Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 26 to 46 of 46
  1. #26
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    SF
    Posts
    3,638
    i had great transactions with goodenuf and nfp158. posted accordingly in their profiles.

    http://tetongravity.com/forums/member.php?u=17810
    http://tetongravity.com/forums/member.php?u=12710
    Craig Kelly is my co-pilot.

    Buy Your Lift Tickets in Advance and Save

  2. #27
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    108
    Excellent idea. When looking a Jqualls ^^^ profile, I noticed there is someone with the name "Dick Waver" on here. Do you think that's a man or a woman?
    My INLAWS are OUTLAWS.

  3. #28
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    SF
    Posts
    3,638
    Ha - your guess is as good as mine.

    Another solid transaction for me with skideeppow...details posted in his profile.

    http://tetongravity.com/forums/member.php?u=1246
    Craig Kelly is my co-pilot.

    Buy Your Lift Tickets in Advance and Save

  4. #29
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    sfbay
    Posts
    2,099
    First: do not accept paypal as a seller in a sketch situation. the buyer can retract the money claiming the item never arrived, and paypal CAN and WILL take the money directly out of your bank account up to two months later! the burden is on the seller to prove the item arrived. system is fukt!

    second: great idea for profile feedback.

  5. #30
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    utar
    Posts
    2,751
    I just left asianguy63 feedback on his profile. Hope this is a trend we can see more and more of.
    Quote Originally Posted by SpinalTap View Post
    I'm really troubled by whatever pictures the Don had to search through to arrive at that one...

  6. #31
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    116
    just left theDon a pm on his pro. great seller~

  7. #32
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Boulder, CO
    Posts
    6

    Another way to beat scammers

    Hey Guys, brand new as in joined today. Read the forums before but never commented, have to sell some gear so I joined up.

    This is what I do when I'm using Craigslist, and it takes less than 5 minutes, and if the buyer/seller won't agree to it they are 100% scam artists.

    Its a little 19th century invention called the Telephone.

    Talk to the person, live, hear their voice. You normally can smell bullshit right there. Some people have gotten real good at internet scamming, using a keyboard. Most of them however, can't even speak english or sometimes they can't even speak decent "engrish" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engrish

    I would like to say though, for a noob, love the site. Please keep up the good work.

  8. #33
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Wasatch Back
    Posts
    5,391
    Quote Originally Posted by DJSapp View Post
    Advres, back in may we had a pm discussion about the board software having a function that allows for forum rating similar to ebay. That combined with the comment section showing who has left feedback (i.e. jong scammers or long term mags) can show a track record of what's gone down around here. I still feel that it could be a beneficial thing.

    Gonzo, thanks for the heads up. I'm not around here so much anymore. I decided to buy a house and am broke at the moment.

    edit: something like this http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...feedback+score
    The Subaru Legacy GT forum I'm on use vbulletin's itrader system.

    Feedback from buyer and seller is linked to the thread where the gear was posted. Feedback is positive/neutral/negative and allows for comments; it's very ebay like. I'm definitely more comfortable when dealing with a long time poster that also has a good itrader feedback rating.

    I vote for itrader rather than a star system or posting in someone's profile. It's an idea whose time came a long time ago.
    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
    Science-fiction author Robert Heinlein

  9. #34
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    23
    Quote Originally Posted by jondrums View Post
    First: do not accept paypal as a seller in a sketch situation. the buyer can retract the money claiming the item never arrived, and paypal CAN and WILL take the money directly out of your bank account up to two months later! the burden is on the seller to prove the item arrived. system is fukt!

    second: great idea for profile feedback.
    Thanks for this heads up! I had no clue this could happen and have sold a lot of stuff via Paypal. Seems they increase their fees every time I turn around and this is yet another reason not to use them.

    O/P's idea is a great one!

  10. #35
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    4,445
    So what are we doing when we have a shitty transaction with someone? If you post it in their profile they'll just delete it? Had tons of great transactions here but the last one was shady, took way too long, got 10 different stories, had to file a paypal dispute (cause if you don't file one before 30 days you're screwed), and then the skis finally came a month and a half later (when they promised to ship the next day) and they had a couple extra mounts on them than they stated when I asked them. They said one mount -- they had three

    Someone above mentioned listing feedback on the sale thread but if the seller is shitty they'll just delete the thread

  11. #36
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    SF, CA
    Posts
    167
    Quote Originally Posted by bobski View Post
    Let ebay be ebay and TGR be TGR.
    So I'm new to the bay area and forum but want to buy another pair of skis. Like you, I also dislike responding with trash just to increase post counts. So why not use ebay as ghetto escrow?

