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Old 10-08-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Why is everyone that is wanting to trade with me have less than 10 posts? This makes me skeptical to want to trade with you. Has anyone been ripped off here before? Any suggestions to safe trading to ensure you get your part of the deal?

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Old 10-08-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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Look up some of their posts and see if they seem legit or not.

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Old 10-08-2013, 03:47 PM   #3
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I personally haven't but there was a guy last summer I think it was that ripped people off claiming to sell vials or something. It really doesn't happen often but as long as you use the payment method on PayPal then you are covered by their protection plan. If you don't get your item then you get your money back.

You should be fine dealing with those guys

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Old 10-08-2013, 04:11 PM   #4
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Simple. As common rule for someone who appears to be a new trader, you ask them to ship first due to their lack feedback.

If they aren't willing, then back out of the trade (or trade at your own risk).

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Old 10-08-2013, 04:25 PM   #5
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We all started somewhere and I know I've racked up a fair amount of posts in a short time, but sometimes people just don't post much. If I had 10 posts and wanted to trade, I would happily ship first. That is a good idea for sure.

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Old 10-08-2013, 05:14 PM   #6
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In all honesty I'd be more concerned about how many positive itrader feedbacks someone has opposed to the amount of posts they have. Posts don't mean anything when it comes to trading. You want someone established that has a few positive feedbacks under their belt IMO. But as Hello mentioned, we all have to start somewhere. In your case since you also have no proof of being an established trader you might have to trade with someone in the same shoes as you and ship at the same time, or find someone who has positive feedback so you know you probably won't get taken advantage of. In that case if your trade is smooth you should get positive feedback in return. Then your establishing street cred! Hope this was helpful

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Old 10-08-2013, 07:21 PM   #7
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Ok I'll trade I got the best of both worlds but you got to ship first! Seems you only have 323 post and 0 iTrader!!!! bawhahahahaha!!

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Old 10-08-2013, 07:26 PM   #8
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Yes there have been times where posters here failed to ship for a trade. People claim they are busy or lost their job or whatever. The biggest I recall was someone welching on the 12 Beers of Christmas a few years ago (edit: yes 2011 from a non-supporting member)-- which screwed 11 people and they got a ton of free beer.

Having them ship first is the best bet. I personally also only do exchanges with supporting members. If they aren't paying $25 to the site, then I see the odds are more likely they will flake IMO.

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Old 10-08-2013, 08:33 PM   #9
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So when a trade is set up here on HBT, both parties go to Itrader to finish the transaction?

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Old 10-08-2013, 08:39 PM   #10
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I am going to trade eventually (yes, I'm currently a non-supporting Noob). I just have one question.....wth is itrader?

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