Best Practices

Best Buying Practices

Here's how you can make sure a deal you're interested in isn't too good to be true!



  • Keep conversations on C4S. Beware of sellers who demand to talk only via email or phone call.
  • Exchange items in person. Your neighbors shouldn't need to ship you items if they live nearby.
  • Pay with cash or secure apps. If a seller asks for you to pay using a gift card, it could be a scam.



Read these tips for more information on how to identify and report scams.