How about making this thread useful by making a list of suggestions that can be implemented? Let's change the direction this thread is going, and discuss things.
Good suggestion. We already have the invoice requirement, but we have not been enforcing that. But what about genuine members who have lost proof of purchase? How do we differentiate them? Any suggestions?Proof of purchase should be a must for every sale thread
I'm not sure what real benefit that will give. There is no way we can be sure that a person will not cheat, just on the basis of their forum age or the previous transactions. Anyone hell bent on cheating can play the long game, and do some low value transactions easily without issues, and then cheat in a high value transaction. Unless you know the seller or the buyer personally, or you personally know someone who can vouch for the third party, it is always better that you treat any member in the forum, whether a veteran or a newbie, as an internet stranger.I would suggest making some provision to sell costly products only say after you have been a member for 2-3 years or already done few low cost deals with good ratings?
It's not okay. But we don't have any real means to curb this.Is it ok if a banned member creates a new username and carry on his activities?
A majority of the members are here for the trade section. There's nothing wrong about that. As for banning in case of fraud, that is what we have been doing, but like you said, we can't really help much. We neither collect any member information, nor do we do any sort of member verification (legal reasons, I guess), so anyone who is using the market section, does it on his/her own risk. Do your own due diligence.There are some notable members in the forum whose primary duty is to buy and sell.
Mods should take notice of such members but in case of fraud they can be banned otherwise how to deal with such people I don't know.
No idea. As suggested by the OP, it could be fraudulently obtained merchandise. We have no way to know, other than speculate.If you have to sell in a week's time, without using it, why buy it at first place !! Besides the genuine cases wonder what's the catch with most of them.
What's the solution here?The seller promised sealed pack, pics were provided too , but buyers got open pack. Maybe used ones too.
I am not entirely sure about why it was discontinued (the dealer section, I guess that is what you are taking about). Only some dealers showed interest to sell here. AFAIR, most of them did that to gain users for their respective websites/forums after which they discontinued listing their stuff here. It would be wonderful to have dealers who can list their stuff here, take orders here, may be provide some special discount to TE members, and also address customer queries and warranty claims here. Unfortunately, I don't see that happening.there was an option of registration charges for resellers, it could be started again, also resellers need to pay 5% as charges ?