I have been around here for a while. Hopefully this won't turn into a whinge post but I apologize if it does.
I have traded a few items through GZ in the past without any trouble however have just had a rather on-going frustrating experience with a trade that has gone wrong.
I saw a Gear S3 for sale on GZ a while ago and had been looking to buy one so decided to pick it up through the offers and wanted forum.
I paid the money and waited for the item to arrive. It didn't turn up after a week and so I contacted the seller. The seller had shipped it via NZ post untracked. After a lot of correspondence the item has gone missing. AS the item was not tracked there was little that NZ Post could do.
I have had a partial refund from the seller however he is now incommunicado and is refusing to provide his details for any future dealings and accused me of lying about receiving the package.
I guess the things I have learned from this sorry saga are:
1. GZ is an essentially anonymous site. Ensure you get full contact details of anyone you are dealing with. I certainly won't buy anything via GZ in the future as you never really know who is on the other end of the transaction. However, I don't doubt that the seller shipped the item in good faith.
2. If you do buy something insist on a tracked package. I had no control over the shipping and would personally never ship anything untracked (and mistakenly assumed the seller wouldn't either)
It has turned into a drama for both sides and everyone is not happy!