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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · How to buy and sell safely.


What is the best way to buy and sell safely. I have not bought or sold anything on this site. I have a positive rating on eBay and have bought on Nikonians. Thoughts


Aug 19, 2014 at 11:34 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · How to buy and sell safely.


For buying:

- be cautiously sceptical;
- if there is not sufficient information (text and image), then ask for more information;
- assume nothing, if the description doesn't say an accessory is included, then it's probably not, if you want it, ask if it's included; and,
- use PayPal "for an item" to pay for it

Here's what I said in the Lens$db docs,

"For what itís worth, here are a few comments on buying from eBay: you should exercise intelligent caution, if it looks too good to be true then itís probably a scam; you should do enough research to know what you want and how much it is worth; do not make assumptions, always ask questions to get the information you need to make good decisions; and finally, set your budget and stick to it, so you donít get caught up in a bidding frenzy - itís your money, spend it wisely."

For selling:

- provide concise and detailed descriptions, with high quality images;
- have a 'returns' policy that is described in the text;
- accept only PayPal "for an item"; and,
- for anything over about $100, only ship with tracking and insurance, IMO this should be paid by the buyer, and so the cost will depend on the shipper and the destination (don't arbitrarily eliminate international customers, just make sure they pay for insured shipping, with tracking).

P.S. if you "know" the buyer or seller, then you can do whatever feels right.

Edited on Aug 20, 2014 at 12:06 AM · View previous versions



Aug 19, 2014 at 11:53 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · How to buy and sell safely.


Do NOT use PayPal GIFT!


Aug 19, 2014 at 11:56 PM
 

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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · How to buy and sell safely.


PatrickE wrote:
Do NOT use PayPal GIFT!


i've seen some sellers say to use this when buying...is there a reason why?



Aug 30, 2014 at 02:50 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · How to buy and sell safely.


http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1309669/0#12495911


Aug 30, 2014 at 04:00 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · How to buy and sell safely.


Because the possibility of getting scammed and being out gear and money is worth the 3% fee to them

zylan wrote:
i've seen some sellers say to use this when buying...is there a reason why?





Sep 02, 2014 at 09:30 PM





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