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FAQs


1. What are the rules and policies for listing items on Wegotups?

When you sell on Wegotups there are certain rules you need to follow. We have these rules in place to help make Wegotups a safer place for everyone.

Before you list an item, you should review and understand these rules because we hold all our sellers responsible for following them. If you don't, you may be subject to a range of actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

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2. Prohibited and Restricted Items

• Alcohol
• Animals and wildlife products – examples include live animals, mounted specimens, and ivory
• Art – Stolen or Counterfeit
• Artifacts – grave-related items
• Catalytic converters and test pipes
• Cell phone (wireless) service contracts
• Charity and fundraising
• Counterfeit currency and stamps
• Credit cards
• Drugs and drug paraphernalia
• Firearms, weapons, and knives – examples include pepper spray, replicas, and stun guns (see also military items)
• Government documents, IDs, and licenses
• Government, transit, and shipping-related items – examples include airplane operations manuals, subway employee uniforms, and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mailbags
• Hazardous, restricted, or regulated materials – examples include batteries, fireworks, and refrigerants
• Human remains and body parts
• Items encouraging illegal activity – examples include an eBook describing how to create methamphetamine
• Lock picking devices
• Lottery tickets
• Mailing lists and personal information
• Medical drugs, devices, and healthcare – examples include prescription drugs, contact lenses, pacemakers, and surgical instruments
• Military items (see also firearms, weapons, and knives)
• Multi-level marketing, pyramid, and matrix programs
• Offensive material – examples include ethnically or racially offensive material and Nazi memorabilia
• Pesticides
• Plants and seeds – examples include poppy seeds, marijuana, any illegal drugs.
• Postage meters
• Prescription drugs
• Prohibited services
• Recalled items
• Stolen property
• Tobacco

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3. Reporting Policy Violations

If you see a listing that violates one of our policies, report it by clicking Report Item in the listing.

If we determine that a listing has violated a policy, we email the seller and the bidders or the buyer to let them know that we've removed the listing from Wegotups.

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4. Chance Listings

We don't allow listings that sell an opportunity to win an item or prize either by chance or in connection with a skill contest.

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5. Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Loose Beads Policy

When you sell jewelry, precious metals, and loose beads on Wegotups, you must comply with this policy. First, be sure to select a category that matches the item listed. Second, be sure to provide clear and accurate information in the item description. Any listing that misrepresents (or appears to misrepresent) the true nature or value of the item being sold may be removed from Wegotups.

What are the guidelines?

Fine Jewelry Allowed:

  • Fine metal setting, such as gold of 10 karats or higher (yellow, rose, white), silver of 925 parts per 1000 pure silver or above, platinum group metals of 850 parts per 1000 pure platinum or above

    • You must identify the type of metal and purity of the metal in the title, item specifics and description

    • Includes fine metal setting with lab-created, simulated or fashion gemstone

And/or

  • Natural fine gemstone (or fine gemstone with the optical, physical, and chemical properties of natural fine gemstone)

    • Natural diamonds

    • Pearls, naturally formed or cultured

    • For the full list of fine gemstones, please see the "Gemstones and loose beads" section of this page

    • Includes fine gemstone with fashion metal setting or lab-created, simulated or fashion gemstone accent(s)

      Not Allowed

    • Fashion metal

      • Settings not accompanied by a fine gemstone

      • Lab-created, simulated or fashion gemstone not accompanied by a fine metal setting

 

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6. Precious Metals

Fine Metals - Gold of 10 karats or higher (yellow, rose, white), silver of 925 parts per 1000 pure silver or above, platinum group metals of 850 parts per 1000 pure platinum or above, black rhodium plated silver, bonded gold and silver (if gold plated sterling silver), brass plated gold (greater than 10k gold), chocolate gold, gold plated silver, green gold, palladium, platinum, platinum flashed silver, platinum plated (if platinum plated sterling silver), platinum plated silver, rhodium flashed silver, rhodium plated gold, rhodium plated gold and silver, rhodium plated silver, rhodium plated white gold, rhodium plated yellow gold, rose gold flashed silver, sterling silver, tri-color gold, vermeil, white gold plated silver, yellow gold flashed silver, yellow gold plated silver

