Buying & selling How should I pay?

Karrot is a marketplace community for locals where trades and payments are organised directly between users. Karrot is always working to keep our community a safe place for our users but there are a few precautions you should take when making a purchase.

Meet up & pay in cash

For payment, we recommend meeting up and paying cash as it's difficult to fake convincingly and it also allows you to view the item in person before purchasing.

If meeting up is difficult...

Another method is sending online payments though these can carry risks. However Paypal can be a safe option when used correctly, please refer to this page for more details. Avoid payment under family and friends as this provides no protection when buying and selling online.

Beware of bank transfers

We advise against bank and direct transfers, as these offer no protection and are a known method used by scammers. If you decide to pay by bank transfer, be sure to first check the item thoroughly in person before making payment.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Customer Services.