Re: Was it bad form or well played
I have done this a couple of times. I have been lucky as they have gone very smoothly. I always check the number of ads and responses from the other party in the classifieds as well as whether or not they are a regular poster in the forums. I also exchange a lot of emails back and forth just to try to get a feel for the other person. So far so good. No guarantees though. I would say do whatever you think is right. Best of luck for future transactions.
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