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Marketplace Safety and Etiquette
The Brickset forum is a great place to trade and buy and sell LEGO. The people here are a great bunch and you can trade with other members with confidence.Safety
In the 18 months the forum has been operating we are aware of only one transaction
that didn't work out, where it appeared that somebody joined to set up a deal and then didn't fulfil their side of it. A very isolated incident, and one we don't want to happen again.
So, before participating in a transaction you should satisfy yourself that it is safe to do so. There are several things you can do:
- View the user's profile, by clicking on their name, to see when they joined.
- On their profile page, click on the links in the side menu to view the discussions and comments they've posted.
- Contact them through the forum and ask if they have eBay or BrickLink feedback you can view
- Always use PayPal
This is obviously a generalisation, but people that have only just joined, or who do not contribute to the forum and don't have a trading history elsewhere might be a cause for concern and you should take particular care when trading with them, especially if they are not in your own country.
Let's be careful out there...Etiquette
Please remember that the Marketplace is intended to connect trading partners and sellers with interested buyers.
Members - especially those that have no intention to conduct direct business with the offering party - should not treat it as an opportunity to scrutinize the desired transaction, i.e. criticizing the asking price or mentioning alternate purchasing opportunities.