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  • Joseph
    June 25, 2012 - 13:22

    Thanks for writing this post. I am so glad that you wrote about the dangers of buying items online. There are definitely plenty of benefits to buying online, but at the same time, there are way too many scams that go on. People need to realize that you can't just go and buy a utility trailer off of a website....

  • mercedes
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    WE are so used to fraud now in every facet of life that we'd be crazy if we weren't wary of the internet!

  • Ulf
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    Great post.

    Perhaps I can just add to this that the best way to guard against being ripped off by online sales or auctions of any kind, Craigslist and eBay includedand whether seller or buyeris to use a *bona fide* online escrow company. Especially for pricier items like antiques, jewelry and autos. Although it does add some cost, it takes the uncertainty out of the transaction, and thats a small price to pay for peace of mind.

    For my money, the best bona fide online escrow (and there seems to be ten fraudulent escrow sites for every bona fide one) is probably Escrow.com (http://escrow.com). In fact, its the only one that eBay recommends, and is the only online escrow company that is licensed to provide escrow services all across the United States.

    Take care,

    Ulf Wolf

  • mercedes
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    WE are so used to fraud now in every facet of life that we'd be crazy if we weren't wary of the internet!

  • Ulf
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    Great post.

    Perhaps I can just add to this that the best way to guard against being ripped off by online sales or auctions of any kind, Craigslist and eBay includedand whether seller or buyeris to use a *bona fide* online escrow company. Especially for pricier items like antiques, jewelry and autos. Although it does add some cost, it takes the uncertainty out of the transaction, and thats a small price to pay for peace of mind.

    For my money, the best bona fide online escrow (and there seems to be ten fraudulent escrow sites for every bona fide one) is probably Escrow.com (http://escrow.com). In fact, its the only one that eBay recommends, and is the only online escrow company that is licensed to provide escrow services all across the United States.

    Take care,

    Ulf Wolf