SilverHubs Site guide
SilverHubs provides sales information services, precious metals Hubs & forums connecting and enabling trade. Submitted content represents the views of individual authors, businesses and content providers, not necessarily those of the sites owners.
- FREE TO LIST: Adverts and trading Hub / forum posts can be used freely by site users in any Country or region listed.
- FREE TO CONTACT: Registered members can contact advertisers privately using the sites messaging facility or any of the contact details listed in the adverts or posts.
GET MORE: £25 provides 12 months Classified adverts with photos, No sales % fees, for Silver members. (£35 for trade/businesses) payments by secure Paypal in £€$
SilverHubs forums are FREE TO JOIN - browse and post forum topics. Please use accurate descriptive topic titles and posts - this helps your content get correctly indexed and found.
To buy, sell and get first access to great deals, you can sign up for a SilverHubs silver member access to all of the site's sales facilities including unlimited buy/sell forum trades as well as listing your classified photo adverts directly onto the SilverHubs storefront categories for your region.
SilverHubs are primarily a silver trade referral platform whereby you can make direct contact with trading partners to do business together directly. We do not conduct any financial audits for any entity mentioned, listed on, or linked to from the site. You should always do your own due diligence before doing business with any person or business.
SilverHubs forum sales
Feedback can only be given/received by registered members which helps build the Hubs safe trading community. We're developing a fair and safe trading environment where you can deal directly with other members, thereby ensuring you get to see their profile, location, info about their Hubs rankings and trade feedback as it evolves, just like other sites, but without the costs!
It is therefore recommended that you start your SilverHubs forum posts or trading with buying or selling small amounts, initially with registered silver members who have already started to build some trusted profile qualities like;
- Good input and conversation on the forums, start by registering for free & introduce yourself with a quick hello on the new members forum
- Are known to us/ and interact with SilverHubs admin (we'll be adding an extra verification for Silver members we know & have dealt with directly ourselves)
- Sharing info, good quality images of silver only items to show they're current and genuine - you can include your name and date within the photographs to show it's recent and genuinely yours
- Include links to any feedback you might have on other auctions
- Note your facebook profile so that members can further authenticate you (you can share profiles via private messages)
- Despatch sale items promptly and well packaged
- Always use a tracked, insured delivery, Special delivery for all items over £50 value *tracking & shipping company url should be added to classifieds listings on despatch.
- Use PayPal for buyer and seller protection & only deliver to registered PayPal addresses (*note Paypal protection does NOT cover gold for seller protection!)
- Leave feedback for buyers/sellers/trades here on the hubs between registered members
Read our trade smart guide to help you trade safely.
The Buy/Sell/Trade forums are for - you guessed it! - buying, selling, trading. You can buy sell or trade - commission free.
Hubs forum Posts may be edited for 15 minutes only. So check your post immediately
Classified and trade adverts can be edited by silver members only. Classified adverts and links can be updated anytime during the 12 months listing.
Because buy/sell/trades and feedback are completed directly between registered Silver Members it means that generally items can be bought and sold at fair trading prices eliminating the traditional costs associated with listing and selling individual items on other platforms. We do not take any sales commissions or make any additional charges for advertising, listing fees or auction selling fees
You are trading direct p2p / b2b - with other registered SilverHubs Members. Honest reputable sellers build trusted feedback.
SalesHubs classifieds listings are designed to be direct efficient buy/sell offers. If you’d like to learn about silver and precious metals, discuss coin types etc and chat about the metals industry, you can do that free using the free Hubs forums. By keeping the buy/sell Sales Hubs sections clear of chat and non related comments it enables buyers and sellers to conduct their trades more efficiently.
Sell Genuine silver & precious metals items only, anyone attempting to sell fakes, replicas or any altered / non genuine items will be deleted, banned from the Hubs may be reported to relevant legal authorities. Sellers using the classifieds should include their Town/City of location.
Please do not add links to outbound sites or your own sales, on other platforms, unless you’ve upgraded as a Silver or Trade member.
Silver Members may post a reasonable amount of links to their own personal listings, auctions etc but please do not add any un-related links or use excessive outbound linking.
