REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum

Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > REVscene Nation: Beyond The GVRD > Island Buy & Sell > Island Buy/Seller Ratings Archive

Island Buy/Seller Ratings Archive Buy and Sell feedback forum for the Island.
Reports and Feedbacks on Vancouver Island buyers/sellers...

Thread Tools
Old 03-03-2003, 12:02 AM   #1
Founder, RS Veteran
jACEDesignsLtd's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 4,550
Thanked 554 Times in 177 Posts
Don't be so naive.. Tips on safer transactions

This is the internet. This is the real world.

Beware of who you deal with on this forum. Use your own judgement. is not responsible for your transactions. We try to help as much as we can, but there's only so much we can do. THE REST IS UP TO YOU.

Here's some tips:

Check their post count. The higher the number, means they've posted a fair amount. However this is NOT an indicator of how reliable the seller is. They could just have a history of posting nonsense to boost their post count. USE YOUR JUDGEMENT.

Ask other veterans of this board, if they've dealt with the seller you are about to purchase from. Are they friends of the seller? Is the guy who's recommending to buy from the seller, the seller's best friend? USE YOUR JUDGEMENT.

Illegal Items
Ask for a receipt. If there's none, or he makes some excuse that he lost it.. chances it could be that it was stolen. Watch out. Because if the police find out, they can seize the illegal items and give you nothing despite you being innocent.

This is the RS admins' way of telling you.. BE CAREFUL! WATCHOUT!

Backing out at last minute? To prevent this, give them a deadline like: "I will hold it for you until Monday. After that, I will give it to someone else next in line." If they insist, then ask for a deposit on your item to hold it.

Methods of Payment?
Cheques? Don't accept them. Only use guaranteed money orders or drafts. To obtain these you go to any local bank like (Royal Bank, CIBC, TD, etc.) They usually cost about $5/each... pricey, but the funds are as good as cash, guaranteed.
Now if they insist with cheques? They are not guaranteed, so it takes 5 business days for a bank to clear it.
Cash? Watchout for counterfeit cash, especially when dealing at night. Usually you can tell right away from the texture of the bill.

I'm not saying to treat everyone like a thief but just be careful and prepared. Better safe than sorry.


p.s. Feel free to add some of your tips and ideas

Bored? Follow jACE on Twitter or check out his homepage.
jACEDesignsLtd is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc. cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of