Airsoft Canada
http://triggerairsoft.com/shop/

Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Information Center > Frequently Asked Questions
Home Forums Register Gallery FAQ Calendar
Retailers Community News/Info International Retailers IRC Today's Posts

buying from the classifieds is it safe

:

Frequently Asked Questions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 6th, 2006, 23:41   #1
zone 69
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: KELOWNA , B.C CANADA, PLANET EARTH
Exclamation buying from the classifieds is it safe

Im looking at a gun for sale in the classifieds and i just what to know is this safe ??? like how would you be able to know if your going to get burned or not ???this info is not just for me its for all the noobies that read this thread.Boneman thread had some good tip,s you should read (how NOT to do business 101) that,s where i started

Last edited by zone 69; October 11th, 2006 at 20:54..
zone 69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 6th, 2006, 23:46   #2
Hades
 
Hades's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Home
Send a message via MSN to Hades
Click on the peoples traders rating. Chances are if they have all positive feedback then you will be safe though it does not go without risk.
Hades is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 7th, 2006, 00:08   #3
Fidget11
 
Fidget11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Edmonton, Alberta.
yeah if a trader rating is good then you should be safe. personally if you buy from someone who seems to be around alot as well chances are they are not gonna burn you because they are well known in their community. if you want added safety talk to someone else who airsofts with them and ask about the person.

personally i dont think you will be likely to get burned on the classifieds as long as your honest and up front and the seller is as well you should be fine. ask lots of questions and make sure the deal is clear and you will be fine.
__________________
Stop Sulking About It! - Prioritize & Organize! - Canadian Airsoft Is Not A Crime!

Primary: G36K
Secondary: FMU SIG P226
Fidget11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 7th, 2006, 02:54   #4
thephenom
 
thephenom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto
Send a message via MSN to thephenom
Well, it's always safer to buy from verified user, because you know somewhere out there, this guy exists in the country.

Other than that, take cautions, trade personal information, home number, ISP email (ie not gmail or hotmail, work emails would be ok too), home address if possible, and give him a call once you get a number to make sure.
thephenom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 7th, 2006, 07:48   #5
Greylocks
 
Greylocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Gatineau, Quebec (Near Ottawa)
Can non-verified folks access the classifieds??? Is it a glitch?

Just get age-verified and buy from a Retailer if you are worried. It's always best to buy new equipment when you start off, since you're then sure about what you get.
Greylocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 7th, 2006, 08:23   #6
Primus
Super Moderator
 
Primus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Ottawa, ON
Send a message via MSN to Primus
Again, just for you GL, the Age Verified icon has yet to be imported... Perhaps zone 69 can see the classified ads because he is verified.
__________________
MODT - Magnus Operator Development Team - tu fui ego eris

Gray Fox Strategic - @grayfoxstrategic on Facebook / Instagram
Primus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 7th, 2006, 15:23   #7
thephenom
 
thephenom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto
Send a message via MSN to thephenom
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greylocks View Post
Can non-verified folks access the classifieds??? Is it a glitch?

Just get age-verified and buy from a Retailer if you are worried. It's always best to buy new equipment when you start off, since you're then sure about what you get.
Aren't the accessories and gear still open to non-age verified?
thephenom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 7th, 2006, 15:35   #8
Armedpacifist
 
Armedpacifist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Ontario
__________________
Silent Pulse
Armedpacifist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 8th, 2006, 07:39   #9
Greylocks
 
Greylocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Gatineau, Quebec (Near Ottawa)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zone 69 View Post
I talked to my locl rep i should be verified.but ya i would like new but the gun i want is not in stock any where. and i looked every where in canada
Did you Email the retailers for it, or did you just look at their stocks? For anything you dont see, it's Normal to ask the Retailers directly for it.
Greylocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 8th, 2006, 09:57   #10
Gato
ASC's Whiny Bitch
 
Gato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Richmond Hill (Ontario)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zone 69 View Post
yup e-mail and phoned. i could not find my gun any where. but i got one from the ASC classifieds its all good now :infantry:
Just outa curiosity what gun is it ?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThunderCactus View Post
Like seriously dude. The incredible lack of common sense in the question could be scientifically investigated for evidence of a black hole.
Certified Level 3.1415926 Sniper Certified
Certified Level 3.1415926 Orbital Weapons platform Certified
Gato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 27th, 2015, 21:26   #11
Skar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Toronto
Quote:
Originally Posted by thephenom View Post
Well, it's always safer to buy from verified user, because you know somewhere out there, this guy exists in the country.

Other than that, take cautions, trade personal information, home number, ISP email (ie not gmail or hotmail, work emails would be ok too), home address if possible, and give him a call once you get a number to make sure.
Can I ask, why is it good to get thier ISP email & not the others like gmail, hotmail etc??
Skar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 27th, 2015, 21:28   #12
hollywood...
Administrator
 
hollywood...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: In a Van,.... Down by the River!
holy necro post
__________________
MODT - tu fui ego eris
hollywood... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 27th, 2015, 21:52   #13
Drake
E-01
 
Drake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Montreal, QC
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skar View Post
Can I ask, why is it good to get thier ISP email & not the others like gmail, hotmail etc??
Because you can easily create a throwaway Hotmail/Gmail/Yahoo/etc account. But the ISP email is linked to an account, and if push comes to shove the authorities could get information associated with the account from the ISP.
__________________
Drake is offline   Reply With Quote
ReplyTop


Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Information Center > Frequently Asked Questions

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Airsoft Canada
http://triggerairsoft.com/shop/

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:00.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.