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Does BHW Really Monitors It's Marketplace?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Engange, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. Engange

    Engange Regular Member

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    I wonder... I'm pretty sure it does monitor the merchants when they're just starting, but do they really monitor in anyway the merchants after a year?
    Is it possible that some of them simply don't provide? Especially SEO and hard to track goods?

    Don't get me wrong, at the moment for me BHW is the most reliable place to purchase stuff at the moment, I'm just raising the question since it once and a while bothers me.
     
  2. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    We do the best we can with the time we have. Lately, I have been
    clocking-in 8 to 10 hours a day. We follow-up on reported threads
    and browse through various sections. It would be nearly impossible
    to monitor every thread every day. However, Damien has said that
    in the new forum format, several things in the marketplace will be
    monitored by automation.
     
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  3. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I've never had a problem on the marketplace here, ever. Spend many thousand on it and never one big deal.

    I did ONE deal on "the other" big IM forum and got ripped off immediately. That speaks volumes.

    BHW is by far the best and most professional IM marketplace on Earth.
     
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  4. Kavinesh

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    I have been member of few other forums over years, I have joined BHW few days ago and found it is very good and reliable. It is all due to MOD's effort. It is best forum I have ever used
     
  5. seomusic

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    how do you monitor it when there is countless BST here? .. When i looked the homepage of blackhatworld most i can see are bst and its already hurting my eye when i read those solicited reviews aka "fake reviews". For me BHw are becoming a marketplace instead of a forum, Almost nobody sharing a good stuff here anymore .
     
  6. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There are lots of valuable threads being posted frequently.
    And in regards to the "fake reviews", we are constantly
    banning "cross-promotion" offenders, but sometimes
    we have to wait and investigate further until we have
    solid proof. We never ban members on suspicion alone.
     
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  7. Not Ste Hughes

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    OP, ultimately the staff/mods are doing the best they can.

    However... its down to you to make sure you buy of reputable people. No system is 100% perfect to protect the buyer on a forum like this but what I seen during my time here it's pretty close.

    I've spent probably $2000 on this forum, buying from people with lots of posts and experience has served me well. I am not saying newer members cannot be trusted, but you will probably have a better time with longer standing members.
     
  8. sam3724

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    I would say that the mods do a great job here and would like to thank them for that. Well, about "fake reviews", I would just say that almost all services on BHW can be relied upon to be tested atleast and i can vouch that you wont be scammed atleast. They would be REAL people providing REAL services unlike services you find on fiverr or other forums or freelancing paltforms too. I have purchased a lot many services from here till now and never had bad experiences. Also, sometimes, people dont get what they expect and that pisses them off. Additionally, a forum cant survive if there is no marketplace.

    Regarding, informative threads, I think we get them regularly. I have read many recent threads from Tommy and BassTrackerBoats which have been very inspiring and have shown new areas of earning in IM. Apart from that, you could also learn from threads where people seek help for their issues. I personally learnt a lot recently about Wordpress security from the help of W130SN which I didnt know till now being a wordpress user since 3-4 long years.

    Thus, BHW is by far the nicest of the places I have been and the best thing is, I never thought of going to another forum after joining here in case of a need.
     
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  9. netmoney1

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    OP, I'm going to tell you a little story that I heard the other day, and it basically parallels buying services on BHW...

    This person (we will call him Richard, or Dick for short...) bought a street bike. A fast crotch rocket. He has never ridden a motorcycle before. He took a riding lesson to learn the basics. Fast forward 2 weeks later and Dick is at Hooters getting shitfaced. In a sad attempt to impress some skanks he tries to wheelie out of the parking lot. Instead, he loops out, destroys his motorcycle and breaks his leg.

    Now, you would think he would realize that he is the one to blame. He makes a poor decision, but instead of saying, "Wow I royally fucked up" he decides to sue the motorcycle instructor, claiming that it was actually their fault. They did all they could have humanly done and prepared him to ride safely the best they could.

    Moral of the story: there is only so much an instructor (or in this case, the BHW staff) can do. Ultimately it is up to you to make intelligent decisions.
     
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  10. jgeeked

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    Never had a real problem with buying from the marketplace. The only "problem" that I do come across it that it seems almost impossible for most of the sellers here to stick to their TAT.
     
  11. mysia7788

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    The bad part of BHW is not its marketplace but it forces u to change password after 90 days, that's annoying for me.
     
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  12. BassTrackerBoats

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    If changing your pass here every 90 days is the only thing you find bad about BHW then Damien must have put together something pretty tight.

    Frankly, I change my pass more than every 90 days for this site as well as a bunch of other password protected access sites.

    For the 3 minutes of my life it takes I sleep just a little bit better.
     
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    I wish clients would realize this. But the sad reality is I get 1-2 of these guys every single month and they are a huge waste of time/pain in the ass to argue with. I usually just refund them and take it as a loss because its too much of a headache.
     
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    A clear prominent and easy to read returns policy will help you greatly.
     
  15. netmoney1

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    Do 3 things:

    1. Have a CLEAR terms of service page that explains that there are no refunds. Ever. Never.
    2. Make the purchaser confirm that he/she has fully read and understands the TOS when completing the purchase.
    3. Never refund again.

    Your merchant account will back it as long as you have a SOLID t.o.s...it's worth hiring an attorney to write one.

    I would never take a loss because someone is an idiot.

    Protect yourself.
     
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  16. archon10

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    I've given refunds when I completely underbid and just figured out after the first round that it's not worth it. These jobs were when I wasn't doing so well and lowered my standards and took clients I knew were iffy. Luckily, I have only refunded $70.

    I agree with no refunds. Services are rendered. Case closed. Pay up.