Fashion Metals - Fashion jewelry includes jewelry made with an underlying base metal in this list and plated with a precious metal: alloy base, brass, brass plated gold (less than 10k gold), bronze, cobalt, copper, enamel, epoxy, glass, gold-filled, gold-foiled, gold plated base, gold plated copper, horn, iron pyrite, leather, nickel, pewter, plastic, resin, rhinestone, rhodium plated base metal, rhodium plated brass, rhodium plated bronze,  rose gold plated base, rubber, shell, silver plated base, silver plated bronze, stainless steel, titanium, tungsten, wood, yellow gold plated bronze

 

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7. Compilation and Informational Items Policy

Policy overview

You can sell compilation and informational items on Wegotups as long as you list them in the Everything Else > Information Products category, using the Classified Ad format.

Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including restrictions of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?

  • Electronic books (e-books) listed in the Everything Else > Information Products category, using the Classified Ad format.

  • Wholesale lists listed in the Everything Else > Information Products category, using the Classified Ad format.

    • Listings for compilation or informational items containing any cross-category information.

    • Combining a compilation or informational item as a bonus item with any other listing.

    • Listings containing any specific brand names or keywords unless the listing is offering the brand-name product. 

    • Listings containing excessive keywords to describe the contents of a compilation or informational item.

    • Offering information on how to either purchase specific items or receive them for free outside of Wegotups.

    • Listings which include web addresses or links (for example, www.gotomyownwebsite.com) that enable buyers to purchase items outside of Wegotups.

      Why does Wegotups have this policy?

      We're making sure that compilation and informational items are listed in the appropriate category so buyers know what they're getting. We're also trying to prevent the use of keyword spamming because it causes misleading search results. Keyword spamming is when sellers put unrelated words or details in their listings (such as brand names and pop culture terms) for maximum—but unfair—visibility in search results.

     

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8. Plated and Filled Metals

If your item does not qualify as solid metal, be sure to follow these guidelines:
  • List your item in the Plate/Fill category that matches your product, or choose the Plated or Filled option when you describe your item;

  • If you are listing a fine metal plated or filled with another fine metal it must be listed in the Fine Jewelry category;

  • If you are listing a fine metals plated or filled with a fashion metal it must be listed in the Fashion Jewelry category unless it is accompanied by a fine gemstone;

  • You must clearly describe the nature of the metal throughout your listing. You can, for example, use the word "gold-plated" as long as the alloy used for the plating is 10-karat gold or higher. You also have to include the qualifying word, such as "plated" or "filled," in every mention of the word "gold" in your title, item specifics, and description.

    Note: You can use abbreviations (such as "gf" for gold-filled, "gp" for gold-plated, or "gep" for gold-electroplated) in your listing title.

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9. Stamping

Platinum, gold, and silver products must meet applicable laws for stamping. For more information about stamping (including trademark stamping requirements) please see the National Gold and Silver Stamping Act of 1906
Examples of stamps:
  • Gold stamps: 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 24k

  • Silver stamps: Sterling Silver, .925, .999

  • Platinum stamps: Plat, Pt, 950Plat, 900Pt

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10. Gemstones and Loose Beads

Fine Gemstones - Alexandrite, almandite-garnet, amber, amethyst, ametrine, ammolite, andalusite, aquamarine, beryl, black diamond, black opal, blue diamond, blue opal, blue sapphire, blue topaz, blue zircon, boulder opal, brown diamond, cats eye, champagne diamond, chrome diopside, chrysoberyl, chrysoprase, citrine, corundum, demantoid garnet, diamond, emerald, fire opal, garnet, golden topaz, green garnet, green quartz, green sapphire, green tourmaline, grossular garnet, heliodor, hessonite, hiddenite, honey amber, imperial topaz, indicolite, indicolite tourmaline, iolite, jade, jadeite, jet, kunzite, kyanite, labradorite, lapis lazuli, lemon quartz, London blue topaz, madeira citrine, malachite, mandarin garnet, mint tourmaline, moldovite, moonstone, morganite, opal, padparadscha, paraiba, Paraiba tourmaline, peridot, pink diamond, pink quartz, pink sapphire, pink topaz, pink tourmaline, prasiolite quartz, purple jade, purple spinel, pyrope garnet, quartz, red diamond, rhodolite garnet, rose quartz, rubelite, rubellite tourmaline, ruby, sapphire, smoky quartz, spessartite garnet, sphene, yellow topaz.

