Safety is a huge priority for us at 4Sale. Whether you’re a seller or a buyer, we value your trust and want to ensure that your interactions with our platform are rewarding and trouble-free.
Buying anything on 4Sale is super-convenient. All you have to do is open the app or website, do a quick search, and you’ll have access to thousands of listings.
Despite the convenience of buying on 4Sale, there are a few precautions that you need to take to stay safe, especially if you’re buying from a private seller. These will ensure your safety when using 4Sale and will help you eliminate any risk from the buying process.
1. Use common sense
If something is too good to be true, it probably is. Someone is selling an item for a fraction of what it’s worth? They want the payment in cash and insists on meeting you in the dead of the night at some remote area? If something seems too suspicious, following your gut is always the best thing to do.
2. Never give unnecessary personal information
No matter what you’re buying, giving away too much information about yourself is always a bad idea. After all, you’re dealing with a stranger so, being extra cautious can’t hurt anyone. Unless the item is too big for you to pick it up, never share information like your address with the person you’re buying from.
3. Always try the product
There are no guarantees in the used items market. Whether it’s a mobile phone, or even a car, make sure to check it before you hand over the money. If it’s a simple gadget, make sure to try it before you purchase it. In some cases, you might need to bring along an expert —maybe a friend— who can inspect the item for you.
4. Avoid cash if possible
Going to meet someone you don’t know with a bag of cash isn’t exactly a great idea. If you’re buying a relatively cheap item —like a tablet or a phone, make sure not to bring more cash than you need. If it’s a more expensive item —like a car or a property, it’s better to ask the seller to send you a payment link or undertake the payment at a bank.
5. Meet in public
We want to ensure your safety throughout the entire process, even during the transaction that takes place offline. When you meet the person you’re buying from, make sure to do so in a safe public place.
A coffee shop, a busy parking lot, or even outside a busy place are suitable options. You should also try to meet that person during busy hours. And if you’re still concerned about your safety, you can bring a friend or relative with you.
The 4Sale app is FREE to download for iOS and Android devices. Buying and selling in Kuwait has never easier, so why not try it today?