I've only been burned once on ASC, half of it was due to the fact that I was too eager to buy. Two guys took a while to send me their shit, but I got it eventually. I've bought, but mostly sold online, probably over 300-400 transactions. Guys just need to learn to walk away if it feels wrong. I usually buy from friends anyways.
I mostly always buy locally on things that can "break" or are mechanical. You can't really break load bearing gear and not make it obvious.
Also, I am confident that no one has ever had a bad transaction with me.
Last edited by T_A_N_K; August 15th, 2011 at 11:05..