It’s that “shoving our feet down your throats,” which makes it the safest platform to deal within this niche. We’re not forcing you to stay here, so no one is forcing anything on anyone. You’re here out of your own free will, and I agree, our methods are mean and controversial. But then again, why are people still here?
Oh that’s right, because:
- We’re safe.
- We keep scammers away.
- Have top-notch, high budget clients. (Didn’t you instantly open like 5 high-priced tickets in 1-2 days, @Alikoto? Even though you’re a new and unproven user?)
- And at the moment, we’re growing so fast we’ve actually surpassed sites like FameSwap as far as traffic goes.
I do realize people list properties elsewhere, and we would never punish someone for doing that. We know other platforms are not as strict (nowhere near as strict). But, if you only posted on SWAPD, and we catch you deliberately going off-site (of our website) just to avoid fees (or for whatever reason), while your property is listed here, then we have no obligation to show any respect for you what-so-ever, as you’re breaking our rules which we believe keep the community safe. Most of you don’t see things from our end, the countless “hey man, I know I messed up I went offsite and got scammed sorry man can you help me” emails/PMs. A considerable part of our success is that we stop scams before they even start, hence the monitored communication, strict rules, and now, checkups. I can honestly say we had probably stopped about 5000 USD (value wise) in scams last month, and this all started with us monitoring your conversations. You may think you’re a hotshot, and you can’t be touched as you’ve seen all the tricks, and that may be true. But a lot of people are gullible and fall for tricks easy, especially since they’ve heard that “SWAPD is safe”, they wrongfully assume everyone here is honest.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again. We don’t sell accounts/pages/websites. We sell safety. Us fishing for dishonest sellers via this new method is just another way of weeding out people who may not be as honest as they seem. And even though this will sound harsh, anyone not agreeing with this method is free to leave our service.
Our methods are controversial, yes. But this isn’t swaying away clients. To the contrary, we keep growing and we keep getting more popular, so I can only assume we’re taking the right steps as people keep coming back.