Boba Fett Costume & Props FAQ
Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.
Classifieds (The Cargo Hold) Guidelines
Welcome to The Cargo Hold! This forum provides an area for members to sell or trade items. Please note that by creating a thread or posting a message to a thread in this forum, you are agreeing to the terms and guidelines below. Failure to comply with these terms will result in your thread/post being edited or deleted and sanctions being brought against you.
What can be sold in Cargo Hold?
You may sell any item that does not conflict with the Code of Conduct. However, this is a prop and Star Wars related board. Please do not abuse this privilege by turning the Cargo Hold into your personal garage sale.
Lifespan of threads within the Cargo Hold
Threads that have not been replied to for 7 days may be deleted.
Can eBay auctions be posted?
Per the Code of Conduct: Posting information and/or links to a live online auction (i.e. Ebay, Yahoo!, etc) is prohibited except when you are the seller in the auction.
Best Offers / Silent Auctions / Charity Auctions
As a seller, you MUST state a price in your thread (excluding threads that are simply links to eBay auctions). TDH will permit "OBO" or "serious offers" in a sale thread where a price has been stipulated, but threads where no price is stated, and asks for open or silent offers are not permitted. In addition, silent auctions or charity auctions are not permitted.
Obligation to Sell / First Come Buyer
The seller is free to determine whom they want to sell their item to and are not required to sell to the first person to commit to purchase the item. While we would like to think our sellers wouldn’t deny selling to a particular buyer, a seller is not obligated to sell to anyone they do not wish to for any reason or for no reason at all. Calling “dibs” on an item doesn’t obligate the seller to sell to you.
What do I do when my item sells or is no longer available?
Once an item has been sold/traded, the auction has ended, or the item is otherwise no longer available, you may delete your own post by going into the thread, then choosing “EDIT” in the first post. When the Edit Window opens, choose “Delete” then click the radio button beside “Delete Message.” In the field titled “Reason for Deletion” type in your reason for deleting the thread such as “Item Sold.” Finally choose “Delete This Message.” This will delete both your post and the thread. Please note that the administration will still be able to see your deleted thread.
Runs and Interest Threads
If you plan to produce a limited run of an item and also plan to post an interest thread and/or sign-up list, do not post them in The Cargo Hold. Instead, post the interest thread/sign up list thread in the forum that is most closely related to the item that is for sale (example: post your interest thread for a run of jet pack rockets in the Jet Pack forum). The Cargo Hold is intended for items that are available for immediate sale or trade, not future projects in which the item has yet to be created or completed.
Interference in a For Sale Thread
Do not post criticism in regard to the price or the quality of the item being offered. A seller is free to sell whatever they want and ask whatever price they feel they can get. As long as a buyer is willing to pay this price, the price is fair. The only criticism that should be posted in a For Sale thread is if you feel there is fraud, or deception involved.
Do not post your own for sale items in the for sale thread started by someone else. Start your own thread, rather than jumping into the thread of someone else.
If your contribution to a for sale thread does not advance the sale, you are in the way.
If you spot inappropriate posts in a for sale thread, please alert a member of the administration.
Disputes regarding Sales or Purchases
It is recommended that all parties involved agree to the terms of any transaction prior to the exchange of funds or goods. This includes, but is not limited to, price, condition of the item(s), shipping/handling/insurance fees, anticipated delivery date, and refund policy.
Make every attempt to resolve any disputes that arise via email or Private Message (PM) prior to bringing the dispute to the attention of the rest of the forum. For obvious reasons, bringing transaction disputes to the public TDH Discussion Forums can lead to unpleasant confrontations. If such a situation occurs (i.e. flame war) the administrative staff will act quickly to neutralize the situation.
The administrative staff will not assume responsibility for transactions conducted on the board, and therefore will not act the role of mediator, negotiator, arbitrator or enforcer of any sale. These are private transactions, and the purpose of allowing such sales on The Dented Helmet is ONLY to help members sell and buy items from one another. However, if The Cargo Hold is used as part of a deceptive or fraudulent transaction, swift and decisive action will be taken. Banning of involved parties is one potential outcome.
