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Help needed please!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Georges, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Georges

    Georges Active Member

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    I may be posting this in the wrong place, if so sorry.

    I just need some advice, i'm about to buy a gun on here through someone which will of course involve me wiring them the money before the send it to me.

    I'm feeling a little apprehensive about the fact they could easily just vanish and never send it to me.

    is there anyway round this?
     
  2. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    You did, In the sales section. Moved to Airgun related.
     
  3. Mart61

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    Face to face purchase perhaps?

    Also look at the member's profile? Has he any sales feedback? How many posts has he got on the forum?

    If he's got loads and has been a member for ages, he is unlikely to want to lose his reputation by doing you a dodgy deal.

    No guarantees tho...
     
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    yeah thanks for the advicee, i'd rather do it face to face but 200 miles between us..

    i'm not gonna lie, i don't know how to move it... awkward
     
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    Where's the rifle mate? It may be just down the road from another member who could check it out for you? Worth a go...
     
  6. Mart61

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    Well just use your noddle. If a things too good to be true, it often is.

    Speaking personally, if it was a seller with many hundreds of posts who has been around for a while, or perhaps I've had earlier friendly dialogue on the forum with, then I'd most likely buy from them.

    However, a guy selling with a handful of posts I'd want to do face to face.

    Having said this I'm sure there are many here that have bought from a one post wonder and done a great deal.
     
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    baronvontreffyes Engaging Member

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    well im the seller and i have sold and bought on here before no probs,never been doubted before !,not every one i have bought off or sold to has left feedback,so as i said if theres no trust best not deal
     
  8. Mart61

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    Well, having looked at your post history, you do appear to have satisfactorily concluded a few sales, thus I'd probably do business with you.

    There are always exceptions to the "rule"...

    :D
     
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  9. Georges

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    well I've decided i may as well go for it now after reading your feedback etc

    thanks for all the advise people!

    I'm not sure he's interested in doing business with me anymore...

    Kind of annoying but i have been very apprehensive...

    Apologies

    ps I'm looking to buy a Baikal Makarov preferably pre 2004 model if anyone's selling!
     
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    I think you're right to be apprehensive. I would be too.

    There'll be other guns come up for sale. What is it that you're looking for, what's your budget and what will you want to do with the gun?
     
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    very true not interested in selling now,never ripped anyone off in my life been stung myself a few times but as they say"cay sera sera"
     
  12. Mart61

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    Or even "c'est la vie".

    :D
     
  13. baronvontreffyes

    baronvontreffyes Engaging Member

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    yes i would also go with that one !
     
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    Baron, you shouldn't take it personally, the guy was only asking advice, he didn't say you were dishonest. He just wanted to know if there was a way of checking, like you said, you've been stung before, so what's the difference in him being careful?.
     
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    Yeah, some people are funny about buying over the internet, it does take a lot of trust.
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback guys really appreciate it and my offer still stands if you change your mind barron!

    Looking for a pre 2004 model of the Baikal Makarov and willing to pay up to £150.

    Was gonna buy one new but realised the quality of the newer ones isn't as good and i don't wanna settle for second best or wait for ages till i get one so over paying for a used one but oh well haha!!


    Once again thanks all!
     
  17. baronvontreffyes

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    you didnt see the private messages !
     
  18. Georges

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    look i'm sorry for being precautions i didn't mean to offend you.
    I've been stung before to which is why it's hard to know who to trust... especially when your not face to face.
     
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    In fareness baron he didnt mention you by name as the seller in question in the thread. He just wanted advise on how the rest of us jugde a seller. He could of been talking about any one of us that has smthing for sale. i say kiss n make up do the deal and enjoy the benefits at both ends :D
     
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    Hear hear!

    :D
     

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