Soldier Blue wrote:
How does selling and trading on this site work? Is it done through paypal? I mean, I've sold games through ebay and amazon before, but they have their own marketplaces and security. When we agree to pay for an item, does the seller get paid first and then ships the item out without going through paypal???
I've looked here for the answer to this and could not find it...
It is all up to the buyer and seller. The forum only facilitates people finding each other, it is up to the parties involved to work out how payment and shipping works. Check the feedback thread to see if the other person appears to be trustworthy. Generally people pay for items and then the seller ships. However if a seller is new and a buyer is established it is not uncommon for the buyer to ask the seller to ship first, then pay once things arrive ok, especially if it is a larger purchase. Some sellers ask for people to send Paypal gift, but this route is not recommended unless you totally trust the seller.
If something goes wrong and your item doesn't arrive or there is a problem, you can't go crying to Paypal if it was sent as a gift as that offers no protection and Paypal will be pissed at you for trying to avoid fees for a purchase transaction. If a seller posts something asking for PP payment as a gift, I recommend asking if you can simply add a dollar and possibly some change depending on the price to cover fees.
But remember, the site only helps buyers and sellers find each other. If anything goes wrong, it is up to the parties involved to work it out. You can post positive or negative feedback as warranted, but that is it. That being said, if you look at the feedback thread, you can see that things go smoothly most of the time.