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What is your experience dealing with Amazon Used Sellers who want you to email them first??

asked on October 11, 2012

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Stay away...con artists !!
Amazon Customer answered on October 16, 2012
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Depending on the nature of the email. I have sold lens on Amazon and have email people regarding the lens that they're interested in buying. For example, if they want to see multiples pictures of the lens, sending it outside of Amazon is much easier. And I found that most people are at ease once they see the pictures o… see more Depending on the nature of the email. I have sold lens on Amazon and have email people regarding the lens that they're interested in buying. For example, if they want to see multiples pictures of the lens, sending it outside of Amazon is much easier. And I found that most people are at ease once they see the pictures of the lens they're buying. But I have never told them to bypass Amazon.
Besides, most email communications between buyers and sellers--even though they're on Yahoo or Google--Amazon somehow retains a copy just in case. Rule # 1 when buying from a 3rd party is that the deal MUST BE done via Amazon. No Amazon, no deal. Rule # 2. Look for the average price. Let say there are 10 copies of the lens you're interested in, and they're all priced with 5% price differential. Then you see one that about 40-50% off the average price and that the lens is too perfect (brand new..or rarely used...blah...blah...) Beware of that seller. When something is too good to be true, it's probably is. see less
Depending on the nature of the email. I have sold lens on Amazon and have email people regarding the lens that they're interested in buying. For example, if they want to see multiples pictures of the lens, sending it outside of Amazon is much easier. And I found that most people are at ease once they see the pictures of the lens they're buying. But I have never told them to bypass Amazon.
Besides, most email communications between buyers and sellers--even though they're on Yahoo or Google--Amazon somehow retains a copy just in case. Rule # 1 when buying from a 3rd party is that the deal MUST BE done via Amazon. No Amazon, no deal. Rule # 2. Look for the average price. Let say there are 10 copies of the lens you're interested in, and they're all priced with 5% price differential. Then you see one that about 40-50% off the average price and that the lens is too perfect (brand new..or rarely used...blah...blah...) Beware of that seller. When something is too good to be true, it's probably is.

Omega Trader answered on October 20, 2012
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There's a high risk they will want you to send them money via Western Union or MoneyGram to Lagos. Don't. Only pay via Amazon. Safest to only communicate via Amazon. Look into their product range, prices and history. Report the suspicious ones for Amazon to investigate - 'Community rules volation'.
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There's a high risk they will want you to send them money via Western Union or MoneyGram to Lagos. Don't. Only pay via Amazon. Safest to only communicate via Amazon. Look into their product range, prices and history. Report the suspicious ones for Amazon to investigate - 'Community rules volation'.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/reports/contact-us see less
There's a high risk they will want you to send them money via Western Union or MoneyGram to Lagos. Don't. Only pay via Amazon. Safest to only communicate via Amazon. Look into their product range, prices and history. Report the suspicious ones for Amazon to investigate - 'Community rules volation'.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/reports/contact-us

EricD answered on September 2, 2013
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