1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Buying some wheels of TW is it safe?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Atxtoolz, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Nov 29, 2010 at 7:09 AM
    #1
    Atxtoolz

    Atxtoolz [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Member:
    #41938
    Messages:
    85
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner
    Hello guys I want to buy some used wheels of the Buy/Sell/Trade area on TW is it safe? Im planning to pay with PayPal.. :turtleride:
     
  2. Nov 29, 2010 at 7:10 AM
    #2
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    106,156
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Generally, there are very few problems from members on here.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2010 at 7:14 AM
    #3
    scottri

    scottri Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Member:
    #35187
    Messages:
    2,095
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    Tigard Oregon
    Vehicle:
    '10 Sport DC TRD Sport PreRunner
    Cover King Seat Covers, WeatherTech Liners, PopNLock, storage bin locks, N-Fab Step bars, and G4 Elite Tonneau cover.
    Probably safer than most online methods. There are a few assholes in every crowd but generally there are few problems here.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2010 at 7:18 AM
    #4
    luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Member:
    #4929
    Messages:
    5,879
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lucas
    Kaplan, Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    07 Silver4dr. 4x4, V6 Shortbed
    5% Tint, Bug flector, vent Visors, Removed secondary air filter, Rear Spring TSB w/ Wheeler's Add A Leaf HD Pack, Icon 2.0 rear shocks, Toytec 3" lift up front with Total Chaos UCA's, Debadged, Billet Grille,TRD Offroad rims/17x9 Pro comp 6001 rims, Duratracs 265/75/16 or 285/70/17, Fog light anytime mod, Tailgate hose clamp mod, Pro-dry AFE filter. Extended Differential Breather, ABS on/off, 6000k LEDs from CSJumper, heads/fogs, ScanguageII, Devil horns, Devil horns on third brake light, Mounted 60" Highlift, Mounted Tool Box, Wet Okole Front/Rear Seat Covers, TW sticker, Midland Handheld CB,Painted engine cover, Revenge Fab Sliders, ARE Topper, Weather tech Floorliners.
    I have purchased off of here more than once and had great outcomes. I purchased Gears, and a camper top from this site, as well as a few other things
     
  5. Nov 29, 2010 at 7:20 AM
    #5
    AndrewFalk

    AndrewFalk Science!

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Member:
    #36740
    Messages:
    2,053
    Gender:
    Male
    The North East
    Vehicle:
    2010 5 speed 5 lug
    :)
    We need a feedback system like other forums have. Pbnation.com has a great feedback system. It really helps in determining whether or not someone is trustworthy.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2010 at 7:29 AM
    #6
    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Member:
    #9924
    Messages:
    10,307
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    shithead
    nj and not from "the jersey shore"
    Vehicle:
    silver bullet
    ive never had a problem with buying selling off this site. like others have stated.you do get the shithead once in awhile
     
  7. Nov 29, 2010 at 7:39 AM
    #7
    toku58

    toku58 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2008
    Member:
    #9882
    Messages:
    1,026
    Gender:
    Male
    HAWAII
    Vehicle:
    4x4 Beast!
    6" Fabtech Stage II, 17x9" Centerline Eclipse rims, with 12.5x35x17" BFG KM2's. On board air system,Toyota skid plate, spidertrax wheel spacers, TRD CAI w/AFE ProDry filter (21-90045),Flowmaster Dual exhaust, GrillCraft grill w/custom emblem, Custom Shifter, BushWacker fender flares, Hood struts, Underhood lights, TW driveshaft, Wet Okole seat covers, Dashlight mod, Many other little things to make the truck complete!
    Buying on any online site will always come with risk.

    Treat this sale like an Ebay sale. Use PayPal, make sure you only pay with your CC. Not direct bank transfer.
    If something goes wrong? PayPal will cover you. In the event PayPal cannot cover it? :eek: Your CC will!:thumbsup:
     
  8. Nov 29, 2010 at 7:40 AM
    #8
    Matic

    Matic Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Member:
    #22436
    Messages:
    12,266
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rich
    Greenville,sc
    Vehicle:
    2002 TRD prerunner,SR5, doublecab
    OME 881 coils with OME nitrochargers shocks up front. TC UCA's OME Dakars with extra leaf in the rear. Warn 8000 winch with 80ft custom braided synth line. Custom 60ft synth extension. All pro tube bumper, Hi-lift jack, Safari Snorkel, Wilco tiregate.
    Szell, a.k.a. The White Angel. "Is it safe"? hmmm?? Anyone?
     
  9. Nov 29, 2010 at 7:41 AM
    #9
    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Member:
    #9924
    Messages:
    10,307
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    shithead
    nj and not from "the jersey shore"
    Vehicle:
    silver bullet
    what he said. paypal only covers you if the other account has money in it.ive heard many stories of people getting beat that way.use your cc not bank card
     
  10. Nov 29, 2010 at 7:52 AM
    #10
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,844
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    No issues, I usually check out how long they've been a member and their reputation (just like Ebay) before buying something though. If they've only just become a member and their first post is putting something up for sale, I'd say buyer beware... Most of the things I've bought/sold on here so far have been meeting in person and exchanging cash but the few paypal transactions I've done have all worked out well so far.
     
