Frequently asked questions answered here
Q. How do i place an advert
A If you haven't already registered on fafb , first thing to do is click register ,fill in your own details ,then click place advert and fill in the advert details , If you are already registered just go straight to login then place advert , its very simple
Q. How much will it cost to advertise on Findafishingboat.com?
A . The basic advert cost has stayed the same since we started in 1999 in fact some adverts are now cheaper
Q. How can I pay for my advert ?
A . You can use credit card debit card, or paypal , you can even pay by cheque
Q. Why should I use Findafishingboat to sell my boat
A .Established in 1999 Findafishingboat offers a simple approach to selling your boat all boat adverts are treated equally and appear at the top of our listings and on the home page when placed ,giving maximum exposure .
There are no hidden costs with your FAFB advert the price has not increased since we started in 1999 . on this site you get what you pay for
Q. How do I place a boat advert and add my pictures?
A. Have all your details to hand before you start , ie boats details picture location and payment method then Click on “Place Ad”. Fill in details ,upload pictures one at a time ,Once details have been entered you can submit your card details for payment. . Boat adverts cost £24.95 plus VAT for 26 weeks or until sold , Dont spend to long placing your advert you can return at anytime to amend or add details /pictures to your advert
Q. how can I place my boat advert in a second category ?
A . to advertise in a second category
FAFB can now offer boat sellers the option of placing a boat advert in more than one category .This is something many people have requested over the years , usually for something like a charter boat that might also sell as a commercial fishing boat
so if you want to place your boat advert in two categorys
First place a boat advert then go into MYFAFB and choose
+2nd cat button
you will have the option to have you boat advert in a second category
Q. Why won’t my pictures load?
A. This is usually because the files are too big and the system times out before they are loaded. If you have problems transferring image files you can email your pics to us. Please include ID number of advert in subject of email.
Q. Can I use printed photos?
A. You can post your photos to Findafishingboat, Tigh an Uillt, Strontian, Argyll, PH36 4HY with name and ID number of your advert. They will be added asap and will be returned to sender.
Q. Why do I get a message saying “Transaction Error” when I try to place my ad?
A. This is usually due to your email address being mistyped. e.g. leaving a space or missing out a letter. A valid email address must be entered. or it could be that your phone number is not enterd in your registration details please check these first , or phone us on 01967402147 if you continue to have a problem placing your advert.
Q. I do not want to place my advert over the internet. Can I send all the details and photographs in the post?
A. Yes. Posted adverts cost £30.00 INCLUDING VAT and will be placed asap. Post all details to Findafishingboat, Tigh an Uillt, Strontian, Argyll, PH36 4HY and include payment of £30.00. Cheques should be payable to D. Cochrane. Please note you can also place an advert online and choose pay by cheque option . Place the advert choose pay by cheque ,you will get an activation ref no pass this on to us write the number on the back of the cheque we will activate your advert
Q. Can I make any changes to my advert once it is on the website?
A. Adverts can be amended by clicking on “Edit ad”. Enter the advert ID number (e.g. 15621) and your password. Details and price can be amended as often as required.
Q. I have sold my boat. How do I mark it “Sold”
A. Click on “Edit ad”. Enter ID and password and select “Sold” option. It is sensible to wait until the deal has been completed before marking your vessel as sold. Your contact details will be removed from your advert once your boat is sold.
Q. My advert has run out and my boat has not sold. Can I renew my advert?
A. It costs £19.99(+VAT) to renew your advert for another 20 weeks . Do this by logging in to MYFAFB you should see your expired advert . Select “renew ad ” green button , enter card details. Your boat will go back to the top of the list until sold or for another 20 weeks
Q. I want to sell some fishing equipment, how do I go about it?
A. Click on “Place Ad” and select most suitable category. Fill in details and browse your PC to add picture. Classified ads include 1 photo and are online for 8 weeks. All classified ads cost £9.95 (+ VAT).
Q. My boat was on the website last year. Do I have to create a new advert?
A. If your boat has previously been advertised on FAFB please get in touch as we can usually retrieve the details.
Q. How can I recognise a genuine buyer?
A. A genuine buyer...
- will usually want to talk to you on the phone.
- will usually want to view the boat or item himself or send a surveyor to view the boat on his behalf.
- will never send you more money than you ask for.
Q. How can I identify a scam email?
A. Click here for more information on identifying, and dealing with, scam emails.