Classifieds Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions about the classifieds section on Marion Online. Take a couple minutes to look through them. If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

First a couple important notes.

If you post an ad that requires payment in a free section, it will be deleted. If you continually try to get around paying for an ad, your profile will be de-activated and you will loose your posting privileges. Please only place one ad for for each item or sale. Multiple postings of free ads that are the same or similar will not be allowed. We have paid options that will make your ad more visible and keep it at the top of it’s category.

You can view our User Agreement for the classifieds by clicking here. Sections and ads requiring payment are clearly listed within the user agreement.

Do I have to register?
You only have to register if you wish to place an ad. You can browse and respond to the ads without registering.

How do I place an ad?
You can find a step-by-step walkthrough on how to place an ad by clicking here.

Will other users be able to see my personal information?
No. The information that you provide during registration does not show up on your ads, only your username. However, you can have your email and/or phone number appear if you enter that information when you place your actual ad.

How much does it cost to post an ad?
Most classified ads on Marion Online are free. There are some sections and ads that require you to pay a fee of $14. Those sections are listed on our policies page. If you are a business, you must pay a fee for your ad regardless of the section you are posting in.

What is a Featured Ad?
Featured ads are highlighted on the main classifieds page and always appear that the top of the ad listings, both in the “Browse All” listing and the individual categories. Those who choose to feature their ad get the benefit of having their ad must more visible among the many other ads posted. Featured ads are $15 for a two-week period and both free and paid ads may be featured.

How do I pay for an ad?
When you fill out your ad form, if you are in a paid section, the form will tell you how much your ad costs. It will also offer you the chance to upgrade your ad. Once you’ve made your selections, you will be able to select if you want to pay by check or credit card.

If you chose to pay by credit card, the site will forward you to PayPal. Their secure servers will allow you to pay for your ad without the fear of your information being stolen. You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay through them. Once you’ve paid, your ad will be approved and will start appearing on the site.

With very limited exceptions, we only accept payments online or by mail.

Is there a way for me to pay for ads in advance, rather than each time I post?
Yes. We can set up your account to allow you to pay once a month or even longer. To do this, you need to call or email us (info available at our Contact page). This service is available for certain users and may not be right for everyone.

My ad was approved but I don’t see it. What gives?
Sometimes browsers will cache a web page and hitting “refresh” doesn’t always work to truly refresh the page. Try a “Ctrl+Shift+R” to force a full refresh. 99% of the time, that fixes the issue and shows that your ad is, indeed, posted.

If you have other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Just click on on the “Contact Us” link in the menu near the top of the page.