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Re: PSA: Trading With New Members!
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2019, 10:16:25 PM »
Some people who trade are seriously such kids... they want everything to be spoon fed.. like come on.. with so many bloggers spoon feeding.. still these kids want information to be spoon fed... and they want to negotiate with you to sell for cheaper.. some people are so stupid.. its unbelievable...

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Re: PSA: Trading With New Members!
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2019, 11:37:41 AM »
@Dan
Obviously, not your problem when scammers are out there, but what measures are you able to take from keeping the scammer out once something bad has occured?


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Re: PSA: Trading With New Members!
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2019, 01:56:53 PM »
@Dan
Obviously, not your problem when scammers are out there, but what measures are you able to take from keeping the scammer out once something bad has occured?

IDK if this is the norm or an exception, but here's his response to a scammer-situation
If you PM me details I reach out to other side and ban if they don't respond.

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Re: PSA: Trading With New Members!
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2019, 03:26:48 AM »
Hi, I'm a brand new member who just stumbled upon this forum.

I found a great price on a Marriott certificate, corresponded at length with the seller, and placed money in an account at escrow.com .

The charges were minimal, particularly compared to the amount I am saving with the certificate, and it gave us both peace of mind.

Perhaps my experience isn't typical, and it did require a bit of back and forth + verification, but it was really work an hour or two of an afternoon to save hundreds and hundreds of dollars.

YMMV.

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Re: PSA: Trading With New Members!
« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2019, 09:33:33 PM »
I'm fuming  >:(. I had someone ask to buy my night. I did all the booking and when it was time to pay...silent. Then after some back and forth on payment options she decided that she wasn't "comfortable with the situation" and wanted to cancel. Waste of my time. I really want to report those kind of people. Luckily I can still cancel but still frustrating a whole day's wasted.

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Re: PSA: Trading With New Members!
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2019, 09:45:10 PM »
This is a very slick plug for escrow.com 😁
Hi, I'm a brand new member who just stumbled upon this forum.

I found a great price on a Marriott certificate, corresponded at length with the seller, and placed money in an account at escrow.com .

The charges were minimal, particularly compared to the amount I am saving with the certificate, and it gave us both peace of mind.

Perhaps my experience isn't typical, and it did require a bit of back and forth + verification, but it was really work an hour or two of an afternoon to save hundreds and hundreds of dollars.

YMMV.

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Re: PSA: Trading With New Members!
« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2019, 10:31:32 PM »
I'm fuming  >:(. I had someone ask to buy my night. I did all the booking and when it was time to pay...silent. Then after some back and forth on payment options she decided that she wasn't "comfortable with the situation" and wanted to cancel. Waste of my time. I really want to report those kind of people. Luckily I can still cancel but still frustrating a whole day's wasted.

I agree. One person chatted with me about alaska voucher. i spent like 1 day explaining and confirming and then when it was time to book the person bailed.

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Re: PSA: Trading With New Members!
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2019, 12:11:18 AM »
I agree. One person chatted with me about alaska voucher. i spent like 1 day explaining and confirming and then when it was time to book the person bailed.

That's so annoying. At least you didn't book yet. I had to call Hyatt back to cancel the booking.

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Re: PSA: Trading With New Members!
« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2019, 05:36:21 AM »
I agree. One person chatted with me about alaska voucher. i spent like 1 day explaining and confirming and then when it was time to book the person bailed.
same happened to me (hoping itís not the same person)

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Re: PSA: Trading With New Members!
« Reply #39 on: June 09, 2019, 02:46:35 AM »
This is a very slick plug for escrow.com 😁

Actually, to be honest, I didn't end up using them, arranged payment elsewhere! But no, I don't work for them and didn't intend to plug them...

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Re: PSA: Trading With New Members!
« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2019, 11:09:33 AM »
Although that is definitely a general issue with newbies (myself included sometimes) that's not the same thing as being scammed.

Im not saying you cant vent about ppl who flake. And yes time is money. But I don't believe theres malicious intent in those cases when someone backs out.

And as for my unwarranted two cents I agree with the PSA. As we've seen time and time again (buying groups, swiping etc) people can be naively trusting. There's also a certain level of trust in the forum by association as it's attached to the main website and ppl trust Dan.

If there is no vetting then it goes the same way in terms of don't give what you cant afford to lose.



 

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Re: PSA: Trading With New Members!
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2019, 03:42:00 PM »
As a general rule, when buying and selling on the forums, who covers the PayPal fees?

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Re: PSA: Trading With New Members!
« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2019, 04:11:31 PM »
As a general rule, when buying and selling on the forums, who covers the PayPal fees?
Whoever wants the other person to use G&S instead of F&F
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Re: PSA: Trading With New Members!
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2019, 01:30:01 AM »
As a general rule, when buying and selling on the forums, who covers the PayPal fees?

You can send $$ through PP without fees if its from your bank account and not CC.


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Re: PSA: Trading With New Members!
« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2019, 11:03:25 PM »
You can send $$ through PP without fees if its from your bank account and not CC.
Correct but then you wouldn't be covered for a deal that went South.
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