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lizhenghong728
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Trading here is safe or not?


I have an offer for trading my gears on the buy&sell part. How do you guys usually do trading to make sure it is safe for both of us. Any suggestions?


Jun 14, 2017 at 09:09 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Trading here is safe or not?


Trade with someone established buying and selling and has a good reputation. That being said, it may be harder for you to find someone willing to trade with you.


Jun 14, 2017 at 09:12 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Trading here is safe or not?


You can reduce the risk by going with someone well established but really there is no sure way on the internet. I've been scammed twice on Ebay selling things and both buyers had good reputations and 500+ feedback.

It sucks as a seller, there's at least a couple ways buyers can easily scam the system which you have 0 defense against and Ebay/Paypal sides with the buyer like 99% of the time.

I know this isn't Ebay and is more reputable with more photography geared people, but still. Definitely wouldn't do business out of the country either.



Jun 14, 2017 at 09:24 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Trading here is safe or not?


Check the user's feedback. If they're local try and arrange a meeting. I also live in NJ and I've met about 7-8 other members here to do the deal in person and it's always ended up pleasant with us getting coffee and talking about our mutual interest in photography.

And the old saying is true, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.



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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Trading here is safe or not?


I love to buy/sell here, but trading seems risky. If I wanted to trade with someone, I don't see why it just can't be done via two separate sales (I'm buying from him, he's buying from me). Apart from the Paypal fees, which offers you a buyer's safety insurance - the cost would come out the same, wouldn't it?


Jun 15, 2017 at 04:29 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Trading here is safe or not?


^ I trade all the time, easy peasy. Well established members do it
frequently. We even send off glass and wait for a check to appear.

OP: both ship same day/same carrier any $ difference...enclose check in pkg.



Jun 15, 2017 at 08:55 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Trading here is safe or not?


I'm with trenchmonkey here. Done it often. Always a good experience. Just do due diligence with a member that's been around a while and you'll be fine.


Jun 16, 2017 at 11:52 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Trading here is safe or not?


trenchmonkey wrote:
^ I trade all the time, easy peasy. Well established members do it
frequently. We even send off glass and wait for a check to appear.

OP: both ship same day/same carrier any $ difference...enclose check in pkg.


Yes Will & Mickey state the truth! I have traded with many on B&S and cross ship, no pay until satisfied and NEVER had 1 problem, try it if you like it........send payment.
BUT that is because the member was well established, pro-active on the forum, and gained the trust of all members.
A rarity nowadays here on B&S but not unheard of. Due diligence is a MUST!
Dan



Jun 16, 2017 at 01:17 PM







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