Machineseeker marketplace rules
Specific offers only
Please only enter specific offers into the database. Listings that consist of general advertising such as „All types of XY machines“ will not be published. For each listing, either a specific machine or a fixed package of several machines must be offered. In case of a machine package, a clear description of the associated machines in the listing text is required. However, experience has shown that individual machine listings attract considerably more attention than machine packages.
Advertisements should always include a clear technical description
When submitting an listing to Machineseeker, always include a clear description of the machine in the field „Technical data“. We do not allow listings which provide no technical data. Here you can find useful tips for creating sales-boosting listings.
Anonymous listings and listings with alternative modes of communication are not permitted
When submitting an listing, always include your full name and address. Anonymous listings are not permitted.
No phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses or internet addresses should appear in the text of an listing
Listings may not include phone numbers, fax numbers or e-mail addresses. Your contact data is automatically generated from your customer account and displayed in the finished listing too. Therefore, an additional entry of your contact data in the listing text is not necessary.
No internet addresses in listings
The listing text and the pictures of the offered machines may not contain internet addresses. If you are interested in logo advertising for your homepage, you can book it here.
New, demonstration and ex-display machines may not be categorised as used machines
Sellers are obliged to indicate clearly whether a machine is new, demonstration or ex-display. Please use the options in the input field Condition. New, demonstration and ex-display machines may not be grouped as used machines.
Deleting sold machines
Please delete (or pause) listings for machines that have been sold as quickly as you can. We try to keep our database as up-to-date as possible, so expired offers are extremely unwelcome and prohibited in our Terms & Conditions.
Deleting machine listings – instead of cancellation
Immediately uploading previously deleted advertisements is not permitted, as this constitutes an unfair trading practice.
Company logos may not be used in machine pictures or as pictures of machines
Do not use logos instead of pictures of machines. The placement of company logos in machine images is also prohibited.
Only upload pictures which you are authorised to use.
Photographs for which the manufacturers or your competitors hold the copyright may only be uploaded with the express written permission of the copyright owner.
No "dummie" or "wildcard" pictures
Pictures of machines that only contain text such as "Photo coming soon" are not permitted.
Never copy texts from your competitors
Please write your own technical descriptions of the items that you are offering for sale. Copying texts and sections of text from the listings of other sellers is forbidden and usually results in awkward situations that are best avoided.
No keywords / search terms should be listed in listings
Only include technical descriptions which are specific to the machine you are offering. Using lists of keywords or search terms is not permitted. The inclusion of listings for other machines, products, consumable materials and general advertising is also not permitted.
No company names and word repetitions in listing title
The naming of one's own company name as well as word repetitions in the listing title are prohibited. Manufacturers are excluded from this regulation.
Select the right machine category
Please make sure to place your listing in the right categories – in your own interest.
None 1€ listings
Please do not indicate 1€ prices in the listings. Listings which show 1€ as purchase price (also as fixed price or negotiating basis) will not be activated. If you do not want to enter a price, please leave the price field blank. Then the note "Request price" will automatically be displayed for your listing.
No promotional titles in listings
Enter meaningful information and no promotional formulations in the machine designation as well as in the manufacturer and machine type. Only then your machines can be found by potential buyers via the search function.
Accessible telephone numbers in contact data
When entering your contact details, please make sure that you enter an accessible telephone number.