Shop Safe

How to shop safely on Geardigger.fi

Geardigger.fi is a secure and user-friendly marketplace but to shop used is always associated with some risk taking. Use your common sense when you buy or sell something.

Tips if you want to buy

  • Contact the owner and find out as much information as possible about the item and its condition. Be wary of deals that seem too good to be true.
  • If you are unsure of the authenticity, you can request to see the original receipt, or, if possible, check the product's history and previous owners.
  • Make up with the seller how the payment should be done.
  • Do not pay in advance if you do not know the seller, no matter how reliable the buyer appears.
  • When cash on delivery, you can ask the seller to write on the package that you can open the package and approve the content before you pay.
  • If you are unsure of your purchase, you can make up with the seller about the return policy.
  • Request a receipt or enter a purchase contract on what you buy.
  • Fall does not succumb to the seller excites you to quickly make up and send money. Is there much money at stake, you should always call and talk to the person in question
  • If you have reason to believe that any person using Findit.fi for illegal activities, you should immediately report this to us.

 

Tips if you want to sell

  • Never send an item in advance if you do not know the buyer, no matter how reliable the buyer appears.
  • Make sure the payment is valid.
  • Write a purchase contract.
  • If you sell a vehicle, you should always go with the potential buyer on the test drive.

 

Advice to avoid scams

  • Trust your instincts. Be extra careful if the offer sounds too good to be true or if the other party stresses you to implement the deal.
  • Only do business with local buyers and sellers.
  • Be careful if the other party wants to use the cash services Bidpay, SquareTrade, or even PayPal.
  • Never send payment to a distant buyers through cash payment services like Western Union or MoneyGram Bidpay.
  • Never give out personal financial information (eBay or PayPal info, account numbers, social security number, etc.).
  • Google on the email address and name.

 

Make sure that the product is not stolen

  • Check the seller's identity and mailing address.
  • Ask to see the original receipt, or, if possible, check the product's history and previous owners.
  • Check for the serial number with the police, so that the product is not reported as stolen.
  • Check that the serial or engine numbers do not seem faked or manipulated.
  • Trust your common sense and instinct and stand always the question "does everything seem ok and the seller seems credible?"
  • If you suspect that an item is stolen, contact the police .

 

On suspicion of illegal or fraudulent actions

  • If you suspect illegal actions you should report this to us. We cooperate with the police and provide information that may help to establish the identity of the advertiser. By signing this to us, we can remove the ad so that no more will be affected.
  • If you suspect you have been a victim of fraud, you should contact the police and file a complaint.