Terms and Conditions

General Terms and Conditions

This web-site is intended to be a friendly, enjoyable and useful experience, but as with anything concerning any kind of transactions there are risks involved and we strongly advise you to understand all of these terms before joining.

If you spot a listing that you feel is violating the general terms and conditions of this web-site as stated below please let us know by contacting us.

Rights to Suspend or Terminate.

You agree that this web-site, in its own discretion, may terminate any auction or use of the service immediately and without notice if:

(a) We believe that you are not abiding by the general rules of this web-site

(b) You have repeatedly broken a certain term

(c) You have listed a suspicious item

(d) We believe you to be a non paying bidder.

In most cases when we suspect foul play we will suspend your account/listing whilst we investigate further. If our investigation is conclusive then your account with us will be terminated and any monies held on your behalf will be forfeit.

Your Conduct.

You are solely responsible for your actions through this web-site. You must ensure that your participation in the selling or buying of items does not violate any applicable laws or regulations. By this we mean that you must check that you are entitled to sell or buy the relevant item and that you are not prohibited from doing so by any law or regulation. 

Sellers are responsible for ensuring that they are able and willing to sell the items which they advertise on the site and that those items meet the descriptions provided accurately.

Sellers can be banned from the site if they are found to be offering for sale, or advertising illegal copies of software which breach copyright and counterfeit items.  We will also ban sellers who offer to sell weapons, goods or services of a sexual nature, or which have been removed from the general trading market for safety or other reasons

If an item consists of a compilation of items which are in the public domain and available for free download from the internet (legally!) then this must be indicated in the auction listing

You must not transmit through the service any unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material.  You must also not transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable  law or regulation.


Membership to this web-site is only available to those who can form a legally binding contract. This web-site does not permit minors (under 16) to register. If any member  fails to signup with their correct age the account will be terminated immediately.

External Links

Although the use of external links within the website is encouraged to provide more relevant information about an item, or link to a registered users’ own website – we reserve the right to remove any inappropriate links, webstores and/or auction listings containing inappropriate links, without notice.

General Terms.

This site acts as the window for sellers to conduct auctions and for bidders to bid on sellers' auctions.

We are not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers. As a result, we have no control over the quality, safety or legality of the items listed the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell items or the ability of buyers to buy items. We cannot and do not control whether or not sellers will complete the sale of items they offer or buyers will complete the purchases of items they have bid on. In addition, note that there are risks of dealing with foreign nationals, underage persons or people acting under false pretence.

This Web-site shall not be  responsible for any items sold by Auction, for any damage to items during transit or during the inspection period, nor for misrepresentations and/or breaches of contract by either buyer and/or seller. This web-site shall not be responsible for the cost of procurement of substitute goods or any losses resulting form any goods purchased or obtained.

This web-site assumes no liability for the content of the listings.  However if you fall victim of a fraudulent transaction we will assist you as much as we can.

Dispute Resolution

We work with sellers and buyers to resolve disputes between them.  However, there is also the possibility of referring disputes with sellers (and/or with sellmyretro) through the European Commission's Online Dispute Resolution platform.

SellMyRetro.com itself is not a member of any formal Online Dispute Resolution schemes.  However, we are in a unique position of having dealt with nearly all members of the platform on a personal basis over many years and therefore would recommend that in the first instance you contact us for assistance.


These Terms of Service shall be governed by and constructed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and any disputes will be decided only by the Courts of England and Wales.


Last updated on : 05/10/2009