Buying and selling expensive kit, whether its UAVs, cameras or electronic geat can be easy - or a nightmare.
As a buyer I get really frustrated when there is stuff I want several hundred miles away and the seller refuses to post or to allow a courier to collect the item for me. The cost of driving to collect outweighs the value of the item to me. And surely sellers will do better by agreeing to post as it gets them a far wider pool of potential buyers.
As a seller I always worry that the buyer will somehow crash / wrongly assemble / drop or somehow mishandle an item I’ve sold and then try and claim it was broken when I sent it.
Some buyers are a pain if they do make a house call, having agreed the price to buy they then make the journey with the expectation of beating me down by a hefty percentage.
Having said that I have had most dealings on eBay at a distance - both buying and selling - andthe vast majority have been fine.
What is your view?