Tips for Buying Cryptocurrency

Buying cryptocurrency can be tough at first, so we've prepared these guides to get you started and help you complete a trade on Noones.

Minimum Trade Amount

If you’re buying, the current minimum is 10 USD or its equivalent in other currencies. If you’re selling, the minimum is 0.001 BTC.

Seller’s reputation and activity

A seller’s reputation is displayed with a green thumb. This is the total of all of the positive feedback the seller has received.

Clicking on the seller's name will show their full profile, where you can see how much negative feedback they've received in addition to the positive. You can also see their location, all of their active offers, and other important information about them.

Tip: Pay attention to each type of feedback positive and negative.

Despite having more than 10,000 positive feedback and 1,000 negative feedback, you should still be cautious about such users. Pay attention to the percentage of negative feedback in relation to the negative and positive ones.

Also, do not forget to check for how long a user is present on our platform, and to make sure that you will have a quick trade without any delays from the seller’s side, always consider the seller's last seen status. 

Additionally, it is also much better if the seller is ID-verified — This means that we have checked his documents and background.

Always read the seller's offer terms and instructions before you start a trade

Sellers should mention what they expect and what you will need to provide.

Gift cards for example, most of the sellers require a receipt to prove that it was bought legally and to establish that you are indeed the owner of the gift cards. If this information is requested:

  • Unable to provide - do not to proceed with the trade.
  • Able to provide - have everything ready before you start the trade.

Be aware of the price

The Bitcoin price in Noones is never equal to its official market rate as sellers charge a fee to convert traditional currency into Bitcoin. The price of the fee varies among sellers and depends on who you buy from, so be on the lookout for the best deals.

The offer page always includes the rate of each seller. What should interest you the most is how much you get on dollar. The higher the number, the more profitable the trade will be for you.

Click the Paid button only when you have sent a payment

Once you’ve clicked the Paid button, the countdown timer stops and the trade can no longer expire. This button provides security from dishonest or forgetful sellers — If you had sent the payment or payment info such as gift card codes to the seller and the offer expires, the escrow will release the cryptocurrency back to the seller's wallet leaving you with nothing. 

If you click the Paid button and you haven’t paid, the seller might think you’re a coin-locker or someone trying to scam them.Be sure to only click the button once you’ve paid to prevent complications.

Don't cancel the trade if you have sent a payment

We know that problems sometimes arise during trades, but it's important to never cancel the trade once you've already paid the seller. If you've paid for your crypto but something has gone wrong, you can start a dispute.

Starting a dispute brings a Noones Moderator in to help with the situation. If you cancel the trade after the payment has been made, getting a resolution is not guaranteed and the Moderators will not be able to help. 

Brokering of gift card codes is strictly prohibited

Brokering is when you buy a gift card code from someone, thinking you can sell it later to someone else. Even if you checked the code when you bought it, the person who sold you the code can use it anytime without your knowledge, and this is why it is against the Noones Terms of Service.

If you keep trying to give sellers used codes, you will be reported and banned from trading on Noones as it is not only a waste of your own time but also that of others. Remember to only use gift cards you have bought yourself.

Third-party payments is not allowed

You must be the actual payer and be the original owner of the submitted payment (Owner of the gift card, credit card, bank account, an account of online payment platform). Being a middleman in paying for the cryptocurrency is not allowed and can be considered as a scam.

Always trade for the whole amount of the gift card

If you have a $50 gift card, you can't trade that partially.

Example: Asking someone to only take $33 out of your $50 gift card

The seller can only take the whole amount, so if you start a trade for $33 and he takes $50, the only way to get your change back in cryptocurrency is by starting a new trade for the difference, which is also not guaranteed as the seller’s ranges may not meet that amount or the seller may take down their offers or go offline.

Never ask the seller to release the cryptocurrency first

This is grounds for an instant ban as it indicates a scam. We have an escrow service, so you know the crypto is there and waiting for you once you complete the payment.

Be polite to sellers

They go through a lot of tough customers and being polite can save you a lot of time. Being polite is about a lot more than your language; it’s about following their instructions as well. Note that if there is a dispute, the moderator will take language into account.

Not Interested? Cancel!

If you are no longer interested in the trade and have not yet paid the seller, feel free to cancel the trade. It will free their escrow and let them continue to trade with others who are interested. If you don’t cancel the trade and leave it hanging, the seller will have to file a dispute or report you, which will probably result in you getting negative feedback.

You can see all of your active trades on your dashboard. Click Chat to open the trade, and click Cancel to cancel them.

Also, remember that any price negotiation is strictly forbidden. If you do not like the offer, do not insist on changing the price in the same trade. Just start a new trade with new values to avoid any disputes or misunderstandings with the seller.

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