Advice for buyers|

Know who you do business with:

Doing business in person is by far the safest way because you know exactly with whom you do business with and what you are buying. This is especially the case when large amounts are involved. The buyer can personally inspect the product and the parties may trade instantly : the seller is immediately paid cash and the buyer can take away the product.

To find an offer in your area easily, you can search by area. If your trading partner is trying to do frantically, ask for his address. Someone that is reliable, usually has no qualms.
It may be possible that you are not comfortable to receive strangers in your house or visiting strangers. In that case set an appointment at (a public) place, for example outside the door of the seller or at a mall or bank, to complete the transaction.

Be wary of agreeing on remote locations (like car parks) and beware of carrying large sums of money. Take preferably someone with: two people see and know more than one. Do not be fooled when arrangements for the meeting at the last minute change (for example, that one due to circumstances  still wants to meet at an isolated place). Please follow your instincts: in case of doubt avoid  the sales transaction .

In case of larger amounts make sure you know who you are dealing with (for example, ask for ID) and consider a purchase agreement and receipt to use (so you have  prove of payment and delivery).

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Let your common sense speak and trust your instincts: if something seems too good to be true, it usually is.

Via you can find great deals. From used to new products, from cars to services and craftsmen to unique collectibles, and products free or products from tens to hundreds of thousands of Egyptian pounds. As in the offline world, for transactions via, applies that common sense is the best guide. If something is too good to be true, then it usually is. For example, if a new mobile phone is offered for a price substantially lower than in the store, you must be extra vigilant. It could be a stolen product or a potential fraudster who with the (unrealistically low) selling is trying to get your attention. Ask in these cases critical questions about the origin of the product, ask for the purchase and warranty certificate, Google the details of the seller on the internet and check in advance whether the information is known by the police. Trade preferably in person.


Be wary if the price is too good to be true. The best way to estimate what a realistic price is for the product you are interested, is to compare the prices of similar products or services on


Make, for example, personal contact via telephone, verify the details of the person with whom you do business with and keep all information:
It is important that you know with whom you do business. Especially when you do not personally handle the transaction. Always ask for personal information of the seller/buyer. If something goes wrong or the seller/buyer does not hold to his promise, then later you can always contact us or consider any other steps.


Personal (contact) information retrieval

Over the phone is often the easiest and fastest way to make contact with each other. Ask preferably to the fixed telephone number of the buyer-seller. A mobile number is anonymous and difficult to trace. Check if necessary, the name and address in combination with a fixed telephone number by means of the telephone directory.


If for some reason you choose to deal everything by email, ask for the regular email address of the buyer-seller. Free e-mail addresses (e.g. Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo) are anonymous and difficult to retrieve.

Finding information through public sources (internet)

You can consult a variety of public sources for more information about the buyer-seller. Search on the internet (e.g. Google and Facebook) by name, (email) address, telephone number and bank account of the seller/buyer. If the seller is malicious, in that case chances are that data of  victims have been posted on forum on Internet scams.

  • Check if the information is known by the police.
  • Find out through the Chamber of Commerce if a company is enrolled and use this information to contact by telephone or to find out the visiting address.
  • Consult the internet and various discussion forums where users can exchange experiences and tips.