So while there are hundreds of sucessful transactions through the community, we know there is always the chance of things going wrong or someone being totally underhanded and trying to scam people. While it happens very little, it does happen and we just want to remind you to cover yourselves and be smart about any transaction.
There are a few really simple things you can do to make transactions smoother and safer:
1) Check peoples feedback, if they have none because they are a new member, may be an indication to just be a little cautious
2) Get additional contact info! Get Names, Addresses and Phone numbers, Facebook etc for the people you are sending your money to. Even call them and talk direct if you feel the need, NS PM's are not the most efficient means of communication
3) Send money via Paypal as a payment. Paypal offers buyer protection, so make use of it. Just remember that if you send the money as a gift/donation you lose the ability to dispute the transaction if something goes wrong.
4) Tracking Numbers. These are key for both buyers and sellers. Pay the extra few bucks and save yourself headache. Sellers you have very little recourse if someone opens a dispute against you and you have no tracking number.
If you have issues with a transaction, all the above will help you resolve it quickly and painlessly.
Finally, a disclaimer.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TRANSACTIONS YOU COMPLETE ON NEWSCHOOLERS WITH OTHER MEMBERS. NEWSCHOOLERS WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY TRANSACTION. NEWSCHOOLERS WILL NOT PROVIDE ANY FORM OF MEDIATION, NOR BE RESPONSIBLE FOR AIDING IN CONTACTING, NOR COLLECTING CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ANY MEMBER.