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Misc.FS+Biz.Mktplc ADVERTISING FAQ--INFO FOR NEW USERS
Section - 5. Usenet Marketplace group list and descriptions.

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  If your web browser is set up for news, the easy way to select
    the right group is on the World Wide Web:
			<http://www.phoenix.net/~lildan/FAQ/>
    The web pages don't have the same space restrictions, and go
    into much more detail than you'll find here.
   
  Please, when you post, post to only 1 newsgroup.  Also, if you
    are not willing to ship your item overseas, please limit the
    distribution of your article if it's easy for you to do so.

  Finally, when your item has sold, please cancel your article,
    just as you would cancel your newspaper classified ad.  In
    most newsreaders, you can do this by re-reading your article
    and pressing a capital or lowercase "C".  If this doesn't
    work, then don't worry about it.


  -*-*-*-*-*-*-Non-Commercial misc.forsale Groups-*-*-*-*-*-*-

=*=*=Non-Computer Items=*=*=

  misc.forsale.non-computer
	Non-computer items for sale and wanted by individuals:
	sporting goods, garage sale announcements, sabbatical
	rentals, bicycles, furniture, miscellaneous

	[Also see the list of additional, more specific
	  marketplace groups at the end of this list.]

=*=*=Cross-Platform Computer Hardware=*=*=

   [Some platform-specific hardware belongs in these groups]

  misc.forsale.computers.discussion	     *NO ADS*
      Computer questions, reputability questions and comments,
      discussion about the FAQ, product reliability questions and
      comments.  Please, no company recommendations.

  misc.forsale.computers.printers
      all printers, plotters, toner cartridges, paper

  misc.forsale.computers.monitors
      all monitors, video displays

  misc.forsale.computers.memory
      all online memory, RAM, VRAM, DRAM, SRAM, simms, sipps,
      EEPROM, laptop memory, yes, even 8-bit simms

  misc.forsale.computers.storage
      all storage devices for all media and interfaces, tape
      backups, floppy drives and disks, hard drives for all
      systems, CD-ROM drives, WORM drives
 
  misc.forsale.computers.net-hardware
      network hardware, routers, ethernet cards for all systems

  misc.forsale.computers.modems
      modems for all systems, PCMCIA modems, voice-mail cards

=*=*=IBM PC Architecture Hardware & Software=*=*=

  [no modems, net hardware, storage media, memory, monitors
             or printers belong in these groups.]

  misc.forsale.computers.pc-specific.motherboards
      PC Motherboards, 286/386/486/Pentium/Overdrive CPUs

  misc.forsale.computers.pc-specific.systems
      complete desktop or tower SYSTEMS (no parts),
      barebones systems (at least case, PS, CPU, MB required)

  misc.forsale.computers.pc-specific.portables
      complete portable SYSTEMS (no peripherals or parts)

  misc.forsale.computers.pc-speicfic.audio
      sound cards, PC MIDI equipment, computer speakers

  misc.forsale.computers.pc-specific.cards.video
      PC video cards, SVGA cards, Television cards

  misc.forsale.computers.pc-specific.cards.misc
      other PC-only cards, SCSI cards, IDE interface cards,
      data acquisition cards
      [no network or audio cards, please]

  misc.forsale.computers.pc-specific.software
      All DOS, MS-WINDOWS, OS/2, Linux software for PCs,
      CD-ROM software for the above

  misc.forsale.computers.pc-specific.misc
      PC-only items which won't fit in any of the above groups


=*=*=Macintosh Architecture Hardware & Software=*=*=

  [No modems, net hardware, storage media, memory, monitors
            or printers belong in these groups.]

  misc.forsale.computers.mac-specific.portables
      complete portable SYSTEMS (no peripherals or parts)

  misc.forsale.computers.mac-specific.systems
      complete desktop SYSTEMS (no parts)

  misc.forsale.computers.mac-specific.cards.video
      Mac video cards, television cards

  misc.forsale.computers.mac-specific.cards.misc
      Other Mac-only cards, audio cards, data acquisition cards
      [no network cards, please]

  misc.forsale.computers.mac-specific.software
      All Macintosh software

  misc.forsale.computers.mac-specific.misc
      Mac-only items which won't fit in any of the above groups
 
=*=*=RISC and Other Workstations=*=*=

  [No x86 stuff, modems, net hardware, storage media, memory,
        monitors or printers belong in these groups.]

  misc.forsale.computers.workstation
      items specific to high-power workstations, SPARC systems,
      RISC processors, HP workstations, NEXTs, data acquisition
      interfaces, other workstation components which don't fit in
      other groups, UNIX software
      [no souped-up PC clones, please]

=*=*=Other Computer Software & Hardware=*=*=

  [No modems, net hardware, storage media, memory, monitors
           or printers belong in these groups.]

  misc.forsale.computers.other.systems
      for as-yet unmentioned SYSTEMS (no parts or peripherals)
      Amiga, C64, TI99, minicomputers, supercomputers
 
  misc.forsale.computers.other.software
      software for other systems

  misc.forsale.computers.other.misc
      parts and peripherals which don't fit in any other groups

[The following groups are obsolete, officially dead, and should
  not be posted to.  Posting to obsolete newsgroups
  may prevent your article from being sent to some sites.
  misc.forsale, misc.forsale.computers, misc.forsale.computers.mac,
  misc.forsale.computers.pc-clone, misc.forsale.computers.d, and
  misc.forsale.computers.other.]


