Sell Safely

How to Sell Safely

 

We know you might have some concerns over making a safe trade, so here are tips to make sure you and your buyer walk away happy:

 

Typical fraudulent buyer behavior:

  • The buyer insists on using a cheque, PayFast, PayPal, Western Union, or MoneyGram

 

  • The buyer demands you send the item before they pay for it

 

  • The buyer asks for personal information like your ID, bank details, email address, debit/credit card number

 

  • The buyer is keen to pay the asking price immediately, or even overpay, and sometimes in a foreign currency. When it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 

 

  • The buyer is from a foreign country or wants to buy the item for a relative who is abroad

 

  • The buyer will ask to send a driver to collect an item without viewing it. They often immediately reverse the EFT or send a fake proof of payment via SMS

 

  • Stick to the location agreed upon as much as possible because scammers like to take you to other unknown locations after the initial meeting 

 

Meeting a buyer:

  • Always meet in person. We'd recommend trading locally for safe deals.

 

  • A buyer who offers you more money to ship your item to them is usually a scammer, and you can report them to us

 

  • Try to meet in a public place like a shopping mall or petrol station. Whether you're meeting in a public place or even at your home, make sure you have a friend or family member with you 

 

Making the exchange

  • As far as possible, only get paid in cash for your item

 

  • If you must accept a bank transfer, make sure you call your bank to check that the funds have cleared before handing over the item

 

  • Never accept an SMS or email proof of payment.- these are very easy to fake.

 

  • We aren’t in any position to handle or facilitate any exchange of money. So, please, be careful when handing over payment.
Do you have more questions? Contact us
Are you a professional seller? Create an account
Non-logged user
Hello wave
Welcome! Sign in or register