feedback after a transaction may have their marketplace posting
and viewing permissions withdrawn.
MUST include the following information:
a. Vendor, name, quantity condition of the item sold or
purchased, e.g. Rising Phoenix Musk Rose Attar, 3g, unopened.
b. Listed and Final price
of sale or purchase, e.g. Listed @ $300, sold @ $275
c. Description of your
experience, e.g. xxxx was great to deal with, good communication, fair
and very quick postage. Would not hesitate to purchase from this member
The example would read as follows:
a bottle of Rising Phoenix MuskRose Attar, 3g, unopened for $300.
[Member] was great to deal with, good communication, fair, and very
quick postage. Would not hesitate to purchase from this member again.
Please note that this system is for providing feedback to private sellers only and not vendors
you are unsure about any of the rules above, then please first contact
the admin to clarify if your listing is allowed as listings that break
this rule will be deleted without notice.