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#1
To be honest it should be up to the potential buyer to 'check' the seller out. It should not be down to the MODS to act as intermediaries.
All potential buyers need to do is think before they act, ask the seller questions, get prove of their address, get prove that they have the item, pick up if possible, go through ebay and Paypal if they can as long as they have £500 PBP, get a valid landline number. etc etc.
#2
I sell on ebay etc, I include a lot of pictures and as much info as I can, why don't people do that on here?

[COLOR=blue]PSP for sale, £100, new. PM me.[/COLOR]

Yea right, I don't think so. I'm going to hand over £100 because you say you have a PSP.:x Sellers need to SELL the item.
#3
dinosteveus
To be honest it should be up to the potential buyer to 'check' the seller out. It should not be down to the MODS to act as intermediaries.
All potential buyers need to do is think before they act, ask the seller questions, get prove of their address, get prove that they have the item, pick up if possible, go through ebay and Paypal if they can as long as they have £500 PBP, get a valid landline number. etc etc.


I don't speak for Admin, just for myself, but I agree with Steve's comments here.
[admin]#4
I think you are right in saying something needs to be done and I'm happy to hear people's ideas. Guidelines and suggestions should be in place as well as participation in some form of feedback scheme I think. I do not foresee the site acting as a middleman though.
[mod]#5
[SIZE=2]I also agree with Steve and common sense should always prevail but as we can see over the last few days, unfortunately that's not always the case. Just thought if enough ideas are bandied around someone may come up with something pretty much idiotproof (no offence intended to those who have lost their money). :-D [/SIZE]
#6
I hate to say this, but ebay and Paypal are the safest way as long as the seller has the Paypal £500 buyer protection :oops:
Escrow is another option but that ain't cheap.:-(

Asking lots of questions could help.

Maybe some kind of fee, say 50p per item, put this money in a fund so if scams do happen HUKD can help a LITTLE bit.
#7
Why dont buyers FIRTSLY ask if the seller has an ebay account and look to see if they have at least a 10 good positive feedback, if not then dont deal with the seller.

Or BOTH the seller and buyer have to meet up in person, these are the only 2 options i can think of to make the sale 100% full proof.
#8
saxo_appeal
Why dont buyers FIRTSLY ask if the seller has an ebay account and look to see if they have at least a 10 good positive feedback, if not then dont deal with the seller.

Or BOTH the seller and buyer have to meet up in person, these are the only 2 options i can think of to make the sale 100% full proof.


10 good feedbacks on ebay mean diddly squat. You can buy 10 e-books for £5- £10
You need at least 50 for £500 PBP
1 Like #9
That was just maybe a bit too little then ok how about 20, thanks for pointing that out Dino :x :giggle:
#10
saxo_appeal
That was just maybe a bit too little then ok how about 20, thanks for pointing that out Dino :x :giggle:


Unless you had Paypals £500 buyer protection, going through ebay is a waste of time. Ebays SPP is a waste of time, they take so long and charge a £15.00 'admin' fee.
Anyway, not everybody has a ebay/paypal account or wants one.
suspended#11
Its very hard to seethrough a scam if you get caried away with the sale:-(
Ask as much questions as possible and i always ask if i can collect the item,have proof of address and check PayPal verified add.I have known many close friends and relatives who have been scammed and its a sick feeling:-( All the best to who ever has been scammed and hope you all get your money back and the scammer gets what he deserves:thumbsup:
#12
HUKD moped gang posse rules !!! hehe
#13
i agree with saxo on this one most people now have ebay accounts for selling. its easy enough to see what they have sold. If its just ebooks then common sense says to stay clear
#14
Ive heard of a place where people can sign up, a bit like paypal and what the buyer does is pay the money into the account where it is held..... then the seller sends the item (as he knows the money is in the awaiting balance) to the buyer.
When the buyer has the item and only when they have it and checked it they can click on the site to release the money to the seller.

If someone can tell us what this site is called (maybe Dino knows) then HUKD can implament the link in the sellers form or somewhere for everyone to sign up to.
This will be very helpfull and safe for people buying through HUKD.


I thought it was Nochex but its not that ?? hmmm
#15
That's Escrow I believe. It's quite expensive.
#16
Saxo, stop posting on the other thread.
I'm repeating myself here.


