Originally Posted by ZOMBIEKILLAH
Thanks for that info.. I am good atm & have plenty of patience since i have 3 CFW PS3s now + 1 OFW 431. I would only buy from US, do to me being from there, would make things easier,also a active user selling a PS3 is much more faith in & has been around for a while. I do want 1 more slim though , not looking to much since my last buy "Mint PS3 Phat" but being i buy smart. I been keeping my eye out for WD 4TB Cloud + 65/73" LCD/DLP TV => To take some stress off my IN82 Infocus HD 1080p Projector first..
I dealt with 2 people in the past ="Cluster FK" So i watch who i deal with now.. It is sad people can not just be straight when selling something. I mean fake tracking number / lies, run around getting your cash back. They probably take your money & use it to buy something for themselves "personal crap" Then finally after a week+ you get your cash back ! People like that i bet they pull that crap on many people ,on a weekly basis should get beat down. I only bought 1 PS3 used & no nonsense. 1 out of 3 were legit = That is pathetic. Tried to buy Jtag + another PS3 = both of them were from complete idiots ,complete wast of time..
That is what i try to avoid ,when buying from people you do not know. Hopefully after i get the things i am looking at now, there will be a slim for sale around Jan/feb,from someone i can trust. I have low tolerance for dishonest dirt bags
The problem isn't so much dishonesty, it's more down to the age of the seller. I remember being around 14-15 selling a few bits of computer hardware on a members only website, I had some good feedback. But one time just got lazy, and couldn't be bothered to send the items in a reasonable period. That sounds terrible, and as an adult, I would be outraged at anyone doing such a thing and likewise wouldn't dream of holding on to someone's money of course. The problem is though that at that age I think there's a lot of ignorance about the world, that it doesn't revolve around you, that's just part of growing up. There's also the problem of responsibility, at that age you haven't really dealt with the outside world or entities that uphold the law, the closest most would have come is their parents giving their rear end a spanking
So kids at that age don't really understand that there's a common law between all that they cannot bargain with and cannot be just ignored, and that it won't just "go away".
If you couple that with how nice it is to receive money, but what a pain in the arse it is to package up goods and post them, considering kids can't drive and so on and might not know where to get good packing material and so forth.
Basically, they bite off more than they can chew.
Certainly not making excuses for them, but that is 9 times out of 10 the problem, you are unknowingly dealing with someone who lives with their parents and isn't mature enough to perform duties that you would expect of an adult.
Best advice I would give is make damn sure you are dealing with someone in their mid 20s+. It's easy to at first glance not realize how old someone is, but even the most intellectual of posters on the internet (who admittedly show my bad education up) can be rooted out for age by the type of language they use, or rather their use of sentence structure and all that crap.
See I'm clearly not in my teens because although I talk crap, have awful spelling, It's obvious I'm making an attempt at a laid back analysis of the situation. That kind of thing comes across I spose even in short communications with little hints from my experience. Sorry if that sounds really patronizing mate
I'm kinda throwing it out there as it got me thinking back to my younger years and how I behaved in terms of buying an selling and that subconcious thinking came to the surface in this post.
Deal with kids expect trouble
....Just my thoughts, could be wrong. Obviously there's genuine bad apples too but often the cliche bad trader dealings is exactly how a child would behave, it's not really about the money and the scamming. Just kids being the useless good for nothings that they are.