How to go about selling a light at CPF . . .

jefflrrp

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*Mods and admin. -- Please move this thread if I accidentally put it in the wrong subforum. That was not my intention. If so, I apologize.*

Can anyone tell me how I would go about selling a light here at CPF -- I know I can go about posting on my light, its particulars and the price on the B/S/T forum here, but I was wondering how I would get payment for said light after its been sold -- should I require paypal, or personal check? Would I verify payment before shipping? Im sorry. Im just a total noob with selling on the internet. I hope I can get some help on this.

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precisionworks

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The Marketplace does require that you register there in addition to your CPF registration. Most buyers & sellers (self included) prefer PayPal, as it's fast & easy to pay & get paid. Some sellers do charge an additional 3% if credit card payment is made through PayPal, but no additional charge for a 'cash' payment. Most prices are quoted 'delivered'. Some restrict sales to USA only, others ship worldwide.

Price it right & it will be gone FAST:thumbsup:
 

generic808

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You sign up and register with a bank account and usually a CC is required for back-up funds. After your register you account info, paypal will deposit a small amount into your account and you have to check for the amount and use that as a confirmation to activate your account. It's very simple and very safe. Been using it for years now with no problems.
 

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If you are paranoid, like me, you won't give them your bank details and will give them only a credit card number and the minimum required personal information.

Be aware that although Paypal mostly works, there have been many people upset with their security policies and their lack of customer-friendly service. Use, but treat with caution.
 
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jugg2

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If I were to sell something, I would require a money order, before the light is shipped. that way, you keep from having to deal with Paypal, it just takes a little longer.
 

BabyDoc

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If I were a buyer, I wouldn't send a money order to an individual I didn't know or who didn't have a good feedback record. ( I am not sure such a feedback system exists in the marketplace like on Ebay. ) What guarantee do you have you will get the item you received? What recourse do you have, if you don't. With PayPal, you do have recourse if the item isn't what was promised or you didn't get the item. While I would like to trust everyone on this forum, what guarantees are there? Are there background checks done before a seller is allowed to participate here? Of course not.
 

precisionworks

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If I were to sell something, I would require a money order
If I were a buyer, I wouldn't send a money order
I agree with BabyDoc on this. All my eBay auctions are PayPal only, which means no other form of payment is accepted (including cashier's checks/money orders/etc). I did make one exception to this when a buyer convinced me that I should accept his money order -- then his car got wrecked, he lost his job, and his dog needed emergency heart surgery. After that, PayPal only
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