8)hello, I wanted to make this post to better inform people about when they are conducting a trade, and/or buying and selling a yo yo. I feel that there are many factor that people to not consider when using the BST forum and only consider one thing which is negative feedback.
I myself do have negative and if anyone would like to know, it was because I failed to communicate with the buyer of my yoyo and I also took the money I had gotten and used it before the buyer had received his yoyo. The reason for doing this was because I needed money at the time for financial reasons. I was not trying to scam him, but I do understand that the negative feedback was a valuable learning lesson and so now I have changed the way I conduct my trades and sales.
my main reason for writing this post was because I have almost conducted a sale for two of my yoyos, a monster and a token for $34 after some frustrating haggling. before we had struck a deal, the buyer requested that I send the yoyos to him first, and then he will pay me. he then told me about how I have one negative feedback. this instantly irritated me, because even though he had not negative feedback, I still have more net positive feedback then he did ( my 11 to his 8 ) I have be registered and been using this forum for 3 more years then he did, and I had about 3 times as many posts as he did. after arguing and bickering back and forth I finally said “If you are not going to send the money first, then I am not going to sell the yoyos to you.” after which he stopped replying. less than a week after I sold both yoyos separately for a total sum of about $55.
if you new to trading, here are some guide lines that I have thought of:
firstly, never accept payment after you ship the yoyos. don’t let someone take advantage of you by hanging the mistakes of your past over your head. be confident in yourself, and if you are uncomfortable with the terms of the deal, either tell the other person or refuse to do business with them. also, never try to get the other person to ship first and instead agree on a specific day for both of you to ship. if a problem comes up, inform the other person in the transaction so that they do not feel like you did not own up to your word.
secondly, always use paypal. Paypal is the safest, fastest, and arguably the easiest way of transferring money online, and most importantly, never gift payment. when you do this, you forfeit all of the security benefits of using paypal and might as well be using a money gram which is neither safe, nor smart.
finally, have some trust and be patient. I believe that ‘internet anonymity’ has scared people into not trusting each other and so when someone does not reply in a day or two, they might become paranoid and raise false alarm by posting in a thread. please remember, each and every person in this forum is only human and it is quite possible that they may be preoccupied or not not have access to the internet.
I you have read this post, I would like to thank you for listening to what I had to say and I hope that I helped to inform you how to conduct a transaction on the YYE.