Since the new Marketplace is fully functional now and people are buying and selling, you will occasionally come across those who are out for your money and will try to scam you. This thread is to be used for posting any information and helpful tips to those who are thinking about or are using the marketplace.
I'm a long time user of Ebay and Paypal and I understand how they work, and how different Ebay and this MP is.
I'm a huge believer in the idea that people should read the RULES of everything first and if they don't and get scammed, it's pretty much their fault for not being safe. On the other hand, I don't want those scammers to accumulate money off of the people who don't pay attention, so this thread is born to inform.
First, and most obviously, ALWAYS USE COMMON SENSE.
If something is too good to be true, it probably is. Commissioners make money for what they are good at. They aren't going to make it cheap unless you ask for cheap materials, but they also are charging you for the time they put into making it.
Secondly, do RESEARCH.
If your looking for someone to commission a costume or anything and you get a reply back from them always ask for any credentials they might have, or a gallery of what they have done. Also, you can check the thread that has a list of commissioners and what people have said about them here:
Another helpful hint is to use paypal
. If the other person does not live up to their end of the bargain you can file a claim/dispute and they will undergo a check on it and if they feel that you are correct then you will be reimbursed. Money orders can be used if you don't have paypal, but it's just not reliable and could get 'lost' in the mail. Also for those who don't know about paypal, you do not need a credit card to become a member. If you have a bank account, you can use paypal. It just takes a few days for the payment to clear, but it works.
If anyone has any other helpful hints or would like to discuss anything, please feel free!
*PS* If this needs to be moved to a different section, feel free to move it mods. Thanks