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Subject: Geek market purchases? rss

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chris Tottey
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Hi all

I'm not overly familiar with the geek market but I have looked into purchasing gloomhaven from a seller and have been given the details..

Is this the norm? Or is this risky seeing he just wants a straight to account transaction?

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Chris
 
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Byron S
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Not sure, but posting that guy's bank account information publicly seems like a bad idea.
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Yeah you need to hide that bank info.

It also looks super sketchy, I would never send money straight to a random dudes account without having the product. He can just walk away with that money and you have no protection.
 
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Bernardo Gonzalez
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I've bought a ton of stuff through the geek market, and sold other. Had one issue once, but it was a delivery clusterf... from both sides. At the end everything got resolved. As I see it, in this case, the only difference is that he/she wants you to send the money through the bank, or you pay the paypal fees. I would say that's ok, tomato/tomatoe. It is your call at the end of the day. Be aware that the buyers pays for delivery by default, which can be a huge chunk for a game of this size. I once bought a 5 dollar item, which I ended up paying ~14 for delivery. Thus, do not assume and ask questions, and be explicit. If you have any question message the buyer and talk through it, people here are quite friendly and she/he will try to guide you through the purchase.

Edit: mmm reading it again.. the only problem here is that by not doing it through the market he/she is skipping the 3% that he needs to pay to BGG, that's wrong, and can ban his account. On that side, I would be weary.
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chris Tottey
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Thanks is guys.

I didn't realise the bank details where on there, I just thought it was the message. My mistake

 
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Rick Vinyard
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There are enough flags raised that I wouldn't do the deal unless I went through PayPal.

Also, make sure you send the money via goods purchased, not via friends and family.
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