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Thread: A word to the wise

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    A word to the wise

    I have not really done much business over the internet. I pretty much am more of a customer than a merchant, and I have very little experience with being a merchant on the internet. My oldest daughter does steady swaps and trades on a different type of forum, and she told me something important. If you decide to sell something on the internet, make sure that you get the payment first. Even if someone seems very nice, it is better to be cautious.


    For those of you who have experience, it may be common knowledge, but not to someone like me. I think that I may have been too trusting. I hope that I am wrong. Please look out for yourself better than I did.

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    Hope your loss was not too bad. Thanks for the warning, it always bears repeating.

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    thanks. I've even been "taken" in quilt block swaps. not often thank goodness!!

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    Pay-Pall is huge for online transactions. Don't know how we could do any of this without it.

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    I don't know why anyone would ship a product without getting payment, or at least getting a hold on funds to make that payment, before shipping.

    After all, when you go into a store to buy fabric, groceries, or anything else, the merchant doesn't give you the stuff then tell you to pay when you get around to it...

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    it could go either way . when you buy something from anyone from here or ebay. you expect to get what ya pay for. so its hard for buyers as well as sellers.and some do not have paypal and the only way they can pay is cash or money order.

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    I am not 100 percent that I have a loss. I am hoping that I don't. It was just a good conversation to have with my daughter. Sometimes moms learn from their kids and vice versa.

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    My fingers are crossed for you! I hope it works out for you...just don't ship again without payment first!!!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
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    I'm a softy too and because my son knows this he is always ready to put things online for me and if I see something he'll do the dickerin-n-dealing .As to this PayPal stuff I have no clue how it works and with all the new stuff he's been teaching me about computers I choose to learn only so much at a time.But I think I'll continue to let him do the online buying and selling for me.

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    Definitely need to get payment before shipment. I do deals on the internet, but always get payment before shipping.

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