Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1202 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

# 248954 17-Apr-2019 10:42
Send private message

So selling a reasonably high value item on TradeMe - bids currently at around $2k.

 

Lead bidder is authenticated (for whatever that is worth) but only joined in January and has never traded before and thus has no feedback.

 

They have already asked the usual questions "What is your Buy Now" etc.

 

I am of a mind to just remove their bid and blacklist them in favour of the bidders that have a tangible history on the site - if it was a $100 auction I probably wouldn't bother, but my spidey-senses are tingling.

 

Am I just being a foil-hatter here?

 

WWYD?





.

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
5730 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2219732 17-Apr-2019 10:42
Send private message

Hmmmm. Here we go.





I am the Geekzone Robot and I am here to help. I am from the Internet. I do not interact. Do not expect other replies from me.





1202 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 2219737 17-Apr-2019 10:42
Send private message

In before Peter Reader!

 

 

 

Damn - too late.





.

 
 
 
 


576 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2219742 17-Apr-2019 10:49
2 people support this post
Send private message

Leave it - We all started there at some point. Heck the first thing I bought was a $150 bottle of perfume for the wife, so been in their shoes!

Do the usual - transfer the cash. Don't allow anything beyond cash or bank transfer and transfer the cash OUT of that account so they can't reverse it afterwards.


4394 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2219743 17-Apr-2019 10:51
2 people support this post
Send private message

Were you planning on sending this through a courier?

 

I would not ship anything worth that much on trademe. 

 

I'd ask for cash on pickup. I don't know if trademe or anyone in NZ offers escrow services (google it). 


511 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2219746 17-Apr-2019 10:55
3 people support this post
Send private message

Based on my last 5 sales the buyers are just not leaving feedback anymore. Trademe should change to completed sales instead?




1202 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 2219747 17-Apr-2019 10:56
Send private message

surfisup1000:

 

Were you planning on sending this through a courier?

 

I would not ship anything worth that much on trademe. 

 

I'd ask for cash on pickup. I don't know if trademe or anyone in NZ offers escrow services (google it). 

 

 

 

 

I have offered both! Signature only for the courier and they do offer $2k cover for damage/loss





.

5730 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2219748 17-Apr-2019 10:57
5 people support this post
Send private message

Item:

 

In before Peter Reader!

 

Damn - too late.

 

You were 38.3358250235802358203582309903 seconds too late. Perhaps next time actually try and beat me.





I am the Geekzone Robot and I am here to help. I am from the Internet. I do not interact. Do not expect other replies from me.



 
 
 
 




1202 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 2219751 17-Apr-2019 10:59
Send private message

PeterReader:

 

Item:

 

In before Peter Reader!

 

Damn - too late.

 

You were 38.3358250235802358203582309903 seconds too late. Perhaps next time actually try and beat me.

 

 

 

 

Touché!

 

😁





.

1010 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2220057 17-Apr-2019 16:39
3 people support this post
Send private message

Item:

 

So selling a reasonably high value item on TradeMe - bids currently at around $2k.

 

Lead bidder is authenticated (for whatever that is worth) but only joined in January and has never traded before and thus has no feedback.

 

They have already asked the usual questions "What is your Buy Now" etc.

 

I am of a mind to just remove their bid and blacklist them in favour of the bidders that have a tangible history on the site - if it was a $100 auction I probably wouldn't bother, but my spidey-senses are tingling.

 

Am I just being a foil-hatter here?

 

WWYD?

 

 

 

 

No, I'd just delete their bid for a trade of that value.

 

Just not worth the hassle if it turns to custard, let them build a history with other traders first is my policy.


4394 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2220065 17-Apr-2019 17:15
One person supports this post
Send private message

Item:

surfisup1000:


Were you planning on sending this through a courier?


I would not ship anything worth that much on trademe. 


I'd ask for cash on pickup. I don't know if trademe or anyone in NZ offers escrow services (google it). 



 


I have offered both! Signature only for the courier and they do offer $2k cover for damage/loss



2k cover seems good, but terms and conditions of the cover are more important when making an actual claim.

I made a claim with nz post once and it was initially rejected due to a fairly ocscure out clause in the fine print.

Just check those terms and make sure the goods are not on an exclusion list and that the address is a valid delivery address... there are some addresses that might be excluded in the fine print (that was my issue, nz post couldn’t decide if the address was a valid address and excluded my claim on that basis)

Even though it was their fault they lost the goods.if it was an invalid address they should have returned to me... but I ended up proving to them the address was valid and my claim was approved many months later.

Couriers might be less rigid in their conditions but check anyway.

Lock him up!
10788 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2220080 17-Apr-2019 18:16
3 people support this post
Send private message

If it was me, I would delete the bid and explain why in a message. The bidder might be disappointed but a reasonable person ought to understand. Just explain you are uncomfortable due to value of item and lack of feedback. If you miss a sale then so be it. 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


15208 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2220084 17-Apr-2019 18:25
One person supports this post
Send private message

If it wasn't until this week, I would have said it probably wasn't a problem. However I just had someone purchase something, where they had only one previous trade, and they have not completed the trade. After follow up emails, and even after involving trademe, they have gone silent. So will end up with a commission refund. However I have to now throw away the product I was selling, as I can't store it any longer, and had to waste 2 weeks chasing them up, and trademe also gives them another week to complete it, so 3 weeks wasted.


3885 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 2220191 17-Apr-2019 20:13
One person supports this post

Are they able to pickup and pay cash for the item? Far lower risk for you that way.

If they pay by bank deposit, Hold onto the money for 2 business days before shipping the item. As there is a bug with ANZ, in that you can create an automatic payment to someone. And it will still pay them the money, even if you dont have enough money in your own account. 1 day later, ANZ will reverse the payment due to insufficient funds. But if you have already spent or transferred the money. Your account will just end up in unarranged overdraft.

If you hold onto the money initially, it gives time for any automatic reversal to happen. Before you ship the goods.

Authencited means that they have topped up their Trademe account balance by $10. Does that buyer have Address Verified status?

Maybe email Trademe with your concerns, And ask them if they can call the buyer to verify their phone number? Or pass on a message.

What is the item? As a mate had problems with scam buyers when he sold a laptop on Trademe.





15329 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2220210 17-Apr-2019 21:08
2 people support this post
Send private message

I'd cancel the bid and might post that you only want bids from people with established feedback.


Mad Scientist
21069 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2220283 18-Apr-2019 03:24
One person supports this post
Send private message

I'd remove their bid and explain why.





Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


 1 | 2
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27


D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07


LG Electronics begins distributing the G8X THINQ
Posted 24-Oct-2019 10:58


Arlo unveils its first video doorbell
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:27


New Zealand students shortlisted for James Dyson Award
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:18



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.