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Buying parts from someone you don't know?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Larry, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Aug 29, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    Larry

    Larry [OP] CARL

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    Off Craigslist or any forum or website...who doesn't have a paypal?

    Seems risky. They get your money...maybe they will ship...maybe they wont...

    If no shipment...I guess it's off to Judge Judy.

    Is there a way to protect your money in a out of town shipping parts transaction?
     
  2. Aug 29, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    deadbolt

    deadbolt do w3rk!

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    use paypal
     
  3. Aug 29, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    I usually don't buy anything online that I can't use PayPal with. That being said, when I buy off of Craigslist, I always arrange to meet at the local police station, where ever the seller is. Call me paranoid, but I haven't been held up yet.
     
  4. Aug 29, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    F.U> GUYZ
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    x2 or a face to face meet
     
  5. Aug 29, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    c2thegreat

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    I meet in a parking lot and carry a glock so far it has worked.
     
  6. Aug 29, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    This!
     
  7. Aug 29, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    That works too... :)
     
  8. Aug 29, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    DrRabbitFurHead

    DrRabbitFurHead Yeah, there's a TSB for that!

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    Check out their references whenever possible.

    I'm super leary myself. I bought a coffee pot on E-bay, turned out it was refurbished. I read the site AFTER I got the coffee pot and it said refurbished in the smallest font possible in a very obscure location.

    If you have American Express, use that and pay on Paypal using the AmEx. This way you can dispute the charge w/o any hassle. That's what I do!
     
  9. Aug 29, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    All good replies. I go with PayPal myself.
     
  10. Aug 29, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    drewskie

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    I have bought a few things from other forums, and a few from craigslist. So, far i have never been jacked....luckily. Unfortunately, I trust local socal people less than I do people from other states. There's too many sheisters here. I think if you get a phone number and talk to them, you can usually jusge the person pretty well.
     
  11. Aug 29, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    I do the same and arrange a VERY public meeting. Got screwed on ebay recently (see in off topic).
     
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