Hot Equipment Deals is a mainly a Free site. You can use any and all features free of charge. There are only a few main things which we charge for.
1. Commercial Advertisements
If you want to support the site, and see an interesting advertisement, check it out. It costs you nothing to see what our advertisers offers are all about.
2. External Micro Sites
Use the pages that you make within your own Hot Equipment Deals profile on an externally hosted domain name! Pay $50 per year for use of our system which automatically re-writes your entire site every time you publish your changes and sends all your current files to our web site hosting servers.
3. Classified ad Positioning
Every member is fully able to create the same quality of ads with all the pictures and videos to include in their ads. All free ads get a default service level of "0" and are searchable and browseable and appear in the system below any other ads with higher service levels. To position any classified ad at or near the top of any relevant search performed in our database, that member must pay for a service level of his/her choosing between 1 and 100. All inventory display pages are sorted first by service level in descending order and by search relavancy.
Classified Ad Posting/Positioning Options
A. Per Individual ad - for Life of Ad
The first most obvious option is for anyone to place ads into our system by manually entering each ad into the system. On a per ad basis, our members are able to select service levels higher than the default "Free" price level. It doesn't matter if you are a private seller or a professional dealership when choosing to pay per classified ad. Any listing can be a free listing. But to get faster exposure of your item, selecting any service level higher than the default "free" service level will definitely get your listing more exposure for a faster sale.
Where to Order
The ad creation process is the same for everyone manually entering their items for sale. At the end of the page which you enter all your detailed information you can set the service level for ach ad. There is no requirement on how high you go. It is entirely up to you. We do not disclose how high other ads service levels are. You only need to decide for yourself how high you want to go for your ads.
Individual Ad Billing
Before you will be allowed to select higher than "Free" Service Levels, you will need to log into our billing system and successfully store your billing information. Then, all listings that you submit with service levels of 1 or more will be processed the following day. Any listings submitted with upgraded service levels by mistake must be deleted within 5 minutes of submission. You will be automatically charged for any upgraded listings the following day.
B. All Inventory RSS Feed Cost Per Day
The second and existing option is for dealerships placing ads into our system automatically by creating an RSS / XML file in our format for processing their ads daily into the system. Using this file, our system will add, update and delete any listings from a specific "per location" dealer inventory list according to what they have in their existing RSS data file. On a per DAY basis, our dealership members are able to set their preferred service levels on a weekly basis anywhere from the default "Free" price level up to Service Level 100. The selected service levels affect the dealerships entire inventory for only that day.
RSS Feed Billing
For members utilizing the freedom of having their inventory updated automatically, every day that members service level preference is recorded into their order history. At the end of each month, all service level amounts are totalled and billed to that members account.
Your Billing Information
We don't need or ask for your billing information unless you want to use either of the two above options for upgrading the service level of your classified ads. If you simply want to use our site "Free Of Charge" and accept where your listings appear in the site, we don't need your billing info. On the other hand, If you do wish to upgrade the service level on any of your ads, you need to submit your billing information. On the "My Profile" page and on the "Add" and "Edit" Classifieds page, there are links to a special secured section of HotMediaDeals.com. Using your existing Hot Equipment Deals username and password, you will need to log into this secure site, validate your billing info, enter and submit your credit card info, and submit it. We will only be authorizing your card information. There will be no charges placed on your credit card at this time.
A Quick Word about the Service Levels
The service levels are simply a way for people to position their ads how or where in our site that they want to. Having 100 Service Levels seems a bit excessive, but in extreme cases there might be alot of competition for the top spots on the website. the bulk of the service levels which people will pay for will be under Service Level 30. Originally there were only 10 but we had too many people asking for higher levels. We decided to surpass their requested levels and shoot right up to Service Level 100 to allow anyone wanting to go that high the ability to do so. In many cases, depending on how much competition there is for your specific make and model, a service level of 5 should or could place your ad at the top of the first page of results. If it doesn't and you want to go higher on the page, you can always raise that ads Service Level and pay the difference.
Every other service/feature/part of the website is totally free for all to use and enjoy!
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When selling or buying anything on Hot Equipment Deals please be aware of internet scams! Do not ever send money via wire transfer to anyone without first seeing the item in person. Cash in person is always the safest way to avoid scammers and internet thieves. And Hot Equipment Deals does not endorse any one specific payment system.
Hot Equipment Deals Makes No Guarantees as to the Sale-ability of your items on Hot Equipment Deals. Your asking prices are set and determined by you. If your item is not selling, we have provided you with the ability to show your item in our site for up to 730 days per listing. Upon Expiration of any listing, you may re-enter the ad again. And again, we make no guarantee that your item will sell for the price you are asking.