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Old 02-13-2010, 07:35 AM #1
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Just wondering..... in a trade situation, as opposed to a buy or sell where there is some security offered by Paypal, who sends their item first? What is the standard practice in these cases?


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Just wondering..... in a trade situation, as opposed to a buy or sell where there is some security offered by Paypal, who sends their item first? What is the standard practice in these cases?
The most intelligent person ships first . . . . . j/k

There is no way to make a "rule" for this. BOTH of you are sending something. How can you decide who is first? If you do not trust each other, use a middleman. Both of you ship your stuff to the middleman and he reships when you are both satisfied.

Several veterans here offer middleman service for just the cost of shipping

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Also check rep. If its a new member use a middle man like Dave advised.
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Default Re: Who sends first in a trade?

Having done a ton of trading over the years, I learned the hard way.

I have a stern policy - when I get mine, you get yours, or the deals off.

A few times I shipped first, and a few times I got burned.

Turned me cynical real fast.

That's just my take on it, however the middleman service sounds incredibly cool, and with a vet who has a reputation quite safe.
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I'm usually not selling, but when buying, I always pay first. So far I've avoided the few bogus sellers I've met, and about 99% went perfect.
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Default Re: Who sends first in a trade?

Although I am a very trust worthy person I wouldnt trust someone like me with less than 200 posts and only 3 rep. So far I have bought from yobresal and without thinking I sent the money and a note of what I wanted after a few PMs. If they are vets or have sold stuff before with great rep then I would send money first. This is just from my one experience though. I mean yobresal even tought me how to set up a paypal and send him the money. lol
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Lol why in hell would you want a middle man?? He would run away wit the stuff, and there would be nothing you could do
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The middleman system is a very well established system here. I would recommend that you only use a few of the veterans for it, but it works very well.

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