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Re: An ikitesurf classifieds adventure

Postby deniska » Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:23 pm

maybe I am getting too old and senile (I am yet to hit 50s), but what in the original conversation suggests that it's a 100% scam? Sketchy venmo pay?
Ok even if so, why would you go though the lengths of confronting someone and accusing of scamming?
Can't you just be more civil and just ask for a video call or additional photos to "better see the condition of the kite"? Or suggest different payment method.. If he refuses - just step away.. Why not give people benefit of the doubt? It does not change the outcome for you as you already made your decision, but saves you some Karma, imho..

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Re: An ikitesurf classifieds adventure

Postby Toby » Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:43 pm

Jyoder wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:07 pm
It continues!! 🍿
that's too funny ... well, actually sad...

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Re: An ikitesurf classifieds adventure

Postby McLovin » Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:10 pm

Reply from iKite when pressed about the problem...

Spencer McCormick (WeatherFlow Support)
Sep 30, 2021, 15:30 EDT

Hi Matt,

Thank you for contacting the support team with your classifieds feedback. Our team is aware of the scammers on the iKitesurf classifieds, and we do have plans/changes to combat them. The development team is working with our IT team to find the best solution for dealing with scammers on iKitesurf classifieds (like adding a $5 posting fee, updating the UI, etc.). We are working on these updates and plan to launch a new and improved Classifieds section in the near term.

If you have any other comments/suggestions, do not hesitate to contact us (support@weatherflow.com).

Have a great day!
Best regards,
Spencer McCormick
WeatherFlow Support

So that's a hearty "We're working on it" - seems they ought to delete it all before rebuilding it IMHO

Mc

:dance:

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Re: An ikitesurf classifieds adventure

Postby daspi » Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:22 pm

I was in touch with iKitesurf too a few month ago. Same kind of answer. I made even some simple suggestions to prevent all the spamming. It's not that hard to implement. I really hope they will act on improving it. It's a great place to sell and buy used gear otherwise.

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Re: An ikitesurf classifieds adventure

Postby juandesooka » Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:59 pm

I have had this same conversation with them a half dozen times over past 5 or 6 years. Pretty obvious they don't care, as there are fairly simple measures to eliminate 90 percent of scams. I suspect it's the same handful of people over and over yaer after year. Kind of given up on the site

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Re: An ikitesurf classifieds adventure

Postby PullStrings » Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:04 pm

To begin with ....the fake seller calls it a FlySufer
Then it is clearly a.... 2018 and not 2020 model

Also there is a very similar looking 10m advertised on Kitesurfscout in Italian with picture on very similar looking grass

https://www.kitesurfscout.com/annunci/f ... -10-barra/

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Re: An ikitesurf classifieds adventure

Postby PullStrings » Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:12 pm

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Re: An ikitesurf classifieds adventure

Postby Toby » Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:45 pm

PullStrings wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:04 pm
To begin with ....the fake seller calls it a FlySufer
Then it is clearly a.... 2018 and not 2020 model

Also there is a very similar looking 10m advertised on Kitesurfscout in Italian with picture on very similar looking grass

https://www.kitesurfscout.com/annunci/f ... -10-barra/
it's the same !

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Re: An ikitesurf classifieds adventure

Postby martrench » Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:21 pm

I've tried several times to buy (Flysurfer foils) on ikitesurf and they all turned out to be fishy/scams. The prices were too low anyway, so I shouldn't have been surprised...

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Re: An ikitesurf classifieds adventure

Postby rnelias » Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:14 am

McLovin wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:10 pm
Reply from iKite when pressed about the problem...

Spencer McCormick (WeatherFlow Support)
Sep 30, 2021, 15:30 EDT

Hi Matt,

Thank you for contacting the support team with your classifieds feedback. Our team is aware of the scammers on the iKitesurf classifieds, and we do have plans/changes to combat them. The development team is working with our IT team to find the best solution for dealing with scammers on iKitesurf classifieds (like adding a $5 posting fee, updating the UI, etc.). We are working on these updates and plan to launch a new and improved Classifieds section in the near term.

If you have any other comments/suggestions, do not hesitate to contact us (support@weatherflow.com).

Have a great day!
Best regards,
Spencer McCormick
WeatherFlow Support

So that's a hearty "We're working on it" - seems they ought to delete it all before rebuilding it IMHO

Mc

:dance:
BS! I've already contacted them and the reply was the same. Just copy and paste.

Just a simple info about the account would be enough to, at least, verify if the account was recently created or if the user is already a known account of the iKitesurf community but neither this information they're capable to provide :angryfire:

I'm not american but already bought a bunch of stuff on USA forums, including iKitesurf but, lately, the number os scams increased a lot. Some forums have "trade feedback" to classify good and bad sellers/buyers (RCGroups has).


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