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Old 09-03-2014, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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In my opinion if you are spending this much time worrying about it save yourself the trouble and just pass.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just trade with someone who is reputable.

cough cough.

Oh hi there.

Let's figure something out.

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Old 09-03-2014, 08:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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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
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Just trade with someone who is reputable.

cough cough.

Oh hi there.

Let's figure something out.

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Old 09-04-2014, 01:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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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