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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:32 PM
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To trade or not to trade?

Hi all,

I'm about to post an ad - I want to trade numerous NIB small (hand launched) jets for parts (new or used) or kits - because I will be moving and my new rc field is not grass-landing friendly (opposite problem flyers usually have).

I'm wondering HOW people swap/trade that are not local? There is no PayPal protection for either the buyer or seller. The reason for trading is that if I sell for cash I lose a bunch. I plan to buy parts/kits anyhow and am open to trade suggestions.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:44 PM
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I trade a lot. Just depends on the person. A lot of trust is needed and work with established
members and should be okay.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 12:31 AM
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let me know what u have to trade and for what you wanna trade for
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:19 AM
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wanna trade?

I've done a couple of $200 trades (engines) and as I consider that "high dollar",I'll admit the stress level is a little higher.

Trusting a Trader and his rating comes into play here.Read some of his posts,check his feedback,and go for it if you're comfortable.

Mine both worked out,well for both of us.Do ALL the safeties available...Insurance,a SIGNED delivery confirmation,and the best packing job you ever did.

Communicate the day you ship,and the expected delivery date.

Do your shipping as if it's a single deal,and it should be okay.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 09:29 AM
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If PP Protection is all that important to you, on an equally valued trade I'd think it might be for the other party also so why not mutually agree to sell (& pay thru PP) to each other for the identical amount?
Just a thought.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 09:46 AM
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"mutually agree to sell (& pay thru PP) to each other for the identical amount"

The only way to trade.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 10:21 AM
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If PP Protection is all that important to you, on an equally valued trade I'd think it might be for the other party also so why not mutually agree to sell (& pay thru PP) to each other for the identical amount?
Just a thought.
That's an interesting idea, swap a certain dollar amount to each other, then cross ship. If one scams the other, then a Paypal dispute is in order.

Now that's smart!
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 10:56 AM
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let me know what u have to trade and for what you wanna trade for
anything I have for sale here, always willing to swap kits. or for motors.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:14 AM
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That's an interesting idea, swap a certain dollar amount to each other, then cross ship. If one scams the other, then a Paypal dispute is in order.

Now that's smart!
Won't each of us lose 3% on the fees?

The trades I'm thinking of are in the $200 to $400 range. I want to trade my (NIB) Phazer, Evader, Phase 3 Squall, SkyAngel jets (Katana + Screamer) for bigger kits with landing gear or parts.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Assurance of security's worth nothing to you? Hmmmm....you must love cake.

Gift each other - no fee.
Who goes first? Mexican showdown.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 01:26 PM
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Think as the 3% as you would your auto or home insurance. Cheap.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:51 PM
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Close tolerances

I can't believe 3% is still an issue !
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 05:22 PM
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ive done lots of trades online and have not had issues yet
some were 200 and up I just shipped insurred with tracking ,signature required
most the time we ship the same day ,sometimes i have sent mine first I look for atleast one feedback on a previous trade, but not always
keep in mind you need patience (usa to canada and vice versa can take 10 days even if it says 4) I have had some flat rate boxes take 3 weeks.

Always get a final item list that is agreed on and give one too!
Check and recheck before you ship , pack it well as mentioned above by other members here

Give all details good or bad about the items so theres no surprizes later when they get there
most the time a good trader will also do the same in return
dont hesitate to ask a question no matter how silly it may seem

and one more note on the matter, if they seem overly pushy to complete the trade or avoid awnswering simple questions think twice before deciding
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 06:28 PM
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I've done many trades from small to high dollar items. On the higher value items (just like I do with Buying and Selling) I provide a phone number and ask for the same. It builds a much better rapport and a certain level of trust.

If they don't want to provide a number, I may walk away....but that's me.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 06:37 PM
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I've setup one trade on here, I shipped out my portion of the trade and the other party could never provide proof that they shipped their part. Long story short after I called the other party on their dishonesty I received my items back, but not sure if it was from the other party or the post office.

Given the right circustances I would attempt a trade again because I know the honest people outnumber the dishonest ones.
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