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pzimm373 09-03-2014 07:14 PM

Trading on this Site
 
I have been involved with this site for a few months now and absolutely love the community. Everyone is willing to help each other out, and give their honest opinions.

Although the community is very opening I am a bit worried about trading equipment.
What if I don't get what I wanted? Now the other person scammed me out of my deck.

What happens if this occurs. I know this site is responsible.
Is there anyway to protect against this?
Any suggestions?

JPOW 09-03-2014 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pzimm373 (Post 1800649)
I have been involved with this site for a few months now and absolutely love the community. Everyone is willing to help each other out, and give their honest opinions.

Although the community is very opening I am a bit worried about trading equipment.
What if I don't get what I wanted? Now the other person scammed me out of my deck.

What happens if this occurs. I know this site is responsible.
Is there anyway to protect against this?
Any suggestions?


This site is responsible?! Noo
It's up to you if you're willing to risk trading equipment with someone on the interwebz. I've done it and had no problem. Just do a lot of communication

pzimm373 09-03-2014 07:34 PM

This site is responsible?! Noo
It's up to you if you're willing to risk trading equipment with someone on the interwebz. I've done it and had no problem. Just do a lot of communication[/QUOTE]

I'm sorry. I meant to say not responsible. I know that what happens can not be held against this site.

andrewdod 09-03-2014 08:10 PM

From what I've found communication is key. I haven't bought anything off this site in particular, but I have a few others just ask questions, the op more than likely doesn't have anything to hide. And if they don't answer your questions it wasn't the board for you. :thumbsup:

f00bar 09-03-2014 08:54 PM

In my opinion if you are spending this much time worrying about it save yourself the trouble and just pass.

timmytard 09-03-2014 09:02 PM

Just trade with someone who is reputable.

cough cough.

Oh hi there.

Let's figure something out.

Pm me


TT

pzimm373 09-03-2014 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by f00bar (Post 87241)
In my opinion if you are spending this much time worrying about it save yourself the trouble and just pass.

No, it isn't that, it's just been on my mind lately. Who I'm talking to now seems very good and their communication is very well

pzimm373 09-03-2014 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by timmytard (Post 9545)
Just trade with someone who is reputable.

cough cough.

Oh hi there.

Let's figure something out.

Pm me


TT

I tried to PM you a few times, you stopped answering Me. :(

poutanen 09-04-2014 02:35 PM

Here's a couple rules of thumb:

1) Trust no-one. What I mean by this is, no matter how active on the forums, how good the communication is, etc. Always use paypal with protection (don't click personal transaction, I made that mistake)

2) If you're really worried, deal in person and with cash.

3) Take the time to carefully check the equipment over, or ask for LOTS of pictures if buying through mail. Anybody that's not willing to allow you to take the time could be trying to swindle you.

PalmerFreak 09-04-2014 03:59 PM

I second poutanens suggestions. I've bought and sold stuff from fellow forum members a few times and it worked out well on each occasion. There was lots of communication back and forth before any of the deals were done and we used PayPal for each transaction. I would recommend that if the deal seems too good to be true and you get any weird vibes while conversing back and forth to just walk away.


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