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Started by mutairy, 07/21/2020 04:03PM
Posted 07/21/2020 04:03PM Opening Post
Hi team

I am new to Astromart and found it very difficult to purchase any item from the classified section as most sellers see the account with "no rating".
I am not sure if this is due to previous bad experience or something else, but are there any solutions for people like me who find amazing deals compared to where I am from and find difficulties getting them?
Posted 07/21/2020 05:04PM #1
Most people (myself included) are fairly easy going on smaller purchases/sales with someone who has no trading history, in my case if it is under $100 I have a lot less hesitation in making deals with them. Start out with a few smaller deals to begin with.

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Posted 08/15/2020 05:40PM #2
Meshal - most people on Astromart live in North America, it's probably the international shipping requirement that is making people hesitant.  The shipping cost will be high, and if something goes wrong with the deal, it will be expensive to return the item.

A lot of sellers in Asia try to offer free international shipping to buyers I"m sure that would help.  You could offer to pay the Paypal fee which gives buyers protection from bad deals.  

Ultimately you may have to sell at a lower price a few times to establish a track record.  Lower prices always help items sell quickly.   Good luck,

-Scott