When do i need to verify my ID

i was going to buy a item for like 30-40 dollars but what turned me away was them needing my ID from what i heard. when do they need this from me. i dont care how “secure” you say your servers are i just wanna by with my card(if that matters) get my item and thats the end. Not get my identity possibly stolen.

Also i posted on reddit and never got a response since like 3 days.

nobody here is interested in stealing your ID, and if they were, they wouldn’t need a photo of your ID for that…

the ID verification is to make sure that you aren’t trying to purchase items with stolen credit cards, as Gameflip has had problems with this in the past.

this is unfortunately the terms of the service, it’s up to you if you want to agree to them or not, but i can tell you that they have many thousands of users and everyone has verified themselves without getting their identity stolen.

Perhaps this link can help you further: https://gameflip.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001042633-Why-am-I-being-asked-to-verify-my-identity-