[/QUOTE]Saxo,
Sounds like you are talking about an Escrow service. This is not a cheap service and there should be no need for it if the buyer does all the checking they can.

edit:-
Is this what you mean:-
http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/buy/intl-risk.html[/QUOTE]




You are right Ducky :)
#17
i only posted on both the threads as the same comment was relevant to both issues.
#18
saxo_appeal
i only posted on both the threads as the same comment was relevant to both issues.


I understand now :giggle:
Is that what you meant on the other thread about using an Escrow service?
#19
yes it was, but now iv learnt that its an expensive place to use and its not exactlly full proof as a scammer could in a way not release the funds to a seller (there might be a loop hole there)
#20
Yeah thats what i was saying earlier on in the post :)
I wouldnt be happy to use this service.
Ive had one problem ages and ages ago now on ebay, someone bought my bike helmet when i sold my moped (shouldnt buy 2nd hand helmets anyway FFS!) and she whinged it had a scratch on it so could she send it back.
I agreed she could, but i wasnt paying postage, and i said she wasnt having back what it cost me to post either, so she got her bid amount back, i didnt have to take it back as it was sold as seen and there was plenty of piccys etc.

But TBH i didnt want the hassle of her nagging me.
Im sure then she wouldnt have released the funds to me, or sent the helmet back if id used that service!


But, i dont think we can blame HUKD (not saying anyone is!) for the scamming incident, scammers are everywhere looking for the next mug.

1 Suggestion id like to put forward is that, when you and the seller agree a sale,you (the buyer) post immediatly that youve bought it, as to stop other people attempting to buy it, and another 4 get ripped off!
I cant believe he got 4 peoples money, wonder how much he got away with :-(
#21
SCUM !! joshanna thats all they are :x

there probably logged in as someone else and laughing and reading these threads as we write.


edit: OOOOooooohhh you have two little green boxes, how sweet hehe
#22
Yeah tell me about it!
Ive been thinking i bet there logged in as something new, if not theyll have at least come back and looked and seen :-(

But ive just thought of a way round things, sorry to post it but its obvious to anyone.
Ive noticed when someone new, or quite new gets asked if theyve got an ebay account when they try and sell something.
Ive just realised, they could have a quick flick on ebay, find a good well rep'd member on there and pretend to be them i.e sign up as bob123, as theyve seen bob123 on there and he has 100% feedback from 123 sales :-(

Another way round the scam i suppose :-(

Oooooh another green box, wooohooo! - Awww twas dinosteveus :)
1 Like #23
Joshanna
Another way round the scam i suppose :-(


You could use your ebay ID to ask their ebay ID a question.
You are better going through ebay as long as you have £500 Paypal buyer protection.
No gallery pic, low BIN price and high P&P. Should be about 15p
#24
Excellent Steve, another way round the scammers :thumbsup: as im sure some of them would have tried to do what i said!

And, as you told me, i no longer pay for recorded delivery on things when i see the £500 paypal buyer protection, so thanks.
Leaves some rep....
#25
That's happened here before Joshanna, and the eBay member came on here and said it wasn't him, after I contacted him through eBay (and a few members had done so as well).

Do what Steve says - if they give an ebay id on here, sened them a question through that.
#26
Yeap tis an idea i wouldnt have thought

*Goes to sit in corner with dunce hat on*
#27
steve you have a pm
#28
saxo_appeal
steve you have a pm

Flippin eck, I delete one 'old' message and you send me a new one :giggle:
It's full again :oops:
I replied by email :thumbsup:
#29
Rofl my god i think the inbox capacity is for a new thread lol
#30
Or maybe start a new one titled grumpy old people :giggle:
#31
Grumpy old COUGH dino COUGH achem ! :oops:

only kiddin matey :thumbsup:
#32
saxo_appeal
Grumpy old COUGH dino COUGH achem ! :oops:

only kiddin matey :thumbsup:

I'm not old :roll:
#33
God i feel kinda old and im 30, how old are you Dino ?
#34
Hes 42 (seen his ebay before anyone says!)
Im 22 in 1 week and 6 days, and im starting to actually feel old, ill soon be in my 30s!
#35
8 years time Joshanna, thats miles off

Dino is 42 WOW thats old hehe

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