Classified Advertising Policy
- Trading Post ads are personal ads placed by individuals.
- Commercial Corner ads are ads placed by organizations who are in the business of selling parts, providing service, etc.
The MBCA Trading Post and Commercial Corner accept ads for Mercedes-Benz vehicles, parts, accessories, literature, and services from members, guests, and full-time or part-time commercial enterprises.
No inference should be made that the goods and services advertised on the website or in The Star have the endorsement of Daimler AG, MBUSA, or MBCA.
Ads submitted on the MBCA website are posted immediately. All ads on the website as of the print closing of each issue of The Star are printed in that issue of the magazine (print closing is the beginning of the month previous to the first cover month). All member and guest ads are automatically removed after 60 days online. To be re-run, ads must be submitted again. Commercial ads may be placed for 60, 180, and 360 day runs, if paid in advance.
MBCA is not responsible for errors and reserves the right to reject, re-classify or edit ads. To re-run, ads must be resubmitted.
Each member may post one Mercedes-Benz related Trading Post ad of up to 250 characters (approx. 35 words) along with one photo free of charge. Each additional photo is $25. Large ads of up to 500 characters cost $50. Each photo costs $25. The online ad may be edited or removed by the member. Photos to be uploaded should be in standard digital-camera (JPG RGB) format and should be at least 500mb for print as well as online clarity. See the chart below for details.
Non-members (Guests) may post ads in the Trading Post and commercial (part or full-time) enterprises may post ads in the Commercial Corner for Mercedes-Benz related vehicles, parts, goods, and services on the website and for publication in The Star magazine. Ads up to 250 characters cost $30; up to 500 characters $50; for photos add $25 each. Discount of 10 percent for three issues paid in advance, 20 percent for six issues paid in advance. Fees must be paid in advance and are non-refundable. See the chart below for details.
Terms of sale, payment, shipping, or other affairs related to MBCA ads are the sole responsibility of the buyer and seller. However, should a problem occur, please contact the NBO with details. MBCA reserves the right to edit or remove any advertisement without recourse, justification, refund, or compensation.
|Single concurrent ad: Free.|
Additional small ad: $30.
|One free photo. Additional photo: $25 each. Maximum of 5 photos per ad.|
|$25 per photo. Maximum of 5 photos per ad.|
Members without online computer access may mail ads to:
- Mercedes-Benz Club of America, Inc.
- c/o Classified Ad
- 1907 Lelaray St
- Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Please follow format of ads if submitting by mail. State model, year, body style, color, mileage, price, and description (preferably 30 words or fewer). Ads must be typed or clearly printed on 8½ x 11 paper or on form (link below). Ad must include name, address, phone, and credit card information or check. Be sure to include member number. Photos must be good quality prints or JPEG digital images (no slides) and cannot be returned. Ads are posted for 60 days and appear in one issue of The Star and do not carry over. To be re-run, the ad must be submitted again.
BEWARE of SCAMS!
Be careful. Online crooks can scam you.
Cashier's checks are easily faked. Ask for a direct bank-to-bank transfer and confirm receipt before releasing your car. Scammers will offer more than your price, paying with a cashier's check, with excess to be used to pay for shipping. They're stealing your car.
For questions regarding posting ads online, contact: