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The Pet Scene.com User Guide For the Auction Marketplace

User Guide This section of the manual covers the functionality of the user interface of the auction software...thepetscene.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Some features or functions may vary slightly depending on the theme purchased or level of customization or may not be applicable to your installation, however all options are still covered in the guide. If you unsure about any of the options it is recommended you leave the settings as they are from default installation.

User Registration

Registering to use the online auction is very quick and simple, and uses an email confirmation process to avoid fraudulent or spam sign-ups.

1. Start by going to the home page of your auction site and clicking on the register link on the navigation bar:

2. Enter your details into the registration form (note: Date of birth must be entered in the format DDMMYY, with no other characters):

3. Click on the Register button and the bottom of the form to complete your registration. You will now be sent a confirmation email.

4. Check your email for the confirmation email. When you receive this, click on the link it contains to complete the registration process:

5. You can now login to your auction site and begin buying and selling auction items:

Introduction to Members Area

After logging in, you will be taken to the Members Area. This gives you access to all of the main functionality of the auction system and to a list of item categories, showing you how many items are for sale in each one: The main areas of functionality in the Members area are:

Messaging send and receive private messages about auction items.

Bidding this section gives you an overview of your current auction activity:

Current Bids

Won Items

Invoices Received

Watched Items

Favorite Stores

Selling Manage your selling activities.

Reputation view the feedback you have given and received for each item you have bought and sold About Me create your own About Me page, to enable other members to find out a little more about you and your interests.

My Store set up and configures your own stores a private shop where only your items are listed.

Wanted Ads view your current and closed Wanted Ads and create new Wanted Ads.

My Account view and modify your account details and carry out other administrative tasks.

Messaging the messaging section of the Members Area allows you to read, delete and reply to all the messages you have sent and received: Click on Received or Sent to see a list of your messages. To read a message, simply click on the to or from user id and the message will load for you: To delete a message, click on the Delete link to the side of the message you want to delete. Sending Messages You can send private and public messages to sellers from all item listings.

1. Scroll down the listing until you find the Ask Seller A Question section:

2. Type in the question you would like to ask the seller, and select whether you want it to be private or public (visible to other users):

3. Click Submit to send the message. You can see all of your sent and received messages in your Members Area, under Messaging.

Bidding The Bidding section provides you with an overview of all the items you have bid on lists items you have won, outstanding invoices and items you are watching. The Bidding section also provides access to your Favorite Stores list. Managing & Placing Bids At the heart of your auction experience is bidding on items you like to buy. Allows you to purchase items in several ways:

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