Gear Classifieds - Updated August 2015
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STUDENT / TANDEM EQUIPMENT / AIRCRAFT
ALL PRICES ARE QUOTED IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS (unless otherwise stated)
Instructions to get your advert posted.
If you want your ad to appear on this web page send content to the web site administrator on our Contact Form. Include full name of ownership of the equipment, including APF membership number, even if an ex member. Important basic info of harness/ parachutes/ price/ contacts should be included i.e. the harness size, no. of jumps, colours, DoM etc.
Contacts - Email and phone contacts must be provided. BUT, emails are the favourite target of scammers, so if you do not want it posted, please advise. Read the Scammer Warning below.
Text of ads may be altered by the web site administrator prior to being posted on the web site. Ads will automatically be removed after ~3-4 months. You are requested to advise the APF if your rig is sold.
The Australian Parachute Federation accepts no responsibility for the Used Equipment sales, this is only a service provided for advertising on behalf of APF members.
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A number of APF Members who have used the classified advertisements web page have reported that they have become the potential target of various attempted scams involving dubious financial transactions. Do not be taken in by these scams! Sell or buy your gear only from another APF Member who is a bona fide parachutist with a genuine interest in the equipment.
These scams have been going on for a while in the classifieds. They resurface from time to time. The scammers use different names and the exact form of the offer may vary. Here's some simple and general advice to protect yourself from becoming a victim:
DO NOT do business with anyone who offers to send you payment for a higher amount than your selling price with the understanding that you'll send back the balance.
Be wary of anyone who requires you to only pay by Paypal. Do not provide your PayPal Email address, your full name or your phone number.
Be wary if you are advised you don't need to worry about shipment because the buyer has a pick-up agent who will also determine and secure the shipment.
Be wary if a higher payment is supposedly made than you asked for.
Be wary of any contact made to you from an on-line texting site.
Be suspicious of anyone claiming to be acting on behalf of a "client" or another "customer" or purchasing a "present" for someone else.
If you agree to accept a cheque payment, then do not send anything, gear or "change" before the cheque cleared. And be careful, if you manage to clear a fraudulent cheque then you may be liable for the damages if the bank finds out later. Make sure your bank authenticates the cheque.
If it sounds to good to be true, then it probably is
ASK SKYDIVING SPECIFIC QUESTIONS of your 'buyer' to help ascertain their authenticity. Even ask for their APF Membership Number.
This page is intended for the advertisement of parachute equipment for private sales from APF Member to APF Member. However, the web is in the public domain and may be accessed by anyone. Purchasers should take care before making payments and vendors should take care before parting with goods as no liability can be accepted by the APF. If you are in any doubt about the identity of a prospective vendor or purchaser, we would advise you to ask them for the relevant information to enable you to verify their identity.
The person placing an advertisement has sole responsibility for its wording and the advertisements are not endorsed or approved by the APF, nor does the APF check the accuracy of the descriptions of goods for sale. The APF accepts no responsibility for any negotiations that may result from these advertisements or for any loss or dissatisfaction, be it caused by fraudulence or otherwise. The APF reserves the right to withdraw any advertisement without giving a reason. No liability can be accepted by the APF for any error or omission.
The APF recommends any prospective purchaser of parachute equipment (i) to take advice from an instructor and/or rigger; (ii) not to make payment until the item/s have been inspected and deemed serviceable and suitable for the weight, experience, and level of skill of the purchaser.