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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Brex69, Jun 10, 2022.

  1. Jun 10, 2022 at 8:14 PM
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    Brex69

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    I have a 3rd gen lift kit for sale on FB Marketplace, its been on there a few weeks. In the last few days I have been getting a few messages from different people asking if its still available, after I respond with yes it is they ask what my address is, I tell them the city then say if you are interested we can make an appointment, I usually don't hear back.
    Are they fishing for a truck to steal or am I being paranoid?
     
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  2. Jun 10, 2022 at 8:15 PM
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    windsor

    windsor Just a guy

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    If they ask for an address, give them the address for your local police office. Tell them you can meet them there.
    Some are scammers, but there are others out there who do that with the intent of robbing people.
     
  3. Jun 10, 2022 at 8:20 PM
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    TacOCD

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    You are not paranoid. People are just self absorbed, preoccupied, distracted and down right flakey and fickle. I’ve sold a lot of non truck things on marketplace. I dont give my personal address ever unless its a large item I wont move myself like a couch etc., only after they agree to purchase it. Still negotiate on site some times. Small items I may meet in a public place, store parking lot and even once a local police station lot.

    use your gut feeling / intuition. If they sound like an a$$ then pass.
     
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  4. Jun 10, 2022 at 8:22 PM
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    Nothing out of the norm people do this all the time on offer up. It’s always a hit or miss with these market places.
     
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  5. Jun 10, 2022 at 8:25 PM
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    Always meet at the police dept. it quickly separates the criminals from others. If not in a populated area can be fine too
     
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  6. Jun 10, 2022 at 8:59 PM
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    I just found it kinda strange. When I've sold other stuff on FB folks responding usually ask a few questions then ask when they can come buy/see it, these last three people just straight up asked for an address.
    Will definatly be meeting in public for small items
     
  7. Jun 12, 2022 at 7:17 PM
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    Lava-road

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    I agree best to meet in a public place(crowded). For your security. Best to bring a friend. They can be a distance away watching too?
    Works two ways ,as a buyer,( Usually carrying cash) . You do not want to victim either.

    I like the idea meeting at the police station parking .
     
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  8. Jun 12, 2022 at 7:22 PM
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    The city police dept where I lived in CA had special parking places set up for online transactions. They had cameras on them all the time. It was a really good idea.
     
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  9. Jun 12, 2022 at 7:26 PM
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    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Wise move on either side as you said @Lava-road

    I also have sold items and always meet at the local PD which has an on-camera designated spot for such activity. As a backup I leave my dashcams on and window down for recording audio.

    The couple of times I've had someone come to my house was for a large AND heavy item I could not load into my truck alone. Those times I made sure my wife was home watching from an upstairs window ready to call 911 worst case.

    Though actually I had a pool ladder listed and a fellow contacted me who turned out to be a former coworker, so in that case I told him come right over or give me your address (3-4 minutes away) and I'll bring it by. Very rare happening of course..it also was brand new in box and he knew it was the one he wanted so it was clearly a done deal.

    As a buyer I've asked the person to suggest a landmark nearby or for them to choose. I did go to someone's house once but the lady had given me her address as her vehicle was inoperable. I not only bought my Schwinn bike but jump started her car for her.
     
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  10. Jun 12, 2022 at 7:37 PM
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    If your police station have a special spot for sellers and buyers, means it has become a huge crime problem.
    America is falling apart. What made America great was the people and freedoms. Now we cannot trust the people. And losing our freedom to sell and buy safety. How sad!

    BUT there are many “good people too “! I think Tacoma owners are good people too. Tacoma do not make fast get-a-way trucks. Lol.
     
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  11. Jun 12, 2022 at 7:47 PM
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    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    I do live in a quiet town though that doesn't mean someone from a surrounding area might not come by..or that all people are honest. I guess if it keeps honest people honest ultimately it's a good option to have at least.
     
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  12. Jun 12, 2022 at 7:59 PM
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    1/2 lb coffee is $18.00 each
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    The small size medium box priority box USPS is $16.10 hold 4 lbs
    The larger size medium box holds 6lbs, same delivery cost $16.10.
    Anything less is still $16.10 (small med size box.

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  13. Jun 12, 2022 at 8:02 PM
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    My sister-in-law name is Dinah Kunitake . Can I give her your name and to expect a call from?
     
  14. Jun 12, 2022 at 8:09 PM
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    b_r_o only on days that end with Y

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    That's why you state in your ad..

    IF IT'S LISTED, IT'S STILL AVAILABLE.
    I WILL REMOVE THIS LISTING WHEN IT SELLS.
    I WILL NOT RESPOND TO QUESTIONS ASKING IF IT'S STILL AVAILABLE.
     
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  15. Jun 16, 2022 at 7:38 AM
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