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And how about if he can pull it back later...
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« Reply #76 on: April 05, 2019, 02:13:00 PM »
And how about if he can pull it back later...
Agree GC is the tough outlier, how about giving the buyer 7 days to use it up before escrow is released?

I think overall an escrow agent would solve 99% of the fraud here.

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Using PayPal 'goods and services' should be a good solution, no?

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Instead of all the restrictions being put in place, one needs to use his head before buying anything on the forum.

 Most of my transactions were done with members who have a nice amount of posts, as well one with HatTips and likes is even more of a reason to trust them.

 When one would go to Manhattan to see a vendor selling camcorders for half the price you would see it in the store, would you buy it?
 Well maybe yes and then again maybe no, some would buy and some would stay far away with a 10 foot pole.
 Now those that buy should be smart enough that if im buying such a product, I'm going to open the product in front of the guys face to make sure there's no rocks and newspapers in the packaging instead of the camcorder.
   So the same applies here, when one is going to trek in the wet waters you got to make sure you know how to swim and stay safe, if your unsure then stay away.

  In English if your unsure STAY away, if people realize that I'm not having any luck around the forum selling stuff, people will start to realize if I slowly spent some time here on the forum and build some relationship I will be trusted and ppl would want to do business with me.
 All it takes is one stupid transaction and that username is toast, especially a newbie who spent 2 months trying to gain trust and he does a fraudulent transaction, there goes his two months of work.

  Again as the famous saying goes..  "Better safe than sorry"

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You've been biding your time since 2015....
May you slide down the banister of happiness & get many splinters of success up your career.

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Using PayPal 'goods and services' should be a good solution, no?
Just sold an iphn here, I would think that I would be a trusted member around here, but the buyer didn't feel that way, as he doesn't know me from adoms.
 So i ate the loss of 5-10$ just so the buyer feels safe and he knows he's covered should an issue arise.
   
 Yes Paypal is a good way to avoid all these fruadalent transactions but then again that's 2.9% which might be a burdon for some, as the product they're selling costed them money, and the need to ship and still want a profit.
 
 Each member has the abilty to do it through pp freinds and family, but being that you didn't there's noone to blame other then yourself.
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You've been biding your time since 2015....
Yup, been 4+ years Anniversary, To bad I only came across ddf then.
 I remember the first transactions buying Target RC, and selling 20-30 boxes of hot tomales.
 Signing up for an account was originally to buy and sell, but with a bit of time did I realize there's a lot more to the forum than that.
   Now just because you created an account back in 2008 or 2011 it doesn't make you more trusted, if you post one post a year, it's no worse than you creating account today and having 10 posts.
 Again it's all about your prior history with other members that make you trusted and that your active around the forum.
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I was going to say to add a new board where only members with 500/1000 or something posts can access the board while we will have only members which have some sort of creditably. But then again, each person buying and selling can decline or not respond to a seller with less than that.
 So the only simple solution is buy and sell at your own risk, there's noone to come crying to if a deal goes bad, Dan is offering a free service allowing members to enjoy and make a few $ but to do a stupid deal and then come crying, sorry doesn't work like that around here.(Sell on ebay or another platform if you can't seem to sell and buy at your own risk and pay the 10% and 2.9% fees).
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Re: This Board Is Now Restricted To Bronze Elite Members
« Reply #83 on: April 05, 2019, 03:15:39 PM »
For one, people have been telling people to post more.
The post padding deletions and PMs are getting unbearable. Might need to undo this and/or just delete this board.
It's probably a good idea to even keep this board alive so scammers and newbies bump into this thread and realize what they're doing before buying and selling.
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Don't do much buying/selling, but if I was buying from someone that hasn't built up trust yet, I would simply say that I won't pay until I get the item or the GC is used. If they need references I can always provide it.

Trusted members should naturally have the upper hand.
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Don't do much buying/selling, but if I was buying from someone that hasn't built up trust yet, I would simply say that I won't pay until I get the item or the GC is used. If they need references I can always provide it.

Trusted members should naturally have the upper hand.
Well said!
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It's probably a good idea to even keep this board alive so scammers and newbies bump into this thread and realize what they're doing before buying and selling.
Might be better to delete. Scammers that see this thread may try to post pad in order to look legit.

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Might be better to delete. Scammers that see this thread may try to post pad in order to look legit.
That's why it's good they cant see this until they have those 25 posts...
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Re: This Board Is Now Restricted To Bronze Elite Members
« Reply #88 on: April 05, 2019, 04:19:04 PM »
Delete a whole board because of a few scammers? While I think the new system is smart, it would be a huge shame to lose this feature on DDF because of a few idiots. Bottom line is, people do this at their own risk..
+1 Just do not deal with new sellers till they deliver first, plus use paypal-no family and friends- with new users-for protection. I personally only buy from established members, will never consider buying from a new member who is just posting GCs for sale especially below market value.
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People that buy and sell volume and people that do this for a living usually are on multiple whats app groups or alike where  you eat the loss no matter what.

People in forms shall always make sure they know who they are dealing with.

Why not set clear rules in a wiki, such as cases with empty GC or nights not bookable ETC. This would create clear rules where as if some one were to violate them they can be blocked and called out. People with no posts or history can be trusted if an individual decides to do so but at their own risk.
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