Avoid scams by acting locally or paying with PayPal.
Always try to use the Austree website. If you use the 'Send Message' button on the ad, you get an extra level of monitoring. Fact: most scammers will try to lure you away from our website. Perhaps even by adding unverified email addresses or phone numbers to their pictures or item description. They do it to avoid our checks. So avoid them.
Meet in person - The top way to buy is to see what you’re getting before you pay for it. Try your best to do it somewhere public, and take someone with you.
Read, read, read before you buy or sign on the dotted line. The more clued up you are, the less likely you are to be scammed. Make sure you ask for paperwork too, like logbooks, certificates or receipts.
Never pay with Western Union, Moneygram or other anonymous payment services.
Don't buy or sell outside of your country. Don't accept cashier cheques from outside your country.
This site is never involved in any transaction, and does not handle payments, shipping, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer "buyer protection" or "seller certification".