- What is going on with some classified sales?
- Rusty ShacklefordMember
There was a big scandal on the Paneristi forum a few years back…basically a guy went AWOL with many many tens of thousands of pounds worth of watches and cash. He’d built up a cast iron reputation over the years; many long-standing forum members of good repute could, would & did vouch for him, having bought genuine watches from him without a hitch, shipped all over the word…Posted 7 years agoPeterPoddyMember
I’ve never had a real problem. Worst was a set of Maguras with a chipped and leaky piston. The seller refunded the cost of a new caliper which I was more than happy with.
That said I’m pretty careful and tend to check people out. I’m not bothered if it’s someone who only posts on the classifides though, I think if theve got a big selling history that’s a plus point, personally.Posted 7 years agobatfinkSubscriber
Surely it’s up to you as the buyer to balance the risk?
expensive item + no photos + vague description + limited forum history + paypal gift + non-recorded delivery = extremely high risk
Low value item + photos + detailled description + good forum history + paypal + recorded delivery = extremely low risk
it’s just up to you to ballance the grey in between.Posted 7 years agosugdenrMember
I reckon I have spent around 1.5k in the classifieds over the last year and a half. Bought laptop, phone, frames x2, forks, wheels x6, brakes
I have not had a single serious issue, but I do my homework on history etc.
Leave the result of the transaction as a post on their thread.
Good point, must do thisPosted 7 years agoWoodySubscriber
Won’t buy off someone who doesn’t contribute to the whole STW thing mind.
[quote]Leave the result of the transaction as a post on their thread.[/quote]
If you follow the first point and we all start doing the second it should be all that is needed.
Also payment not via Paypal gift. Luckily, the only time someone tried it on with me I had paid by normal ‘purchase’ and got my money back in a couple of weeksPosted 7 years ago
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