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How to Buy Safely Online

Follow these simple guidelines and you can be sure to have a safer transaction when buying from an online listing.

Tips on purchasing a USED vehicle

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Try to meet the seller in person

This gives you a chance to examine the product (its condition and functionality) before completing the payment. To be on the safe side, take a friend of family member along with you when you visit the sellers shop or office. Following this advice will keep you safe from 90% of typical online scams.

Use COD when shipping

Cash On Delivery (COD) services will let you pay for the item in cash when it is delivered to your doorstep. It eliminates any chances of making a payment and then not receiving the shipped item, or vice-versa.

Inter-city purchases

 Have someone you know and trust in the same city as the seller take a look at the item, complete the transaction and then ship it to you.

Establish telephone contact

Speaking to the seller over the phone will give you a clearer picture of the authenticity of the sale, and what you are likely to expect in dealings with the seller.

Report suspicious sellers

Use the “Report Ad” button found on the bottom right of each ad to alert Team-BHP Classifieds about any sellers or ads that are factually incorrect or dealers you have had a bad experience with. 

Never hand over credit card or bank account 

If you have no other payment options, consider using a service like PayPal, and mark the payment as "for goods & services". If a problem arises PayPal's buyer protection could be of value to you. Check their site for the fine print.

Found an offer that is too good to be true?

Be extra cautious, examine the product in greater detail, and be more careful about payments - since if it seems to good to be true, it probably isn't true.

For sellers

Remember to wait till the payment clears before handing over the vehicle, regardless of whether the payment has been made by cheque or demand draft.

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