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Old July 18th, 2004, 10:15   #1
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Default A word of caution -- March 2011 update

While most members here on TDIClub.com are outstanding people and great to deal with, one should always use their own good judgment when making a purchase or sale (private individual or vendor). Especially in light of some recent issues that have arisen.

This would include making sure you have a Name, Address (not just a PO box), a valid phone number, valid and traceable email address (not yahoo or hotmail as an example). Also as the saying goes, "If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is" as in the end it is your car and money.

For the past several weeks we have been working on a type of vendor registration system for vendors. Hopefully this will help a bit, but it will never be a panacea, so using your own good judgment is paramount.

For vendors on TDIClub.com, send me an email @ fred@tdiclub.com and I'll include you when we finally have the process and forms finalized.

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Old March 3rd, 2007, 15:30   #2
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In light of recent events that have proceeded VW Derf's post above from 2004, I want to simply remind everyone to pay attention to any brand new member signing on to sell something, and that standard disclaimers apply. This is NOT intended to discriminate against new members, nor is it intended to discourage legitimate transactions of any kind.

By all means do all necessary due diligence on every party of every transaction.

Rules are rules: anyone who comes to sell something as a vendor MUST be registered to as such to TDIClub management. A vendor, whether a registered/incorporated business or a home-operated outfit, is defined here as anybody who sells a good or goods in a manner that is more than just a circumstantial clearing of one's garage of personal effects. Where a vendor is not a registered business and the letter of the rules do not adequately apply, the spirit does.

Important reminder: TDIClub.com WILL NOT BE AN ARBITOR, NOR TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY of any disputes, losses, damages, etc., whatsoever arising from a transaction from the classified service.
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Old March 10th, 2011, 08:25   #3
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This is a reminder to be very vigilant and pay extra attention and due diligence to very new members advertising things for sale. Repeat scammers who have been banned have signed on with aliases to continue selling their wares. We try to keep on top of these, but we need your help to report suspicious posts.

TO BE CLEAR: The vast majority of classified ads, even those placed by brand new members, are perfectly legitimate. We don't want to discourage or put these to a stop. But we want to simultaneously try to protect members from scammers, and send a message to those scammers that they are not welcome here.

Report suspicious posts by clicking on this icon beside the offending post:

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