anyone can explain trade works? Any safer way to trade stuff on HB?I wouldn't trade with anyone on HB unless they have refs/feedback. Of course you'd want to talk to this person for a while until you deem them trustworthy, and also set up a trade agreement spelling out what is to be traded and the condition of the items. Also you can use paypal to protect yourselves.
Say you're trading item A that's wroth $200 for his item B worth $150 and he's adding $50 cash. Have him paypal you (not as gift) $200, and you paypal him $200 (def not as gift)...that way if he sends you a bag of mulch in the mail you can at least be refunded the $200 as reimbursement for your now stolen item.
If you don't trust the person make them send first.