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How do the Classifieds work?
All members can add any (used) pro audio eBay or Reverb.com listings they are currently running to the Classifieds free of charge.

In order to participate in our own private buying and selling system, a $20.00 (USD) fee is payable via PayPal. This will allow you to list items you wish to sell (FS), trade (FT) and post 'want to buy' (WTB) requests for items you’re looking for. Instant access will also allow you to make direct contact for items listed for sale or for trade by our 300k+ membership base.

Please note that the fee MUST be paid via PayPal - no other payment methods are accepted (but you do not need to hold a PayPal account in order to make payment) - access will not be granted under any other circumstances.

To apply for Classifieds access please click here to be redirected to our payment portal.


Can manufacturers, equipment vendors or equipment industry insiders join & post on Gearslutz.com?
Manufacturers, distributors and vendors are welcome to create accounts to post as “official representatives” of the products they make or sell. However, there are some special rules of conduct that must be followed!

1. Please clearly identify yourself in your forum signature and/or with your avatar/profile picture. Your real name or company name is preferred. If you have an existing account you would like to “convert” please send a PM to our Community Manager, Whitecat, who can help and advise.

2. You may not post solely to "push" your products/generate sales or drive traffic to your website. With the exception of posting press releases in the New Product Alert! subforum, starting threads elsewhere (for the purposes of selling, however masqueraded) - is forbidden. You may participate in user-generated discussions, obviously, and answer questions, this is encouraged!

3. Do not “trash” or “slam” your competitor’s products. In general please also avoid posting in threads started by or about gear made or sold by your direct competitors. We do not approve of posts which recommend “not buying” something or speculate on how or where a competitor’s product is made.

4. Disputes between manufacturers/vendors, past or present, are unwelcome on the forum. We take a dim view of the “airing of dirty laundry”.

5. Dealers and manufacturers are very welcome to submit notices of 'gear shoot-out' evenings and or special product launch demonstrations at their showrooms or studios hosting their event. Please email details to promotions AT gearslutz DOT com and we will add these to our Events calendar.

6. Any “covert activity” - including shill posting, company “repping” under an ‘anonymous’ account, multiple account creation, etc - will result in a site-wide ban. Gearslutz users are not interested in products that need to be promoted in an underhanded manner, please let the quality of your work speak for itself!

7. The posting of competitions, giveaways, group buys etc. is strictly regulated (and generally not permitted!) - please do not post these without checking in first. Please contact promotions AT gearslutz DOT com for more information. If you have a genuine one-off “special deal” on you may post details in the Deal Zone - please visit and read the rules to see if your offer qualifies.

Thanks for your cooperation! Could it be said there was one rule for some people and another for others? YES! With thousands of recording engineers registered, the bias must be towards them and not manufacturers or equipment vendors. The site's reputation, which is one of of genuine user opinion can thusly be preserved. We recognise that many equipment vendors are also engineers but in the case of rule violations as above the forum's hammer falls on the side of these individuals being vendors.

That said, vendors and gear makers who participate in discussions, answer questions and who act in a generally helpful/friendly way tend to be viewed in a positive light by the GS community.

The site admins are VERY HAPPY to advise and answer any questions on how manufacturers, gear vendors & distributors can best participate in the forum and deal with situations that may arise. Please do NOT hesitate to contact us via email at promotions AT gearslutz DOT com, or send a PM to Grahamdwc (Gearslutz Manufacturer Liaison) or Whitecat (Gearslutz Community Manager).

Last updated: 30 June 2016


Why is member XXXXXXX deleted or banned?
Members can get banned for any number of reasons. These include, but are not limited to: 1) Persistent rudeness and insults to forum members 2) Persistent use of foul/"locker room" language 3) Persistent complaints about the way the forum is run, it moderators or its administration 4) Persistent posting of off topic threads (political threads, threads that bear no relation to the sub forum guidelines, etc) 5) Persistent wasting of moderators time by indulging in flame wars & bickering We don't issue statements on the circumstances of events that lead to people being banned nor can we comment or give any info out on any user account status other than your own.

I am a little edgy about the site name. Do you have a SFW (safe for work) version?
Yes! You can use Gearsz.com to navigate the site, although all this will do is change the logo. It won't change the URL of the pages (this is for search engine related reasons). This is good if you are worried about who may be looking over your shoulder and judging!

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