5 Tips for a Smooth, Safe and Friendly Transaction
VarageSale is community based to make transactions more comfortable and less anonymous. When shopping, here are 5 things we encourage members to do for a smooth, safe and friendly transaction:
1 - Check out the member’s profile - You will see their profile picture and VarageSale praises, which show they have had successful transactions with other VarageSale members. You can also check out their Facebook profile to see whether you have any friends in common, and anything else they have publicly visible. This is an easy way to feel a bit more comfortable about meeting up with someone you haven't met before.
2 - Keep private information private - Use VarageSale's private messaging system to exchange meet details (such as when & where, type of car, phone number, etc) directly with the buyer or seller. Better to do this in private and not in the comments that are public.
3 - Meet where you are comfortable - You may want to start out in a public place and once you get to know a seller, meet at their or your home. Another option when meeting at someone’s home is to bring a friend.
4 - Attend community swap times, if your community has one - You can meet up with many members in the same place. This is a great option for saving time and gas!
5 - Don't forget your phone - Be sure you have your phone with you before heading out to meets.