Please review the following posting guidelines. These rules help keep the Marketplace an organized and useful resource for businesses and consumers alike.
1. Who can post in the Marketplace?
Only registered Dealers and Brokers may post deals on the Marketplace. Please register here. Registered accounts can be identified by the icon beside the profile picture, as well as descriptor text next to the username.
Registration is required for any user who uses Leasehackr for commercial purposes. Affiliates and employees of a Dealer or Broker who have a separate account will each need to register separately. These requirements help ensure transparency so that users can identify whether the originator of a post has a commercial interest or not.
2. How many topics can I create in the Marketplace?
Each month, a business may create one (1) new topic per brand.
For example, a salesperson who sells both Audis and VWs may create one Audi topic and one VW topic on the Marketplace in May.
Within the topic, you are free to post as many deals as you want.
Feel free to highlight an epic or particularly urgent deal by including it in the title. You are welcome to edit the original post and/or title to reflect your latest deals.
Additional topic(s) may be created for each region if the business serves multiple regions and the deal(s) differ by region.
Marketplace titles are now limited to 120 characters for ease of reading. Titles cannot be edited after 90 days; create a new topic if this is an issue. Titles that include a monthly payment should also include the amount due at signing.
Some dealers manage a spreadsheet with pricing details for vehicles in their inventory. Others post individual deals of specific cars as they become available. Both types are fine.
Advertisements of specific cars should include the following:
- Approximate MSRP
- Amount due at signing
- Months and annual mileage
- Targeted incentives that are included in the price, if any
- Contact method
We encourage you to post a link to the Leasehackr Calculator with the proposed deal.
On each post that includes a deal, please specify the broker fee amount, if one is required.
Posts need at least two tags. At a minimum, include your state and the vehicle make.
Tag only the regions you serve.
You must select a regional sub-category (e.g., California, Northeast, Midwest, South, West) to post on Marketplace, so users can find deals in their area. Don’t worry – your posts will still be visible in the Marketplace at large.
Dealers and Brokers shall not post their deals on another business’s Marketplace post. The Marketplace shall not be used to publicly poach customers from other businesses. Furthermore, Dealers and Brokers should refrain from bashing each other’s deals. (The general public is always free to comment on Marketplace deals.)
8. Expired Deals
Please tag deals that are no longer available with the “EXPIRED” tag. Moderators will close the expired topics periodically. If the tag editing time limit has passed and you would like to close the topic, message the Trusted Hackrs group to close it.
9. Bumping Marketplace Topics
Dealers and Brokers shall refrain from editing their topic’s title, or replying to their own topic, for the sole purpose of bumping the topic to the top of the Marketplace category without any value added.
Examples of allowable bumps:
- New deal or inventory announcements.
- A business announcement that otherwise adds value or interest for the reader or builds community.
Examples of prohibited bumps:
- Replies from the OP that do not provide new information:
- “Come on by! Great deals today.” (Generic proclamation, no new info)
- “Call today! xxx-xxx-xxxx.” Or “Submit your inquiry in the form.” (Redundant info already in the OP)
- “@username, I just PMed you.” (Redundant message)
- Posting a reply and then immediately deleting it.
- Edits to the last post in a topic that do not result in new information
- Buddy brokers/dealers bumping each others’ threads
- If you have more than one announcement bump per day, you better have a strong case for it.
10. Dealer & Broker Reviews
Dealers and Brokers may create a review page. Businesses shall not pay, discount the fee for their services, or otherwise compensate customers for writing reviews on their respective Leasehackr review page.
- Non-compliance with our advertising standard would result in your topic being unlisted until the mistake has been rectified.
- For violation of anti-bumping rules, you would get a warning via PM as a first offender. If you continue with the violation, your topic will be subject to Slow Mode for 72 hours.
Instructions for businesses if they observe a violation by other businesses:
- PM the violator first!
- If no agreement can be reached between the parties, add @trusted_hackrs to the PM. We have the liberty to agree or disagree with you as a group. Please be respectful of @trusted_hackrs’ judgment and time.
- No need to flag the post or PM @moderators privately. We are part of @trusted_hackrs.
These Marketplace guidelines will be updated over time based on feedback from users. This is an an exhaustive list. Use your best judgement and act in the interest of the community.
Please note that Leasehackr and its parents and affiliates do not assume any responsibilities arising from the forum posts here. We are simply providing a platform to post advertisements. We do not provide any transactional services. Please be honest and clear when posting your ads here. Thank you!