General Terms and Conditions
Our services are available only to individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, our services are not available to minors. If you do not qualify, please do not use our services.
Sales. Placing a order(sale) on an item is an irrevocable offer to buy the item(s) at the price agreed upon.
Placing a order constitutes entering into a binding legal agreement with the seller to purchase the item(s) at the winning price and in accordance with the terms stated in the item listing and the rules of this site. You must resolve any questions about the item by contacting the seller of the item prior to placing a order. Do not place a order until you are sure that you understand what you are buying, if necessary, have received a response from the seller of the item regarding any questions you may have.
Once a order is placed it may not be canceled or retracted without the permission of the seller. The seller is not obligated to grant permission to retract or cancel a order, and it is not the duty of this site to request permission from the seller for a order retraction or cancellation. Any order cancellation must be worked out between buyer and seller without assistance from the web site.
By placing an order on an item, you authorize us to release your contact information, including name, address, email, and telephone number, to the seller who listed the item.
Listing. Placing an item for sale is an irrevocable offer to sell an item to a qualified buyer.
Listing an item constitutes entering a binding legal agreement to sell the item to the buyer as determined by the rules of the web site. Once an item is listed and has received a order, the item may not be withdrawn from sale. Please consider carefully whether you want to place an item for sale.
When listing items, ensure that the items listed for sale do not infringe upon the copyright, trademark or other rights of those third parties. By listing items for sale on this site you represent to us that your items do not infringe on the intellectual property of any third party and that you have a legal right to sell the items you list.
Your description of the item must be truthful and accurate. Adding additional unrelated keywords to your listing to make it show up through our Search facilities is prohibited. Item Titles may not be in ALL CAPS.
The sale of your item(s) on this site: (a) shall not be fraudulent or involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen items; (b) shall not infringe any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (c) shall not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including without limitation those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising); (d) shall not be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing; (e) shall not be obscene or contain child pornography; and (f) shall not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.
You may not post on our site or sell through our site any: (a) item that, by paying to us the listing fee or the final value fee, could cause us to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation, or (b) live animals, human beings or body parts (relics, skulls, human remains or other parts), bulk email lists, illegal weapons, or instructions on how to build bombs or explosives.
In the event of a conflict the rules of the site as specified by this document supersede the terms stated in the seller's listing. A seller may not alter the rules of the web site by the language of his listing.
By listing an item, you authorize us to release your contact information, including name, address, email, and telephone number, to the buyers who places an order on this item.
Listing Content / Multiple Listings. Listings must offer a specific product or service at a specific price. Any listing deemed to be general advertising instead of an offering of something specific for sale may be deleted. We reserve the right to edit or remove listings as deemed necessary by the web site. Listings may be moved to a different category if deemed inappropriate for the listed category, so put your listing in the most appropriate category. We reserve the right to remove any listing deemed inappropriate or in violation of the letter or spirit of our rules.
We do not allow the posting of excessive numbers of listings for the same item. Excessive duplicate listings will be removed without notice.
Soliciting side deals may result in suspension or termination of your account.
Non-US Sellers. As long as all applicable laws of the countries of residence of both buyer and seller are followed, non-US sellers are welcome to list items for sale here. Please keep in mind that the vast majority of buyers and sellers here are located in the United States, so buyers tend to assume that the items are located in the US. If the item is not located in the US, you must clearly identify the country in which the item is located in your item listing. This is necessary because the cost of importing an item may be higher than the cost of transferring an item inside the US due to import fees and tariffs. We reserve the right to void any sale in which the item is located outside the US and the country of original is not clearly listed.
Fraud Prevention / Dispute Resolution. Complaints of fraud are extremely rare at Matt's Vintage Magazines and we provide Buyer's Protection that insures buyers against fraud. Buyer's Protection is not a substitute for common sense and due diligence and the buyer must take steps to prevent problems. We provide a feedback system where buyers and sellers can publicly post their experiences with each other. Before placing a order, the buyer should check the seller's feedback to see how the seller has handled himself in past transactions. We strongly recommend that the buyer use either a credit card or an online escrow service because of the extra protection these offer. Never send cash or use any payment method that provides no proof of payment!
If you were the winning buyer in a transaction, sent payment, and either did not receive your item or received an item substantially different than what was advertised we provide Buyer's Protection that may cover your transaction. Our FAQ-Fraud Claim Process Overview explains the fraud claim process and helps you understand if your purchase qualifies.
