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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:50 pm 
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I've a frame, he has a set of wheels, and we want to do a straight swap, but we don't live anywhere near each other.

He seems like a straight-up kinda guy, but I worry about getting screwed over (sorry if you're reading this) and I'm sure he feels the same!

Obviously, postage will be required, but how can we both get the bits we want, without any worry of loosing out? These are nice bits, not parts bin specials.

Anyone have any suggestions on how we can make this work?

Cheers guys. :D

Steve


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:01 pm 
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Both of you send your stuff to me, then I'll post it back out when it's all here.




Honest! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:03 pm 
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xerxes wrote:
Both of you send your stuff to me, then I'll post it back out when it's all here.




Honest! :D


:lol: :lol:

What's your address?

:shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:22 pm 
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Ever bought something using PayPal gift?

This is the same thing really. You send your stuff over and hope that the other person is honest.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:29 pm 
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1. Trust.
2. Get the same courier to drop one off and pick the other one up.
3. Both Paypal me a deposit and I'll paypal it back when each person is satisfied with delivery.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:35 pm 
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could you meet half way?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:53 pm 
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be as open as possible - make sure you have as much info on each other as you can.

Watch for user 'Rongo' though, he may send you soiled pants instead.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:55 pm 
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It's all about trust, there are probably hundreds of transactions on here a week, and you only hear of anything going wrong once in a while.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:59 pm 
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Best way to do swaps is at retrobike national rides :wink: No issues !!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:44 pm 
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swannymere wrote:
It's all about trust, there are probably hundreds of transactions on here a week, and you only hear of anything going wrong once in a while.


Very true! You can refer to the feedback forum and also check all a member's posts in their profile. You can get a pretty good idea of who they are from these, but it ain't foolproof...


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