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mikesc Registered since 22nd Jun 2007Tue 26-Feb-13 01:13 AM
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"Question about how to best make trades"


York, US
          

I read the "I want to sell" forum rules and I did a search but did not see an answer to my question.

How do most handle the trading of gear, particularly higher priced items, in regards to who sends/receives first, etc.? I am considering offering a body for sale or trade, but wanted to learn the best practices of doing so.

I've bought a number of items here, and on fredmiranda, but I've never sold anything.

Thanks in Advance

Mike

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jmiguez Silver Member
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jmiguez Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Oct 2010Tue 26-Feb-13 02:16 AM
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#1. "RE: Question about how to best make trades"
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Lafayette, US
          

In all of the purchasing I have done, and the one body I sold, the buyer sends the money first. Then to seller ships.

John

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mikesc Registered since 22nd Jun 2007Tue 26-Feb-13 03:08 AM
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York, US
          

Thanks John, I should have made clear that my concern is about the trading gear for gear part; what most people do in that situation.

Thanks again,

Mike

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ScottL78 Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Apr 2006Tue 26-Feb-13 11:06 AM
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White Plains, NY, US
          

I would think it would be the same and a cash purchase.

The person interested in a "for trade" listing should send first and the person listing should receive, approve, and then send the listed item out.

The only other option is a trusted middle man. But that is a whole different story.

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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005Tue 26-Feb-13 03:48 PM
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You can also make it into two purchases. One person sends money, the other ships after receiving it. Then the other sends money and the first ships.

An undeniable paradox: To think that there is any such thing as an absolute rule is at worst naïve, and at best, shortsighted. There is no such thing as an always-true, all context- or situation-salient, absolute rule that always holds true…including this one!

  

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IndyGeoff Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2007Thu 28-Feb-13 07:50 PM
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#5. "RE: Question about how to best make trades"
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Greenwood, US
          

this sounds like the safest option to me however it would allow the less than reputable to sell you an item and not buy yours. not steal it mind you, just not send a payment back for your item

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plankowner110 Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2004Sat 02-Mar-13 01:32 PM
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#6. "RE: Question about how to best make trades"
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Ohio, US
          

I've purchased or sold a couple of lenses, camera bodies, and speedlights on Nikonians and every transaction went smoothly. We always used PayPal for its convenience and speed. I just bought a AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm VR lens from a fellow Nikonian at a terrific price and it is in mint condition. There are a lot of trustworthy members here on Nikonians.

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mikesc Registered since 22nd Jun 2007Mon 04-Mar-13 06:31 PM
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#7. "Thank you to all who responded to my questions."
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York, US
          

Thank you to all who responded to my questions.

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chipshorter Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Apr 2012Tue 05-Mar-13 04:46 PM
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#8. "RE: Thank you to all who responded to my questions."
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Philadelphia, US
          

I'm a little late to the topic, but I have traded items in the past over at rangefinderforum, and the protocol over there is to send at the same time, and to provide tracking and insurance if you're uneasy. Sometimes a phone conversation is requested in order to make all parties comfortable.
I've traded $1,000 bodies back and forth and had no problems (knock on wood!).

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Captain Rich Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Thu 07-Mar-13 12:24 PM
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#9. "RE: Thank you to all who responded to my questions."
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Savannah, US
          

+1 to the phone conversation. I've bought quite a few items here and sold several as well. Nikonians members are a good bunch of folks, and descriptions of condition seem to always be accurate to better than described. The one trade i made was great. Mick Klass and I traded bodies and lenses and I couldn't be happier with the D700 I received. And found a new Nikonian friend in the process!

Rich

  

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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005Thu 07-Mar-13 11:50 PM
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#10. "RE: Question about how to best make trades"
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Thu 07-Mar-13 11:52 PM by ZoneV

US
          

>this sounds like the safest option to me however it would
>allow the less than reputable to sell you an item and not buy
>yours. not steal it mind you, just not send a payment back for
>your item

And that can happen in ANY sale. It's the risk people take.

Look for someone who has been around a while, with a good number of posts, maybe some recommendations too. Ask for nikonians or other feedback. See if they respond quickly. I once had someone respond on nikonians after a week and a half. I shouldn't have gotten into a deal with him, but I did. He ended up stealing my $35 and never sending the item.

An undeniable paradox: To think that there is any such thing as an absolute rule is at worst naïve, and at best, shortsighted. There is no such thing as an always-true, all context- or situation-salient, absolute rule that always holds true…including this one!

  

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mikesc Registered since 22nd Jun 2007Fri 08-Mar-13 12:44 AM
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#11. "RE: Question about how to best make trades"
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York, US
          

Thanks

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