Originally Posted by kalnaren
There's a reason I will now only buy shit from a reputable ASC dealer. I'd say 75% of the private buys I've done through the classifieds have been fucked in some way or another. They range from the seller not thoroughly inspecting an item before sending it to me and thus it's not 100% as described, to sellers knowingly shipping me physically broken guns. My favorite was a gun that had the entire front RIS epoxied onto the body. That one spent a day in a machine shop being fixed.
All of these transactions are more than a year old though. I wonder if people are just a) reporting it more, or b) we just have more inventory moving through ASC classifieds and thus the rate of problems has gone up.
It would be interesting, though probably not possible, to see if the trade dispute amount vs. "sold" item amount has remained consistent or if it is in fact going up.
I knew there was a reason why I took the time to learn SPSS
I'll be able to do the analytics correctly once I know I got enough raw data. I'll also try to pull some numbers from the feedback system, but I'll need staff support on this. Still trying to figure out if it's worth it because people are spineless and don't provide negative feedback on sour deals.
So I guess this brings us to the first thing to fix...
LEAVE FUCKING NEGATIVE OR NEUTRAL FEEDBACK IF YOU FEEL THE TRADE HAS GONE BAD, YOU ARE PROTECTED FROM RETALIATION BY ASC RULES.