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How to trade?

Discussion in 'Classifieds Usage Discussion and Help' started by scubaduba, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    What is the best way to complete a trade on TalkBass? Is it basically totally a "traders discretion" kind of thing?
  2. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    Traders discretion.

    Insist on timely and thorough communication. Both online for a paper trail and over the phone to get a feel for the person as well as having another means of contacting them besides email, pm, etc.

    Insist on shipping both items out the same day with tracking sent on the same day of shipping. If you don't get tracking you can stop the shipment and get it redirected back to you. Being out shipping costs isn't nearly as bad as being out shipping costs and the value of the item.

    Make sure you get an accurate description with detailed pictures. Ask good questions not just for information on the item but to get a feel for the other person.

    If something doesn't seem right stick with that instinct and move on.
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    ^^^ All solid advice.
  4. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Indeed! I believe in full disclosure. Large, detailed pics help immensely! Add your location. Research your pricing or trade value. Unrealistic pricing/trade values will result in no trade or sale.

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