WeezoOk so is it a bad idea to buy off here or what?
In my personal opinion, it isn't necessarily a bad idea but you need to be very careful and willing to assume a relatively high degree of risk(vs buying from a retailer for example). I would recommend checking out the comments on the member's profile before making payments/arrangements. If they have a good review(s) from previous transactions that is a good sign. The more good reviews, the better obviously.
Buying and selling through newschoolers is a lot like using the ski racks at the resort - generally safe but is not 100% scam-proof. Generally speaking, most people on this site are looking to help each other out but unfortunately things happen.
If you are looking into a safer alternative I would suggest local ski swaps or buying used from local shops.
Edit: please read this thread.
**This post was edited on Dec 12th 2018 at 9:43:48pm