Privacy, Terms of Use & Avoiding Scams

MATRIXSYNTH CLASSIFIEDS is an online classifieds site.  This site is never involved in any transaction, and does not handle payments, shipping, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer "buyer protection" or "seller certification".  Anyone can create an account and publish an ad.  Buyers are not required to create an account.  Think of MATRIXSYNTH CLASSIFIEDS as the equivalent of the classifieds section in your local newspaper, except with global reach.  Once an ad is placed all transactions occur directly between buyers and sellers.  Buyers are not required to create an account to engage with sellers.  MATRIXSYNTH CLASSIFIEDS makes no guarantee of the validity of any published advertisement.  Buy using this site to purchase any goods or services you agree to not hold MATRIXSYNTH CLASSIFIEDS accountable for any scams or transactions gone awry.  By using the site you take sole responsibility for any transactions that occur from your engagement with the seller.


The following are some tips that can help both buyers and sellers.  The list is not comprehensive and may grow in time.  It is your responsibility to do due diligence when engaging in any transaction with another person or entity.


- When possible meet in person, in a public place, with the ability to test gear.  Bring headphones and/or other appropriate equipment when buying electronic or other items.  Make sure to set expectations including time to test out gear in person.


- If purchasing gear from afar, ask the seller to provide images and/or video of the gear with a piece of paper with a specific word or words that would be difficult to spoof.


- Ask the seller to take images or video of the PACKAGED gear with identifiable markers such as the shipping label.  Make sure the image is of the full package.  Make sure the seller knows how to pack the item properly.


- When you receive the item ensure the package matches the images or video, then videotape the unpacking of the item for the first time.  If you are a seller you can ask this as a requirement of the buyer as well.  This ensures and proves that the item shipped was the item sold.


- Only use credit card numbers or checks with trusted dealers.   Credit cards usually provide buyer protection.  Do not use credit cards with private individuals or anyone you do not fully trust.


- Never give out financial information that can be used by a scammer.


- Use money orders if you want to avoid cash or Paypal with private sellers to avoid releasing personally identifiable information including your checking account info.  If you are a seller, do not accept cashier cheques from outside you country.


- Avoid wire transfers unless you can completely trust the seller.  Never pay with Western Union, Monygram or other anonymous payment services.


- Use Paypal and be aware of their buyer protection policies.


Sellers, by publishing an ad on MATRIXSYNTH CLASSIFIEDS agree to the following:


- Listings on MATRIXSYNTH CLASSIFIEDS are free, however if you sell an item, please donate to the site


- If you are a supporting member of MATRIXSYNTH, please do not donate.


- All listings run for 90 days.


- You can update your ad at any time. New pics, new demos, new price, and any new information are all allowed.


- Images of used items must be of actual item being sold.


- Be clear if videos and audio demos are of the item being sold or for demonstration purposes only.


- Listings for any items, services or activities deemed illegal will be removed.


- Listings with derogatory or defamatory content regarding people’s character, race, sex, sexual orientation, or other will be removed. Keep the post focused on the item or service for sale. If in doubt ask.


- No personally identifiable information is allowed aside from your profile info.


- MATRIXSYNTH CLASSIFIEDS offers no protection for the items listed, sellers or buyers. There are scammers out there so use due diligence when buying and selling items.


- By including images in a listing you give full rights for their use on other MATRIXSYNTH properties. The use may include promoting listings on MATRIXSYNTH as well as references in other posts.



The only information stored on the site is the information you enter when creating an account and when publishing an ad including your IP address.  Your information will not be shared or sold to any third party.  Note that anything visible in your public profile is of course visible to the world.  Knowing this, use common sense and only share what you are willing to share publically.  The site uses Google Analytics for internal traffic reporting as well as Google Ads for advertising. As such, the site is subject to Google Analytics Data privacy & security.