Slay-Mart Tips & Safeguards Nov 26, 2008 10:32:36 GMT -5
Post by CowboyGuy on Nov 26, 2008 10:32:36 GMT -5
:tips, safeguards and help:
*SlayAlive is not responsible for your transactions. All deals have been and always will be at your own risk.
* Talk about brick and mortar stores are allowed.
* We do not help regulate disputes. We only moderate a situation if a buyer / seller has committed more than one offense, in which case we will only ban the user from these forums.
* Please check the feedback system before you buy, sell, trade. You can also check out our list of traders to avoid.
* For your safety -- please also review our tips for protecting yourself at the bottom of this post.
* Please check and contribute to the Trader Review section.
* No "scalper" harassment threads. These threads will be removed. Every dealer has the right to offer his item for whatever price they wish. And, every buyer can decide for their self how much they wish to spend. Do not harass sellers or buyers.
* No raffles! The only circumstance of a raffle, will be if it's done by SlayAlive Admin.
* Do not post your items for sell or your want list in any other place except for the marketplace forums.
* Active eBay auction links are only allowed in the marketplace!
Once in a while, some real losers work their way onto these forums and ultimately steal from other users, be it by taking their money or items and never living up their end. This stuff does happen, and SlayAlive does a great deal to prevent these kind of people from getting onto the forums! But, we can't stop them all. So, you need to be smart when dealing with someone because if the warning signs are there, and you do the deal with them anyway and get screwed, you also have yourself to blame. If you have any doubts about a transaction -- you should take these steps before moving forward with any deal!
- Check their SlayAlive feedback!
We have a feedback system for this very reason. Search for the user and see how other forum users rate them!
And make sure you post feedback yourself after every deal you participate in. It helps everyone!
- Ask for their eBay user ID!
If the above isn't informative enough, then this is a good way to check how reputable someone is. Anyone who is an honest seller/buyer will have no problem giving you their eBay ID. A red flag should go up immediately if they won't tell you, or don't have one.
When they give you an ID, go to eBay and check it out their feedback rating!
If it looks good, e-mail them via the Contact Member option on their feedback report to verify it's them! An honest seller won't mind you doing this.
You have to be careful because a scam artist may point you to someone else's eBay ID. Don't deal with them until you get a reply from your eBay e-mail.
- If none of the above checks, out, have them complete their end of the deal first!
If you show to them you are a reputable buyer/seller/trader but they have no reputation, request that they send you their item first.
Remember, it's a two way street. Your information needs to check out to them as well. You can't make such a request if you have an unknown reputation.
In a trade:
This should only be done if one of the parties involved is suspicious. If you both have a good reputation, you should both send your items at the same time!
And, you should always insure and get delivery confirmation or signature confirmation on your order, and demand they do the same! Paying a couple extra dollars is always worth it, unless you don't care if you lose the item/money.
In a sale:
If they are the seller, and you are the buyer, and the seller is suspicious, request the item be sent before payment. This is not common. But if you have a good reputation, and they do not, it should be no problem as the seller knows they can trust you to send payment after you receive the item.
If you follow the above steps, you can almost always avoid getting screwed.
1)Check the facts
2)Insure the payment/items
3)And get confirmation of delivery when something is sent
Play it safe and smart!
But these are only guidelines!
If you follow them and something bad still happens, SlayAlive is not to blame.
All deals have been and always will be at your own risk! But we will do our best to help you if that situation occurs. Keep the admin "in-the-loop" if something fishy is going on!
*In the SlayMart, a back-to-back post is only allowed when you started the thread and no one has replied. We realize an additional post here is the only way to update the thread without deleting the entire thread and starting over. But from there on, you must delete your prior reply if you update again and no one else has posted since yourself.
* All eBay threads / links MUST be in the SlayMart. They are only allowed in the discussion areas if the auction has ended prior to usage of the link.
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If you don't know how to resize your image, please upload the image to your website and link to it in your post using the following code:
http://the.link.of.your.imageWIDTH="500"[/IMG*] (with out the *)
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