SAFE AND EASY WAY TO BUY SELL

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HI MY NAME IS ADAM AND I HAVE BEEN ON EBAY FOR ABOUT A YEAR.I HAVE SOLD AND BOUGHT MANY ITEMS ON EBAY. THE SECRET IS GET TO KNOW YOUR SELLER OR BUYER AND DOUBLE CHECK EVERY THING!

I HAVE THREE RULES WHEN BUYING, SELLER REPUTATION OR FEEDBACK,ITEM DESCRIPTIONS AND POSTAGE CHARGES.

MANY GOOD SELLERS CAN BE RECONISED STRAIGHT AWAY BUY THEIR PRODUCTS. IF THEY ARE BELOW STANDARD OR THEIR IS NO PICTURE CHANCES ARE THAT YOU WILL HAVE TROUBLE.

MAKE SURE THE PHOTO YOU ARE LOOKING AT IS THE ITEM AND NOT A CUT OUT OF SOMEONE ELSES LISTING.IF IN DOUBT ASK THE QUESTION.DOES THIS PHOTO SHOW YOUR ITEM? IF THEIR IS NO PICTURE DO NOT BUY BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOUR GETTING.

DESCRIPTIONS IN MY OPINION SHOULD ALWAYS BE EXACT.I DESCRIBE ALL FAULTS NO MATTER HOW MINOR.THIS PROTECTS THE SELLER AND BUYER BECAUSE CLEAR COMMUNICATION HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AND THEREFORE CUTS DOWN ON BUYING MISTAKES.IF PEOPLE KNOW THAT THEY CAN TRUST YOUR DESCRIPTIONS THEY WILL BE BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN.REMEMBER IF YOU GIVE FALSE DESCRIPTIONS YOU LEAVE YOURSELF OPEN FOR DISPUTES AND BAD FEEDBACK.

BE HONEST WITH YOUR SELLER.IF YOU NEED TIME TO PAY LET THEM KNOW IN ADVANCE.THEY USUALLY AGREE TO GIVE YOU MORE TIME.THIS WAY THEY KNOW WHATS GONING ON AND WILL NOT STRESS OUT OR PANIC INTO MAKING A DISPUTE CLAIM.

POSTAGE CHARGES ARE THE BIG WORRY IN THIS FORMAT BECAUSE THERE IS NO GUIDE LINES OR LIMITS TO WHAT A SELLER CAN CHARGE FOR POSTAGE.

I PERSONALLY DO NOT LIKE THIS AND HAVE BEEN BURNED MANY TIMES BY OVER INFLATED POSTAGE CHARGES. MOST SELLERS SHOULD KNOW WHAT  THEIR ITEM COST TO SEND IN THEIR COUNTRY OR OVERSEAS. SOMETIMES WEIGHT CAN CATCH YOU OUT AND THEREFORE CAUSE PROBLEMS. MY ADVISE IS IF THEIR IS NO POSTAGE CHARGE STATED THEN ASK BEFORE BIDDING. IF YOU GET A POSTAGE CHARGE THAT SEEMS HIGH THEN WAIT BEFORE BUYING AND QUERY IT OR WHEN IT ARRIVES THEN CHECK THE POSTAGE CHARGE ON THE BOX DELIVERED. IF IT IS OVER $5.00 DOLLARS THEN DEMAND A REFUND,LODGE DISPUTE OR LEAVE BAD FEEDBACK MENTIONING THE POSTAGE INFLATION.

I SOMETIMES WILL CHARGE A HIGHER POSTAGE RATE BECAUSE THE ITEM IS TOO BIG OR HEAVY AND I AM NOT SURE WHAT THE POSTAGE WILL BE. BUT I STATE THAT A REFUND WILL BE GIVIN IF THE POSTAGE COMES OUT TO BE CHEAPER.

BAD FEEDBACK IS ALWAYS A LAST RESORT. I ONLY GIVE IT TO PEOPLE WHO DO NOT REPLY TO MESSAGES OR CLEARLY TRY TO RIP BUYERS OR SELLERS OFF.READ SELLERS AND BUYER FEEDBACK. IF A PATTERN OF BAD SELLING OR BUYING IS EVIDENT STEER CLEAR AND DO NOT LET THEM BID ON YOU ITEMS.SOME PEOPLE JUST WANT TO CAUSE TROUBLE AND THEY ARE NO GOOD TO YOU OR EBAY.

LODGE UNPAID OR NOT RECIVED CLAIMS EARLY BEACUSE AFTER 35 DAYS YOU HAVE NO BUYER PROTECTION.

WHEN BIDDING I HAVE 2 RULES.ONLY BID WHAT YOU CAN AND DONT RUSH YOUR MAX BID.REMEMBER IF YOU DO A MAX BID AND SOMEONE FOR THE FUN OF IT THROWS IN A HIGH BID THEN YOU WILL BE LIABE TO BUY AT THAT PRICE.DO SMALL  GROUPS OF BIDS AT A TIME UNTIL THE LAST 4 MINUTES THEN DO YOUR HIGHEST BID POSSIBLE THAT YOU CAN AFFORD.

I HOPE THIS HELPS EVERYBODY.

 

GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY TRADING!

 

ADAM

 

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