Buy, Sell, Trade Site How-To's

To porch pick up or not to porch pick up…oh, and what is a porch pick up?

Okay, porch pick ups…to porch pick up, or not to porch pick up, that is the question!  I personally don’t allow it on my own buy, sell, trade site.  Why?  I worry about how safe people really are who participate in doing porch pick ups, not only for the buyer, but for the seller as well.  A porch pick up is when a seller leaves an item on the porch of their home, and the buyer comes to their home to pick it up and leaves money under your mat.  First, let’s talk about the safety of the buyer.  There are thousands of people on buy, sell, trade sites.  As much as we as Admin try to screen everyone who joins, you never really know who you’re dealing with. What if the person who is listing the item for sale is dangerous?!  You run the risk of going to their home and having them greet you with a not so nice hello!  Now let’s talk about the safety of the seller.  The person who has agreed to buy your item is coming to your house.  Yes…now they know where you live.  You run the risk of everything that goes along with having a stranger know where you live such as robbery, assault, etc.  Not so worth it in my opinion.  BUT, you are all adults, so you can make the decision of whether to porch pick up, or not to porch pick up, now that you are in the know!

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