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Old 24 January 2005, 06:57   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Binfield
Boat name: merlinless now
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I shop on the internet quite a bit, i see two methods really

1) As with lots of bits i have purchased from marine suppliers, the web site asks for payment details, which obivoulsy get checked before the good are sent - i have never had any problems in this method

2) people selling bits, no matter if its the web, paper ..... cash in bank first then send

other points

Title does not change until payment is cashed
What happens if you send money and recieve nothing, this gets many people. Most time now you can use paypal as an audit.

i just buy from trusted sources, integrity is everything

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Old 26 January 2005, 04:05   #12
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Town: Norfolk
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I've used ebay over 300 times and have never ended up out of pocket. I think if you use Paypal your normally quite well protected.......

What's wrong with using cash for a sale? Unless the "buyer" mugs you and drives off with boat and money you can't loose?

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Old 26 January 2005, 04:32   #13
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Jono at PPT uses the ebay quite abit. I wonder how he has found it.
I sell on e bay and the web and always have cash in hand or cleared cheque first.
Currently selling the Disco TD5 in autotrader for 12500 and someone emailed me offering 20,000!!! It will arrive by courier.....then I have to send 6000.oo to ........yea yea yea..... so I e mailed back saying I had sold it to another con man who got there first!!!!!


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