1. bo_woods's Avatar
    What's the safest way to trade items here on windows central marketplace??
    04-17-2015 05:02 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    In general, I think it probably is safe right from square one. It's like a community here and people want to stay a part of it... Why poison the well by cheating on a deal?

    Check out the Marketplace Feedback area here and on other mobile nations sites to see what people's reputations are. Look at their post counts, number of likes and thanks received, read some of their posts to get an idea of who they are...

    Look at other Marketplace threads to see how active they are in making swaps rather than buying/selling... If they do a lot of trades or have listed an item you want to trade for before you even ask, these are all good indicators.

    I will say worldspy99, Bunky, pankaj981 and ajst222 have all come to my attention as frequent and honorable swappers just from me keeping an eye on what goes on in Marketplace. (LOVE this forum, even when I'm not buying or selling I read it quite regularly.) I'm sure there are more members that deserve a mention, but those 4 stand out as "frequent fliers" in terms of trading and volume of activity.
    04-17-2015 09:07 PM
  3. worldspy99's Avatar
    What's the safest way to trade items here on windows central marketplace??

    You might want to PM gordonfink about your broken devices. He is very good at fixing them. I have traded with him before. Good luck.
    04-18-2015 12:11 AM
  4. bo_woods's Avatar
    You might want to PM gordonfink about your broken devices. He is very good at fixing them. I have traded with him before. Good luck.
    That's actually exactly who I'm in the process of working out a trade with! Wow
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    04-18-2015 07:37 AM
  5. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    Hey, you send me the cash and I'll send the goods. Promise! /S
    04-18-2015 08:01 AM
  6. gordonfink's Avatar
    Hey, you send me the cash and I'll send the goods. Promise! /S
    I just did exactly this with dgr_874- good guy - worked out fine.
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    04-18-2015 10:47 AM
  7. gordonfink's Avatar
    You might want to PM gordonfink about your broken devices. He is very good at fixing them. I have traded with him before. Good luck.
    Thanks much. I'm good at buying broken stuff. Jury's out on whether I'm any good at fixing it. :)
    04-18-2015 10:48 AM
  8. ajst222's Avatar
    RumoredNow summed it up well! This is a community so I'd say it's safer than using something like eBay. There are some signs that it could be a scam like a user who just joined and has little/no posts. You can usually tell scams anyway by the wording used and whatnot as well. They're few and far between here!

    It's also very reassuring for those who are new to the marketplace to take a look at the feedback forum here (and possibly the other MN sites since many members are active there as well). It's a great way to let the herd take care of itself without the "authority" you'd find on eBay or Swappa (and hefty fees that go with it).

    Usually, protocol is that if the person doesn't have feedback when trading, they ship their device first rather than the person who does have feedback to ensure that everything goes smoothly and to eliminate risk. It's a good principle I believe because, since we're a community, the member who is already established won't want to do any harm to their reputation, and also the member without feedback could be a risk since we know nothing about them.

    Best of luck OP!
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    04-18-2015 03:19 PM
  9. bo_woods's Avatar
    Thanks much. I'm good at buying broken stuff. Jury's out on whether I'm any good at fixing it. :)
    May I ask where you get your phones from? And do you do paid phone repairs?
    04-21-2015 07:25 PM
  10. gordonfink's Avatar
    May I ask where you get your phones from? And do you do paid phone repairs?
    Not in public, but you can in a PM. :)

    I will say, though, that I don't think I've ever charged for a phone repair. I usually only repair phones (tablets too - done bunches of those also) that I own or that are owned by friends or family.

    Between my kids and all of their friends, I have the opportunity to do lots of unpaid phone and tablet repairs.
    Last edited by gordonfink; 04-21-2015 at 09:30 PM.
    04-21-2015 09:13 PM

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