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Is Pay Pal or Venmo good method to conduct business?
I have a couple things to sell and am not sure which is better, or if there’s a difference.
 

deersniper

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    Is Pay Pal or Venmo good method to conduct business?
    I have a couple things to sell and am not sure which is better, or if there’s a difference.
    Venmo is terrible

    PayPal g and s is good till they find it’s gun stuff and deny your claim.
    Someone said if you PayPal with a credit card you can reverse charges ?
     

    HonkyTonk86

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    Just sold a scope and received funds but the guy wants me to wait a week or two to send to him. Fishy? or is he just hiding it from his wife lol
    I'm holding all the cards so don't think its a scam but....
     

    Mallardmilitia

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    Just sold a scope and received funds but the guy wants me to wait a week or two to send to him. Fishy? or is he just hiding it from his wife lol
    I'm holding all the cards so don't think its a scam but....
    Never had that happen before but maybe he is out of town? A phone call usually is a good indicator too. Also how did he pay? Maybe trying to make a case against you through PayPal that you never shipped?
     

    Packfan

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    I am a pretty new seller here and have gotten a number of "Still Available?" posts and PM's from brand new (first post or so) members. They then "vaporize" and don't respond to my PM's back.

    I don't see the purpose if they are scammers as I am the selling party for the rifle involved. It does result in a longer thread and maybe some legit buyers may not respond right after a "PM Sent" post.

    Maybe I have been unlucky and they are legit and just change their mind? Are there any other motives for this?
     

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    I am a pretty new seller here and have gotten a number of "Still Available?" posts and PM's from brand new (first post or so) members. They then "vaporize" and don't respond to my PM's back.

    I don't see the purpose if they are scammers as I am the selling party for the rifle involved. It does result in a longer thread and maybe some legit buyers may not respond right after a "PM Sent" post.

    Maybe I have been unlucky and they are legit and just change their mind? Are there any other motives for this?
    I have been on the site a long time, and been a seller on and off as need be.

    There seems to be an uptick in the low-ball douche who never responds back. They offer $100 for 5 boxes of 6.5 CM and want me to pay shipping. Yes in 2016, no in 2022.

    If I know them and have done business with them before I don't care.

    If I have never seen them before then I block them.

    I try to price things so they will sell now. I don't want to deal with offers. But everyone here, and everyone everywhere else on the gun-interwebs likes to lowball.

    Offers like 40% of a $1100 item. Sometimes worse. I don't get insulted by it, but sometimes they are bold enough to write in the sales add

    Still get a lot of emails from people telling me they aren't paying 2022 prices for stuff. Then they can find someone else to buy it from.

    I don't have a shop, and I don't sell things super regularly but I don't want to take it in the shorts when I sell something.

    Another ranty bitchy thing I have noticed is that everyone thinks that because it is 2022, their custom action worth $1000 new, and the barrel they have 1500 rounds of 6.5 CM or 6mm CM is worth $2200. Even though they beat the hell out of it at matches until they bought a $1600 action, and now they want to pay off their new action through you.

    In the end it is still the best place to sell anything gun related on the internet as an individual. Worth $20 a month to subscribe for that.
     
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    Before you take part in a purchase or sale, check the feedback section of the buyer or seller's profile to see feedback from previous experiences with that user. Member profile>Feedback Stats. If a user doesn't have much feedback, proceed at your own risk. If you do complete a purchase, do everyone else a favor and add your own feedback for that user which is also done from the user's profile.
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    Odd, I am not able to edit my Thread Title or Description in my Buy - Sell - Trade post. I am simply wanting to edit both areas to reflect that I sold my item. what do you @alexj-12 recommend?
     
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    rifleman1981

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    Pretty sure we have another scammer. Asked for pics and to have him text them to me, this was what I got. Stock pic and no text.
     

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    Desert Demon

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    I have seen a number of users on Sniper’s Hide (and other related forums) getting their accounts “hacked” lately. There are very simple measures everyone can take to prevent someone from gaining access to your account.

    It is 2022 and the unfortunate reality is there will continue to be lowlifes sitting around the world trying to scam a buck off of you. It is the responsibility of you to protect you and your account. By doing so you are also going to limit the ability of these guys to scam other users.

