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How to buy?

It's simple, start by browsing the ads on our network and once you find an item (car, spare part, equipment) that is in your interest, simply use the contact buttons in the ad to get in touch with the owner via email or phone (if provided), you will find them on the right side floating while you slide down on desktop and on the bottom of the page on mobile devices.

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Secure payments

We have partnered with trustap to enable you secure escrow-style payments.
Escrow-style payment is a method of payment where seller and buyer are checked and verified before money is held by a trusted third party until the purchase has been safely completed. Giving complete peace of mind and protection to both parties.
We recommend using escrow-style payments for every transaction done online, especially for acqusitions where you don't see the item in person, like smaller spare parts, gearboxes and similar, to avoid any inconveniences such as ordered item not arriving or not in state as agreed. With escrow, your don't have to worry.

Who can use escrow-style payments?

Any registered user of our marketplaces and for any transaction, regardless of its value. Whether you are buying a race car, a spare gearbox, a set of tyres or a helmet, Trustap will help you avoid scammers with their strict seller verification process and in case the acquired gearbox on delivery still turns to be just a "box", your money is still safe with you, as you only release it to the seller once you receive the goods and confirm that they match the agreement. Complete peace of mind for every acquisition, who wouldn't want that?

What are the main benefits of escrow-style payments for the seller?

  • 1. Know who you are transacting with. Everyone’s identity is verified to ensure they’re a genuine user.
  • 2. Zero Selling Fees: In exchange for full buyer protection, Trustap’s payment solution relies on the customer to pay a small fee, meaning there are zero fees for the seller.
  • 3. Sell More: Escrow-style payments create a secure environment, encouraging hesitant buyers to make more purchases. Therefore reducing deal abandonment rates.
  • 4. Fraud Detection: Trustap 24/7 fraud monitoring ensures protection against fraudulent transactions.
  • 5. Mediation and Resolution: In the unlikely event of a disagreement, Trustap is equipped to mediate and resolve any disputes, ensuring a fair resolution.

How to use it as a seller?

  • 1. Login to your racemarket user account.
  • 2. Find a "Secure payments" tab in the table on top of the user panel.
  • 3. In order to start a transaction, you need to login (or register, if you haven't yet) to the Trustap account. You can do that by clicking a button in the Step 1.
  • 4. After login, you will be redirected back to racemarket, where a list of your ads will appear. A form will be shown for each ad where starting a transaction is possible. Find the ad for which you've agreed with the buyer to start the transaction and fill out the form accordingly, using buyer's information like email, name and country, while in second part you insert the agreed amount you want to receive, in a number format, without decimals, dots or commas, read and accept the T&C and click "Start transaction" button.
  • 5. After submitting the form, the buyer will be invited via email to make a deposit, while you agree to reserve the item for a period of 7 days. In case of buyer not making a deposit until then, a button to cancel the transaction will appear in your user panel on the right side of the table in the "Actions" column.
  • 6. Visit your user panel regularly to see if the deposit has been made, as once it is received by the Trustap, a green button to accept the deposit will appear in the "Actions" column. Once it does, please click on it and accept the deposit to proceed.
  • 7. Now it's time to prepare the item as agreed, whether it will be picked up in person or shipped.
  • 8. After item has been delivered / picked up, the buyer will release the funds in its user panel to finish the transaction and you will receive the agreed amount as agreed in a timely manner, subject to the Trustap T&C timelines.
  • Before starting any transactions, make sure you fully read the instructions and terms & conditions. Detailed instructions on each step and how to proceed will be also sent via email after each action has been made.
Alternatively, please see this video guide:

What are the main benefits of escrow-style payments for the buyer?

  • 1. Keep your money safe in a dedicated safeguarded Hold Account & only release the funds when you’re happy with your purchase. Trustap’s escrow-style payment system ensures the highest level of security, safeguarding buyers against potential scams.
  • 2. Know who you are transacting with online as everyone’s identity is verified.
  • 3. 100% Buyer Protection: When you pay using Trustap, you automatically receive Buyer Protection. This guarantees secure transactions, safeguards you from non-receipt of your item, grants you the ability to request a refund, and provides access to customer support.
  • 4. Risk Mitigation: By ensuring that both parties meet their obligations before the payment is released, Trustap minimises the risk of financial loss.
  • 5. Complete peace of mind, for just a (up to) 2% fee.
  • Sounds complicated? Read a practical example case here.

How to use it as a buyer?

  • 1. Agree with the seller about the usage of a secure transaction and the agreed amount for the item.
  • 2. Send your email (you need to have a registered user account at racemarket using the same email), name and country to the seller, so the transaction can be initialized.
  • 3. After the seller starts the transaction, you will be invited via email to make a deposit for the agreed amount. When receiving the IBAN information, always make sure the URL you're acquiring information from matches Use this information to make a bank transfer as soon as possible. If you did not receive such email, you can always request to have it being sent again by clicking on the "Resend IBAN" button in your user panel.
  • 4. After the deposit is received by the Trustap, the seller will accept it inside the user panel and start to prepare the item for pick up / delivery as agreed with you.
  • 5. After item has been delivered / picked up, you need to release the funds in your user panel to finish the transaction, within the next 24 hours. If the item is not as agreed, a button to start the dispute will also appear in your user panel. To make a claim, simply click on the button and provide the description (describe the issue) and Trustap will contact you to resolve it.
  • Before joining any transactions, make sure you fully read the instructions and terms & conditions. Trustap fees are not refundable in any circumstances, so do not make any deposits without having an agreement first.

Where is my deposit held?

Powered by Stripe's secure payment technology, Trustap secures the buyer's money in a safe hold account until all the transaction milestones are met and the complaints period elapses. The money is then instantly released to the seller.

How much does it cost to use Trustap?

Trustap fees are added to the agreed sale value in the amount of up to 2%, fully charged to the buyer when depositing the funds. There are no fees charged to the seller (slight fluctuation may occur if payment currency and owner's bank currency differ).
Fees are used for protecting your funds so you can safely complete transactions online with peace of mind.

For transactions up to 25.000 EUR a buyer's fee of 2% applies, for transactions between 25.000 and 50.000 EUR the fee is 1,9%, while transactions over 50.000 EUR result in a fee of 1,75% of the agreed amount.

Please note that the fees are not refundable, so we recommend not to start the transaction before you make an agreement.

Who are Trustap?

Trustap is an advanced payment solution designed to enhance payment security, providing peace of mind for both buyers and sellers. Trustap’s Buyer Protection feature safeguards both buyers and sellers by ensuring secure payments, facilitating refund requests, and providing access to customer support.
Founded in Cork, Ireland in 2017, Trustap is on a mission to combat online scams. Trustap is a rapidly expanding fintech start-up, with offices in Ireland, Croatia, the UK and the US. Trustap operates in 135 countries. Experiencing over 500% growth year over year, consumers rely on Trustap daily for a safer, risk-free transaction process. More about Trustap

Terms and Conditions

All transactions are handled by Trustap and subject to their Terms & Conditions, which you can find here, including potential disputes between parties. network is not responsible, aware of nor directly included in any transaction processed through trustap as a result of agreement via our network. The checkout process may contain racemarket branding including logo for the purpose of legitimacy, but racemarket network is never the recipient of the deposit, Trustap is.

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