VENTURA, Calif., Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Ruvalcaba, "As a military member, every few years we move from place to place and we sometimes obtain household items to match our current location. When it comes time to move, we usually find we have more household goods than we need for the upcoming move. Getting rid of these items now becomes a huge hassle."
Also, service members may find themselves moving overseas where electronics and appliances have different power requirements. Now military members must shop to accommodate new location or country requirements.
Similarly, purchasing new big ticket items such as TV's, furniture, cars and the like may not be worth the new price tag for the short 1 to 3-year tour duration. Thus it is best for savvy service members to shop second hand using BaseSalez.com. Here one can find other service members in a similar moving situation ready to sell stuff usually at a discounted rate.
Furthermore, with past issues so many have endured using sites like craigslist, BaseSalez.com becomes the safer solution.
Open populated cities can quickly spawn criminal activity. Ruvalcaba has personally experienced unsafe conditions using craigslist while shopping for a laptop computer. In his case, a seller executed a bait and switch tactic placing a phonebook inside a laptop box after presenting a functional laptop. This incident occurred at a well-known local shopping center parking lot. One would think it's safe to meet in public locations with heavy traffic, but in reality, criminals could care less.
As a safety practice reminder, BaseSalez.com recommends the following safety tips when purchasing items online that require meet ups of seller and buyer.
- Always, always, always attempt to meet on a military installation when possible. It's safe, secure, and every base has a food court or coffee shop to meet.
- If the item is a bigger furniture piece, exchange contact information with seller. If possible, have a conversation with the person over the phone. Ask what command they work for. Get a feel for the persons' military affiliation. And most importantly, let someone else know when and where you will be while picking up the item. It's a good practice to always let someone else know your intentions and whereabouts when purchasing an item in person. Better yet, take a friend with you and have a cell phone.
- Always remember, safety first!
Every month between February 2016 through February 2017, BaseSalez is giving away a FREE brand new iPad as a way of saying thanks. Follow BaseSalez on Facebook, Twitter, or visit BaseSalez.com for more details.
BaseSalez offers Military members and friends a safe hyper-local online classifieds and auction site. BaseSalez includes hundreds of military bases around the world as its core geographic operation which makes it unique from sites like craigslist.
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