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    Default Brand new users posting ukes for sale?

    I'd like to propose something. This might help eliminate scammers and schemers.
    Suppose a new member has to post a few times to become Member, instead of Jr Member, before they can post an instrument for sale?
    I understand that rarely, a uker who quit ukeing needs a place to sell, and we can find good deals....but....
    Good idea?
    Bad idea?
    Why?
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

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    Is it now or has it been recently a problem with new members posting scam sales? If yes, then a minimum number of "quality" posts (not just "thumbs up" or "OK") would be helpful. I'm a member of a couple of other non-related forums and they've implemented minimum post rules before a member is allowed to post an item for sale.

    If it's not been a problem with scammers, then probably best to leave it alone.
    Larry

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    I wouldn't even entertain buying from anyone without at least 100 posts....
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    I'm not sure number of posts is an indicator of anything. I don't want to draw a road map for anyone who would consider scamming but for a swindle of possibly up to $1000 a few logins and posts over time is not a hard ask.

    Better to use good judgement and not spend more than you would care to write-off as a loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WifeOnFourStrings View Post
    I'm not sure number of posts is an indicator of anything. I don't want to draw a road map for anyone who would consider scamming but for a swindle of possibly up to $1000 a few logins and posts over time is not a hard ask.

    Better to use good judgement and not spend more than you would care to write-off as a loss.
    All the more reason to use Paypal, and NOT the "friends & family" option that provides zero protection if you get scammed. If you care about your money, accept the fact that you're going to have to pay a small percentage for protection. I've been thankful for that protection on more than one occasion. Caveat Emptor AND Caveat Venditor!
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    OK, I stand corrected.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    I think Nickie has a valid point. I am always a bit wary when I see a first time poster selling an instrument, but even more so when it is a very expensive or rare instrument. I don't necessarily need to see rules about this, but if it is a person with only a couple of posts I would be much more cautious and try to get more info on the seller.

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    Nicky, I think it's always good to have a reminder to be more wary of buying from someone brand new to the forum. Treat it like any other private transaction with strangers and consider if it's within your comfort level.
    Glenn

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