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Buying & Selling on the TOMB - third-party escrow?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:46 pm    Post subject: Buying & Selling on the TOMB - third-party escrow? Reply with quote

people write to me often asking about how safe it is to buy or sell via the tape op board and my answer is that obviously we're not ebay. we're like craigslist. it's at your own risk.

that said, your opinions are appreciated about good third-party escrow sites or anything else that helps make money exchange safer.

please DO NOT post any specific experience with any specific member here, that's not what i'm asking - and advance warning - i'll delete any comments like that.

thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Buying & Selling on the TOMB - third-party escrow? Reply with quote

I have used Mercenary Audio as an Escrow service and was pleased with them.

But, this was before the "New Management" took over.

I say stay away from Mercenary Audio now.

The current owner, not such a nice person.

Search all over the net for more info on why I say this.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Buying & Selling on the TOMB - third-party escrow? Reply with quote

it seems like we are all pretty well protected when using paypal.

i kinda like what i've seen on other sites when people list the other people they have had good experiences with. sorta build credibility or whatever.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Buying & Selling on the TOMB - third-party escrow? Reply with quote

i don't really want this thread to turn into a list of good buyers/sellers... thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Buying & Selling on the TOMB - third-party escrow? Reply with quote

Thanks for bringing this up Hilary. Does anyone know excatly what Paypal offers in terms of protection for this kind of trading?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Buying & Selling on the TOMB - third-party escrow? Reply with quote

Paypal offers protection for both parties, I use it all the time (and have used the protection for when i've gotten stiffed many times as well).

For a seller, it ensures that the payment is coming from a valid source (and if not they hold the payment and tell you not to send anything till it clears), and in the case of a spammer, they protect your info and account.

For a buyer, if you receive an item that's not as described (broken when said it would work, different unit altogether, etc.) you file a case and explain your issue (100% of the time i've done this after getting stiffed i have gotten the case in my favor) and then they take the money from the sellers account to refund you if they are not willing or are unresponsive.

I often use paypal with Craigslist buys as well since I'm so well protected, they really have gotten their act together over there in San Jose.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:15 am    Post subject: Re: Buying & Selling on the TOMB - third-party escrow? Reply with quote

Paypal is more buyer centric. Rules and refund policies often screw sellers. They are fine for small purchases and obviously is the only real game in town for eBay if you do not have your own POS system. But my experience with them has been way less than perfect as a seller. Scammers can often use their policies to their advantage for receiving both a product and a refund from you via Paypal.
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