Online Sales Safety Tips

Selling your used airsoft replicas and gear online can be a great way to put cash in your pocket & open up your gear locker for that newnew goodness. However, it is extremely important to practice safe online selling techniques. Here is a short list of tips to help keep you safe!

 

-When meeting someone in person, never go alone.
-Try to meet others in a public location, preferably with cameras (like a Walmart parking lot).
-Do not invite strangers into your home, or go into others' homes.
-If it sounds too good to be true, it normally is.
-Never give out any personal or financial information.
-When paying with PayPal, always send money for "Goods & Services" with a description of what you are buying.
-If you must meet at your house, give your address but not your apartment number, and meet the buyer outside first. (If you live in a house, you can meet them outside anyway.) In the event that you meet them and they're making you very uncomfortable, send them on your way and go back inside. You run the risk of being rude and you lose a potential buyer, but if you are not comfortable talking to a person outside of your home then you should not invite them in. (For the record, it's very unlikely you will ever have to do this, but it's good to give yourself the option just in case.
-If you're not using Google Voice already, you should sign up just for AirsoftSwapMeet. The number you receive will forward to your current number and, if any weirdos get ahold of it, you can just block them. It's a really easy way to protect your privacy and still retain the convenience of giving out your number.