The Sale of Copywritten Material
TDH Discussion Forums owner and administration staff will assume absolutely no responsibility or legal liability for the sale or trade of any licensed or unlicensed costumes, props, or other items at TDH. Members who sell or trade such items here do so totally at their own risk. Please note that if necessary the owner and administrative staff will FULLY cooperate with any law enforcement agency or legal team involved in the investigation of copyright, trademark or licensing infringement.
Suggestions to Help Sell your Item
If you are posting a topic for an item or items that you have for sale or trade, follow these conventions when authoring the Subject line of the topic that you post. This will allow others to quickly navigate through the topics in The Cargo Hold.
FS: . . .= For Sale (example = "FS: Don Post '96 Fett Helmet")
FT: . . . = For Trade (example = "FT: Left Jango gauntlet")
FA: . . . = For Auction (example = "FA: eBay auction for Zam boots")
WTB: . . . = Want To Buy (example = "WTB: Fett knee darts")
Post Pictures! A picture is worth a thousand words and many buyers will not even consider buying from you without seeing what they are buying.
Give shipping costs.
Image Gallery Guidelines
TDH’s Gallery is here for you to show off your completed pieces and full costumes. This area is NOT for works in progress (WIP) or items for sale (FS).
- Please do not post more than 4 images of any one item.
- If you post multiple images of a single item, please label the images according to the following example: “My Boba Fett Helmet 1 of 4.”
- Please do not post reference pictures to the gallery. The gallery is here to show of YOUR work!
- Please do not post images of characters other than Boba Fett, Jango Fett, Zam Wesell, or Dented Variants.
- Please keep your images less than 690 pixels wide.
- There is not a limit on image height. Image file size may not exceed 150kb per image.
- You are currently limited to uploading 100 images.
- Please include a meaningful title to each image and add as much information to the description as possible, including maker, paint used, techniques, etc.
The purpose of the gallery is not only to show off your work, but also to help others understand HOW you constructed it. Now that the gallery is available, please do not post showoff threads in any of the other forums!
New Member Restrictions
What do we mean by a “delayed entry membership?”
When a new member signs up, they will be able to view by unable to post in certain areas of the Dented Helmet, specifically, the Cargo Hold (our trading post) and the Sarlacc Pit (our off-topic board). As the new member’s post count increases and time as a member increases, these areas will become available to them.
Why can’t a new member have full access immediately?
We would like to get the chance to get to know new members better and more importantly, we would like for new members to have the opportunity to get to know us better before we fully unleash them on our board. Why do we do this? TDH has a very definitive culture and a set of rules that are unlike the typical costuming board.
Did you know, TDH is a family friendly board and we do not allow profanity? Did you know we do not allow adult/sexual content? Did you know we have a very low tolerance for bickering and disrespect to other members? These are just a few of our rules. We encourage new members to take this time to read through our FAQ and familiarize themselves with the way in which we operate and the expectations we have of them as a member.
We have also limited new member's initial membership to ensure they are here for the right reasons. TDH is a Star Wars costuming board that focuses on bounty hunter costuming and even more specifically Boba Fett costuming. While we understand our members have other interests and don’t mind them sharing from time to time, we want to make sure our members are mainly here to discuss Star Wars costuming.
When does a new member get full access?
In short, after being a member for MORE than 5 days and making more than 5 posts.
A member with less and 5 days of membership and less than 5 posts is considered a "new member" and is restricted from posting in the Cargo Hold and Sarlacc Pit. Once a new member has 5 or more posts AND has been here MORE than 5 days, they will be automatically promoted from a new member to “full member” and will have full access to the board.
What can/can’t a “New Member” do?
• CAN view/reply/post new threads in all forums with the following exceptions
• CAN view the Cargo Hold.
• CAN view the Sarlacc Pit.
So what should a new member be doing until they have full membership status?
Enjoy the board! Get to know us and how we operate! Use the search function to find answers to the questions you have! Participate in ongoing threads! Read the FAQ!
We want new and old members to have a pleasant experience here at TDH. If there is anything we can do to enhance your experience, please do not hesitate to contact an administrator!
TDH Official Logos
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