Kite Classifieds-FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who founded Kite Classifieds (KC), and when?
KC was founded in 1999 by Joe Love, is now owned by Charly Whitaker.
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Werent ads on KC free at one time?
Classified ads were originally free, but now has a nominal fee due to very infrequent donations in the past and helps to cover the cost of operating such a service.
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Can I renew an ad if my item does not sell in the initial 60 day period?
Yes. We will email you when it is expired and provide the opportunity to renew it for another 60 days at the same rate.
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Why should I place an ad in Kite Classifieds?
We have an average of 28,000 visitors to the KL site monthly from over 30 countries, and your kites are much more likely to sell in shorter time period..
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Is there a charge to register as a user?
No. Registration is free of charge.
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Can I browse ads and respond to sellers for free?
Yes. We only charge for ads being posted.
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How can I check a sellers reputation or see reviews posted by other users?
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s name is linked at the top of the page when viewing an ad, just click it to view their profile and any reviews which have been posted.
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What is a "Featured Ad"?
Featured status places your ad on the featured page and at the bottom of the home page for better visibility.
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What is a "Highlighted Ad"?
A highlighted ad has a different color background, making it stand out on the page.
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What is a "Bold Ad"?
Bolding simply applies a bold font to your ad,
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Where do the fees for ads go?
Fees are used to subsidize the operating costs of this service.
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Why are there banners on this site?
While banners are placed very tactfully, these advertisers are firm supporters of this site and provide reliable alternatives for any items not currently being sold by our users.
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Who maintains the KC web pages?
All administrative functions are shared by Charly Whitaker.
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Does KC handle transactions between users?
No. All sales and trades are arranged privately between users.
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If I register as a user, will KC share my information?
No. All information is used strictly for the purpose of maintaining the database, and to ensure legitimate business between users.
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Will I ever be contacted through my membership?
Only by KC regarding ads or during the sign up process, unless you elect to also receive site updates via email.
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What method should users utilize for making payments?
We highly recommend using a free account available through PayPal, this provides secure transactions and buyer security, as well as the ability to issue refunds if so required.
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How are the fees for ads on KC charged to users?
We use PayPal exclusively, for the reasons listed above.
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How can I check to see if another user is "verified" with PayPal?
Although not a very important indicator, many users will include a link to their verification seal in their ads (see ours).
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Can I modify my ad once it is placed?
Yes, there is links to view and edit your ads once you log in.
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Will my email address be visible if I post an ad?
No. When you register you have the choice of using the private message system and viewing them when you log in, or having KC forward messages to your email without releasing it to the person inquiring about an ad.

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