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  1. X-Metal Beast

    X-Metal Beast Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    After the bad experience that I went through, and due to othe fact that anyone posting a sale in the exchange can then go and change the information in it (like the seller did), I have decided that if I make any purchases I will be asking for invoices with detailed descriptions of the items that I purchase. And of course I will not mind doing the same for people who request invoices when I sell something. I hope that they figure out how to freeze the sale threads after a deal is done so nothing can be changed in it aftewards.

    ALWAYS use G&S. Enough headache going through the refund process even when using G&S; not worth going through a dispute where the buyer has no protection.
     
    Last edited: 8/27/16
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  2. Sun & Sand

    Sun & Sand Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I always ask the Seller for a PayPal invoice. I usually receive a payment request instead.
    The main sticking point seems to be that you can't send an Invoice from PayPal's mobile app -- you have to use the PayPal website.
    Sadly, with PayPal's current design, it can be difficult to tell whether a payment request you have received is a request for a G&S payment or a request for an F&F payment.
    With an invoice, the type of payment is clear, and both parties get a chance to double-check the details of the transaction. But the Seller has to use PayPal's website, not their mobile app, to send an invoice.
     
  3. Wicked

    Wicked Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Including removing the price after the sale? Stupid when people do that.
     
  4. washi me sensie

    washi me sensie The Oakley R┼Źnin

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    I have encountered multiple sellers doing this and i appreciate it...
     
  5. headpatrolman

    headpatrolman O Addict

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    Over the past year or so there have been several attempts to regulate or over regulate this process. Some have stuck, but the majority have not, because its just not a process that can be regulated. Putting rules and regulations on this type of process, just bogs it down to the point that nobody wants to participate any more, as there will always be a new, easier process somewhere else. In the end, there is an inherent risk / reward when purchasing or selling in an environment such as this. Due diligence must be done on both sides. There will never be a way to know that what your are buying will be as advertised. The pics could be of something totally different, the condition can be exaggerated. I have shipped things with no payment at all, to let the buyer evaluate before they pay, but that is a huge risk on my part. In the end to each his or her own in how they want to deal with buying and selling. My feeling is it comes down to Caveat Emptor when dealing in used goods. Most people are honest and you get exactly what you pay for because, we are all taking the same risk at one time or another. Unfortunately you get the few shysters who are in it for a quick buck and sometimes you get burned. I know this Invoice thing is a personal thing you are doing and that's cool if that's what you want to do. Just hoping the forum bosses and admins will not attempt to put further restrictions or regulations on the buy/sell/trade, rules as they have in the past. In the end if a person wants to do a deal outside of those restraints, it will be done. I have seen forums like this one get destroyed with over regulation of such things. #2cents
     
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  6. Kory

    Kory Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    It's a good idea for sure but will it really keep someone from scamming you? I doubt it.
     
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  7. the_owl

    the_owl Oakley Expert

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    You can always quote the seller and post a pm'd
     
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  8. X-Metal Beast

    X-Metal Beast Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    The invoice idea would be w/o any forum admin involvement. It's just for use in case it's needed for PayPal resolution help.
     
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  9. Litos

    Litos I believe in babies, music, magic and mom and dad

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    I don't buy from anyone who I don't believe is an active member...

    I post whore the heck out of this place and if I see a seller that isn't active, I disregard any item he is selling...I don't care if he's selling 5 XX's for $250, I won't do business with anyone that doesn't care to be an active member in this community...

    That has kept me from getting RAPTURED on this forum....
     
  10. OakleyFreak

    OakleyFreak RIP RoTors

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    But if they were $200 :lolsign::dance:

    Oh and I agree Invoice with details would be nice