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#1
VERY tight group of trusted members


lol


Also will not work/too much hassle. I would not be the trusted member who got both money/item unless I was getting paid.
[helper]#2
Although I can see its merits, I think it would be unworkable in practice. The "trusted" individuals could accumulate a lot of money in a short space of time and dissappear. However I think the main problem would arise if there was a dispute - the third party is likely to be threatened with legal action, violence etc - if they sided with one side or the other........
#3
The fees arent great and i would only use it for an item that had high value - most items on here go for only a few quid so wouldnt be worth it. You would also have to decide who paid the fees, buyer or seller
#4
problems with practices like these is that the item that gets sent to the third party may not actually be the item the buyer wants, or in the condition they believed it to be in when they bought it, then the seller says it wasnt like that or similar creating hassle.

Always been a good idea, just unworkable these days.
banned#5
Yeah as you could probably tell from my opening gambit, I don't think itll work either, I was just interested to read others views.

Escrow can only ever really cover common sense "yes its a PS3" type questions anyway, rather than "this is a mint condition ps3" for example
#6
black gerbil1


lol


Also will not work/too much hassle. I would not be the trusted member who got both money/item unless I was getting paid.


only Adult members would be used in this capacity so you would not be affected anyway
[admin]#7
I thought about this too (doing it as a HUKD service for members) but there are too many complications. Just the testing of the item alone is almost impossible to make water tight (how do you test a laptop etc)
#8
black gerbil1


lol


Also will not work/too much hassle. I would not be the trusted member who got both money/item unless I was getting paid.


[COLOR="Olive"]Would trust you as much as Arthur Fowler:thumbsup:[/COLOR]
#9
The extra cost of P&P would render it pointless.
HUKD'ers are cheapskates in the main, and wouldn't want to pay the extra for the security.

I don't think testing the item is something the 3rd party would be responsible for.

Also, i'm in Rio, and it would cost a fortune to send an item to someone in the U.K.
#10
wonder who could be trusted, that in itself could be a slippery eel imo.....

kids,people with online grudges and cyber bullies need not apply.........who's left?
#11
thesaint
The extra cost of P&P would render it pointless.
HUKD'ers are cheapskates in the main, and wouldn't want to pay the extra for the security.

I don't think testing the item is something the 3rd party would be responsible for.

Also, i'm in Rio, and it would cost a fortune to send an item to someone in the U.K.


via liverpool:)
#12
thesaint
The extra cost of P&P would render it pointless.



Straight the point there on a bargain site.

Sorry but theory would be nice, but why should someone have the responsibility and not others.
banned#13
Adam2050
Straight the point there on a bargain site.

Sorry but theory would be nice, but why should someone have the responsibility and not others.

To be honest I dont think people buying £5 dvds would use it, but I agree the postage would be a major issue.

Interesting to read admins thoughts by the way :)
[admin]#14
I don't think testing the item is something the 3rd party would be responsible for.


Well I can see the sender sending something busted and saying it worked when they sent it. Or sending an incomplete product, or wrong model etc.
#15
Jumpingphil
What am I missing here? Of course it costs more to send an item to the UK if you are in Rio.
What has that got to do with anything?

TheSaint is saying that he is one of the trusted members on this site, so people will be posting him the items, although he is in Rio (Brazil) at the moment in time, the postage would be very high
Admin
Well I can see the sender sending something busted and saying it worked when they sent it. Or sending an incomplete product, or wrong model etc.

awesome thinking there admin, your so clever and wise, great site.:thumbsup:
#16
Jumpingphil
What am I missing here? Of course it costs more to send an item to the UK if you are in Rio.
What has that got to do with anything?


she is in Liverpool sat on her laptop looking at the rain, she thinks she is being funny pretending to her boyfriend that she is abroad(BG)

HTH:)
#17
Admin
Well I can see the sender sending something busted and saying it worked when they sent it. Or sending an incomplete product, or wrong model etc.


I just thought that it was really just a facility where the 3rd party would hold the money from the buyer, and the goods from the seller, and then forward them on.

The OP isn't really clear, and I am not too clear on the definition of escrow.
banned#18
thesaint
I just thought that it was really just a facility where the 3rd party would hold the money from the buyer, and the goods from the seller, and then forward them on.

The OP isn't really clear, and I am not too clear on the definition of escrow.

in my head, escrow is both ways.... money sent to third party, goods sent to third party. third party releases both.

but not sure if I'm wrong?
#19
the cost is one consideration, but could mean as admin say that one party could try and set up the third party as being liable. This is furthered by if a third party said yeah its a working ps3 and then didnt work when recieved by the other party surely the third party would then be liable...i wouldnt fancy putting myself on that line.

I do think in theory its a good idea, but not really as in practice there could be many complications.
#20
no money in it for anyone.....

no money=no solution

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