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    Fs/Ft - worth the hassle?

    Looking at the number of threads over the last few days/weeks that have arisen due to stuff not being received/scams/mis-use etc, is it really worth the Fs/FT existing?

    Although there are rules to be followed by all involved, which just seem to be common sense anyway, there's still loads of hassle. It's human nature that corners are cut & procedures aren't always followed to the letter. The problem is, everybody starts shouting & falling out when things go t**s up!

    I was going to start trading there myself 'cos I've got some good bits to flog & eBay is now a costly place, however, all the events of recent times have put me off.

    Shame innit?

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    I think there should be a checklist of questions, if you don't answer yes to all don't bother posting about not receiving your stuff.

    1. Do you have/confirmed their landline number
    2. Do you have/confirmed their address
    3 etc
    4 etc
    5 etc

    Banned

    Colin use your head, follow guidelines in place, and only deal with who your confortable with, most scams are done through people not following the above, theres alot of members who still look out on the fs boards, they may no longer post but they still keep their eyes peeled, and if your selling, send recorded and sell to who you feel comfortable with

    Original Poster

    Yeah that's right- but also that checklist shuld be adhere to before you give em your hard earned!!

    Rules is rules.

    Original Poster

    sassie;3703345

    Colin use your head, follow guidelines in place, and only deal with who … Colin use your head, follow guidelines in place, and only deal with who your confortable with, most scams are done through people not following the above, theres alot of members who still look out on the fs boards, they may no longer post but they still keep their eyes peeled, and if your selling, send recorded and sell to who you feel comfortable with



    Yeah - yer dead on Sassie.

    Suppose we shouldn't let it put us off but it's all scary stuff.

    yeah puts me off too . ... I seriously need to declutter! Don't know if I can be bothered with all the agro either!

    Banned

    colin i have sold a few bits and found it ok, but thankfully only had people buy that i knew, but to be honest we all have to start somewhere, and most of it is just thinking before you go ahead, i would say common sense but probably get slated, although if i add a smiley i should be ok :):?::p:santa: couldnt work out which one was appropriate - lol

    I know of NO ONE that has been scammed that has followed the guidelines.
    That should tell you something.

    yes have a try
    and deal with people that have enough feedback or pay strait away even without feedback
    someone called me a scam artist but still waiting for that item to arrive

    It's xmas they all come of the woodwork at this time of the year

    Don't let it put you off just be extra vigilant

    Jeffry24;3703574

    yes have a try and deal with people that have enough feedback or pay … yes have a try and deal with people that have enough feedback or pay strait away even without feedback someone called me a scam artist but still waiting for that item to arrive


    Did you like your clothes Hunny?

    Supermod

    If people followed the rules they wouldnt be in the position they are.
    FS/FT is clear that before you start a trade you need to read the guidelines. If people are not, they only have themselves to blame.

    Original Poster

    I'll give it a go in the new year - when I've got some xmas pressy tat to flog as well!!!

    Lulu'sMammy;3703653

    Did you like your clothes Hunny?



    yes She LOVES IT
    THANK YOU :thumbsup:
    ps: i think i did left u feedback ? just gona check

    might start a new thread: Misc, worth the hassle? I'm sure it's more of a problem for Admin!!

    FS/FT is great, and i've met some brilliant people there. But as long as everyone follows the rules!

    its your fs/ft thread, so its your rules. You can choose who you want to deal with and you can decline anyone you like. As for people gettin scammed etc, well you have to learn from somewhere...

    i've only been scammed once out of about 30 times, and it was for about £4. it was because i trusted someone relying on their ebay feedback. never again.

    I must admit that I'm surprised that admin keeps both FS/FT and misc going. There's a hard core of, I'd guess, at most a couple of hundred out of 140,000+ members who use them, the majority of whom contribute little, other than the occasional bit of trouble, to the deals forum. Now, as the only part that's likely to make any money for the owner of HUKD would be the referral links from the deals, why bother keeping a couple of troublesome sidelines open.

    I suppose there must be an explanation?

    Banned

    go for it colin, you be ok and you know enough if us to ask if you concerned about anything x

    magicjay1986;3703664

    If people followed the rules they wouldnt be in the position they are. … If people followed the rules they wouldnt be in the position they are. FS/FT is clear that before you start a trade you need to read the guidelines. If people are not, they only have themselves to blame.



    Reading the guidelines is pointless if you don't follow them.

    Original Poster

    sassie;3703817

    go for it colin, you be ok and you know enough if us to ask if you … go for it colin, you be ok and you know enough if us to ask if you concerned about anything x



    Cheers Sass.

    I will deal with u by PM when I wanna offload all me xmas jumpers!!!!:w00t:

    And ya don't have to put any smileys in my threads btw, yer never anything other than a helpful dude.

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    karaokecolin;3703868

    Cheers Sass.I will deal with u by PM when I wanna offload all me xmas … Cheers Sass.I will deal with u by PM when I wanna offload all me xmas jumpers!!!!:w00t:And ya don't have to put any smileys in my threads btw, yer never anything other than a helpful dude.



    you can deal with me by pm anytime, but not for tacky xmas jumpers ;-)

    ive never really had any bother in the FS/FT, but then i usually only trade with established members, and i'm a fairly honest person myself.
    If someone feels not 100%, then leave it. use some common sense, follow the guidelins and you'll be fine

    bazzaric;3703731

    might start a new thread: Misc, worth the hassle? I'm sure it's more of a … might start a new thread: Misc, worth the hassle? I'm sure it's more of a problem for Admin!!FS/FT is great, and i've met some brilliant people there. But as long as everyone follows the rules!



    Agreed :thumbsup:

    Its like everything in life common sense and judgement has to prevail... the problem with this site is that its a bargin site so to many people (not normally 'regulars') jump on offers which are to good to be true as they are worried they are going to miss out.

    I like buying/selling things here and its saved me a fortune, particulary on 360 games, there are some good guys, the person I'm quoting is one, it just pays to be cautious and if something is too good to be true... it probably is.

    I've never had a problem on here or AVForums where I have been scammed or item is not as described.

    shanecr;3703883

    ive never really had any bother in the FS/FT, but then i usually only … ive never really had any bother in the FS/FT, but then i usually only trade with established members, and i'm a fairly honest person myself. If someone feels not 100%, then leave it. use some common sense, follow the guidelins and you'll be fine



    Same as my thoughts have some rep..

    You're always going to get a disproportionate view when browsing through this forum as you see the bad cases but not any of the good ones, bear in mind FS/FT is a pretty busy place and there are many trades going on which are completed without issue.

    As many others have mentioned in this thread, follow the guidelines and take care - every thread I've seen where someone has been scammed it's because they haven't followed the guidelines and paid by a method with absolutely no comeback. Although I don't do a lot of trading on forums I've never had any problems with buying items on here or other boards.

    John
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