Business users & trade links
Business users can register as a Silver Trade member thus obtaining a business or sponsor license which enables trade users to link to their own business sites / newsletters etc. Silver Trade members, businesses and trade stores can be added to the Hubs enabling stores/dealers/shops to promote themselves directly through the Hubs.
Businesses & advertisers can contact us in the first instance to discuss synergies and to ensure a good fit with the Hubs.
We can also provide sponsored posts, blogs, links and web banners for businesses which provide valuable services for our site users.
Please do not post excessive links to outbound sites and any links should be precious metals related and add benefit to the site and reader insights.
Affiliate business links are not allowed without a pre-approved business or trade advertising license and prior approval. Certain services which the Hubs has either used ourselves or feel that they may be of beneficial interest to our members may appear as banner adverts or service links and SilverHubs may receive an affiliate referral commission which helps contribute to the Hubs running costs. Members clicking through to any such affiliated business links will not be charged any extra costs than if they were to access those services directly. SilverHubs also has an affiliate referral offer to enable our own members to refer new members and receive a commission on the initial subscription.
Images / photographs - should all be silver or metals item related
Try to keep images to a reasonable size like; 1080 x 600 pix is ample to show your silver, 72dpi works just fine on-screen resolution.
Any images, item descriptions or copy text placed onto the public forums or classified sections may be used by SilverHubs to help promote the site and your own sale items onto social media and other advertising platforms, at our own expense.
Selling silver items
- Give honest accurate descriptions and you’ll gather good feedback.
- Include your town/Country of location
- List quantities, weight in grams/ounces
- Include silver grade i.e. state .925 Sterling, or .999 bullion
- Show Hallmarks with any silverware & jewellery
- Package any items really securely with lots of padding and tape.
- Always use a tracked and insured delivery - like Special Delivery, or Fedex, UPS etc. Providing buyers with a tracking reference after despatch is helpful
- Use Paypal for buyer/seller protection, unless you have built trusted knowledge of your buyer/seller
- Leaving feedback helps your own ranking and the community.
Placing Classified sale adverts see: How to's & FAQ
Site members can place forum topics plus 3 forum buy/sell sales trades in the forum sections per month - free of charge
Silver members can place unlimited trades and posts in the Hubs forums, plus also promote items & business by placing featured classified adverts with direct web links to their own web site/blog/e-commerce/auction or social media.
SilverHubs has a fair use limitations to help prevent against spam and un-reasonably excessive free usage which would spoil the sites Turbo fast speed for our members!
General forum etiquette
Please be polite, being nice is nice!
No offensive comments please, they do not help anyone.
No politics or religion - we're a focused trading Hubs
No excessive misuse of the site's free facilities. We charge very little to use all of the Hubs facilities and sell in a fair trading environment, so please upgrade to silver membership if you intend to sell frequently.
Do not submit any content that you consider to be private or confidential. We reserve the right to check and moderate all submitted content.
Please do not write posts in capitals! nor include links to inappropriate, or non relevant content.
We won't have anyone using the site who is rude, intolerant, aggressive, dishonest or who generally misuses the site’s facilities and good spirit. Stick to good nature and fair honest trading and all are welcome. Anyone misusing the site’s facilities will have their posts and account removed.
Mentioning SilverHubs and linking back to us, or your own forum/sale Hubs posting is always appreciated and helps your own sales.
SilverHubs provide a community and trading platform to assist members making trade and personal connections, we do not endorse individual members or transactions. Our systems are designed to filter out spam and any unethical users or activity which will help you make your own safe trading decisions. Site terms are designed so that only registered Members are authorised to make sales listings in the trading hubs.
By only dealing with other registered Silver Members you have an initial layer of authenticity in that all members will have registered their details and made an authenticated payment with ourselves. You should however always carry out your own due diligence and only trade with members and items where you have satisfied yourself of their authenticity.
We do not directly moderate individual sellers or any sales ourselves but as part of our site security policy we are actively engaged in assisting members to build a long term fair trading reputation through use of both our own evaluations and the ongoing feedback and Hubs rankings of individual members. Forum posts are the private opinions of the individual posts authors not the site.
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