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New guy quick question - Good Sellers?

Discussion in 'Bad Sellers or Scams' started by kickstand, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. kickstand

    kickstand Turbo Monkey

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    I am glad you guys have a bad sellers forum to point out some of the bad sellers. I found a bike I want to buy in the classifieds from here. I've been communicating with the seller via email and we've pretty much come to a price on the bike.

    I've never bought anything on the internet that wasn't through a business other than a boat that I worked through the bank on so I was protected.

    What is the best way to make sure that I pay the seller to his satisfaction, as well as making sure the bike is shipped in a timely fashion (I have a trip planned october 1st)?

    I have paypal, and will be paying him through paypal. Any other precautions I can take?

    FYI this guy seems stand up and I am not concerned in general that he will screw me, but unfortunately with this kinda $$ amount and the general screwings you see people take on the internet with stuff I want to make sure that I cover my butt. I also want the seller to get his $$ like he deserves so we can both walk away pleased.
     

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  2. RUFUS

    RUFUS e-douche of the year

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    Paypal is a great resource. Make sure you cover yourself via paypal at the least. There really isn't much else that can help.

    I have been asking for a good seller forum or a good seller rating under their user name, hopefully that comes through very soon.

    Enjoy the new bike!!!
     
  3. 4xBoy

    4xBoy Turbo Monkey

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    Yeah a good seller forum would be nice to see. Higher post count people I would trust more then a single post seller.
     
  4. kickstand

    kickstand Turbo Monkey

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    we all gotta start somewhere :D:p

    I agree though, I haven't searched his username yet. I also notice people who contribute to sites rather than just use them to sell stuff are better sellers too:thumb:
     
  5. 4xBoy

    4xBoy Turbo Monkey

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    I have joined forums just to buy things in the past. :)
     
  6. kickstand

    kickstand Turbo Monkey

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    Nothing wrong with that, but I think I'll stick around here, seems to be a great site with a ton of information.:) My renewed interest inriding is being quenched. Just wish I wasn't so geographically challened.


    Seller has ZERO posts. :(
     
  7. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    You could always post up in the forums to see if anyone knows him.
     
  8. kickstand

    kickstand Turbo Monkey

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    thought about it. So far so good. Seller emailed me my tracking number this morning
     
  9. rockofullr

    rockofullr confused

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    This is still a great idea.
     
  10. kickstand

    kickstand Turbo Monkey

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    One of the offroad forums that I frequent has an itrader system for good and bad sellers, seems to work pretty well.

    Bike arrived on time and in said condition, no complaints.