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    gday brains trust..

    so, let's say I want to purchase something from someone interstate, like an eagle xx1 groupset, and I, the buyer, would like to use PayPal so I have some level of protection of things don't work out.

    however, seller has been burnt before using PayPal where purchaser said goods never arrived so PayPal took the money back from his account, so is not wanting to make a transaction via PayPal, which is fair enough..

    So, my question; what are, if any, options where both parties can be confident that we are both winners??
    I get a groupset and he gets some monies...

    cheers lads/ladettes..
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    That's just nitpicking.

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    Aside from picking it up personally, about all you can do is research on here. Look at their posts and what they've traded in the past.

    I can say that I've never had a single issue trading on rotorburn. The mods do a pretty good job of keeping the trading section fair and douche free...

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    Straya Post COD. Split the fee, and the goods are payed for at postal outlet when collected. Cash then sent to sender. End of story.

    I've shipped soooooo much stuff COD without too many issues(a few jerks changed their mind and left me on the hook for postage).

    Paypal I avoid unless no other option exists due to inflated fees.

    Tracked with signature is usually pretty safe for both parties.

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    There's an element of risk for every online transaction. I look at this way, even if someone rips me I'm still ahead than if I had to buy everything new from the LBS. Asking for tracking and signature can help but it's not totally criminal proof. I've bought a fair bit from here and most people that have been around for a long time do the right thing in regards to trading section.
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    PayPal tends to side with the buyer and has fees for the seller, which is why some sellers won't use it - fair enough.
    Direct deposit means you have to trust the seller is going to send your stuff, as it is hard to get your money back if it goes wrong - favours the seller.
    Second hand comes with risks, but rewards in price.

    COD sounds like an alternative, you get to pay when you see the goods.

    How much are plane tickets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamin'trek View Post
    PayPal tends to side with the buyer and has fees for the seller, which is why some sellers won't use it - fair enough.
    Direct deposit means you have to trust the seller is going to send your stuff, as it is hard to get your money back if it goes wrong - favours the seller.
    Second hand comes with risks, but rewards in price.

    COD sounds like an alternative, you get to pay when you see the goods.

    How much are plane tickets?
    good point... i could fly down, pick it up and fly back, still cheaper than buying new from lbs or online store for that matter..
    I have asked him if he is happy to do auspost cod so fingers crossed.
    Quote Originally Posted by moorey View Post
    That's just nitpicking.

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    firm pick up only...
    any brothers here near Hornsby who can help me out somehow??
    Quote Originally Posted by moorey View Post
    That's just nitpicking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostee View Post
    firm pick up only...
    any brothers here near Hornsby who can help me out somehow??
    Useless bastards who can't be shagged posting.... Shits me no end!
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    You can get buyer/seller protection through PayPal if you conduct the transaction via something like Gumtree. However you need to link your PayPal accounts to gumtree, and conduct all communication via them.

    I found this out when my wife tried to sell her old wedding dress on gumtree. The typical scam is to usher conversation away from gumtree to email, so it can't be tracked. Then make payment via PayPal, have item posted or picked up, followed by a claim to PayPal that item was not as advertised etc. PayPal sides with the buyer and you lose both the item and the money.

    If you have a conversation history through gumtree or eBay, linked to a recorded transaction. Then PayPal can ascertain what's happened.

    Whirlpool forums have a few threads on how to do it right.

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    I've never had a problem with paypal and auspost with signature.

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