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Selling products nationally (wanted some advice)


Hello everyone. I'm trying to sell some items through a local website, things like a Nintendo 3DS, a set of speakers, etc.


I have had some proposals and I've been quite receptive of different offers. I am concerned, however, as to how I should proceed in order to send the items to buyers' addresses. I go to the local post office, sign the necessary documentation and use a form of registered parcel to know where it is, if it arrived and also act as a failsafe to know the place of origin and as a certificate of shipment.


Should I ask for the buyers to pay first, I send the item afterwards or should they receive the item first and then pay me (I'm not sure which methods they'll even suggest at this point, I haven't done this before and this place isn't as complex as eBay)? The website I'm using advises against buyers paying first and this disconcerts me because who can assure sellers won't be deceived?


The website itself doesn't support PayPal and pretty much only recommends local selling, as in face-to-face. What do you guys think and what should I do? I suppose if something went wrong I'd have to contact the authorities, but, I don't believe the website would provide any notable assistance to the matter either.

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  • NEVER send an item prior to payment.
  • Deal locally, or on eBay. If you do choose to go outside those means, only accept Paypal or direct deposit.
  • If you do go the eBay route, be aware you'll lose between 5 to 10 percent of the selling price, as well as the shipping price, and there are additional fees on top of that.

Honestly, I'd just deal locally.

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