What to do if item/seller on forum doesn't seem legit?

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What to do if item/seller on forum doesn't seem legit?

Postby Sooper8 » 25 Jul 2014, 9:35am

Is there a reporting system for the classifieds section on this forum?

If so, I can't find it.

Sometimes it is very hard to just outright make a call on a seller/item , actually on that thread. Indeed a person could be wrong.

Is it just a case of buyer beware? I'd feel pretty bad though if i got a whiff of a bad seller, not flagged it and then someone else got taken in. I'd also feel really bad if I called out a member who was selling and I was wrong...

Is there any other way?
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Re: What to do if item/seller on forum doesn't seem legit?

Postby mjr » 25 Jul 2014, 9:51am

There's a report button to the left of the quote button, top right of each post, at least as it looks to me.
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Re: What to do if item/seller on forum doesn't seem legit?

Postby Vorpal » 25 Jul 2014, 12:16pm

Using the report button will notify the next forum staff who log in
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Re: What to do if item/seller on forum doesn't seem legit?

Postby Sooper8 » 26 Jul 2014, 6:44pm

Thanks- I didn't see that
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Re: What to do if item/seller on forum doesn't seem legit?

Postby Graham » 27 Jul 2014, 3:23pm

Enquiries under way : slow progress : difficult to gather any significant evidence or indications in this case.

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Re: What to do if item/seller on forum doesn't seem legit?

Postby irc » 27 Jul 2014, 3:40pm

Personally anything I've bought off this forum has been from long time users. No issues. If I want to buy stuff from people I know nothing about with the attendant risk then I can use Ebay.

Not that I've had issues with Ebay purchases either but I only tend to make small buys there. The only full bike I've bought was cash on pickup. Not that that prevented me missing a couple of irritating faults when I checked it. :-(

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Re: What to do if item/seller on forum doesn't seem legit?

Postby albal1 » 5 Oct 2014, 12:10pm

Currently on a deal, where I send money and the seller sends item. I'm just a little wary of this.Is there an alternative?

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Re: What to do if item/seller on forum doesn't seem legit?

Postby mjr » 5 Oct 2014, 7:39pm

Escrow services, where a company holds the money and runs the arbitration if there's a dispute. Skrill used to have one, charging something like 1%. No idea if they still do or if it's any good.
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Re: What to do if item/seller on forum doesn't seem legit?

Postby Vorpal » 5 Oct 2014, 8:17pm

I was going to suggest an escrow service . This is a third party, who holds the funds from the buyer until the goods have been shipped and received. The funds are released to the seller once the buyer is happy, or refunded to the buyer if the seller agrees that the sale has been aborted. If there is a dispute, the escrow provider can assign a referee to investigate and distribute the funds as appropriate, though this service will often involve additional charges.
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