Auction Site Terms & Conditions

General Rules of ARBF’s Auctions & Trading Board

** First and foremost, this is a “Hobby” for all on us (Users, Buyers & Sellers). This site serves no other purpose than to offer the ability for fellow “retro computing” enthusiasts to “trade” via a simple “auction” system in such items as befits this “hobby” **

** Please note: Site in still under “Construction” with limited testing so some functions may not work as expected **

Accurate profile

  • You are required to provide a valid email address and also include your location in your profile. Your location (Limited to Australia at present) detail must have at least one of the following (town / city, state or locality)
  • Your real name entered under the appropriate “First Name” & “Last Name” fields in your Profile

Connecting to ARBA (Amiga Retro Brisbane Auctions):

ARBA offers a personal auction board, and as such we take the protection of our members’ safety very seriously. In order to be able to do this, this is what we expect from you:

  • No masking of your location: An account sign up has to have a verifiable location; you will not knowingly allow connection via a proxy service.
  • Only one account: You are only allowed to have one (1) account with ARBA.
  • We do NOT offer (Traders) accounts at this time, the site is for “Personal Trading” only at this time.

Personal Trading

Personal Trading” means that the site “ARBA (Amiga Retro Brisbane Auctions)” is simply a platform to bring “sellers” and “buyers” together in order to trade “retro computing” items in a simple “Auction” format.

  • ARBA (the site) dose not “collect” any money or organise shipping etc – this is a personal transaction between “users” of the site – “Vendors” (Sellers) & Customers (Buyers).
  • ARBA (the site) can not be held responsible for items or services listed by “Vendors” (Sellers) in anyway, each “Vendor” is responsible for all aspects of any items or service listed (ie; function, price, etc).
  • It is the Customers (Buyers) responsibility to seek contact with the Seller in order to obtain clarification or resolve any issues relating to any items or services listed.
  • Lastly a reminder, this is a Hobby! Enjoy it and play fair!

Trolling, foul language and offensive or inflammatory comments will not be tolerated and will be moderated. Contentious topics, such as discussion about politics or religion, are not allowed.

Duplicated Auctions
Do not create more than one auction for the same item. If you need help accessing or editing your original auctions then please contact the administrator.

Keep it on-topic (Retro Computing)
We’re a retro computer site, ensure to keep your auctions on-topic and relevant.

Administrator contact
If you are contacted by a site administrator regarding, a problem with your account, or a Seller about a transaction on ARBA, you are asked to please respond within 24 hours of receiving the PM or email. The Site Administrator or Seller will endeavour to do the same, keep in mind this is a “hobby” for all of us!

If you are in need of help
The ARBA Administrator and ARBF moderators are here to help you with your access and any difficulties you may have in regards to ARBA. We are a friendly bunch of people and we like to help. A dedicated Forum area has been setup for this purpose, please note that the 2 sites are not linked on an account level at this time so a forum account will be required if you wish to carry out general ARBA discussions.

The use of ARBF can only be for lawful purposes

  • You will not use ARBA in anyway that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  • You will not use ARBA in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
  • You will not use ARBA in anyway for the purpose of stalking, harming, harassing or abusing, or attempting to stalk, harm, harass or abuse any person in any way.
  • You will not use ARBA in anyway to transmit, or the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
  • You will not use ARBA in anyway to knowingly transmit in any form, data or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or other harmful computer code.
  • You will not use ARBA in anyway to transmit any material that is defamatory, obscene, racial, offensive, hateful, inflammatory, or sexual in nature (Sadly this means you can’t list items such as “Strip Poker”).
  • You will not use ARBA in anyway to deceive any person, or infringe the rights of any party.

ARBA Buyer Rules (re-iteration and details)

  • The site ARBA & its Admin are not responsible for sellers/listers and their items.
  • Blocking of any Admins is not permitted. You will be removed from the site, as this compromises the safety of our community and fellow buyers.
  • All bids are final. A bid is a binding contract and cannot normally be removed once placed. Please contact the referenced lister (seller) regarding any payment questions before placing a bid.
  • Payments are directly with the referenced lister (seller), this site does not carry or maintain any payment information at this time.
  • Sellers reserve the right to cancel bids where it is deemed appropriate.
  • We do understand that things can happen in life unexpectedly, just communicate with the lister as they are amazingly understanding and may work something out with you.
  • Buyers are expected to pay prior to pickup/delivery by cash or pre-arranged means.
  • You are responsible for contacting the lister (seller) prior to bidding to ask any questions or make any arrangements. Failure to do so may result in removal from the site.

Forum Policy for personal trading can be found here:,17.0.html

If you have questions please feel free to ask admins, moderators.

** Please note: Site in still under “Construction” with limited testing so some functions may not work as expected **

* Specific Selling rules will follow if (user) auctions become available.
* Rev 1.2a (28/11/2022)