General safety instructions
Drum Trader is an online marketplace and is similar to the ad market in your daily newspaper. Personal data will not be transmitted to the buyer by Drum Trader, this should regulate the contracting parties among themselves. Depending on the setting, you can publish your phone number to the ads to speed up the process. As a further option, you can contact the seller via e-mail. The user receives a notification e-mail and can react to this
Important notes for buyers
Meeting the seller face to face
- Do not give sellers your personal details until you are sure that they are who they say they are, and are a genuine seller.
- For your personal safety and only if you cannot meet the seller at their home or business address, always meet in a ‘lighted’ public place and always take someone with you, or at least tell a friend where you are going.
- Item delivery There are a number of services which can arrange for a pick up and delivery service for any goods that re purchased from various locations across the UK.
Paying for an item
- If at all possible, meet face to face to see the item and exchange money. Make sure you are completely happy with the item before handing over any cash.
- Never carry large sums of money with you. If you’re looking to buy something expensive, we recommend that you meet with the seller to view the item first. If you are happy to proceed with the purchase, either go to the bank with the seller or arrange to meet somewhere safe to pay.
- What happens if something goes wrong after I bought an item?
- Get in touch with the seller. Normally there is a genuine misunderstanding and the seller will be eager to help you to resolve the situation.
Agree on a Safe Location
- Unless you’re selling an item that can’t be moved easily, it’s best to meet somewhere other than your own home. A public location will help ensure safety for both parties, especially if you can’t meet until the evening. Try to choose somewhere with plenty of light, other people, and if possible, security cameras. Meeting in coffee shops, fast food restaurants, or even the parking lot of police stations are good choices.
Bring a Friend
- Bringing a friend or family member with you is always a good idea. They can keep you company while you’re waiting and help ensure everything goes smoothly.
Inspect What You’re Buying Carefully
- Even if you’ve seen photos and the seller ensures you that it’s in perfect condition, it’s important to inspect the item thoroughly first. Even genuine sellers may not notice small stains, cracks, or other issues.
- The inspection is equally important for a seller. Ensure that the buyer looks over the item, turns it on, and knows about any wear and tear beforehand. That last inspection will make sure that both you and the buyer are aware of the items condition. This step will ensure that nothing is left unsaid that could cause issues later.
Once you’ve agreed to the deal, it’s time to complete the payment.