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Purchasing from Pinside Marketplace


By Occelot

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    Hey guys, I am looking to purchase a machine from the marketplace. I will not be inspecting the machine in person, and having the machine shipped to my location. Can anyone give me any advice? Am I crazy? What is the process for this? IS there any form of security, or do you just send some random joe your money...?

    Thanks!

    #2 1 year ago

    Perhaps another pinsider in that area can check it out for you.

    #3 1 year ago
    Quoted from Occelot:

    Hey guys, I am looking to purchase a machine from the marketplace. I will not be inspecting the machine in person, and having the machine shipped to my location. Can anyone give me any advice? Am I crazy? What is the process for this? IS there any form of security, or do you just send some random joe your money...?
    Thanks!

    Pinside is not eBay. No guarantees. Buy at your own risk.

    #4 1 year ago

    Maybe the seller can post on eBay, and I buy from there. Would that be safer?

    #5 1 year ago

    Link us to the ad- maybe its a well known pinsider we can vouch for

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from Occelot:

    Maybe the seller can post on eBay, and I buy from there. Would that be safer?

    Then you'd have ebay to help a little I suppose. You'll also have to factor in a lot of ebay fees.

    #7 1 year ago

    Chad, that’s an interesting idea.

    #8 1 year ago

    Post a link

    #10 1 year ago

    Read Vid's guide.

    #11 1 year ago

    Tough call. His history shows 3 pins sold. Very little forum activity.

    #12 1 year ago

    There is some dialog from the previous purchasers though..

    #14 1 year ago

    Unless you have a really good idea of what you are doing, it's usually best not to attempt to buy a game that you can't look at in person.

    A lot of things can go wrong, and there are a lot of things that could leave you disappointed or unhappy with the deal, at the very least.

    If you really want that specific title, try putting up a WTB ad and see if you can find a local seller.

    #15 1 year ago

    No easy answer here. You can either take the risk or not. Put up a wtb ad and see what happens.

    #16 1 year ago

    Found 3 pins total from pinside. 2 I drove to AZ for and inspected. 1 I rolled the dice and had a great experience from a big pimpin pinsider in TX. Pm the person and have them provide some other pinside references.

    #17 1 year ago

    Great ideas guys. Buju, I’m gunna ask about references. If he doesn’t have any then so be it, there will be others. Also going to post a wtb locally.

    #18 1 year ago

    #19 1 year ago

    Any ideas on how to find pinsiders by location?

    #20 1 year ago

    Can't you pay with paypal and get the same protection as eBay?

    #21 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jenniebear:

    Can't you pay with paypal and get the same protection as eBay?

    A lot of sellers don't like accepting paypal for large amounts since their policies are woefully lopsided in the buyer's direction. Basically, if a buyer opens any sort of dispute, the seller loses almost every time. On top of that, there's the possibility of chargebacks, and a seller could then be out both the money and the game.

    #22 1 year ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    A lot of buyers don't like accepting paypal for large amounts since their policies are woefully lopsided in the buyer's direction. Basically, if a buyer opens any sort of dispute, the seller loses almost every time. On top of that, there's the possibility of chargebacks, and a seller could then be out both the money and the game.

    Did you mean to say, " A lot of sellers..." ?

    #23 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    Did you mean to say, " A lot of sellers..." ?

    Yup, fixed.

    #24 1 year ago
    Quoted from Occelot:

    Any ideas on how to find pinsiders by location?

    Hello sir and Happy Thanksgiving.
    I posted my sale add on the Ca for sale thread and had some interest so i delayed add. I have not had time to make an add yet. When i sell on pinside regardless of an add or not, i always donate.
    I have a Who Dunnit for sale. Not to boast my sale, but i always reccomend buying local. Saves shipping expense and unforseen damage.
    Im up in Anaheim, garden grove by Disneyland.
    Im around on Sunday if interested.
    Pm me and i can send tons of pics.

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    #25 1 year ago

    Please send pics. What $ are you offering it at?

    #26 1 year ago

    There you go, always better to find a local collector.

    #27 1 year ago

    And Eric is a great guy and seller. Problem solved.

    #28 1 year ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    A lot of sellers don't like accepting paypal for large amounts since their policies are woefully lopsided in the buyer's direction. Basically, if a buyer opens any sort of dispute, the seller loses almost every time. On top of that, there's the possibility of chargebacks, and a seller could then be out both the money and the game.

    Easy way around that. The seller should have the buyer sign a sales receipt that says "I am buying such-and-such machine, serial number XYZ. It is used. I am buying this as-is. I have inspected the machine and I am happy with the machine. I understand there is no warranty included with this machine."

    If a seller has that, he will never lose a PayPal case. It will also hold up in small claims court. And if the buyer is not willing to sign it, move on to the next buyer.

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