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Offline Chrissy

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« on: December 04, 2006, 10:59:27 am »
Since I know that a lot of you recent A license graduates are looking for gear, this might be a good time to talk about how to handle transactions on the internet.  

First, here are some great articles found on dz.com about buying your first set of gear  http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/safety/detail_page.cgi?ID=46 and http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/safety/detail_page.cgi?ID=43

For large gear purchases such as a complete rig, main, container or reserve, it is very customary to involve a third party.  It is recommended that you request for the seller to send the gear to either the dropzone or to your rigger.  This way a rigger can inspect the gear before you jump it as well.  You should be able to try out the gear before you purchase it, and the seller may request for some type of deposit while the gear is in your possesion. Before you buy gear, please check with one of your instructors. Some people out there are not very ethical sellers and may try to sell you something that is not in your skill level to buy or may try to sell you something that is not worth the money they are charging.

Good Luck!

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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2007, 03:05:23 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2007, 11:11:30 pm »
The articles are great, Since i joined that website i find myself falling asleep at my desk reading until 1 or 2 in the morning. Thanks again for the link
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