Re: WTB 300 WBY: Safe transaction
Your fears were the same as mine in 2009 when I sent $3500 to someone I never spoke to or met, for a gun that all I had seen was in pictures. About 40 purchases later, I am still going strong and very pleased with every person I have met and dealt with on this site. Does that mean everyone is on the up and up? No it does not.
Click on the persons screen name and check their history. Check posts and threads. If they made deals with other members, ask members if the person followed through. I have not done this lately as I have felt very comfortable dealing with people. I sent of over 3K on Tuesday to a guy I have only spoken with on the phone once. Am I concerned? No I am not. I could tell by his voice he was an upstanding individual.
If you have a feeling that things are not right in your gut, dont make the deal. Unfortnaltey at some point you just have to trust someone.
Get their full name and address. Get a cell number and call it back to verify later in the day. You can google the name and address to try to verify. If you use USPS MO, then it is a federal crime for someone to cash that if it is not who they really are. I doubt scammers have infiltrated our little community, but to make sure ask other members about people. I only have a few "friends" on this site on my profile, but I feel good that if you asked people on this site about me, you would get nothing but 100% positive feedback.
Be careful, do a little homework and good luck. If you are still worried, dont make the deal unless it is face to face.