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post #2536 of 2948
Thanks to Razl for supporting my Aldens. And for those of you who are interested. I am offering my best prices here on SF.

Last week for sale before I go vacation for 3 weeks!
post #2537 of 2948
Not to derail the thread, but how do all you sellers handle buyers who have no history on the forum (no rep, no posts, no feedback, no nothing)? I haven't had anything but good communication and prompt action from the buyer, but I'm still somewhat concerned there could be problems on the back end of the transaction. If anybody has thoughts they want to share without sidetracking this thread, please PM me.
Edited by jawboneofa - 2/18/16 at 12:57pm
post #2538 of 2948

As someone who is new to the forum and has been more of a lurker than anything, I'd also be curious on people's thoughts on dealing with people who don't have a ton of posts.

post #2539 of 2948
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Originally Posted by jawboneofa View Post

Not to derail the thread, but how do all you sellers handle buyers who have no history on the forum (no rep, no posts, no nothing)? I haven't had anything but good communication and prompt action from the buyer, but I'm still somewhat concerned there could be problems on the back end of the transaction. If anybody has thoughts they want to share without sidetracking this thread, please PM me.

I sold quite a few items to new members around here, had nothing but very good experience with them.

If anything, new members tend to communicate more politely than the old ones tongue.gif
post #2540 of 2948
On another board where I was a new user, I was asked whether I had an eBay account. I have many more references there, so he wanted me to PM his eBay account to confirm I'm the same person. I find that to be a good alternative.
post #2541 of 2948
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Originally Posted by jawboneofa View Post

Not to derail the thread, but how do all you sellers handle buyers who have no history on the forum (no rep, no posts, no feedback, no nothing)? I haven't had anything but good communication and prompt action from the buyer, but I'm still somewhat concerned there could be problems on the back end of the transaction. If anybody has thoughts they want to share without sidetracking this thread, please PM me.

I think it's more of issue with seller than buyer. As long as the payment method is protected I don't see any problem selling to someone new to the forum.

I do find some newer member lack in communication, like ask a questions or give an offer then disappears...

Seller is a very different story, see FAQ by Razl.
post #2542 of 2948
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Originally Posted by NewStart View Post

I sold quite a few items to new members around here, had nothing but very good experience with them.

If anything, new members tend to communicate more politely than the old ones tongue.gif

+1
post #2543 of 2948
Like anything else I think you just need to get a feel for the person. How they communicate etc. I'd have to think about it but I don't think I've ever had a bad experience on here.

Really my worst has been with a high volume eBay seller of AE (with perfect feedback) who gave me a super hard time about a return despite a very clear no questions asked policy.
post #2544 of 2948
I was very happy recently to sell to a first-time buyer just a few days ago! To be honest, I didn't even check what their rating was; they communicated really well, used the right precautions on EBay, and it all went well.
post #2545 of 2948
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Originally Posted by althanis View Post

I was very happy recently to sell to a first-time buyer just a few days ago! To be honest, I didn't even check what their rating was; they communicated really well, used the right precautions on EBay, and it all went well.

This. I've sold to many first time buyers/new forum members. Everyone has to start somewhere, right? I remember when I finally signed up about 7 years just so I could pull the trigger on buying a suit here from FStyles. Turned out he and I did business many times back and forth. With new buyers I'm a little more nervous if it's a high $ item and/or shipping overseas, but at the end of the day I choose to believe the best in people. I don't think I've had a single major issue here in hundreds of transactions either as buyer or seller regardless of the person on the other end of the transaction being a rookie or veteran. At the end of the day, use common sense and everybody just be cool.
post #2546 of 2948

I just bought a few items here so far coz my size is not that popular, however, every time it's going smoothly!

post #2547 of 2948
Agree with @jriegen and @Wayward. fistbump.gif

we can use the old russian proverb "Doveryai no Proveryai" that Ronald Regan turned into a catch phrase - Trust but Verify
post #2548 of 2948
I look carefully at the content of people's posts. If they are needlessly argumentative or otherwise annoying I will stay away. So basically, nobody in CE.
post #2549 of 2948
Like others, I have not had any issues selling to new buyers on here. There was one occasion where I was selling something a bit more expensive than my typical items and the buyer had a spammy sound name and username so I asked if they had activity on any other forums. They were a frequent poster on WUS with plenty of positive feedback over there so my worries were eased.
post #2550 of 2948

If you have a lot of concerns you might inquire if he's had any dealings with any of the forum's affiliate vendors. I sold a pair of shoes to a person relatively new to the forum and he suggested I contact one of said vendors as he had just purchased an item from them to vouch for his authenticity. Truth is, the more we went back and forth, the more comfortable I became anyway so I just shipped.

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