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kateman
Registered: Jun 13, 2006
Total Posts: 781
Country: United States

can anyone give me ideas of how you worked a trade...gear for gear?
the trade will be between texas and alaska.
thanks in advance.
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saaketham
Registered: May 18, 2004
Total Posts: 5664
Country: United States

I've traded a few times, always with established FM-ers with good feedback. I've received offers from FM-ers without much feedback and while they may be good, I don't have a good way of knowing, so I usually politely decline. The latest one I traded was .. I traded my iPad 2 for a Nikon 85mm f/1.8 plus cash to me. The deal worked out fine. Since he had 60+ rating here and I had 72 rating at the time, we cross-shipped. Sometimes, some trades happen in a way where the FM-er with good feedback asks the one with lower feedback to ship first, and then, upon receiving the item and inspecting it, ships the item he's trading.



trenchmonkey
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
Total Posts: 35721
Country: United States

+1 Anil's reply mirrors my own experience here. GL, gotta love a good trade
Oh, BTW...if there's money due one way or the other, a check in the package keeps PayPal's mitts off your money.



Danpbphoto
Registered: Jan 03, 2004
Total Posts: 10868
Country: United States

trenchmonkey wrote:
+1 Anil's reply mirrors my own experience here. GL, gotta love a good trade
Oh, BTW...if there's money due one way or the other, a check in the package keeps PayPal's mitts off your money.


I had a wonderful trade with an established FM'er for my 70-200mm f/2.8 I to his II. The cash balanced was PP's and crossed shipped due to my feedback and a phone conversation.
Dan



monochrome
Registered: Aug 24, 2007
Total Posts: 3029
Country: United States

I've only done one trade online, it was here. With a guy who had very little or no feedback, can't remember. I suggested, in order to trade, he would send me his equipment first, then I would send mine to him once I had his camera in hand. Worked out very well for both.



kateman
Registered: Jun 13, 2006
Total Posts: 781
Country: United States

guys, thanks all.
just a question...and probably a stupid one,
w/o just 'askin', how do i go about checkin'
feedback.
I only have 1 feedback, positive, i might add.



trenchmonkey
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
Total Posts: 35721
Country: United States

Bret:
Search a members posts to see if any are in the B&S Forums, click the thread...find his/her name and if they
have feedback there will be a # in green. Click to view. Feedback is only visible on one of the B&S boards.



kateman
Registered: Jun 13, 2006
Total Posts: 781
Country: United States

Mr. T'Monkey,
thanks for the suggestion.
again, hope this is not a stupid
question, but how do i search a
members posts? Do i search by
user name?
This contact was made by PM.
He has supplied images and the
item is as he said it was.
so, how do i search?
and thanks for the patience
w/ a complete computer tanto.
Bret



monochrome
Registered: Aug 24, 2007
Total Posts: 3029
Country: United States

Look right below the words in this post. And select the button mark "post".



kateman
Registered: Jun 13, 2006
Total Posts: 781
Country: United States

monochrome
wellll... NOW i feel like a tanto.
in my defense, i have never searched for a members' post.
oh well, live an' learn.
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anthonysemone
Registered: Mar 08, 2008
Total Posts: 4650
Country: United States

or you can click on "profile" and when there, click on "posts" if you want to see all the person's posts