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What is the safest way to buy something on this site

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade' started by Hawaiian Taco, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Mar 7, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    Hawaiian Taco

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    I am trying to buy some tail lights from other members, although i dont want to get ripped off. Ive had offers that the website later emailed me and said the member was "shady". What is the best way to buy something from someone else without any risk of losing your money??

    Mahalos
     
  2. Mar 7, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    Carson

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    There really is no way, unless you use a middle man, but that would jack the price up.
     
  3. Mar 7, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    maybe someone with alot of posts instead of 10 posst.buy from a forum regular.that is your best bet
     
  4. Mar 7, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    ktmrider

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    x2 but i bought some stuff from some low post guys and its never hurt me



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  5. Mar 7, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    paypal, if it isnt proven to have arrived you can file a claim and get your money back
     
  6. Mar 7, 2010 at 2:01 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    you cant always get your money back.if there isnt any money in the account paypal doesnt pay you.
     
  7. Mar 7, 2010 at 2:01 PM
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    tacomaprerunner

    tacomaprerunner Dang liberals.

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    when in doubt, send me the cash.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    i thought if they didnt have any money it would automaticly draft it from the connected bank account/card and on top charge the seller a 10 buck fee
     
  9. Mar 7, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    tcBob

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    there's been very few bad incidents on here from members buying from each other. you could buy from someone with a higher post count if you're concerned. we'll be adding itrader very soon where people can rate their buying experiences from other members
     
  10. Mar 7, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    socal trd

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    paypal is not always safe like some say, if they close there bank account there is nothing paypal can do. i posted before about doing feed back, i was on 3 other sites for my magnum and all 3 had a way to give feed back.if everything was good then both give good feed back if something went wrong like you got riped off then you post bad feed back kind of like ebay.
     
  11. Mar 7, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    say if its a scam and a hacked account.your beat. if they dont have money your beat.. its almost like its not worth using paypal.they really dont protect you at all
     
  12. Mar 7, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    socal trd

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    Ive had offers that the website later emailed me and said the member was "shady".
    Mahalos[/quote]
    who me? lol
     
  13. Mar 7, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    socal trd

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    you must have posted this as i was doing my post..lol
     
  14. Mar 7, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    and be wary of buying from members named shady. jk :D
     
  15. Mar 7, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    ha ha funny...... Sad part is I always get crap for my nickname ,
     
  16. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    what about the people like me who are just joining the site? I just dont have time to make 3000 post haha but anyway paypal is the best and its free!!!!!
     
  17. Mar 7, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    Bobcat

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    just dont deal with jfrost007 and you will be fine.
     
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    I'm surprised we don't have a buyer and seller feedback thread. Many other boards I participate in have them and it is a good way to gauge.
     
  19. Mar 7, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    socal trd

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    not all true , paypal is free for buyer not the seller..
     
  20. Mar 7, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    pick it up from buyer :D
     
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