If one was to be ripped off on the sale forum....

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Discharge, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Discharge


    Nov 25, 2006
    I was wondering....

    What methods can be used to either get your money back, or bring the son of a bitch to justice?

    I'm always very nervous about buying anything from anyone on here who has no feedback... having said that i'm sure that your 10x less likely to be the victim of fraud on here than on ebay for instance....
  2. BetterBottomEnd

    BetterBottomEnd <- Not me I just like looking at her

    Jan 9, 2007
    Cable Wi
    Just use paypal. If you're the buyer then they've pretty much always got your back.
  3. Lalabadie

    Lalabadie Guest

    Jan 11, 2007
    Tell username the seller is a girl.
  4. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Officially, none. There is no recourse through Talkbass, it's caveat emptor.

    However, the feedback is a good representation, but no guarantee.
  5. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Thats just going too far.

    Paypal, only way I'd guess.
  6. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    If the seller has been around TB for a while, and/or is known from other forums, you should feel somewhat comfortable. All sellers started out with "0" feedback.
  7. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    You get KeithBMI to travel to their house!

    or was it Spankypants...

    Whatever it was, it was absolutely hilarious.
  8. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
  9. Discharge


    Nov 25, 2006
    Sounds like a funny story, links?

    Back on topic:

    Is there anyway to cover yourself in a trade?
  10. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    from the classified faq:

    Q: Does TalkBass provide any form of buyer/seller protection in the event of a problem?

    A: Transactions between TalkBass members are done at their own risk. TalkBass administrators and moderators do not guarantee that the transactions members choose to engage in are safe and that the descriptions provided by sellers are accurate. Members who choose to buy/sell gear through the TalkBass Classifieds understand that TalkBass, its administrators and moderators are not liable for any loss that may occur due to the use of the Classifieds Forum. But if loss does occur, it is a good idea to let a forum moderator or paul know, in order to help let TB as a whole know about bad business or scams. (clay's edit)
  11. You might want to look for people who are supporting members, have been here for 2+ plus years, and have feedback.
  12. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Usually you can tell by talking to them.