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Discussion in 'Questions & Suggestions' started by fyrffytr1, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. fyrffytr1
    Joined: Dec 20, 2016
    Posts: 310

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    I advertised a part for sale yesterday and a member said he would take it but the e-mail address he gave me was wrong. I looked him up and he joined in 2015 but has 0 posts, 0 likes and 0 trophy points.
    Should I be leery of this buyer. He said he would pay me using Paypal.
     
  2. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
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    Well, how expensive is the part your selling? If its $25 or something like that you could take a chance that he is on the up and up. If however the part is worth a hell of a lot more I would be asking a shit load more questions to clarify that this is not some dipshit scammer trying to separate you from your part. Make sure you didn't copy the email address down wrong or something like that. Its pretty easy to figure out when they are scammers as they eventually will start giving some song and dance about they can't do this they can't do that..... blah blah blah. I don't have a lot of postings, likes, or dislikes, but I have been a member here since 2006. Was mostly reading and learning for a long time so didn't contribute much until recently.
     
  3. somebody joined in 2015 and zero posts. I wonder if the scammers have figured out how to change member date.
    that being said, I personally dont deal with those that dont contribute to the site, makes me suspect.
     
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  4. I don't get it. You get the money then send the part. If you are worried about him contesting the deal through pay pal have him send a USPMO and you can cash it and send the part off in one stop.
     

  5. Flathead Dave
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    from So. Cal.

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  6. fyrffytr1
    Joined: Dec 20, 2016
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    The e-mail address was incomplete. ..............@gmail was all I had. I sent him a message but haven't heard back. And, the part is small dollar. To me it is not the amount but the principal of the thing. He asked if I took Paypal and for the amount the part is selling for that would be fine. I have sent big ticket items to members of another forum in the past before receiving payment and never got burned. I just wanted opinions on a member with 0 posts in two years mainly because I don't know if it is a scam and there would be someway for my information to get stolen. I guess I'm getting cranky in my old age.
     
  7. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    wait for him to contact you, and for him to make full payment before shipping
     
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  8. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
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    Every classifieds transaction is a risk. Paypal reduces the risk, but doesn't eliminate it.

    I once bought a set of 34 Ford coupe garnish moldings from a guy who registered two weeks before the transaction and had zero posts. Yes, it was a pretty good sized risk on my end, but I ended up with a killer deal on a cherry set of moldings.

    Fortune favors the bold, I say go for it.

    -Abone.
     
  9. oldolds
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  10. fyrffytr1
    Joined: Dec 20, 2016
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    I sent him a private message through this board and will wait for his reply.
     
  11. fyrffytr1
    Joined: Dec 20, 2016
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    I got a reply with a correct e-mail so I am going to see what happens.
     
  12. ..........................Like wraymen said, get the money , send the part. Seems pretty simple to me.
     
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  13. just get cash up front then no problemo

    Sent from my SM-J700T using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  14. Damn, I thought I was Bruce Willis in "Sixth Sense".
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2017
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  15. I don't think I would ever send money to someone I didn't know, just hoping I get a part back. Works both ways.
     
  16. compact
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 9

    compact
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    question guys , aussie that doesnt get on here much but i found a part in the parts for sale that i would like but can not reply as it says i do not have permission to post there ....am i missing something ...been awhile since ive been on here
     
  17. During your absence they changed to software so nobody can reply to a classified ad. You need to PM or email the seller.

    Charlie Stephens
     
  18. fyrffytr1
    Joined: Dec 20, 2016
    Posts: 310

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    Just a quick update so Y'all can quit worrying. I got a money order yesterday, cashed it and mailed the part out today.
     

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