swapz is a great idea often ruined by lowlifes and also the morons who are led by greed and fall for every scam in the book.
who on earth is going to post something they own to a total stranger who has no references of any kind.
at least buy into it,become a full member and trade with likeminded members with good feedback etc,as on the likes of ebay n co.
however ,if you cant be bothered with that then doing a trade face to face oftens brings good results for genuine members of that site,those who know what theyre doing, and so it still works,sort of.
basically the haters here seem to be members of morons.co.uk who have been seen of by the chav tealeaves and seem unlikely to ever understand that its because of people like them that scammers flourish in every corner of our lives.
I have used the site a couple of times with no issues, but when there is an issue this is where is falls down!
No contact with the mods or site owner since Saturday - phone has been missing for over a week! Does look like they even have insurance for anything like scams ridiculous! Even eBay realizes there are scammers about!
I am out £300 with no way of replacing the item!
Yes your review is correct, if you want to advertise your car for free as many times as you like use Swapz.co.uk. Your only supposed to list you item once, but nobody controls this. You can list as many times as you like and its free. Swapz offer a bumpz system to bump your ad to the top of its category list, you have to pay for this, but if you delete you advert and relist it, you can bump for free. its probably the most abused site out there. 58,000 cars listed, 50,000 are probably duplicate adverts. I have emailed them and asked why they allow this and they just are not interested, they told me over a year ago they were bring in measures to stop it. "Well still Waiting". I too used to spend my time report all the retards that multi list thier items, but when the people that supposedly run the site take all day to removed them what is the point!
Sort sort the problem out the site needs wiping of all adverts and each individual ad needs to be screened. Users whose adverts are removed need and email threatening to close thier accounts. I was reporting the same people three to four times a day, seven days a week for months, will no action being taken apart from removing adverts that are put straight back up.
Then you got vans listed under cars, mototrbike listed under cars, tv's and phones listed under cars. Its a no cash site, but swappers want cash on top of thier items or they offer to buy for cash. I don't use the site anymore, but go on there to report others when im bored.
Swapz needs its owners to wake up and revamp it or actually start to control what its content is. Could be such a good innovative site and could be a money spinner, if users were charged for thier ads they would think twice about duplicating them and having them deleted.
Even thought the site is free it should still be run properly!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have been a member for a few years, but over the past year it has got riddiculous.
There are so many duplicate ads its like a plague and those who run the site don't care! The cars & motorbikes are worst. People post thier ads 4 or 5 times, the people in charge only remove reported ads and thats once a day if your lucky. So you report someone and swapz will remove thier ads and 10 minutes later they are back up. They do not take action against repeat offenders, no expiration on ads so they are there for years. They should be constantly monitoring and removing offenders ads hourly and run the site how its meant to be run. You can pay for Bumpz and thats a waste of money as others just remove and relist thier own ads to bump them. Theres ads in wrong category's, vulgar swearing ads, no place for kids to use.
there should be an internet reguator who shuts poorly run sites down.
I dont advertise on the site no more, just spend my time reporting the idiots who multi list the same item. Half of them don't even know they are doing it as theres no email from admin to tell them why their ads have been removed, most think its a site error.
Really Swapz get your act together and sort your website out, or give it up and let someone who cares have it!!!!
This site is amateur and there's not control at all.
Members just list their rubbish for free, about 10 times each with the same item, same description. So out of the 60,00 car ads on there 59,000 are duplicate listings.
Its ridiculous, you report them and its days before their ads get taken down.
No interest from the admin team (2 people max), or sarcastic repetitive replies.
I was offered a car by the time it came to meet, he had gone from having all docs, to losing the MOT and not have a V5 lost in moving. Car was mot'd the month before. Definitely a dodgy car and user.
Its about time the site was taken down or regulated by the rules they state on the site that no-one follows. I don't use it anymore.
My 13 year old son wanted to use SWAPZ.COM to swop his Mini Moto. As hes under 16 i opened up the account and listed it.
Bassmamash wanted to swop a petol remoto buggy for my sons Mini Moto. We agreed that i would send the bike tracked by pacel force for £40 48 hour service.
Bassnanash agreed that he had the buggy already boxed up as soon as he got the bike.#
This was over a month ago he receaved the bike but now he blames " his Friend " this swapz was ad is nothing to do with him.
Swapz.com custemer service more than useless. Now i face a two hour drive to confont BASSMANASS.
What i am doing and i ant moving untill i get it back, NO ONE ripps my son off.
SAY AWAY FROM SWAPZ.COM. EBAY ? LEASTED YOUR COVERED BY LAW
iv been on swapz for years and not had a problem iv dun 347 so far its a gr8 site we need more people.......
I swapped my car legit for basicly a ringer which was taken of me by police and left me with no car only about 5% of people reply to offers rubish and dangerous site avoid like the plague if you value your possessions
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