Selling Safety

When swapz introduced the ability to sell on the site we saw it as a service that should be local with members, ideally, meeting face to face. By meeting locally you can see the item and take it away with you there and then. If it is not as described you can walk away.

If someone asks for an upfront payment or deposit before you meet, beware! If you are being paid by a secure method such as bank transfer or PayPal make sure the funds are cleared in your account before letting your goods go.

Use caution and common sense when meeting what is effectively a stranger. Meet in a mainstream and well lit public place and take a friend with you if you can. If you don’t have a friend to take with you, make sure someone knows where you are going and who you are meeting.

We recommend you read our Scam Watch article and, if for any reason, you feel uncomfortable about a deal then do not go ahead with it.

Finally, and we have said it many times before, use your common sense. If it seems too good to be true then it probably is!