What to watch out for when buying and selling fishing gear!
If it seems too good to be true it usually is.
If you are browsing for a new set of reels and they RRP at £1000, and a second hand set are being sold for £100. This would seem to good to be true, it could be that the seller has made a mistake on the price, so it’s always worth enquiring. If the situation seems suspicious it is worth reporting the item or the account.
If a seller has negative feedback, you might want to avoid them. It may be that they had a few unfortunate circumstances, but they could genuinely be a bad seller and on their way to being suspended from the platform, so be weary of their feedback.
If you are going to take the risk of purchasing outside of a platform and you want to do a cash in hand transaction, remember this may exempt you from being covered by any buyer/seller protection rights. If you have never met the seller before, you don’t know if they are trust worthy individual so if you are meeting someone with cash, it is worth taking another friend or family member with you when you plan to transact.