Whats your gut instinct on this ?

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I am tempted to buy a phone of a guy in the for sale but he is unwilling to post first, I too am fairly new and have been asked to post my items first, which i have done without problem.

Hoping a more established member could give their opinion on this trade as something dont feel right to me.

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Thanks

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sounds honest enuf but u can never be to careful (im not new ppl just forget to leave feedback )

I wouldn't, plus you have the worry of 3 months down the line they might claim on insurance and block the phone.
For high value items like this I would just not risk it...but then again I'm not a very trusting person which can be to my detriment on occasions.

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the way they talk seems like they're a kid. first instinct says its dodgy to me
Edited by: "ryman1000" 12th Sep 2010

No, no feedback and no ebay history. I would stay away x

They also mention putting a claim through paypal if it doesn't turn up, that in itself I find a peculiar thing for someone to write.
Just go with what your gut instinct tells you, which I am guessing says no as you started this thread.
Plenty more phones available, just make sure you are safe and comfortable with the sale when you get one.

do not do it!!!! if you do then dont come crying back to us asking what to do

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Thanks for the input guys, this was exactly what i was thinking, especially the bit about him being young. Will give this 1 a mss i think

I guess nobody has heard of an escrow service, safe for both the buyer and seller

fully approved by ebay see the bottom of this page pages.ebay.co.uk/hel…tml

costs 2 - 3% of the sales value, fees can be paid by either the buyer or seller

If a new seller isnt willing to accept it its a sure thing they are trying to scam you :-)

Why hotukdeals dont advise traders to use such a service is quite frankly a joke. not a week goes by when somebody doesnt gets scammed on here
Edited by moderator: "Removed reference to europa site." 12th Sep 2010

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moneysaver9988

I guess nobody has heard of an escrow service, safe for both the buyer … I guess nobody has heard of an escrow service, safe for both the buyer and seller [url=%0Ahttp://www.escrow-europa.com/escrow/english/index.htm]fully approved by ebay see the bottom of this page[url=http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/pay/escrow.html] http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/pay/escrow.htmlcosts 2 - 3% of the sales value, fees can be paid by either the buyer or sellerIf a new seller isnt willing to accept it its a sure thing they are trying to scam you :-)Why hotukdeals dont advise traders to use such a service is quite frankly a joke. not a week goes by when somebody doesnt gets scammed on here



Depends on your definition of scamming. Having had a look at the information and I don't see this being the answer to your view of the problem(s) - which aren't as high as you claim.


Edited by: "aScottishBloke" 12th Sep 2010

i would run away....fast

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I'd run away too. It's very simple anyway - if you're not happy, you don't trade.

PS ASB: The fact you haven't removed the clear advertising from that idiot above is a joke too :P

Escow services are as bad as trading with strangers frankly.

moneysaver9988

I guess nobody has heard of an escrow service, safe for both the buyer … I guess nobody has heard of an escrow service, safe for both the buyer and seller ;)fully approved by ebay see the bottom of this page http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/pay/escrow.htmlcosts 2 - 3% of the sales value, fees can be paid by either the buyer or sellerIf a new seller isnt willing to accept it its a sure thing they are trying to scam you :-)Why hotukdeals dont advise traders to use such a service is quite frankly a joke. not a week goes by when somebody doesnt gets scammed on here



Because under no obligations HUKD have to do this, they have their own rules set out clearly, if you don't follow, you will be the one suffering. And if you think it is a joke, just simply don't use HUKD.

And to OP asking this question, if the seller doesn't want to sell the phone as posting first, just leave it rotten in that thread. Rather than forcing him/her to post first and even worst is the existence of this thread, kind of insulting to the seller really.
Edited by moderator: "update" 12th Sep 2010

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vibeone

I'd run away too. It's very simple anyway - if you're not happy, you … I'd run away too. It's very simple anyway - if you're not happy, you don't trade.PS ASB: The fact you haven't removed the clear advertising from that idiot above is a joke too :PEscow services are as bad as trading with strangers frankly.



Advertising, not the OP - who do you mean ?

aScottishBloke

Advertising, not the OP - who do you mean ?



moneysaver I guess

As that Escrow Europa website looks dodgy as F ! Also never heard of Escrow Europa, as Escrow does cover internationally
Edited by: "heovang" 12th Sep 2010

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Yes that moneysaver9988 ****
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