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FAQ And If you are unable to meet the seller personally, ask for a shipment and check the contents of the courier during delivery.Ads Posting Tips

 

Posting Ads

Follow these simple steps to post your ad on The Ghana Advertiser: Click on "Publish your ad for free"
Complete the information about your item (category, title, description, Price, Listing Location) and your contact information.
Agree to the Terms and Publish "Post"
You are almost done! Your ad will be available very soon. We will send you an email informing you when the ad is live.
It is very important to add good quality pictures, a great title, and description. You can find more tips to create a great ad in our "WEBSITE".
*If you post an ad without registering, you will receive a link to edit your ad.

All ads remain on The Ghana Advertiser site for 60 days before it automatically gets deleted.
The seller also has the option of deleting the ad after the product or service has been sold.
If you have not sold your item after 60 days; you can repost it with more detailed information regarding the product or service, better image(s) and a competitive price( you can compare your item with similar items posted on the site)
You can always refresh your ad 7 days after posting for it to come to the top of the page.
 

YES.

  • Contact name - This is the name you want to show in your ads
  • Phone number - Super important so users can contact you
  • Street address

Your email address won't be shared. Buyers can contact you directly via direct message without seeing this information.

The street address is not a required field; however, we ask for the street address to make it easy for the buyer to know where the item is located.

Remember you can only add the street of your address or the city of the State. The number of your house is not mandatory.

You can contact a seller advertising a product with the number provided next to the seller’s name or by sending them a direct message.

The seller will receive your message and will respond by phone or through the message they received.

While browsing the site, you'll find a variety of products and services. Search through the ads, choose the item you want and contact the seller.

*Please note that after you are satisfied with the item of your choice, ensure to meet at a public location. Inspect the item thoroughly before you buy it and pay only after collecting the item.

It's easy!

Go to the ad
At the right of the window, you will find the info from the user. You can contact him by phone, or by private message Enter the message you want yo send, your name, email and phone number. Once you complete the form, click on "Send message"

  • Always meet the seller at a safe location and inspect the item before purchasing. Following this one rule will help you avoid most scams.
  • This is also true for house rentals.
  • Watch out for unrealistic offers.
  • If it appears too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Unrealistic offers are used to motivate purchasers to make hasty decisions.
  • The best way to transact is to collect the item and pay at the same time.
  • Never transfer funds or use a debit card to pay someone you do not know before collecting an item.
  • Ask for clear information on a condition of the item, price, payment, and delivery method.
  • Use only those payment methods that you trust and are familiar with.
  • Never give out your financial information.
  • It is recommended to purchase items directly from the seller.
  • In case of electronic goods, cars, and bikes you should test the functioning of the item before purchase.
  • Verify vehicle chassis number.
  • 3rd party services are available that can provide the history of a vehicle for theft, damage, and for identification purposes.
  • Do your research on comparative prices for the product.
Always meet the seller in person and transfer cash only when you are sure that the product is in conformity with the description placed in the announcement. Never transfer money in advance and do not pay by account!
 
The Ghana Advertsiter does not provide any mechanisms for payment and does not protect payments made by users.

Pay attention! You are responsible for the actions taken by you.

Remember! Never send money to seller account, do not hand over money or dispatch fee for an item. If the seller insists you that he will send item only after you posted the payment on his account - unsubscribe from this ad and look at the other sellers.
Click the flag icon under the Seller's info, to report if you think that the ad violates the rules applicable to The Ghana Advertiser.

Your safety is important to us! That is why we appreciate your vigilance and reporting of such cases to us.
If you receive a fraudulent or suspicious message, please Contact Us.
Our Legal department will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Tips to detect fraud while buying or selling

For buyers, pay extra attention when

  • The product has a suspiciously low price.
  • The seller asks for an advance payment/fee
  • The seller gives a different location from the one provided in the ad.
  • The seller cannot meet in a public place but insists on delivering the item.
  • The seller requests for personal information (bank details, email address, debit/credit card number e.t.c or other information that could be misused).
  • The ad appears too good to be true!


For sellers, pay extra attention when:
  • The buyer insists on paying via cheque, western union or moneygram.
  • The buyer insists on receiving the item before paying for it.
  • The buyer requests for personal information (bank details, email address, debit/credit card number e.t.c or other information that could be misused).
  • The buyer is located in a foreign country.

If you suspect an ad, please click on the Mark Us button After the Viewe counter.
If you have been a victim of fraud, please Contact Us immediately.

Such email should arouse your attention! Do not reply to it and report it to us!
Example of mail that should inform us about:

"Good Morning. I'm from England ..... Do I want to know if there is still the subject of a sale? And what is the current status, how much you want to sell it as the final asking price? I would like to make the following payments "PayPal transfer". Can you send the item to the sea by courier service? We look forward to you Mrs Smith Katerine"

Your safety is important to us! That is why we appreciate your vigilance and reporting of such cases to us.

The Ghana Advertiser does not mediate in transactions. Finalization of payment and all other details are agreed upon only between the Buyer and Seller. Learn more about Security, If you have been a victim of fraud, please Contact Us.

Our Legal department will be in touch with you as soon as possible.