GENERAL-How can I post items for sale?
GENERAL-How can I post items for sale?

There are 3 ways on our site to post items you have for sale. In an album on your profile, as a Classified Ad or as an Auction listing.  

Post An Album - Go to ALBUMS on the main menu at the top of the Home page (under MORE) and click on ADD NEW PHOTOS. Watch the short video tutorial below.

Post A Classified - Go to OMJ! Classifieds on the main menu at the top of the Home page and click on POST A NEW LISTING. Watch the short video tutorial below

Post An Auction - OMJ! Auctions items can only be listed by our Premium members (OMJ-VIP and OMJ! Retailer UPGRADE NOW), however, ALL members of OMJ! can shop and bid/buy in the Auction section. Once you are a Premium member, you first need to register as an Auction Seller. To do this, go to OMJ! Auctions on the main menu at the top of the Home page and click on BECOME AN AUCTION SELLER and fill out the form. Once this is all done, you then just go back to the OMJ! Auction section and click on POST AUCTION.

GENERAL-Why Do I have to have a photo of me as my profile picture?
GENERAL-Why Do I have to have a photo of me as my profile picture?

Unlike other selling sites on the net that leave you completely blind as to who has the item for sale, we believe it is much better and safer to know as much about someone you are getting an item from, especially, if you are going to be meeting in person to make the exchange. So no hiding behind a keyboard and fake profiles here, post you pic for the whole world to see! 

Please Note: Profiles that do not meet the requirement of being registered with your real name (the one your friends and family call you by) and having an actual clear, recent photo of yourself as your profile picture (at all times) will have any posted items deleted immediately and, if not fixed withing 72 hours of joining, the profile will be suspended. 

GENERAL-Why should I become and OMJ-VIP?
GENERAL-Why should I become and OMJ-VIP?

There are many reasons for this. The most important is to help us build the safest online community we could possibly build for you and all of our members. While we make no guarantees, it is definitely smarter and safer to know who it is you are going to meet somewhere to exchange an item.

All OMJ-VIPs (Verified Internet Profile) are put through a simple public records background check AND they are verified by other members of the site, so you can have a certain level of comfort when meeting them in person.

As a seller it will help you sell more because you are saying to your potential customer: I AM A REAL PERSON AND HAVE BEEN VERIFIED and if that's not enough than the extra perks may be why you do it!

As an OMJ-VIP you have UNLIMITED AUCTION AND CLASSIFIED LISTINGS WITH NO ADDITIONAL OMJ FEES (Free members can only shop and bid/buy in the OMJ! Auctions. They can not list an auction item. Free members are also limited to a maimum of 15 total classified ads at any given time) and you can feature your classified and auction listings for half price of a free member (Featured Classified listings are $2 for 15 days for Free members and only $1 for 15 days for OMJ-VIPs and OMJ! Retailers.

Featured auctions remain featured until the auction ends for the same pricing). Lastly, it helps support the future of OMJ! There are many people working very hard to give you the greatest buying and selling experience available on the net but it costs money to do so and your upgarde helps make that happen. It's only $1 a month (billed $12 annually), so UPGRADE TODAY! 

GENERAL-Can I become a member of other Networks (County and State)
GENERAL-Can I become a member of other Networks (County and State)

No, you can only be a member of one Network (County and State) however, you can change the Network you are in by changing the Zip Code on your profile OR you can remain in your home Network and add friends that are in your surrounding Counties to be able to see things being posted by people that may not be in your County but a County that is still close by. (Currently all of NC and SC are set up with the Networks).

Note to mobile users: If you are using OMJ from a mobile device, you can search from your current location and it will use your GPS to find the items physically near you right that moment, not just near your home address!

GENERAL-Why don't I see anything posted on my home page?
GENERAL-Why don't I see anything posted on my home page?