-*-*-*-*-*-*-Commercial biz.marketplace Groups-*-*-*-*-*-*-


  Question:  "I'm a profit-motivated entity, but I don't get
    biz.marketplace at my site.  Can I post to misc.forsale?"

  Answer:  No.  If your site gets misc.forsale, but not
    biz.marketplace, then your site probably prohibits commercial
    use, and it would be inappropriate for you to post your ad in
    the first place.  Alternate access to biz.marketplace and
    other unavailable newsgroups is presented in the next
    Subject.
 
=*=*=Non-Computer Items=*=*=

   biz.marketplace.non-computer
      non-computer items offered domestically by businesses,
      close-outs, overstocks, seconds, sales of rental equipment,
      condo rentals, salvageable capital items

   biz.marketplace.discussion			*NO ADS*
      domestic shipping questions, general Usenet Marketplace
      discussion, discussion about the FAQ

  biz.marketplace.international
      requests for international trading partners, offers of
      surplus goods which must be exported for sale,
      international shipping services

  biz.marketplace.international.discussion	*NO ADS*
      discussion of international marketing and overseas shipping
      issues

  biz.marketplace.services.non-computer
      non-computer services of many sorts, long-distance
      telephone deals, freelance writers, non-computer
      newsletters and reports, and whatever else
      [no multi-level-marketing or entrepreneur-related]

  biz.marketplace.services.discussion		*NO ADS*
      discussion of service performed over the Internet,
      service quality reputations, and other service-related
      issues

=*=*=*=Computer Hardware, Software, and Services=*=*=*=

  biz.marketplace.services.computers
      for computer services of all types, not-for-profit orgs
      soliciting donations of computers, freelance programmers,
      software support services, internet access services
  
  biz.marketplace.computers.discussion		*NO ADS*
      for discussion of commercial computer issues, product
      reliability, commercial vendor reputations

  biz.marketplace.computers.pc-clone
      PC compatible systems, laptops, motherboards, CPUs,
      video cards, monitors, printers, memory, modems, software,
      and all supporting equipment
      [please tailor your post to the PC market]
 
  biz.marketplace.computers.mac
      Macintosh compatible systems, laptops, CPUs, memory,
      video cards, monitors, printers, modems, software and all
      supporting equipment
      [please tailor your post to the Macintosh market]

  biz.marketplace.computers.workstation
      RISC-based and other high powered workstations,
      supporting high-powered peripherals, large monitors,
      network equipment, UNIX software, and other stuff typically
      seen only in workstations
      [please, no x86 systems, and tailor your post to the
	workstation market]

  biz.marketplace.computers.other
      for other types of systems and components specific
      to those systems, Amiga, C64, TI99, microcomputers,
      supercomputers, etc., and software for these systems.

[The following groups are obsolete, officially dead, and
  should not be posted to.  Posting to obsolete newsgroups
  may prevent your article from being sent to some sites.
  biz.misc, biz.comp.hardware, biz.comp.software, and
  biz.comp.services]


-*-*-*-*-*-*-Additional Marketplace Groups-*-*-*-*-*-*-
  

  The following groups reside in other hierarchies and are
    designed to handle markets for more specific items.  You may
    crosspost an article to one Usenet Marketplace group and to
    one of the following at the same time--subject to the rules
    of these groups.  Commercial ads may be prohibited in some of
    these groups; please read their respective FAQs for more
    information.  For group descriptions, see the web version of
    this FAQ.

 alt.aquaria.marketplace	rec.crafts.marketplace
 alt.art.marketplace 		rec.games.board.marketplace		
 alt.cd-world.marketplace	rec.games.frp.marketplace
 alt.home-theater.marketplace	rec.games.deckmaster.marketplace
 alt.marketplace.funky-stuff.forsale
 alt.sex.erotica.marketplace 	rec.games.video.marketplace
 comp.os.os2.marketplace	rec.music.marketplace.cd
 comp.sys.amiga.marketplace	rec.music.marketplace.misc
 comp.sys.apple2.marketplace	rec.music.marketplace.vinyl
 comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.marketplace
 comp.sys.mac.games.marketplace	rec.music.makers.marketplace
 comp.sys.next.marketplace	rec.outdoors.marketplace
 comp.sys.sun.wanted		rec.photo.marketplace
 misc.industry.electronics.marketplace
 rec.antiques.marketplace	rec.radio.swap
 rec.arts.books.marketplace	rec.skiing.marketplace 	
 rec.arts.anime.marketplace	rec.travel.marketplace
 rec.arts.sf.marketplace	soc.genealogy.marketplace
 rec.audio.marketplace
 rec.audio.high-end
 rec.autos.marketplace
 rec.aviation.marketplace
 rec.arts.comics.marketplace
 rec.bicycles.marketplace
 rec.boats.marketplace
 rec.games.trading-cards.marketplace.magic.sales (& 2 more)
 rec.games.trading-cards.marketplace.misc

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