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Another one who sent me an email selling me the statue cheap but he wants me to pay using Zelle and friends & family only!! Is always the same excuse , the PayPal is never working for them, you need to use Zelle as a payment with Friends & family and then take a screenshot!!! :rotfl

Just watch out for the guys always claiming the PayPal is not working and they want you to use Zelle instead!

*** Theres no protection to the buyers when you use Zelle as payments. ***

Name: Paul Nelson
Email: [email protected]

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Actually, I myself have been having problems adding funds to my paypal account.
Really ****** me off because I need to order new brake shoes and a drive belt for my bike
 
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Asking here since it seems the best place. So, how do trades work, exactly? Who sends their item first, etc? Since there is no third party like PayPal to arbitrate a dispute, are both participants just on the honor system?
 
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Asking here since it seems the best place. So, how do trades work, exactly? Who sends their item first, etc? Since there is no third party like PayPal to arbitrate a dispute, are both participants just on the honor system?
If you aren't exchanging money for goods then it really is based on an honor system. But first make sure the person you are trading with isn't a brand new member (like within the last month or so)
Be sure to check their feedback as well if they have any yet.

You should both
exchange names, addresses, and if you like you can exchange phone numbers (extra sense of security)
Then both agree to ship out on the same date or within a day or 2 of each other.

Then provide tracking numbers. I usually always insure my packages too for a little over the value just incase they claim it was stolen off thier porch or whatever.

Also be sure to stay in touch and keep your inbox clear of old or junk messages so you dont exceed your limit and find yourself unable to recieve new messages.
(Another reason for the phone number)

Let each other know after you have recieved your items and after you do an inspection besure to leave each other good feedback.

In most cases the members on here are very polite honest people especially thoes of us who have been around a while. We tend to buy sell and trade often.

I haven't personally had a problem with anyone yet and like myself everyone I deal with packages items very secure and they arrive just like they sent them.

If in the rare event you run into a problem with anyone let us know on here so I can add their information to the list and have the admin ban them.

Have Fun
 
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Guys,

The best way to prevent an issue is look at how long the member has been here. The ones who just joined I would be very careful.
I have seen images of figures from Google which is another issue and the other thing you can do is ask they take a picture of the item with their name and date
 

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Asking here since it seems the best place. So, how do trades work, exactly? Who sends their item first, etc? Since there is no third party like PayPal to arbitrate a dispute, are both participants just on the honor system?
Another option I've heard besides the one @youngguns303 suggested is that you both decide on a certain amount of $ and send each other that amount via Paypal invoicing. If one side doesn't hold up their end of the bargain, you file a claim with Paypal and get your money back... Otherwise you will send each other the same amount so it's a clean break.
 

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I got a messagte from someone named Berger. Seems to be banned already?

He wrote:
"Send a message across to Colton Holmes on [email protected] (c o m) He has the OneToys 1:6 Go Ballistic A Alex Mercer for sale in new condition..."
Maybe you should add this email adress, too.
 

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I got a messagte from someone named Berger. Seems to be banned already?

He wrote:
"Send a message across to Colton Holmes on [email protected] (c o m) He has the OneToys 1:6 Go Ballistic A Alex Mercer for sale in new condition..."
Maybe you should add this email adress, too.
Got the same message but for dark souls statues.
 

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as someone who recently started an account and plans to hopefully buy stuff from this forum it is sad to see theres a decent amount of scammers, glad this post exists tho.
 
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