For disputes between a buyer and seller other than fraud claims as described above, we provide a feedback system where buyers and sellers can post their experiences with the other party for all to see. Although buyer/seller disputes are rare, we are not a court and cannot arbitrate disputes or arguments between users. As per the Feedback section of this document we will not arbitrate disputes over feedback.
System Abuse. This web site reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. We will exercise this right with "problem" buyers who make a purchase and fail to complete the transaction, and with "problem" sellers who list an item and fail to sell it to the buyer(s). Without limiting any other remedies, this web site may terminate your account if you are found (by conviction, settlement, insurance or escrow investigation, or otherwise) to have engaged in fraudulent activity in connection with our site.
You agree to be liable for and to pay for any costs incurred by this site for your misuse of the site or for your violation of any of the site's rules, including but not limited to Fees incurred for any items you win but fail to pay for, Fees for any items on which you place bogus orders, and the cost of our time spent in resolving deliberate rules violations.
Technical Difficulties. This web site is not responsible for orders not being processed or not being accepted due to technical difficulties.
User-Generated Content. This web site is not responsible for the content of user-generated content including listings, messages on our message forums, feedback, pictures, etc. For legal reasons we do not screen user-generated content.
You are solely responsible for any information you post our use on this site, and we act as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of this information. If you post information that is slanderous, violates any international, federal, state, or local law, or violates the intellectual property of another party you will be solely liable for the consequences. We may take any action with respect to such information we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion if we believe it may create liability for us or may cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs or other suppliers.
Complaints of copyright violations or infringement of any other type of intellectual property are covered in this document under the section labeled Intellectual Property.
Illegal Items. By registering as a member of and using this site you agree that all transactions do not violate any applicable local, state, federal and/or international laws.
Feedback. Feedback may only be posted between the winning buyer and the seller in a transaction. Feedback is associated with a specific item listing and must pertain specifically to that item listing. By submitting feedback you agree that ratings and comments are truthful to the best of your knowledge and accurately reflect what happened in the transaction. You may not take any actions which could undermine the integrity of the feedback system, including posting bogus good feedback to artificially improve another user's rating or posting bogus bad feedback to falsely damage another user's rating. If you accumulate excessive negative feedback or display a pattern of unacceptable behavior your account may be suspended or permanently terminated.
Matt's Vintage Magazines is not responsible for the information posted by a user in the feedback system. It is not our responsibility to determine the 'truthfulness' of posted feedback, and we do not arbitrate disputes over feedback. We reserve the right to remove any piece of user-posted feedback at any time for any reason. All complaints about a buyer or seller in an order must be posted through the feedback system and/or through the 'Resolving Problems...' pages in For Sellers or For Buyers. We do not accept these complaints via email, fax, or telephone.
Registration. Members agree to provide true and accurate information about him/herself in the registration form.
It is a violation of Federal law to place orders in a false name or with an invalid credit card, even if our software initially accepts such a order. Please be aware that even if you do not give us your real name your web browser transmits a unique Internet address to us which can be used by law enforcement officials to identify you. Do not test our system with false orders. This puts you at substantial personal legal risk. Fraudulent buyers/sellers will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Currently, both the FBI and the US Secret Service are responsible for investigating Internet fraud cases.
Payments And Fees. Any and all payments made to this web site are non-refundable. This holds true whether or not the item sells. If you use a credit card, our billings will appear under the name Taylor Blake Group.
Fees for using Matt's Vintage Magazine are detailed on our Fees page. The Fees page is incorporated into this document by reference.
Returned checks are subject to a $25.00 returned check fee. Writing bad checks is a criminal offense; don't do it because we will prosecute.
If you have a question about a charge on your account you agree to contact us as described via our FAQ: Customer Support as is required by credit card association rules. If you deliberately or inadvertently issue a 'chargeback' to your credit card, your account will be terminated. You agree to pay all costs of processing any chargeback including any fees assessed by the merchant bank or card association and any collection or legal fees we incur, with a minimum of $50.00 per chargeback. Failure to pay these fees will result in your account being turned over to a collection agency and we will pursue civil and criminal legal actions to the fullest extent of the law.
