Selling/Buying safely online
We want this website to be a marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of used 3D Printers. We also want it to be a safe place. There is plenty of information about buying and selling safely online, we've included some good links below, but here are some basic rules to follow:
1. Meet face to face if you're buying a 3D Printer
2. Never send payment for something you haven't seen
3. Don't believe everything you read!
4. Don't give out more personal information than you need to
5. Make sure you're both happy (buyer and seller) before proceeding to make a deal
How Do I Safely Use Online Classifieds Sites to Sell Something?
Advertising items for sale on internet classified sites is a great way to spread the word to likely buyers, but there are risks you take when you do. Your first line of defense is to use reputable services and follow closely any advice the site gives about buying and selling safely.
How to create a safe ad
Stick to the facts of the item being sold. Do not put any information that identifies you personally if it’s not strictly necessary. Keep in mind that every piece of information you post may be used for other purposes than you intended. Limit your information to limit your risk.
Look hard at any photo you post, you don’t want it to include house numbers in the background, or license plate numbers, include family members, etc. Show just the item being sold.
If you want the convenience of allowing people to call you (as opposed to emailing you), use a free disposable phone number. You can get one easily by searching on ‘disposable phone number’ and selecting from one of several companies that provide this service. Don’t put your personal phone number in the ad – you don’t want people to be able to harass you later, and there are several reverse look-up directories may provide a wealth of information about you that can be used in ways you would not appreciate.
If the service does not have their own email service, create a disposable email account that does not show any personal information – like your name, location, or age. Again, you do not want people to have your primary account information to harass you through.