Please read this page before making a purchase through a Carstereo.com classified ad.
There are a few steps that you can take to help ensure that any transaction you make with a CarStereo.com Member's Classified Ad is a positive one.
The first, and most important, rule of thumb is to try to learn about the seller before you make a purchase. Most sellers want you to be comfortable with your purchase decision, and are happy to answer your questions. You should not make an offer on an item until you are satisfied with the answers you have received from the seller.
If you decide to make a purchase from another member through the classifieds, make sure that you are paying with confidence. PayPal is probably the safest, fastest, and easiest way to pay. PayPal allows you to pay securely with a credit card, and offers significant payment protection. Most card issuers also provide 100% consumer protection against online fraud or misrepresentation.
Use caution when considering escrow. To avoid being deceived by fraudulent escrow services, we suggest using www.escrow.com, eBay's approved escrow service. Escrow is available for any purchase, but typically is used for purchases of $500 or more. For more information about fraudulent escrow services, visit http://escrowfraud.com
We strongly discourage our members from using instant cash transfer services such as MoneyGram or Western Union. Buyers should be especially cautious if one or both of these are the only payment methods accepted by the seller. Avoid any classified ads where the seller only accepts cash.
Be careful to read the entire ad and ask questions of the seller. Be cautious of a popular Internet scam where the seller makes it look like he is selling the actual advertised item but in fact is only selling information about how to get this item at a discount price by joining a matrix or multi-level scam. This type of ad and any other misleading or fraudulent ad is not allowed on CarStereo.com. Please let us know immediately if you suspect an ad of this type.
Important: If you buy a product that is advertised for sale in our classified ads, you are making a purchase from a member that has placed the ad. You are NOT making a purchase from CarStereo.com. All contact through our classified ads is done at your own risk. CarStereo.com classified ads are a free service that is available to our members, and we will not accept any responsibility for any portion of any transaction that is initiated through these classified ads.
Please follow the simple steps above and exercise common sense when buying from anyone online to help ensure that your experience is a safe one.
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