Advice for buying items on Atrove

If it's too good to be true, then it probably is.

If you are unsure if you are dealing with a scammer or not get in touch with us and we will investigate for you. Follow the tips below to help you stay safe when buying any goods.

Test and view the items

Whatever you are buying you should review the item to make sure it works or operates as it should and that you are not being tricked into buying a broken item.

For electronics we suggest you test the charging port, any buttons on the device and any defects that were not mentioned in the ad description. Finding these issues before parting with your cash will stop you from being scammed out of your money by unknowingly buying a faulty item.

If you do find issues we suggest just saying no and walking away as the seller has already proven to be untrustworthy.

Meet in a public place

Meeting someone for the first time in person that you met online should always happen in a public place. We suggest bringing a friend too or telling someone where and who you are meeting. If meeting at night choose a well lit place.

Don't carry large amounts of cash

To avoid being mugged for your money we suggest not meeting in person with a large amount of cash but instead viewing the item and then once happy going to the bank to withdraw the money ideally with the seller so you can make the exchange there and then or again meet in a public place for the exchange.

Avoiding stolen goods

If it's too good to be true, then it probably is. If you see an item that is selling far less than it's RRP then you should be cautious of buying it. Do ask the seller for proof of purchase, this should not be a problem if they bought the item. If the item is a bike check the id which may be found on the frame or under the seat you can then check this on bike register to see if it's a stolen bike.

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