Safety Tips for Purchase and Sale through Classified Ad Sites

Buying and selling online via a classified ad site is beneficial in many ways to both customers and vendors. They allow customers to search for, browse and zero in on products and services that interest them. They also help vendors put out their services and products allowing them to access the right target audience.

This being said, as with any online transactions, there are certain risks. This article will go over the ways you can mitigate the risks while continuing to make the best of classified advertisement.

First the Basics

· Always ensure that the website you are using is a reliable one. A simple way to do this is to look at reviews and testimonials and research the website on listings.

· If it is a local site with a regional presence, feel free to get in touch and maybe pay a visit to the head office to connect with those running the site.

Things to Bear in Mind

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Avoid illogically great deals. As a buyer, you likely have a rough estimate of how much a certain service or product might cost you. If you come across a deal or offer where the value seems a little too good to be real, the likelihood is it is some sort of scam. This is not to say you need to avoid discounts and clearance sales. It is more about being able to figure out deals which are clearly lopsided in concern with their offer to product value.

Who Do They Rep

If you look into a site’s additional listings, you will see a number of other services and products different from the one you chose possibly also available. Certain service and product brands (particularly the well reputed ones), might only advertise over a reliable medium. If the brand and site are well affiliated you are likely in good hands.

Face to Face

When finalizing a purchase or transaction online, always make sure you meet the person at the other end face to face. This is a lot simpler when you locate a vendor over local classifieds as they are easier to contact and connect with.

Out in the Open

Last but not least, when making cash or cheque transactions physically it is always wise to pick a busy and publicly accessible space which is also secure. Malls, office buildings and commercial squares might be some potential meeting spots. For larger transactions, meetings can be held at the bank where the payment is going to be deposited or withdrawn from.

In a Nutshell

Advertising over the classified platform can be extremely advantageous to both customers and vendors or service providers. What is important is to seek services over reliable online classified websites. A quality classified advertising website will likely have a range of sale and service options to choose from!

Clooker Classifieds is a free classified ad website which makes service and product transactions easy for clients as well as vendors and service providers. For more information, visit

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