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.
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