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Old 11/26/2006, 08:48 PM
mhurley mhurley is offline
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goda,

There's several parts to your question and some of which you may have confused, so let me take it in pieces.

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8623538#post8623538 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by goda
several local reefers and I are looking to start an online coralstore
Congratulations & good luck! It's not an easy market. Your best friend will be a strong business plan before you sell coral #1.

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8623538#post8623538 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by goda
and wish to advertise on RC
If you want to become a sponsor of RC (i.e. purchase banner ads), send an email to sponsorinfo@reefcentral.com and someone will respond with some details.

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8623538#post8623538 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by goda

BUT since we can not yet afford a higher end server or check out is it ok that we plan on using ebay stores or paypal
It's your business, you can do whatever you want, it has no bearing or impact on RC. I know that Premium Aquatics, for example, is integrated into PayPal and I use that almost exclusively when I buy from them.

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8623538#post8623538 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by goda

( i know that RC bans ebay links)
RC does not allow posting of links to active Ebay auctions.

This is where my concern about confusion comes in.
Sponsors of RC buy banner ads, and in some cases a sponsor forum (for product questions/support). Sponsors cannot post advertisement type threads on RC outside their sponsor forum. So you wont see DFS, PA, MD..etc..posting about sales in the general forums...they can't.

So even if your business chooses to become a sponsor on RC, you would not be able to post advertisements (and in turn, links to your site, sales..etc..) in the general forums. A common misunderstanding among members is that sponsors get free reign in advertising on RC and that's just not true. Essentially, they buy banner ads and that's about it.

Hope this helps.
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