Fashion Gemstones - Agate, amazonite, amblygonite, apatite, aventurine, azurite, bloodstone, blue amber, blue chalcedony, brazanite, butterscotch amber, calcite, caribbean amber, carnelian, celestite, chalcedony, charoite, cherry amber, cinnabar, created alexandrite, created amethyst, created aquamarine, created blue sapphire, created emerald, created garnet, created opal, created padparadscha, created peridot, created pink sapphire, created quartz, created ruby, created sapphire, created topaz, created white sapphire, created yellow sapphire, cubic zirconia, danburite, diaspore, diopside, drusy quartz, dumortierite, dyed howlite, fluorite, fuschite, gaspeite, goldstone, goshenite, green amber, green chalcedony, green gold, hauyne, hematite, hermatine, hickoryite, howlite, iron pyrite, jasper, larimar, lavender chalcedony, magnasite, marcasite, medusa quartz, moissanite, multi-color amber, mystic topaz, obsidian, onyx, orange chalcedony, ouro verde quartz, petalite, pezzottaite, pink chalcedony, prehnite, quartzite, quartzofe, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, rutilated quartz, sardonyx, scapolite, sea blue chalcedony, serpentine, shanseres, sodalite, sphalerite, stabilized turquoise, strontium titanate, sunstone feldspar, swedish slag, synthetic turquoise, tashmarine diopside, white sapphire, white topaz, yellow scapolite, yttrium aluminium garnet, zandrite.

Gemstone creation and treatment: When listing a gemstone, you must include information about what type of gemstone you are listing, as well as the gemstone creation method, in the title, item specifics and description.

• Natural: Choose this option only if you have an unenhanced, untreated, natural gemstone.

• Treated: If you are listing a natural gemstone that has been treated (for example: dyed to enhance the color), you are required to specify the treatment in the item specifics and description. You must also clearly specify the following in the item description:

• The treatment is not permanent and loses its effect over time;
• The treatment creates special care requirements for the gemstone to retain the benefits; and
The treatment has a significant effect on the gemstone's value.

• Lab-created: Select this option only if you are listing a lab-created gemstone that has the same mineral composition as a natural gemstone. Do not list a lab-created gemstone in the Fine Jewelry category unless it is accompanied by a fine metal setting or other fine gemstone. You are required to identify the gemstone as "lab-created" in the title, item specifics and description immediately preceding the name of the lab-created gemstone. All lab-created gemstones not mounted on a fine metal setting or accompanied by a fine gemstone should be listed in the Fashion Jewelry category.

• Simulated: Select this option if you are listing a simulated gemstone that has the same appearance but not the same mineral composition as a natural gemstone. A simulated gemstone should only be listed in the Fashion Jewelry category unless it is mounted on a fine metal setting or accompanied by a fine gemstone, in which case it should be listed in the Other or Simulated categories. If the mineral composition of the gemstone is different from the natural gemstone, you are required to identify the gemstone as "simulated" in the title, items specifics and description immediately preceding the name of the simulated gemstone. For example, "simulated ruby." All simulated gemstones not mounted on a fine metal setting or accompanied by a fine gemstone should be listed in the Fashion Jewelry category.

• Unknown: If you do not know if the gemstone has been enhanced or treated, or if it is lab-created or simulated, you should consider having the gemstone certified. All unknown gemstones should be listed in the Fashion Jewelry category unless mounted on a fine metal setting or accompanied by a fine gemstone.

Loose Beads
You can list these items only in the Loose Beads category

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