Past due accounts will be terminated and the seller's listings may be voided at our discretion. Promotional offers, including free or discounted listings, will be void if your account is more than 30 days past due. Accounts that are or have been past due will have their credit limit reduced to zero. Past due balances will be subject to a late payment fee of 1.5% per month or the highest amount permitted by applicable law; whichever is lower. If your account is past due you agree to pay any and all collection costs including but not limited to court costs, attorney's fees, collection agency fees, and administrative costs.
Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in U.S. Dollars. You are responsible for paying all applicable taxes and for all hardware, software, service and other costs you incur to order, buy, procure a listing from us or access our servers. We may in our sole discretion add, delete or change some or all of our services at any time.
Buyers: We do not accept payment in any form for any item(s) that you order. You must remit payment directly to the seller for any item you order on or win. If you pay us for an item you order we reserve the right to deduct any fees or costs we incur as a result of receiving your payment or refunding your money, including check fees and/or credit card transaction fees.
Credits for Non-paying Buyers. If a buyer orders an item and does not complete the transaction in accordance with the rules we will issue a credit for the relist of the item. To get a credit for the item relist you must follow the instructions posted on our Fees page. The Fees page is incorporated into this document by reference.
Sellers: as per Section 2 above you are obligated to complete the transaction with the winning buyer, If the item has a winning buyer and you refuse to sell the item or the item has been sold elsewhere you will not get a credit for any fees you incurred. We do not issue credits for sales in which you (the seller) fail to complete the transaction. We do not issue credits for listings/sales which violate our posted rules and policies, including illegal/improper/invalid listings and listings that incur fees due to 'shill' listings.
Fee Avoidance. Attempting to circumvent or avoid paying our fees is prohibited. Fee avoidance will result in a warning being issued and, if repeated violations occur, termination of the seller's account. Examples of Fee Avoidance include:
- Using contact information obtained from this site or using any feature to offer to sell merchandise outside of Matts Vintage Magazines.
- Canceling a listing to sell the item to anyone who contacted the seller through this site or became aware of the item through Matts Vintage Magazines.
- Using contact information obtained from this web site or using any Matts Vintage Magazines feature to offer to sell an item outside of Matts Vintage Magazines to a buyer who placed a order but did not meet the price.
- Offering in a listing the opportunity to purchase the item or other merchandise outside of Matts Vintage Magazines.
- Linking to an item on another web site that is identical to the item offered at this site but is priced lower than the item's Reserve Price or Offer.
- Listing an item with a low price but charging unreasonably high shipping or handling costs
- Listing a single item and offering additional identical items for sale in the item description. In this type of listing the seller instructs buyers to indicate the number of items they want and states that they can get the same price as the item in the listing.
Mail System / Spam. Our user-to-user messaging system ("Ask Seller a Question", "Mail this Listing to a Friend", etc.) exists solely to allow contact between buyer (or potential buyer) and seller for the purpose of engaging in or completing a transaction. Use of the messaging system for any other purpose is prohibited.
Users agree to refrain from "spamming" (sending unsolicited commercial email to other users). A seller may not contact the buyer(s) on similar listed items and promote his own item or offer another item for sale. Users may not send spam through this web site or through other mail servers for any purpose, including promoting this site to earn affiliate program rewards. Spamming will be reported to the applicable ISP(s) for further punitive action and may result in criminal or civil penalties under various laws. Abuse of our mail system and/or sending spam is a serious offense and will result in closure of your account here.
Scheduled Maintenance / System Downtime. We reserve the hours between 3:00am and 6:00am Mountain Time for system maintenance. This may or may not cause system downtime. Ending times may be extended without notice as a result of scheduled or unscheduled downtime.
Termination. This web site may, at its sole discretion, terminate Service should Member's conduct fail to conform to this User Agreement or other rules of this site. Abusiveness or use of profanity directed toward this web site or its personnel will result in immediate termination of the Member's account here and will result in a notation appearing on the Member's feedback.
Advertising Services. If you elect to participate in our advertising services (including Banner Ads, Category Sponsorships, Newsletter or Opt-In Mail Advertising, etc) you understand and agree that all advertising services are non-refundable.
Intellectual Property. You agree to refrain from posting or transmitting any materials that infringe any third party's intellectual property, including copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or interests. If you believe that materials posted on this site violate your copyright you can contact the site's designated agent as per the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and file a claim of infringement. Click here to learn more about reporting copyright infringement claims.