Hello There!

I hope this page will answer some common questions about Shimrod Exchange.

Who is this site for?

  • Shimrod Exchange is for hobbyists, gamers, collectors and traders. It's a Peer-2-Peer marketplace which means its somewhere to exchange things between members.

Can I post my listings to Facebook?

  • Yes. Easily. The intention is for you to do so as I suspect you're in a number of gaming groups already.
  • You can either:
  • Just paste the URL of your listing straight into a post.
  • Use the 'share' button on any listing to autopost to your group or groups.
  • This way its easier for folks to find your items in the future (and quicker for you)

How do I swap or exchange items?

  • Once you've created an account (which is really easy). You can just create a listing and select the type of 'Swapping'. There's no financial stuff involved and you don't need to provide any account related details. 
  • Your new listing will appear on the site, in the various categories and filters you selected for it. Other members can then contact you to discuss a swap or trade.
  • Its best to provide some details of what you would like to trade for in the Description field.
  • You might also want to specify where you will ship to.

Does it cost anything to exchange or swap items?

  • No.

Does it cost anything to 'request' items I'm looking for?

  • No.

Does it cost anything to create listings?

  • No.

Does it cost anything to sign up?

  • No.

Does it cost anything to buy items?

  • No. 
  • Other than the cost of the item itself (which normally is inclusive of postage).

Do I need a PayPal account to buy items?

  • No. 
  • PayPal provides card processing for you security but you do not need a PayPal account.

Does it cost anything to sell items?

  • No. We charge nothing (PayPay fees may apply)
  • So if your selling an item for £100, £100 (minus PayPal fees)
  • Thats less than half what 100% less than eBay charge ;)

Do I need a PayPal account to sell items?

  • Yes. 

Do I have to use the site for selling?

  • No. 
  • If you don't want to use us and want to avoid the fees you are free to arrange you're own private sale outside of the site. This is of course at your own risk.
  • We have no objection to you contacting buyers or agreeing sales 'off-site'! We simply offer the payment service for your convenience, or for sales where you don't need or want to contact every buyer.

I have my items listed elsewhere, like eBay. Can I do that?

  • Yes. 
  • We place no restrictions whatsoever. You are also free to link to eBay or wherever else you like.

Security and safety.

All financial stuff is handled by PayPal as our underlying payments provider meaning Shimrod Exchange holds none of you financial details and does not directly get involved in any cash transactions giving you peace of mind and security.

The underlying platform is maintained by Sharetribe Ltd. providing first class performance and reliability.