Buying used stuff from people.

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I wanted to post this in the sales forum but i cant so move it wherever you think it should be.


I've been thinking about buying stuff from you guys but i wonder how the trade will go safe. We dont really have a safe system to ship things where i live, the closest you can come is to pay for the item when it arrice at the local post office but it can still be a stone or broken or whatever.

So i wonder if there is a better system in the USA or anywhere else.
 

Patman

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The only better system we have is the goodness of the people you generally get to deal with on DRN. I have bought and sold a few things with members here with no problem. Others have not been as lucky. As a general rule if the person is a regular it's a pretty safe bet. That's about the best assurance I can give ya'.
 

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If you are thinking of purchasing something post something asking for people's opinion on the person you are going to buy from.
 

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just dont buy anything from kiwibird. he is a known troube maker and everything he has for sale, he has already broken!:)
 

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Bruce - you spelt "trouble" wrong, otherwise you are probably correct. :laugh:
 

Michelle

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Pyro, I've ended up buying some stuff from people on here (the two times I can remember it's been Australians) & had no problems. The first time was pretty horrible, as it took over 2 months to turn up (plane trip is about 4 hours, I think) - but that was the post office's fault. I have since started getting anything delivered to my work.

Both those people were honest about the condition of the goods. They either sent me or offered photos so I could judge for myself.

I would rather buy from folks from here than from the auction place we're not allowed to mention - you can ask what a person is like to deal with & interact with them & as a lot of the folk go riding together, any problems you can call for help from other DRN members.

I guess I'm just trying to say, sometimes you have to take a chance & not let cynicism/mistrust rule your life. As Patman says, if they're a regular it's usually a pretty safe bet. I couldn't think of a "safe" way of doing things, so I just decided it's a case of trust - either mutual or one-sided, till proven otherwise.
Hope that helps some