    Ex: Noob like me with legit ebay rating buys from other TGR members via quick auction posting and immediate "buy it now" option for the price. Noob pays through ebay/paypal and picks up the ebay tab.

  12. #37
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    US
    Posts
    1

    Beat the scammers Swap the gear

    I have a friend that is wanting to try his hand at making some gear and needs a source for 1040 cordura nylon. Anyone know were a person could purchase some in various colors?

  13. #38
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    utar
    Posts
    2,751
    This has turned out to be a good idea in my opinion. Great idea.
    Quote Originally Posted by SpinalTap View Post
    I'm really troubled by whatever pictures the Don had to search through to arrive at that one...

  14. #39
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    8
    Quote Originally Posted by jondrums View Post
    First: do not accept paypal as a seller in a sketch situation. the buyer can retract the money claiming the item never arrived, and paypal CAN and WILL take the money directly out of your bank account up to two months later! the burden is on the seller to prove the item arrived. system is fukt!

    second: great idea for profile feedback.
    I wouldnt recommend not using paypal... it is the most legit way of paying (in my experiences) just take extra precautions when dealing with potential sketchy situations. ship with tracking and insurance, and signature confirmation, so that if a claim is filed, you can prove that the buyer recieved the item

  15. #40
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    20
    I'm sure there are a lot of programmers on here that could build something using algos that would take into consideration an average sketchfactor based off of comments that TGR receives from members after a transaction is complete(buyer/seller comments). That info could be fed into the system by the new intern as their initiation to TGR and it would flash their sketchiness factor when you hit it. It would make members strive to become more unsketchy hence making the gear swap more honest.

  16. #41
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Kootenays
    Posts
    1,305
    Like this idea, used it today.

  17. #42
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    99
    Quote Originally Posted by spankthepow View Post
    good idea, this is a recent PM I recieved...




    guy has 0 posts, looks like they(scammers) are trying to make sure you are legit by "enquiring" about you. haven't seen this approach before.
    As a person who is new to this forum and does not know any users who can vouch for him I would like to point out that these scammers are often easily identified by the rhetoric and spelling that they use. For example "cheques" is the British spelling of the word, Americans use the "Checks" spelling. The language is also vague, boilerplate, obviously a template cut/past for many messages. "prefer reaching you through these facilities" come on... who says that. "yours interestingly"???? Seems like when payment is brought up immediately as it might be a red flag it usually is. Craigslist has a great section on avoiding scams that everyone who buy/sells online should read. Also be aware of the fake paypal e-mails they use... always check your personal paypal account, not a link in an email, when your expecting money transfers.

  18. #43
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    99
    Quote Originally Posted by DenverDave View Post
    As a person who is new to this forum and does not know any users who can vouch for him I would like to point out that these scammers are often easily identified by the rhetoric and spelling that they use. For example "cheques" is the British spelling of the word, Americans use the "Checks" spelling. The language is also vague, boilerplate, obviously a template cut/past for many messages. "prefer reaching you through these facilities" come on... who says that. "yours interestingly"???? Seems like when payment is brought up immediately as it might be a red flag it usually is. Craigslist has a great section on avoiding scams that everyone who buy/sells online should read. Also be aware of the fake paypal e-mails they uses... always check your personal paypal account, not a link in an email, when your expecting money transfers.
    Sorry I am new to this and obviously clumsy using the forum. This is the quote i intended to comment on:
    Hello

    I am interested in buying the Marz DJ 3 fork that you have placed for sell now, and I would want to enquire about the present condition of the above mentioned, as well as some detail about you. I expect this timely enough.

    As for the payment, I would need you to get back in touch with the last asking price as I will be paying with a certified cheque or money order.

    Lastly, please forward to me your full company's (or house address, telephone and fax) details as I will subsequently prefer reaching you through these facilities.

    Yours interestingly, [name]

  19. #44
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    1,135
    If a forum member has been a shitty participant in gear swap, does karma demand that they not be sold to in the future? https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...=1#post3151037

  20. #45
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    1
    ...

  21. #46
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    16
    I have a whole fleet of skis to sell, but I cannot make a thread, can someone help me out?
    Here is a link to the thread on Newschoolers for validity:
    https://www.newschoolers.com/forum/t...ale-New---Demo

    Thanks!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •