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Some Suggestions & Guidelines for Swap Transactions
We've put together some buy/sell guidelines as suggestions for how people might minimize misunderstandings when making transactions on our Swap Boards. Most of these aren't "rules," just some suggestions to consider for doing business on these boards with people you don't know.
To read "the rules" for the Swap Boards, click here
If you're a seller, please
put your e-mail address in your post so that buyers can contact you.
Swap board transactions are conducted by private email, not on the
board, and any ads without a valid email address will be removed.
- When your product is
sold, please post ASAP under your original ad to inform people that
it's been sold (so that others don't waste time writing to you).
- Sellers may wish to send
items C.O.D. to insure that they get their money. Alternatively,
sellers often ask to receive a check or money order prior to sending
out the materials. Many sellers will ask that the check they
receive clear the bank before they send out the materials.
is the key to avoiding misunderstandings. We
strongly suggest that buyer and seller contact each other by e-mail
at the occurance of each of the following events:
- when the buyer has
sent a check;
- when the seller has
received the check;
- when the check has
cleared (if the seller requires this);
- when the seller mails
out the books;
- when the buyer receives
- Hang onto the e-mail
addresses of anyone you are doing business with, so you can contact
them later if needed.
- Shipping times vary greatly.
Many sellers send via Book Rate, and depending on locations, it
can take from 1 to 6 weeks to get your books. Remember that
not all sellers can get out to the post office right away, and it
may be appropriate to send a gentle reminder asking whether they've
sent out your order yet.
- Please don't use ALL
CAPS when writing your subject in your posts.
- Know that most people
are in it for the long haul, and over time buyers and sellers get
to know each other by reputation. Your efforts to be considerate
of others will be rewarded by a good reputation, and probably many
good transactions over a long time.
- If you've had a problem
with someone, and you've tried to contact them to resolve it, and
you've given a few days to hear back but have not, you may post
on the Swap Problems board. Keep
in mind, though, that while from time to time there may have been
an individual who ripped off someone else, the vast majority of
people using these boards are trustworthy. People do forget,
or get busy, or leave town for a week, and there are often good
reasons why you haven't heard back right away. So please go
the extra mile to give someone the benefit of the doubt before offering
a public opinion that you've been treated unfairly.
- For those who may be
considering ripping others off, just understand that it's a felony
to use the U.S. Mail to defraud people, and police will get involved
in these situations, even when the amount in question is modest.
- VegSource is not responsible
for transactions conducted on the swap boards. We will try to help
when there is a problem, but all such issues are strictly between
the buyers and sellers.
- The credit cards of dealers who post past their subscriptions
dates will be automatically charged for the extra time they have
- Enjoy yourselves!
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