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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 02, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Do many of you conduct business through the "For Sale" and "Wanted" listings on this site? I'm interested in a few things, but am awfully paranoid, since there aren't levels of control like what's in place on Ebay or Amazon or something. What method do most of you use to secure your money or your parts?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 02, 01:00 PM
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I have sold items to members through ads on this site. I asked for a cashier's check and upon receiving sent out the parts. I know this required some trust on the buyer's part and unfortunetly can not offer any ideas on how to make the buyer more comfortable sending money to "stangers".

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 02, 04:49 PM
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I have bought several items from different folks here. Never had any problems. I feel better buying from a fellow car guy here, even if don't know them.

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 02, 10:57 PM
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The first thing I check when I log on is the for sale pages. I to have bought several parts listed on those pages without any trouble at all. There are no guarantees, however.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 02, 12:42 AM
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It is "buyer beware" on these boards. I know of at least one unhappy transaction going on right now. Buyer is mad because he got shipped some misrepresented junk, seller might not return the money. The situation may end up with both parties back close to where they were before they started minus shipping but that seems to be just a possibility. Sellers can misrepresent parts and as buyers, you do not have any recourse. Nobody is the policeman here. I have personaly had a few very good experiences and thankfully no bad ones but buyers are clearly at a disadvantage. They can ship you a brick in a box if they want. Go ebay if at all possible.

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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 02, 01:30 AM
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I have bought and sold maybe a half dozen small parts thru here. No problems except when the seller didn't know exactly what he had or I didn't know exactly what I needed. Can't blame the board for that though. Live and learn
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 02, 01:42 AM
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My experiences have been positive. I've sold and bought. Like any transaction, there's always the potential for abuse but I must say I'm satisfied.

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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 02, 05:29 AM
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Al takes the ads very serious and if he gets wind of a dispute between buyer and seller he takes notice and puts forth an effort to help resolve the issue. If the seller doesn't make good he gets banned from posting more ads. Use common sense, USPS money orders, get pictures and ask lots of questions.

If the seller is too busy to respond or is short with you before the sale go else where and let him know why you are doing so!!

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 02, 05:31 AM
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I have sold a few pieces on the for sale page, never bought anything though. I just ask for certified funds when selling. Have always dealt with real nice people.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 02, 10:54 AM
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Now you let the cat out of the bag! I have to say my hat is off to Dennis and Al. My first EMOTIONAL response was to blast this guy all over Team Camaro. Al does take a very positive approach to these issues. Like they say on the news "This case is still under investigation so No Comment until the jury has finished".The person selling is not (to the best of my knowledge) a member of these threads, he is just taking advantage of the free advertising.

Mark and Dennis are both right, ask lots of questions and don't assume anything. Most people are trying to sell and may not give the full story unless ask directly about this or that.
There is still a chance I might get my money back so I'm not going to rock the boat now.

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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 02, 12:11 PM
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I have bought from the Team Camaro For Sale pages and have not had one neg outcome. Guess I would rather buy from the guys here then E-bay since most likely the moneies sent out will help someone else with their project.

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 02, 01:29 PM
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I echo Jeff's sentiments. I have not had a bad experience here, either as buyer or a seller. However, there have been a couple of times I've passed up a part due to lack of or an inadequate response by the seller to questions I had asked. Also, there was once a "communication" problem, but was resolved quickly and amicably by myself and the seller.

The site operators/moderaters do an excellent job monitoring Camaro Tech and the vast majority of the folks using this site are honest, knowledgeable Camaro enthusiasts and that's the kind of people I want to support.

As stated in an earlier post: do your homework, ask good, specific questions and if the deal feels "funny", it probably is.

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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 02, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, a lot of responses!
I don't know that I'm 100% comfortable, but this goes a long way towards making me feel better. Thanks, guys.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 02, 02:37 PM
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Paypal is the way to pay for stuff. I can pay someone....anyone and if the transaction goes bad Paypal will assist. You can put the money in escrow until the goods are received......It's too easy and safe not to use.

I bought some parts from an independent party and they screwed up and shipped to the wrong address. I couldn't get a hold of them so I called paypal. They immediately yanked the funds from that persons account and contacted the person to find out what the problem was. In a very short time everything was resolved....I had my parts they had their money. If that would have been a cashiers check, I would have been SOL!!

[This message has been edited by paulm (edited 08-23-2002).]
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 02, 04:50 PM
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very good site to buy or sell , I sold a 67 camaro here in 99 and few little part's , had one bad trade , it was all a misunderstanding and I guess you will run into stuff like that sometime's , just be carefull ,

69 camaro traded for 67 camaro traded back for 69 now back with a 67 rs WILL IT NEVER END ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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