Global Vinyl Community Safe Meet-up Guide

Meeting up with other record collectors in person can be a great way to expand your collection and make new friends who share your passion for music. However, it’s important to take precautions to ensure that these meetups are safe and for everyone involved. Here are some tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable experience when meeting up with other collectors through the app.

  1. Choose a public meeting place: Whether you’re meeting someone for the first time or you’re a seasoned trader, it’s always a good idea to meet in a public place. This could be a coffee shop, a park, or a record store. This way, you can ensure that you are both comfortable and safe in a neutral setting.

  2. Verify the identity of the person you’re meeting: Before agreeing to meet someone, verify their identity. Check their profile picture and any other information they’ve provided. You can also ask for their phone number or social media profile to confirm their identity. 

  3. Bring a friend or family member: If you’re meeting someone for the first time, it’s always a good idea to bring a friend or family member with you. Not only will you have someone to talk to, but you’ll also feel more secure by having someone else with you.

  4. Inspect the records before making the trade: Before making a trade, it’s important to inspect the records thoroughly. Check for any damage or discrepancies and make sure the records are in the condition that was described in the app.

  5. Meeting at home: If you’re comfortable with the other collector, you may want to consider meeting at each other’s homes to fully explore collections. However, use caution and take necessary steps to ensure your safety. Only share your address with someone you trust and have already met in a public place. Consider having a friend or family member with you or letting someone know where you will be and when you plan to return. 

  6. Reporting: Be sure to report any misconduct or suspicious activity to Diggr, or if necessary, the authorities.