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Buying gear from the classifieds - any luck?

 


brainstomp  (A 64476)

Jul 27, 2012, 6:56 PM
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have any of you had any luck buying anything from a classified ad on DropZone.com? I mean I must have sent 30 messages to different ads in the last few months trying to buy different altimeters that are coming up on the list but never gotten a single reply to any of them, not even to say "already sold it".


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Jul 27, 2012, 7:02 PM
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Perhaps if you fill out your profile so it appears that you are a real person and not a scam artist it might help.. Scam artists normally don't have any info on their profile.


theonlyski  (D License)

Jul 27, 2012, 7:22 PM
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have any of you had any luck buying anything from a classified ad on DropZone.com? I mean I must have sent 30 messages to different ads in the last few months trying to buy different altimeters that are coming up on the list but never gotten a single reply to any of them, not even to say "already sold it".

I've bought everything from jumpsuits, altimeters, helmets, camera parts, canopies, AAD's and random other tid bits all from DZ.com classifieds. No issues to speak of. Wink


brainstomp  (A 64476)

Jul 27, 2012, 7:28 PM
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I could have sworn that I filled out all the profile info when I signed up but it wasn't there. Thanks for the heads up on that as I would have never looked at it again had you not pointed it out.


theonlyski  (D License)

Jul 27, 2012, 7:42 PM
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Huntington WV?

Shit, I'll be up there in a couple weeks, GF dragging me to her high school reunion. Crazy


brainstomp  (A 64476)

Jul 27, 2012, 7:44 PM
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nope - Huntington Indiana - aka Podunk nowhere


Premier NWFlyer  (D License)

Jul 27, 2012, 8:30 PM
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One trick - log on every day (or multiple times a day if you really have no lifeLaugh) and click on the "New Ads" link. I've gotten some sweet deals by regularly checking that section and pouncing on the excellent deals.


indyz  (D 28525)

Jul 27, 2012, 9:20 PM
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There are also, unfortunately, a lot of sellers who don't close their ads and just ignore emails once the item sells.


PiLFy  (A License)

Jul 28, 2012, 7:12 AM
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One trick - log on every day (or multiple times a day if you really have no lifeLaugh) and click on the "New Ads" link. I've gotten some sweet deals by regularly checking that section and pouncing on the excellent deals.

This... Better if you can sneak online during work in the mornings. Most of the good deals are gone by the afternoon.


Premier NWFlyer  (D License)

Jul 28, 2012, 9:00 AM
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One trick - log on every day (or multiple times a day if you really have no lifeLaugh) and click on the "New Ads" link. I've gotten some sweet deals by regularly checking that section and pouncing on the excellent deals.

This... Better if you can sneak online during work in the mornings. Most of the good deals are gone by the afternoon.

Yep. And to the OP, I'm going to assume you've got cash available and are ready to buy. Because if you're not, you're going to miss out on deals because the seller can sell to the person who has cash and is ready to buy.

As a seller, I'll say that I respond better to buyers who are clear in their questions and intentions. You're just going to annoy me if you ask questions that are already answered in the ad (and I take care to make sure my ads are as complete as possible). So if I've got a choice between "guy asking question I already answered" and guy who isn't, I'll go with the one who isn't.

As others mentioned, completing your profile helps; that way I can look at your DZ info and think "Oh, I know someone (or know someone who knows someone) there" and while we're emailing, I can be doing a quick check on you to find out if you're for real and someone that is trustworthy.



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