« on: June 26, 2014, 08:27:00 PM »
What is the "What's the shutter count" scam?You mean the one that starts with the 5th letter of the alphabet followed by a word that rhymes with day?I use them too, begrudgingly. The 10% fee and dealing with PaynotyourPal can be a real pain, but it's where I have gotten the best prices for my stuff. Good photos are they key to selling there, and don't fall for the "What's the shutter count" scam, and ALWAYS communicate through their messaging system. NEVER use email or any other form of communication as they scammers exploit it like crazy. Also, always check your MyeBay page and PayPal to make sure you have received payment before shipping. Some of the scammers send you fake "Paid, Ship Now" emails (hence the tip on not using email or sharing your email address". Also, International shipments can take weeks to clear customs and PayPal will hold your $$$ until the person signs for it, at least for people with under 100 feedback or recent electronics sales. My $$$ was held for 6 weeks for a shipment to Isreal, but I finally got paid when the buyer signed for it. Also, always obscure the serial # in photos. I'm sure there are other tips to avoid scams, but those are a few of the ones that they've to do to me.
Craiglist is great for some stuff (not electronics!), but always meet in a very public place to avoid being robbed.