Selling Used kite Procedure???

Selling Used kite Procedure???

Post by Only » Mon, 23 Nov 1998 04:00:00


I have listed several kites for sale at:
http://www.net-link.net/~mawood/home.htm

got an email response to buy one.  i agree to pay shipping. kite cost only $
35.  how are arrangements for sending and payment usually done?  thinking if i
pay the shipping expense to do a cod that my net on the kite may be almost
nothing.

i tend to be overly trusting of others but don't want to give away these kites.
 after all, i am going to use the proceeds for other kites for me.

thanks for advice
eric

 
 
 

Selling Used kite Procedure???

Post by Gene Matoch » Tue, 24 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> got an email response to buy one.  i agree to pay shipping. kite cost only $
> 35.  how are arrangements for sending and payment usually done?  thinking if i
> pay the shipping expense to do a cod that my net on the kite may be almost
> nothing.

I have sold and bought several things on-line. I have always trusted that people
would pay, and I have never been buned. A friend of mine came up with a slightly
more sophisticated way of doing things...Both pieces (kite and payment) are shipped
UPS or FedEx on the same day. When they are shipped, the two parties exchange
shipping numbers...that way you can verify that SOMETHING was shipped. Not
perfectly secure, but it provides some reassurance. What about using those money
delivery services? Anyone know how much they cost?

Enjoy!
Gene Matocha

 
 
 

Selling Used kite Procedure???

Post by Rich Krau » Wed, 25 Nov 1998 04:00:00

for what its worth:  ive bought a few kites from folks found, and
communicated with on line, and have never been burned.  just sent checks
and kites show up.  the thought in my mind is that theves really dont buy
kites in the first place (or something like that)  maby ive just been
lucky......

--

'till next time,
Rich

 
 
 

Selling Used kite Procedure???

Post by S.K. Brow » Wed, 25 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Hi all,

I've sold one kite online and have bought several. Honesty is the only
policy. Don't misrepresent what you have. If there is wear or damage, be
clear about it.  I use money orders for payment in whatever currency the
seller wishes. Pack the kite well. I've seen (happened to a friend) $$$
worth of kites destroyed by customs inspectors using a utility knife to
open boxes. I would double box anything I sent.

Other than that, communicate well with the buyer/seller to be clear on
expectations.

Good luck!
Steve