Trading Rules & Trading Guidelines


Trading Moderators: For any concerns, comments, reports, or issues involving the trading areas please contact apsmith21, or digitalbabe.

NEW TRADER RULES (below 3 positive feedbacks)

The staff and mods at HiDefNinja would like to request ALL NEW traders post their on going transactions in the Active Pending Sales / Trades section.

A new trader is defined as a trader that has less than 3 positive feedbacks ON THIS SITE.

Established and trusted traders on HiDefNinja may use this section at their discretion or when interacting with new traders.


1. is not resposible for any trades, we do not back any trades, all trades are made at your own discretion. can also not be held accountable for anything involving you trading/selling something with a member of this site.

2. Movies should be shipped in a manner that allows for COMPLETE PACKAGE TRACKING. In the US, a steelbook can be shipped 1st class USPS with delivery confirmation for around $4.00 - this includes a box, an ample amount of bubble wrap and a total weight of about 10 oz with delivery confirmation. International rates vary, but any REGISTERED MAIL package can be tracked at when it enters the US.

3. Do not trade an item that is not in your possession.

4. Be willing to post feedback from other forums, e-bay, and other members here.

5. Members may have one trade/sale thread open at any time. If you have new items edit your thread with the new information.

6. Members can have a group buy thread available in addition to their trading thread.

7. You must list a price or state for trade only.

8. You must list your wants if trading - members can't guess at what you are looking for.

9. If you fail to make a trade or sale, further action may be taken against your account. All trades in this steelbook forum are made in good faith.

10. You are allowed to bump your thread once per day. We are a small community at the moment - other traders deserve time at the top.

11. List your country of origin so there is no confusion on where you reside. This will also serve as a heads up to members who do not want to trade\buy\sell internationally, that they please list this in the first post of your buy\sell\trade\want thread. This way members who are international can know right away if the thread is valid for them, as some members may not wish to engage a trade outside of their home market or to certain territories based on shipping expenses and/or any associated risks.

Remember, we have a global forum with members from all over the world. These new rules are not to single out any members or residents of any country, but rather to make the process smoother for everyone. Members please make sure that your listings are up to date and that any restrictions are clearly noted for all to see.


1. Ask for PHOTO proof of the items with the sellers / traders name on the items.

2. If purchasing an item, always consider paying with paypal as a regular payment. GOODS payments will protect you if something goes wrong.
GIFT / PERSONAL payments WILL NEVER protect you. Offer to pay the sellers paypal fees. You can use to determine what the amount of fees should be. Remember, if you pay with personal payments, you are WAIVING paypal's protection.

3. Pay with a credit card. If paypal won't help you, your credit card will.

4. Ask for TRACKING AND INSURANCE if your package is a HIGH VALUE.

5. Ask for proof of mailing, including a picture of the mailing receipt.

6. Steelbooks, ideally, should ALWAYS be shipped in a box and be wrapped in bubble wrap. These collectibles can stand some punishment, but best practices call for protecting the item, especially in international trades. See examples here. If you do not ship in a protected box, and instead send fragile items in a bubble mailer or other non-protected package, you assume all financial risk, and must be prepared to compensate the buyer for any damages.

7. If you are an established trader, it is not unreasonable to ask the other party to send first.

8. Please ship items to other members within a reasonable, and agreed-upon time frame. Please remain accessible via PM's, and e-mail so you can exchange information regarding trades quickly. As the online identity is usually the only way members know each other, it is your responsibility to exchange information, including tracking numbers, or any unexpected delays in completing trades, with your trading partner.

9. All community members are valued at The moderators reserve the right to contact traders/and or suspend accounts if trading rules are violated.


10. To protect all members we reserve the right to ask you for detailed feedback/references prior to posting Group Buys, sales threads, etc.

11. We will follow up with any members that voice complaints to our staff. If necessary, we will cooperate with any other agencies, companies, and staff at other sites, and offices to provide information on transactions that may be proven to involve fraud and other illegal activity. We reserve the right to site privileges and Group Buy creation privileges, if necessary.

12. As part of the trade rule #3 above, (do not sell items not in your possession)... Do not take payments on behalf of another party and "forward them on.

13. DO NOT TRADE via PM. Post a thread in the active / pending section. Or post the trade in your trade thread with the details and show it as pending in the first post of your thread.

For the above 2 items (12 & 13) - if there is no record of your trade posted publicly on this site, we will not be able to provide much assistance in helping you resolve trading issues or questions.

YOU MAY *ASK* TO BE PAID IN "PAYPAL GIFT" or AMZ GIFTCARD ; However, that doesnt mean the Buyer will want to pay that way. THIS SITE does not want to see ANY transactions above $50 accepted in these payment methods ... as it scares us, however if you KNOW the person you may feel more comfortable dealing with them in that manner. THE RISK IS ALL YOURS!

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Can we ask for specific items in the title of our thread? As of right now, I'm looking for one particular item and nothing else. If I put the item name in the thread of the title, is the thread title itself editable so that the next item(s) I look for can be put up in the older titles place?


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Can we ask for specific items in the title of our thread? As of right now, I'm looking for one particular item and nothing else. If I put the item name in the thread of the title, is the thread title itself editable so that the next item(s) I look for can be put up in the older titles place?

You can ask a mod or report the thread and we can edit the title for you...

So yeah, no worries.