Since we are just launching, it may be that there are no other members on the site from your County and State or it may be that for some reason you were not assigned to a Network. To check and see if you are in a Network, go to the SETTINGS link at the very top of the site and then click NETWORKS. If you are assigned to a network, it will show you which one on the right side. If you are showing No Networks, go edit your Profile and update your Zip Code (be sure it's just your 5 digit zip code and DOES NOT include the last 4 extension) and then check again. If you are still not in a Network, let us know using the CONTAC US at the bottom of the site and we will help you resolve the issue. Keep in mind that Networks are currently only set up for all of NC and SC. Additional States are coming soon. 

GENERAL-The Difference in Member Levels
GENERAL-The Difference in Member Levels

Registered (Free) Members - As a Registered (Free) member, you have access to the entire site but have some limitations/differences. For example, you are limited to having no more than 15 Classified Ads listed at a time, you are not able to list an auction item (but you can shop and bid/buy in the auction section) and your cost for a Featured Classified Ad is $2 for 7 days. 

OMJ-VIPs - If you opted to become an OMJ-VIP (Verified Internet Profile), congrats and thank you!! This is a smart choice and supports our mission to create as safe of a community as possible. We do a simple public records background check on all OMJ-VIPs to be sure they are not a major felon or sex offender and that they are who they say they are on their profile but we don't stop there. To complete the VIP process, all OMJ-VIPs MUST get at least 3 (the more the better) other OMJ members to verify their profile. You do this by having any other OMJ members come to your profile page and click on the green box on the left side that says  "VERIFY MEMBER NAME". Once 3 have Verified a member, there will be a blue Verified Check Mark placed on your profile for all to see. 

Additionally, as an OMJ-VIP, you have UNLIMITED access to the entire site (including UNLIMITED AUCTION LISITNGS WITH NO ADDITIONAL OMJ FEES) and discounts as well. For example, featured listings are only $1 for 15 days in Classifieds and only $1 for the entire time of your Auctions. 

OMJ! Retailers - An OMJ! Retailer profile is for those that would rather have their profile be of their Company or Business than themselves personally. This is the ONLY excpetion to having a profile picture of something other than you personally. All the services given to an OMJ-VIP (see above) are also true for OMJ! Retailers. 

GENERAL - Why is my profile picture sideways?
GENERAL - Why is my profile picture sideways?

This is a common result of mobile devices. Most likely you were holding your mobile device sideways when you took the picture and it has registered as that with the site and therefore uploaded as it was taken. Try taking a picture of yourself with the mobile device upright and uploading that picture. It will likely be correct. You can also download your photo from the site, rotate it and re-upload it as your profile picture.  

GENERAL - Why can't I click on the button to upload a photo during registration?
GENERAL - Why can't I click on the button to upload a photo during registration?

This is a mobile device issue that we are looking into. While we are striving to accommodate all mobile devices, this is a giant tak to accomplish. We suggest you download the Chrome web browser to your mobile device and try rgisring using that browser. If this does not resolve the issue, you will likely need to move to another device to complete registration (ie PC, laptop etc) but once registered, your mobile device should be good to use the site. 

GENERAL - How do I find things on the site?
GENERAL - How do I find things on the site?

The search features on OMJ! are very cool. Not only do we have a Quick Search option that searches everything on the site (ie members, albums, classifieds, auctions, posts, etc) but we have a Geo Location search for Classifieds and Auctions that will let you search within a certain mile radius of your current location, no matter where you might be at the time. Watch the short video tutorial below.

GENERAL - How and Why do I review another member?
GENERAL - How and Why do I review another member?

All members of the site can review and/or be reviewed. To review another member, simply go to their profile, click on the "Rate & Review" link on the left side of their profile in the menu list and rate and review them. You should do this for anyone you have done business with to inform other members of their business practices, good, bad or indifferent. While you can only review a member one time, you can edit your review at any time. Ratings and Reviews are permanent and can only be changed by the person giving the review, so if you get a bad review, you will need to work with that member to make them happy enough to edit their review in your favor. OMJ! does not get involved in member disputes.