This site has been designed with ease-of-use in mind and notes are provided on the bottom of most pages, so it's hoped you won't need much help! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via the "Contact" link at the top of the page.
You only need to register if you are adding a listing, saving a search or adding listings to a watch list. Registering is very easy, you only need to enter a username and password, which will only take you a few seconds! You can register from the "Register" link at the top of the page.
You need to be logged in to manage your listing, saved searches or watch list. You can log in from the "Login" link at the top of the page which takes you to the User Admin Area. If you have forgotten your login credentials, you can get them emailed to you. You need to have an email address in your contact information in the User Admin Area to receive the email. An email address is optional but it's recommended that you add one for the purpose of retrieving your login credentials, should you forget them.
Adding a listing
To add a listing, click on the bold red "Add a listing!" link at the top of the page. You need to be registered and logged in to add a listing. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to do so. The listing form is just one page, with most fields optional. If you are adding your first listing it will be human-reviewed before being listed. Thereafter, all your listings will be listed straight away. There's more information relevant to the listing form on the form itself, just click on the "Add a listing!" link and you will see it for yourself!
You can include twenty large pictures, five video clips and a full description...all free. You can run the listing for as long as you like but if you don't take any action on it, it will be deleted after seven days. There's no limit to the number of listings you can post.
Managing your listings
You manage your listings from the "Manage listings" section of the User Admin Area which you get from the "Login" link above. You can edit, delete, relist or renew your listing. You can also make it a Featured Listing if it isn't already. You can login at any time and as often as you wish. There's more detailed information about managing your listings in the "Manage listings" section.
It's free to list here but you can pay to have your listing featured. A featured listing costs £9.99. You will get the option to make your listing featured after you submit the listing form. You can also make your listing featured at any time from the "Manage listings" section of the User Admin Area which you get from the "Login" link above.
appear at the top of search results:
Featured listings are shown at the top of search results. On the mobile site the ten most-recent featured listings relevant to the search are shown at the top before the standard listings. On the desktop site all featured listings relevant to the search are shown in the left-hand column. By default they are sorted by Listing Date.
appear on the homepage:
The most-recent featured listings are shown on the homepage, sorted by Featured Date (the date the listing was featured, which may or may not be the same date as the listing date). A maximum of five listings are shown. The homepage is linked from every page on the site via the site logo and the "Home" link at the top of the page. On the mobile site the featured listings are interspersed with the normal page content. On the desktop site they are shown in the left-hand column.
appear on the Advanced Search page:
The most-recent featured listings are shown on the Advanced Search page, sorted by Featured Date. The Advanced Search page is linked from every page on the site via the "Advanced search" link on the search bar at the top of the page. On the mobile site the nine most-recent featured listings are shown interspersed with the normal page content. On the desktop site a maximum of fifteen featured listings are shown in the left-hand column.
appear on the Browse listings page:
The most-recent featured listings are shown on the "Browse listings" page, sorted by Featured Date. The "Browse listings" page is linked from every page on the site via the "Browse listings" link on the search bar at the top of the page. On the mobile site the thirteen most-recent featured listings are shown interspersed with the normal page content. On the desktop site a maximum of thirty listings are shown in the left-hand column.
appear on the Featured listings page:
All featured listings are shown on the "Featured listings" page sorted by Featured Date. The listings on this page may also be sorted in the same way as standard search results (it is essentially a search for featured listings). The "Featured listings" page is linked from every page on the site via the "Featured listings" link at the top of the page. The "Featured listings" link is the only bold blue link in the head of the page.
appear on error pages:
The most-recent featured listings are shown on the site-wide error pages for 404 (not found) and 403 (permission denied) errors, and also on the search results page if no listings are found that match a buyer's search. They are also shown on the "listing not found" page if a non-existant listing is requested. A maximum of thirty listings are shown, sorted by Featured Date.
get double exposure:
Your listing gets shown as a featured listing and a standard listing. As a featured listing it gets shown in the many priority places the featured listings get shown, plus as a standard listing it is still displayed in the search results where it would be if it wasn't featured.
show a link to your website:
With a featured listing you can display a link to your website (if you have one). A bold blue link: Visit seller's website is shown at the top of the listing. The link is a straight link to your site, no redirects, so will also help your site for SEO purposes. Simply enter the web address (URL) for the link on the listing form when you add or edit the listing. This facility is offered with traders in mind but if you are a private seller and have a website about your car, you're more than welcome to link to it!
show links to all your other listings:
If you have other listings on this site, links will be provided to them at the bottom of the featured listing under "Seller's other listings". As with the website link, this facility is provided with traders in mind but if you are a private seller and you're selling off your collection of unfinished projects (say) then you too can fill yer boots with links to your other listings!
let you see how many views the listing has had:
If a listing is featured, you can see how many views it has had. You can see this in the "Manage listings" section of the User Admin Area.
let you see how many people are watching the listing:
If a listing is featured, you can see how many people have added it to their watch list. You can see the number of watchers in the "Manage listings" section of the User Admin Area.
Your listing gets featured for seven days then becomes a standard listing:
The featured period is seven days. If your listing is still active when the period expires it will automatically become a standard listing. You will get an email telling you that the featured period has expired, and will invite you to feature it again. The featured period of seven days is a maximum, it doesn't mean that your listing will run for seven days whether it sells or not! If you sell the car within the seven day featured period, you can still delete the listing.
The following will be obvious to most but needs to be stated lest there be any misunderstanding: If you sell your car and/or delete your listing within the seven day featured period, you do not get a refund for "unused" days. Featured listings aren't paid for by the day, the price is for a maximum of seven days, which can be one, two, three, four, five, six or seven days as appropriate.
Payment is made through PayPal but you don't need a PayPal account to pay. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can pay through PayPal as a "guest" using your credit or debit card. Just click on the "PayPal BUY NOW" button, you will be taken to the PayPal payment page where you can select how you would like to pay.
If you pay by credit or debit card, you will see "PAYPAL *FREEMOTORMA" on your card or bank statement.
You can save any search you make on this site. You will need to be registered to do so. Click the "Save this search" link at the bottom of the search results page to save the search. The search is saved in the "Saved searches" section of the User Admin Area. This allows you to perform the same search again by simply clicking a link, which is particularly handy in the case of a complex advanced search.
You can get email alerts when new listings are added that match your saved searches. You can enable email alerts in the "Saved searches" section of the User Admin Area. You can enable or disable alerts for each saved search. Alert emails are sent once a day. If no new listings match your search, you won't get an email.
Click on the "RSS Feed" link at the bottom of the search results page to subscribe to a search. You will be prompted by your browser to subscribe to the feed. Alternatively you can right-click on the link and copy it for pasting into your feed reader software. You can configure your browser or feed reader to perform this search as often as you desire and it will notify you if there are new listings matching this search. You don't need to be registered to use the RSS feeds.
You can keep a Watch List and add listings to it. This is handy if you are looking at a number of listings and need to look back over them or compare them. Every listing has a "Watch this listing" link at the top. Simply click on the link to add the listing to your watch list. You need to be registered and logged in to do so.
Any questions, just let us know!