..that's exactly what I did at the beginning and it worked. Once I had 5-6 +1's under my belt most members were more willing to deal with me knowing I could complete a deal correctly. Now my feedback is in the 70's I think between the old and new EE's. Just give it time ... make sure you know the rules and follow them ... and remember good communication is paramount to completing transactions here. Good luck.
+1. I am new here as well, and we all start at 0. Start out buying smaller more inexpensive items first, meeting the sellers requirements. Be cordial and prompt with contact and payments, good things will happen for you. Waste peoles time and be an a$$hat, bad things will happen. Just like things should be in the real world, but as of recently have been turned upside down by shiesters and internet con-men.
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