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Wilsons102

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Astro Buy & Sell safe ?
« on: July 26, 2012, 04:58:28 PM »
Ive been offered a few and spotted a few good mounts and other various bits on Astro buy and sell UK , Im just wondering has anyone bought from here before and how can it be done safely ? , For example two separate people offering my EQ mounts down south and offer to ship them. But as this site is not like ebay where its regulated and you can dispute unsent items etc how can i purchase from someone on here as safely as possible so i don't get rumbled ? =]
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Re: Astro Buy & Sell safe ?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 06:11:19 PM »
Most people I know have bought & sold on ABS. I myself have bought & sold many items on there & haven't had a single problem so far so I would say you should be fine buying from the site.

When they know of a scammer or fraudulant ad, they are pretty quick to deal with it & they will post a message to let you know so that you don't get ripped off.

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Wilsons102

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Re: Astro Buy & Sell safe ?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012, 06:18:23 PM »
Thats good to know thanks for that. Ive been offered a nice EQ3-2 sure its not as good as an EQ5 but its has some nice modifications and extras for a good price dual axis motors modified to accept guider commands. Dew heaters and controls for it. a 90mm Opticstar guidescope , finder scope etc etc nice little buy for me i think but was just weary as i have not used the site before. Will see how it goes might buy the kit. Thanks
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Re: Astro Buy & Sell safe ?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2012, 07:24:34 PM »
have used astro loads of times never been disapointed yet  although for larger items i tend to pick up or meet halfway rather than courier

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Re: Astro Buy & Sell safe ?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2012, 08:49:26 PM »
another + for Astro Buy/Sell. Used it loads and never been let down, amature astronomers look after their kit and all seem to be decent trustworthy folk.
 
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Re: Astro Buy & Sell safe ?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2012, 09:49:45 PM »
Only used it once, but was a good experience.  I would be happy to use it again.

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