  11. Nov 29, 2010 at 8:07 AM
    #11
    trd7

    trd7 4wd tacoma

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Member:
    #38931
    Messages:
    899
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tyler
    Columbia, SC
    Vehicle:
    95.5 Tacoma 4x4 4cyl auto
    AEM air intake
    x2 see how many posts they have and their rep
     
  12. Nov 29, 2010 at 8:48 AM
    #12
    cactuscorn

    cactuscorn Another FNG

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Member:
    #44966
    Messages:
    880
    Gender:
    Male
    El Paso, TX
    Vehicle:
    2016 BBR TRD OR AT DCLB w/JBL
    OEM bedmat, Weather Tech mats, JDM ASTAR 800 lumen LED reverse bulbs, blue LED dome light and every cubbyhole filled with crap.
    i dunno but all of a sudden i have a toothache
     
  13. Nov 29, 2010 at 8:48 AM
    #13
    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Member:
    #2352
    Messages:
    8,337
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Escondido, CA
    Vehicle:
    07 4x4 DC SR5 TRD Off-road
    Weathertech front & rear mats, rear suspension TSB, Toytec AAL for TSB, Hi-Lift Jack, Bilstein 5100 & Toytec Adjustable coilovers, Built Right UCAs, KMC XD 795 Hoss Wheels, Definity Dakota MTs 285/75R16, Leer XR, Thule Tracker II & Thule MOAB basket
    I agree rep is meaningless but I don't agree on post count. Someone who's only post is in the for sale thread is a much greater risk than someone who is well known on the forum. If I can see a long term track record of someone who interacts with other TW members (e.g. events), it makes it less risky for me. It doesn't mean one won't get ripped off but it does seem less likely if that person is well-known by others.
     
  14. Nov 29, 2010 at 8:56 AM
    #14
    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Member:
    #2352
    Messages:
    8,337
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Escondido, CA
    Vehicle:
    07 4x4 DC SR5 TRD Off-road
    Weathertech front & rear mats, rear suspension TSB, Toytec AAL for TSB, Hi-Lift Jack, Bilstein 5100 & Toytec Adjustable coilovers, Built Right UCAs, KMC XD 795 Hoss Wheels, Definity Dakota MTs 285/75R16, Leer XR, Thule Tracker II & Thule MOAB basket
    Rep is meaningless. The problem with rep is that you don't know what they got the rep for. It could just be buddies who rep each other over stupid comments that make them laugh.

    Plus, anyone who already has a lot of rep can quickly build up someone who has none. When I rep a neub for a helpful comment or a cool picture, their rep score jump 4-5 blocks for just the one post.

    Plus there is no negative rep. Only neutral, which doesn't affect the score (adds 0 points). This was changed when a bunch of people got all butt-hurt over receiving negative rep and would make silly comments complaining about it.
     
  15. Nov 29, 2010 at 8:57 AM
    #15
    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Member:
    #2352
    Messages:
    8,337
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Escondido, CA
    Vehicle:
    07 4x4 DC SR5 TRD Off-road
    Weathertech front & rear mats, rear suspension TSB, Toytec AAL for TSB, Hi-Lift Jack, Bilstein 5100 & Toytec Adjustable coilovers, Built Right UCAs, KMC XD 795 Hoss Wheels, Definity Dakota MTs 285/75R16, Leer XR, Thule Tracker II & Thule MOAB basket
    As I said, you can still get ripped off. I think it's just less likely when the person is well-known.
     
  16. Nov 29, 2010 at 9:10 AM
    #16
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,844
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Obviously, this is a free site so rep and post count don't mean anything legally but it can at least help you mitigate risk. If the guy has been on here for a long time and seems to be a meaningful contributor it adds to his credibility in my book. Obviously he could still screw you but it helps. You are also able to look through his past posts so you should be able to reasonably find out if he got his rep from goofing off and making people laugh or by posting something that actually makes sense and is helpful. If you're going to buy off a site like TW, what else can you honestly do besides saving e-mails and going to legal action if it gets that far?
     
  17. Nov 29, 2010 at 9:54 AM
    #17
    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Member:
    #2352
    Messages:
    8,337
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Escondido, CA
    Vehicle:
    07 4x4 DC SR5 TRD Off-road
    Weathertech front & rear mats, rear suspension TSB, Toytec AAL for TSB, Hi-Lift Jack, Bilstein 5100 & Toytec Adjustable coilovers, Built Right UCAs, KMC XD 795 Hoss Wheels, Definity Dakota MTs 285/75R16, Leer XR, Thule Tracker II & Thule MOAB basket
    Absolutely not. I would bet that most high reps are from "make me laugh" posts rather than helpful posts. Most helpful posts are directed toward new people who don't have much in the way of rep points. So you may help them, get about 5 rep points and that's it. A funny post can earn multiple rep points from TW veterans and usually result in multiple 50-100 or greater point reps. So even if you posted 10 helpful threads to neubs and they all left rep, you can get the same amount of points from one post which makes one or two veterans laugh.

    You may also have someone who posts frequently in the Underground, which won't show up on a search result. So you may do a search thinking you can find the post on which he or she earned the rep. You might see a bunch of posts in helpful categories when he/she actually earned most of it in the underground.

    You don't even know how many posts resulted in the users rep score. As I stated earlier, when I rep someone, they can jump 4 or 5 blocks at once (go from a single green block to multiple dark green and one light green). Get a couple more veterans to do that as well and the user is maxed out. Without being able to see a user's rep comments and see who left what for which post, rep is useless.
     
  18. Nov 29, 2010 at 1:12 PM
    #18
    RZRob

    RZRob Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
    Member:
    #27315
    Messages:
    515
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Anaheim Hills
    "I would never belong to a club that would have me as a member."
    Groucho Marx

    RZ Rob


     
To Top