Registration is free. Just click the "Register" button atop any page if you are not already a member. If you are a member of RCUniverse, but have not registered in the market, clicking the "Post Ad" tab in the market or in the "Buy & Sell" menu atop any page, will generate a way to become "Market Authorized" -- this is also FREE.
Make sure you have a valid email address. We
discourage Hotmail, Yahoo and other free services because they often bounce
important messages regarding your classifieds or auction transactions.
You will be asked to enter your email address
will send you an email to confirm that the address works. If
you receive the email, click on the link contained inside the message
to complete the registration process.
Once you complete the registration process online,
you are ready to buy!!
If you are selling or if you would like to be an "Address Verified Buyer", you will be asked for your credit card (for identification purposes only). Your card will not be charged! (Read more below)
In order to make a marketplace that works efficiently and to discourage underage or non-serious participants, we require a minimum level of evidence that an individual registering with the site:
Is who he/she says he/she is
Can and will cover charges for auctions or ads posted as and when he/she agrees to
Is over the age of 18
Is committed to conducting him/herself in a responsible fashion
Although having a credit card does not guarantee these things, it does go along way in deterring underage, less committed individuals from simply playing around with the site to the detriment of serious participants.
My credit card is not being accepted!
The card type is correct
The number is typed in correctly
The address with which you registered IS THE SAME as your credit card billing address
The expiration date is correct
If you are using a debit card, it must have a "Visa" or "Mastercard" emblem
If all else fails, contact the card issuer and indicate that you are trying to use the card over the Internet without success.
Unless you are on RCUniverse.com or RCMarket.com, you will be asked to create a separate registration. The Marketplace is a part of a larger network of Internet sites that all contribute to a central classifieds database. This gives advertisers more exposure and buyers more selection. To enable individuals on different partner sites to conduct seamless transactions across the network, we need a separate registration. Since 24-7 RC (the company that created the system) also owns RCUniverse.com and RCMarket.com, their membership system is integrated and no secondary registration is needed.
If you do not receive an email from us within a few minutes, you have either incorrectly entered your email address or your email box may be INACTIVE or OVERFILLED (If you use Hotmail, MSN, Yahoo or similar online provider CHECK YOUR EMAIL BOX to see if it's accepting mail). With AOL and certain other ISP's, it just may take a few moments.
If you fail to get an email after trying repeatedly, contact us directly and we'll get you going!
We have a rigorous verification process because it is CRITICAL that you have a correct email address in our system, otherwise nobody will be able to respond to your ads or auctions and if you are making offers on ads they won't get through!
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