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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:38 pm 
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I am considering buying a part from another member of this forum, but it involves shipping. How do I ensure the seller actually ships the part and it is all complete and in a condition as described?

Or is an act of faith?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:56 pm 
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jackB wrote:
Or is an act of faith?



Pretty much...you can do a lil digging into that persons activity here and get an idea if they are genuine. Or if its a spendy item...maybe look into an escrow service?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:26 pm 
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In my experience, Hobie folk tend to be honest people. That being said, it's usually best to ask for a phone number to speak to a real person and use paypal.

Otherwise, that's the risk you take trying to get a deal. You want risk free purchasing, buy through an actual shop and pay retail prices.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:34 pm 
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have it shipped COD


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:28 pm 
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Buy local or use pay-pal and trust your fellow man. My experience with forums has been good. Knock on wood.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:07 pm 
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Thanks everyone for ideas and the wisdom :)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:21 pm 
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I have sold many parts and bought many parts from the forums. I just shipped a set of boards for a Tiger and have never met the guy other than e mail and Forum contact.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:46 am 
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hobie18rich wrote:
I have sold many parts and bought many parts from the forums. I just shipped a set of boards for a Tiger and have never met the guy other than e mail and Forum contact.


Same here, never been disappointed with any transaction. With that said, I probably would be very careful with a seller that has 1 or 2 posts on the board.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:55 pm 
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flaco wrote:
hobie18rich wrote:
I have sold many parts and bought many parts from the forums. I just shipped a set of boards for a Tiger and have never met the guy other than e mail and Forum contact.


Same here, never been disappointed with any transaction. With that said, I probably would be very careful with a seller that has 1 or 2 posts on the board.

+1, never had an issue with anyone on from the forums. However, i generally like to have at least a short phone conversation (to make sure they're a real person, where they say they are). And like any other transaction, if it smells at all fishy, walk away.

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