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Old 02-14-2013, 09:01 AM - Thread Starter
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How safe is it to buy in the classified adds? Would using PayPal the safe way to buy from individual seller? Anyone ever have problems buying in the classified adds?

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Old 02-14-2013, 10:30 AM
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How safe is it to buy in the classified adds? Would using PayPal the safe way to buy from individual seller? Anyone ever have problems buying in the classified adds?

I am not sure where to post this thread.

Good question. I would like to know as well.

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Old 02-14-2013, 10:42 AM
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No one can give you a definitive answer about a particular transaction.

First thing to do is to look at the seller's profile here. If they have a long history its likely they are an honorable audio enthusiast like you.

You can also contact the seller and ask if they have feedback as a seller on another site like Audiogon or Ebay. Then check that feedback.

Using PayPal, as you mentioned, provides a safeguard.

I've bought used gear on Audiogon and Ebay without issue. Never bought here.

Also depends upon what you are buying, how difficult it is to ship, the location of the seller, etc., etc.

Always a judgement call and always more risky than buying new from an authorized dealer.

Since its a judgement call only you can make that decision once you check things out.

Don't forget that the seller will want to check you out, too. Nothing worse for a seller than a transaction gone bad. I know.

Remember that the seller is taking a risk, too.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:46 AM
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It really depends on communication. I haven't been as active as some but I have kept great communication with buying and selling. I bought my Integra 80.2 here and it was impeccable. I sold a B&W center channel and recently I purchased two DVD-A discs. All communication was great and people were willing to ask or answer questions. Lots of pictures help as well to show condition for the person buying, or if you are selling to get more attention and minimize questions. If need be, you can always do eBay to look for a users feedback if they have any. I had my seller set up an auction through eBay so I could pay for it that way as well. Hope this helps.
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Thanks for the help from everyone!
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I have made a few purchases and have not had a problem from here.
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