Market Section - Product Pricing n Discussions

Sumi

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I understand that. I'm just saying we shouldn't fall for the "obvious" ones even if we are desperate else it's only going to negatively affect us, that is not worth at all. He could at least have had the user id on paper up. That was a dumb way to scam someone (if it was a scam). If someone doesn't or can't then it's a major red flag though it can be bypassed easily ("if you want to catch a criminal then think like a criminal"). Also another tip, the background/surface on which the item being sold is placed should be the same. I fell for a similar trick a long time ago and have since learned from it.
Definitely. Also couldn't get the tip you mentioned, do you mean the item should be placed on the same place/area on each image with the user id paper?
It is confirmed with original account holder that his ID is compromised on TE.
That's reassuring. Glad no one got duped.
 

roofrider

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He did comment 'SOLD' was he just holding for @xkcd0137 or did someone actually pay?

Just a suggestion, since my account is new mods verify all my harmless posts before it is actually posted and even reject some. I think they should verify all the sale threads as well before it goes live. I don't think sellers are that desparate, they can wait a few hours for it to be verified, but buyers can be very desparate these days and this can prevent potential scams.

Honestly with 6k+ posts I thought he was legit but his communication in that thread did not match up. But when buyers are rushing to PM the guy before others, it's very possible to miss all this. @xkcd0137 dodged a bullet
 

xkcd0137

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He did comment 'SOLD' was he just holding for @xkcd0137 or did someone actually pay?
Seems like I was his only Bakra, yes.
Honestly with 6k+ posts I thought he was legit but his communication in that thread did not match up. But when buyers are rushing to PM the guy before others, it's very possible to miss all this. @xkcd0137 dodged a bullet
The most important aspect in all this drama is that the said 'Seller' was a very old member with very assuring 14 positive feedbacks. (Mind you, I am a 0 feedback account, so I would doubt myself twice before doubting him, haha)

Anyone would obviously be cautious while dealing with a newer account but it would be very hard to strike someone that even such old accounts can be compromised so easily.

..but yeah with proper support at right time, I dodged the bullet.

Edit: Feels like I'll give up on getting a used GPU and better get a new one when it becomes affordable. Phew! What a roller coaster today was.
 
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roofrider

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Edit: Feels like I'll give up on getting a used GPU and better get a new one when it becomes affordable. Phew! What a roller coaster today was.

I'm eyeing the 980ti (desparate times) but someone is already in talks.
I'm sure some good and many not so good deals will come by, gotta wait.

Edit: what do you guys think about the 980ti?
 

iPwnz

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Definitely. Also couldn't get the tip you mentioned, do you mean the item should be placed on the same place/area on each image with the user id paper?
Yes. For smaller portable items especially, the background should be the same. If different images are used and photos taken by different people, even with the user id on paper, then the background will (should) be different. I realized this only later. For example one image was taken by placing the item on a bed sheet and another one on a table. That should be a potential red flag. Even with the id on a paper. This is assuming the seller doesn't want to prove by video calling (which is usually one of the safest option imo) and not a mere video and showing you the item.
Edit: Feels like I'll give up on getting a used GPU and better get a new one when it becomes affordable. Phew! What a roller coaster today was.
I waited since Nov 2020 and got it today. All the best! :hilarious:
New GTX 1050 Ti's are available for 15k.
 

Sumi

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Yes. For smaller portable items especially, the background should be the same. If different images are used and photos taken by different people, even with the user id on paper, then the background will (should) be different. I realized this only later. For example one image was taken by placing the item on a bed sheet and another one on a table. That should be a potential red flag. Even with the id on a paper. This is assuming the seller doesn't want to prove by video calling (which is usually one of the safest option imo) and not a mere video and showing you the item.
I get you now.
Edit: Feels like I'll give up on getting a used GPU and better get a new one when it becomes affordable. Phew! What a roller coaster today was.
Don't lose hope man, just keep trying till you get it. Have you tried WTB on reddit/facebook groups?
 

xkcd0137

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Don't lose hope man, just keep trying till you get it. Have you tried WTB on reddit/facebook groups?
Reddit/Facebook groups are even less reliable with no feedback system. Though there a few good deals there but I don't have the confidence to go through them.
 

Sumi

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Reddit/Facebook groups are even less reliable with no feedback system. Though there a few good deals there but I don't have the confidence to go through them.
Some bigger facebook groups have something called Admin Method where your payment is held by the admin till you get the product and check it, you can also make vouch posts before confirming the purchase by looking at how many people vouch for the guy in the comments. Reddit however is tricky, so understand the hesitation.
 

PradUp

Member
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I posted a sales thread a few hours ago, it was under moderation for a while but has now disappeared altogether. I followed all the rules, posted plenty of pictures, any mods care to explain please?
 

Crazy_Eddy

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I posted a sales thread a few hours ago, it was under moderation for a while but has now disappeared altogether. I followed all the rules, posted plenty of pictures, any mods care to explain please?
Cutting down on resellers :-
 

iPwnz

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Cutting down on resellers :-
Wait. How do we define resellers now in this case? I would like some clarity.

Btw my post in this thread was deleted. I merely said to the OP to let us know how much he sold for. How is that off topic? I thought it was a legit comment. I didn't argue about the pricing or lectured others. Just curious.
 

iPwnz

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Can anything be done about FS threads in which people are censoring the purchase price in the purchase invoices?
Personally I'm against it as I like transparency but this doesn't mean that I'm for price trolling just FYI. Negotiation is perfectly fine and lowballing doesn't seem bad if all done in PM's. Its seller's choice to sell it to whoever they want after all. Sellers don't even have to reply to people who they feel are lowballing too much.
Just some thoughts.
 

iPwnz

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Do what ban the member ? Best option for you is to ignore block the member once done u will not see any of his post or threads or ignore the sub forum like market place.
That's not a logical solution for a "community" forum let alone a tech one. And no one suggested a ban.
 

Sands

Member
Disciple
That's not a logical solution for a "community" forum let alone a tech one. And no one suggested a ban.

Simply ignore the market section and select the way how u want to see the thread under that sub forum

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