For Potential Buyers
|Greetings Potential Buyer ....
SIA is well aware of your concerns, and frankly, share them whenever we purchase something across the internet. However, SIA has learned a few things that tend to help with regards to the SIA site. Here are things to look for or do when buying ...
|It is one thing to send $50 but totally different when you get into the $100s. Obviously, if you are talking lots of money, then you will likely only deal locally or within a reasonable driving distance so you can inspect the merchandise in person.
|There have been about half dozen reported incidents of fraud since the website started (Feb 2001) but hopefully, that will not turn you off to trying the site but definitely do whatever is required to satisfy yourself things are on the level.
Many of the seller's names SIA can recognize from other ski chat boards and such. Every message created on the SIA site is logged so SIA can retrieve any messages to check up on situations.
As mentioned in the GUIDELINES, SIA is not liable for any transactions ... after all, this is a FREE site ... so it is BUYER and SELLER BEWARE.
|Let us know if SIA can be of any further help.