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#1 TammyWright

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 12:36 PM

Hey Ladies,

It has been reported by a few members that their transactions did not go smoothly.

Some of the problems that are occuring are:

1. dress arrived with a stain on it
2. seller never sent out items
3. buyer never sent out payment

Please do your own due dilligence when participating in a transaction in this forum. The forum and its moderators do not mediate or share any of the responsibility for transactions gone awry.

this is posted at the top of the forum:
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Buy, Sell, Trade, or Freebies! This is the place to buy or sell your used or unused wedding products (table linens, candles, decorations etc.) The Best Destination Wedding Forum does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of items for sale/trade through this website by a third party. You acknowledge that any purchases made to a third party shall be at your sole risk and BDW Forum shall bear no responsibility.
It is best to try to be smart in the situation.

Ask many questions regarding the condition of the property, when you will receive it, what happens if the item received was not as advertised, you did not get item in a timely manner, etc.

Do NOT send check or cash. use paypal so you at least might have a chance at recovering your funds if you do not receive the items.

any other tips?

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#2 Jess

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    Posted 29 October 2009 - 12:47 PM

    yeah good call Tammy - using your credit card on paypal works even better because then you have the credit card backup also (I had to use this once when paypal couldn't help me - the credit card ended up recovering the money for me)

    #3 Alyssa

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      Posted 29 October 2009 - 12:48 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Tammy Host
      Hey Ladies,

      It has been reported by a few members that their transactions did not go smoothly.

      Some of the problems that are occuring are:

      1. dress arrived with a stain on it
      2. seller never sent out items
      3. buyer never sent out payment

      Please do your own due dilligence when participating in a transaction in this forum. The forum and its moderators do not mediate or share any of the responsibility for transactions gone awry.

      this is posted at the top of the forum:


      It is best to try to be smart in the situation.

      Ask many questions regarding the condition of the property, when you will receive it, what happens if the item received was not as advertised, you did not get item in a timely manner, etc.

      Do NOT send check or cash. use paypal so you at least might have a chance at recovering your funds if you do not receive the items.

      any other tips?
      Great Thread Tammy!!!

      Also ladies i suggest taking a look at the post count / profile of the member who is selling stuff. If they haven't been around very long or only have a few posts - that is a red flag right there.

      Good Luck!

      #4 Jennybell1

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        Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:25 PM

        Thanks Tammy, sure wish I would have read that before dealing with Lulucarmen on my purchases.

        Will take that advice should I purchase again on the site!!!

        #5 finzup

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          Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:31 PM

          Would love if if BDW could implement some sort of feedback mechanism for sellers/buyers.. Even if it's something like a subforum for feedback instead of an integrated system that tracks feedback.... It would be very beneficial for sellers (to establish themselves as trustworthy) and buyers (to trust the sellers)..
          just an idea.
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          #6 Jennybell1

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            Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:42 PM

            That would be a great idea if it was possible. Something like how Ebay shows the feedback. Is this something the forum can do or has looked into in the past?


            Quote:
            Originally Posted by finzup
            Would love if if BDW could implement some sort of feedback mechanism for sellers/buyers.. Even if it's something like a subforum for feedback instead of an integrated system that tracks feedback.... It would be very beneficial for sellers (to establish themselves as trustworthy) and buyers (to trust the sellers)..
            just an idea.


            #7 boscobel

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              Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:43 PM

              You have to keep in mind that this is a wedding planning forum. It wasn't created as a buy/sell forum, but it does have this as an added benefit to it's users. And since the forum is funded personally by Tammy (and free to its members), I'm not sure that is something that would be on the short-term (or even long-term) goals for the forum.

              #8 CrystalM

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                Posted 29 October 2009 - 03:01 PM

                finzup & Jennybell1 - maybe we could implement our own version of that - like gift someone the dollar with a message about being a good seller/buyer...something like that wouldn't have to change anything in the system
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                #9 Alyssa

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                  Posted 29 October 2009 - 03:05 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by finzup
                  Would love if if BDW could implement some sort of feedback mechanism for sellers/buyers.. Even if it's something like a subforum for feedback instead of an integrated system that tracks feedback.... It would be very beneficial for sellers (to establish themselves as trustworthy) and buyers (to trust the sellers)..
                  just an idea.
                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Jennybell1
                  That would be a great idea if it was possible. Something like how Ebay shows the feedback. Is this something the forum can do or has looked into in the past?
                  As Carly said this is a wedding planning and information sharing forum NOT Ebay. Also remember that most people who sell wedding stuff do so 1 or 2 times - there are not many "repeat" sellers.

                  Unfortunately, you all need to assume all personal risk when deciding to buy or sell anything.

                  thanks,
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                  #10 rodent

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                    Posted 29 October 2009 - 03:08 PM

                    Most people on here only buy & sell a few times, so adding a feedback system might not protect anyone. Before I buy anything on a forum, I take a look to see if they are an active member & I get a feeling that I can trust them. I've never been screwed on a forum purchase before & I've done some fairly large transactions buying photography equipment.




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