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    How to buy safely?

    How do you buy something from someone on here, if they have something you want! If you send a personal check, then they still have the item, plus your money when it clears the bank, same with a money order. Not sure how to approach this.

    Thanks
    Jim

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    Re: How to buy safely?

    ... and don't do business with folks who have low post counts.

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    Re: How to buy safely?

    Buyer beware, use credit, and that said, people are basically honest. Never, ever had a problem here.
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    Re: How to buy safely?

    I've never had any problems with people who are active, and have been around for over two years.


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    Re: How to buy safely?

    It's saner than Ebay these days.

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    Re: How to buy?

    Thanks Greg,
    will do

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    Re: How to buy?

    btw
    you can see I have been a member for over a year, but don't post much. I mainly read and look at articles. So I don't have a very high post count!
    Thanks
    Jim

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    Re: How to buy safely?

    PayPal.
    Yes, higher exchange rate,
    But, Secure and Swift Transactions.
    I do not know any other secure way to deal with an individual seller/buyer.
    Now the coverage extended to 180 days, if you are a buyer.
    As a seller, you do not need to wait more than 3 days, if your client agreed.
    Good luck.

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    Re: How to buy safely?

    Get a phone number and talk to the seller. I don't do paypal and know some won't buy because of that. So, I live with it. Most I have bought from or sold to are decent and honorable to deal with. PayPal is not that good to deal with as they can come back into the bank account 6 months later and jerk the money out when you don't know there is a problem. Know two who lost the money that way and never got the camera back - and PayPal won't go to bat for them. They just lost all the way around.

    There is no perfect way so you need to use judgment and decide who you will trust.
    I tend to procrastinate on stuff. One of these days I'll do something about it.

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