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Anybody having bad business problems with BHW transactions?

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by mediaman, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. mediaman

    mediaman Junior Member

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    Hey there! this forum has taught me so much and most importantly allowed me to purchase access to services that have greatly improved my company and its efforts.

    It is obviously an incredible knowledge resource, as well as marketplace. This post is not meant to be negative in any way, as I am a very positive person :)

    I have done thousands of business transactions on the internet over the past eight years -- 99% of which are successful -- in fact, even more than that with eBay.

    I'd say six or seven out of the fifteen transactions I have had on BHW, all of which have been paid in full through Paypal, have been negative and escalated to claim resolutions through Paypal.

    I thought I could trust anyone because people seem so "work" hungry, but it has truthfully many times been a scam. Obviously there is always going to be horror stories when doing business on the internet, especially of this nature, but can some of the more experienced BHW members please provide some insight to me on the chances of sellers not being able to deliver the services they advertise and or trying to scam you?

    Thank you for your input in advance! I guess sometimes a deal is too good to be true :)

    -mediaman
     
  2. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    There is really nothing that can be said about bad business transactions - whether they are on BHW or anywhere else on the internet.

    At best, all you can do is check a member's iTrader rating, see if he/she has a good reputation, get as much contact info as you can, and then hope for the best.

    Being a member here on BHW for approximately two-an-a-half years, I have only had one bad experience where one of my clients took off with my work and never paid me for it. Since then, I always require up-front payment upon my first assignment with anyone.

    There are no guarantees though. You just need to be cautious and hope that all works out well.

    Best of luck to you :)

    "Wiz"
     
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  3. jacksonice

    jacksonice Newbie

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    Just take it as a parts and parcel of business.
    This happens with every online internet marketer.
    Increase your efforts so that you can lower the percentage of claims over total sales.
    Gud Luck!
     
  4. BigBuddy

    BigBuddy Account Under Review

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    If you want to do business in BHW, I suggest you not to deal with any newbies other than BST Threads. (I am not against for newbies, I also started here from newbie.), because most of the BHW members (99%) gives importance to their account. If newbies scams you or not delivering you the service what they promised, even though we ban them, they will not bother about that.

    If you have to deal outside BST, don't pay upfront.

    I know there some senior members also scammed our fellow blackhatters, in that case you should go for my favorite fellow member wiz's advice.
     
  5. CyrusVirus

    CyrusVirus BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Wiz, i do great business but i don't have any itrader, so, i would agree withyou, but i would also have to go with checking with other people on BHW before you buy a service. also, check their rep and post , if they have useful post, then it miight be easier to trust them because they have given back, or what have you. well, that was just my input, have a good one.
     
  6. kayzne

    kayzne Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I don't have problems. What everyone else has said above is pretty solid.

    Due Diligence.