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Offline montymitch

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Selling over Instagram?
« on: November 15, 2016, 09:54:08 PM »
How the hell do I do this safely? I've got a buyer for my bike that I connected with over Instagram. How do I make sure that I'm not getting scammed, and how do I prove to him that I'm not scamming?I want to complete this sale without getting screwed--what advice does BG have for me here?

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Re: Selling over Instagram?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2016, 12:17:31 AM »
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Re: Selling over Instagram?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2016, 02:13:15 AM »
Paypal is the shittiest way to sell, you can get scammed real easy, I would suggest bank deposit or cash in hand (ie meet up).

Just search paypal seller protection, I've seen a few people get done in for selling via paypal and there are countless other stories on the subject to.

Paypal used to be good a few back, not anymore, one example, buyer can claim item isn't as described even though it is to a T, paypal can then decide to automatically refund the buyer you lose both ways, paypal is good for buying not selling, I'm sure anyone who has used paypal a fair amount of times knows what I talking about, there is ZERO seller protection. Fuck Paypal.

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Re: Selling over Instagram?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2016, 10:07:00 PM »
Thanks for the input. I've personally never had to deal with PayPal drama, though I have read enough stories to be concerned and I've had a bit of trouble with eBay recently. Maybe it's just confirmation bias. It would be nice if I could just meet him in person.

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Re: Selling over Instagram?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2016, 06:13:34 AM »
Grindr?
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Re: Selling over Instagram?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2016, 05:24:57 PM »
Never reallly had an issue with PayPal.

I've sold shit online for about 10 years now and have only had one buy claim the item wasn't as described. They got their refund as soon as they shipped the item back to me.

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Re: Selling over Instagram?
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