    1) Don’t reuse the same password or a simple variation of the same one.
    2) Enable 2 Factor Authentication. It takes a few extra seconds to log in.

    That’s it.

    So many people reuse the same username/password. Then when they hack one of your accounts, they have them all. I sure hope the guys getting hacked take better measures to protect their online banking.

    Most of the users on here take many measures in their daily lives to protect them and their families from physical harm. Take a few extra steps to protect yourself online, and let’s face it—a lot of people spend a lot of time on here.
     

    jMarine

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    How do I vet a potential buyer that literally has no other interactions associated to their account except on my thread? Not to mention everything in the DM is misspelled. Seems very red flag to me.
     

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    Hi all, need help verifying Ehudson13 and Nsconductor05.

    They claim the ehudson account was shut down due to spam, but it’s not so the NSconductor05 account was created? Can mods help??
     

    Laskey0104

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    However you’re comfortable. Make sure person has good feedback or people to vouch for them. I’ve done zelle and PayPal
     
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    Laskey0104

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    What is to stop them from not sending anything and disappearing?
    Good feedback and people to vouch for them. No doubt there’s a sense of trust. If they don’t have feedback- ask for someone that is on the hide that can vouch ( that person better have feedback…). U can always ask for a phone number and call the person. You’ll figure out real quick if it’s real or not
     
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    vviper is a scammer, phone number he used was 470-665-7421. Be on the lookout for him.
    He's actually pretty smart too, he copied a photo of a stock and then photoshopped a pic of a piece of paper with his info and the date on it into the picture.
     

    Artcaliber

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    That’s why I ask before I buy if the OP would write down there user name and date and update a photo of whatever it is I am buying so you can see it next to there item because anyone can post a picture of something Fraudulent.
     

    CLT_Gamecock

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    So, as a new member on this board, what can I do to show/prove I’m not a scammer? I’ve got 90+ confirmed buys/sales on Reddit. Is there a way to link to that feedback?
     

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    Do you know anyone else on here? Depends what you’re buying..
    I’ve done referrals, I’ve called people, and I’ve also worked a deal where I sent 1/2 money, got a product and then sent other half. Then, became a good referral for that person.
    Really depends on the person you’re doing business with
     

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    Is there a way to track down members. I had a member Henry Paul sell me a KRG bravo stock. I sent money through zelle and he’s stating nothing went through after sending zelle confirmation. I can’t find his message in my inbox on SH but I do have the conversation on my email.
     

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    I just had something listed and received a PM requesting my phone number and email address. The guy said that his friend is not a member, but could be interested. I replied that I would be glad to answer any questions or post any further pics. He went ghost.

    I currently have another person up here that I have sent a US Postal money order to, no response with the product. When I checked via PM he responded one time and said that he has received the money order and in a couple of days he will send me a tracking number, almost two weeks has passed since he said that, he has the M/O and he will not respond to any PM's. I have been patient and getting tired of no response or product being sent. He appeared ok so if I don't get a response by tomorrow, off to the attorney generals office, as well as postal inspector.
     

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    All advice is appreciated. I'm interested in buying an item from a member who has been a member since 2021. No feedback and 15 posts with 5 coming in the last week. Asked for local FFL and only wants bank check or usps money order. What can I do to insulate myself from fraud. All of us started with no feedback and limites posts for a while. He did respond to post I through under the WTB tab. What forum would you use for a referral verification?

    Thanks in advance,
    Bob
     

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    Posts under that acct name have been placed in banned status and the threads have been re titled "Hacked Account" with Do Not Send Money replacing the txt. The mods/admin are all over it.
    There a way to contact mods/admins if this happens again? He was making new posts really quickly, I was resorting to hitting the report button and DM'ing anyone that replied with an "I'll take it" to warn them.

    Thanks
     

    Baron23

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    There a way to contact mods/admins if this happens again? He was making new posts really quickly, I was resorting to hitting the report button and DM'ing anyone that replied with an "I'll take it" to warn them.

    Thanks
    Just report it is all I know. Maybe PM a mod but I don’t know who is on when.
     
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    Is there any legit reason for a seller not to accept PayPal goods and services if the buyer pays the fees?
    I’ve never been paid via G&S before so I’m clueless. Is there a hold on their account or anything?