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BEFORE SWIPING FOR SOMEONE READ THIS: (first hand story)

https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=36812.msg2062371#msg2062371
https://www.dansdeals.com/more/dans-commentary/dark-side-earning-credit-card-points-psa-dont-swipe-others/#comment-1399884


Dan's warning to DDF:
I hope people realize that any buying group or anyone else that gets merchandise in advance of payment can go south at any time. That's even if you get a check at the time of delivery.
X-posting as I don't want anyone to say that I never put a warning here.

A story that ended up in court - https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/DocumentList?docketId=iRcRHuyZUdOIx69D00a5XQ==&display=all&courtType=Kings%20County%20Supreme%20Court&resultsPageNum=1


I am one of the biggest buyers for buying groups, I have done millions in transactions and have sent to every group there is over the past 3 years. Most buying groups are okay, some scan in slower than others, some pay slower than others - most will lose a few packages over the year. You can research and find which are better for you.

However there is a bigger problem now with Amazon itself.  Amazon in the past has been great with any problems always ready with a refund for lost packages even if it was thousands of dollars. Lately Amazon has clamped down and has tagged these buying groups addresses  in their systems as "freight forwarder" and now no longer will fix any problem you have whatsoever. Doesn't matter what the problem is, even if it shows the package was never delivered, amazon will not help you in any way. Their copy and paste response will always be "this item was sent to a freight forwarder and we're unable to replace or refund the item. We recommend contacting your freight forwarder for more details, as we don't have any more insight or information regarding this matter, For more information about sending items via freight forwarders, please visit our Help Pages: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201117950." As well the amazon drivers either must know this or have been increasingly bad at delivering packages because the numbers of packages missing has gone up astronomically. Previously you would have very few packages missing, now the past 3 months I have had 59 "lost" packages. I now have over $15,000 of loses and some guy in Delaware is probably living the life with all the stuff he stole from me. I will survive, I have made a lot more than $15,000 over the years however just a warning to others here that things are not as they used to be and it really is no longer worth doing buring groups with all the loses piling up

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #4820 on: July 27, 2022, 04:31:32 PM »
Hey @myi, have you seen this thread?

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #4821 on: July 27, 2022, 04:41:44 PM »
Hey @myi, have you seen this thread?
ALOL,  You have a good sense of humor!
   It's a good thing I'm buying it in New Jersey where I can't use a card, so there is nothing to swipe.

   Though swiping for a 100 people does sound reckless, But the ironic part is it's only 400 bucks.
 
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #4822 on: July 28, 2022, 09:55:05 AM »
ALOL,  You have a good sense of humor!
   It's a good thing I'm buying it in New Jersey where I can't use a card, so there is nothing to swipe.

   Though swiping for a 100 people does sound reckless, But the ironic part is it's only 400 bucks.
400? You mean $200?

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #4823 on: July 28, 2022, 10:04:28 AM »
Hey @myi, have you seen this thread?

If any tickets win, myi becomes the “buying group” itself.
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #4824 on: July 28, 2022, 12:13:07 PM »
If any tickets win, myi becomes the “buying group” itself.
Indeed a true theory.

400? You mean $200?
Nope I mean 400.

 200 Tickets costed me $400.
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #4825 on: July 28, 2022, 12:35:04 PM »

 ALOL,  You have a good sense of humor!
   It's a good thing I'm buying it in New Jersey where I can't use a card, so there is nothing to swipe.

   Though swiping for a 100 people does sound reckless, But the ironic part is it's only 400 bucks.

Nope I mean 400.

200 Tickets costed me $400.
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #4827 on: July 28, 2022, 12:38:01 PM »
Indeed a true theory.
 Nope I mean 400.

 200 Tickets costed me $400.
They say you're a smart man.
The second $200 you got paid prior to buying it no? That’s not what was referred to by “swiping for others”.
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #4828 on: July 28, 2022, 12:40:49 PM »
The second $200 you got paid prior to buying it no? That’s not what was referred to by “swiping for others”.
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #4830 on: July 29, 2022, 08:42:30 PM »
All the rookies that go head first into BGs, without any research.

WhAt cOuLd gO WrOnG?

I've done millions with buying groups, I'm not a rookie.  Have never had a problem with USA in the past, they are just slow.  Not everyone in the buygroup game posts on Dansdeals.

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #4831 on: July 30, 2022, 03:00:54 PM »
Closeout NJ starting to lag behind on checks
They used to be the fastest

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #4832 on: July 30, 2022, 10:38:10 PM »
Had twice last week where TDB issued my check within 5 minutes of request.

This prime day i ordered exclusively for TDB, and boy am i glad i did, no PM lost packages, etc.

Haven't ordered for USA since the ps4 fiasco.

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #4833 on: July 31, 2022, 02:44:53 AM »
I've done millions with buying groups, I'm not a rookie.  Have never had a problem with USA in the past, they are just slow.  Not everyone in the buygroup game posts on Dansdeals.
that’s a paradox, never had a problem with them…. They’re just slow!! The name of the game here is speed! And payments (commissions)

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #4834 on: July 31, 2022, 10:07:48 AM »
Had twice last week where TDB issued my check within 5 minutes of request.

This prime day i ordered exclusively for TDB, and boy am i glad i did, no PM lost packages, etc.

Haven't ordered for USA since the ps4 fiasco.
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #4835 on: August 08, 2022, 01:52:22 PM »
Newbie to buying groups. Anyone know typical turnaround time from USA Buying group house  pickup till it shows up in account?

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Newbie to buying groups. Anyone know typical turnaround time from USA Buying group house  pickup till it shows up in account?

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #4837 on: August 09, 2022, 03:36:49 PM »
Newbie question who’s a good airline
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Newbie question who’s a good airline
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