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Is this a scam or is it real?

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by 12TRDTacoma, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Dec 12, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    junkman

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    Maybe, but I am sure it is better than my Cantonese
     
  2. Dec 12, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    12TRDTacoma

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    Just like its better then my Indonesia. I don't see where you are going with this :D
     
  3. Dec 12, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    BERTHDZ

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    He is Chinese same with my seller and their website was even worse
     
  4. Dec 12, 2012 at 8:50 PM
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    memario1214

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    The site doesn't even work anymore... :notsure:

    EDIT: aaaand now it's up again
     
  5. Dec 12, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    BERTHDZ

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    *conversing

    *his

    ;)
     
  6. Dec 12, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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    12TRDTacoma

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    I can thank the android gingerbread keyboard for that spelling error. The phones are supposed to be getting smarter but their spelling prediction and correction still sucks..
     
  7. Dec 12, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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    12TRDTacoma

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    Update, I have received an email back from him. Here you guys go:

     
  8. Dec 13, 2012 at 4:29 AM
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    JRod4928

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    haha tell him it's a hurry, and to ship it right away while you figure out the payment issue....

    or be honest.
     
  9. Dec 13, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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    12TRDTacoma

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    I told him option A, lol!
     
  10. Dec 13, 2012 at 9:26 AM
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    12TRDTacoma

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    He wrote me back:

     
  11. Dec 13, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    i hope this is really a scam so you guys arent ass holes. lol
     
  12. Dec 13, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    JRod4928

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    haha - it is.

    people like this have tried to scam me multiple times... buying/selling Steeler tickets, selling my car, selling a guitar, buying ripoff NFL jerseys....

    Western union is a big indicator... WU payments are hard to track.
     
  13. Dec 13, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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    beware of people on CL trying to pay using paypal too...

    paypal on TW is "ok" though, there's some semblance of honor on these forums that i'm actually surprised about.
     
  14. Dec 13, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    why would you beware of people using paypal?
    i use it when buying stuff all the time.
     
  15. Dec 13, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    Chargeback and stuff.
     
  16. Dec 13, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    12TRDTacoma

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    Here is another:

    When I asked him if we could hash out payment after he ships it.
     
  17. Dec 13, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    brian

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    If the WHOIS puts the website in Panama, I'm almost 100% sure that its a scam. Panama is practically the money laundering capital of the world.
     
  18. Dec 13, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    12TRDTacoma

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    Oh yeah huh, that's right, he is supposedly in China, but the website is being placed in Panama.. Lol some ideas on the next couple of emails to send out to him?
     
  19. Dec 13, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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    JRod4928

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    You begin to be skeptical of people on CL that insist to use paypal when you get a reply that says...

    'I will pay you with paypal and send a courier to pick up the item as I am out of town in Europe. My courier will ship it to me after he picks it up from you...'

    This is what they told me about trying to buy my 2003 Chevy Cavalier...no one wants a cavalier that bad. It's a scam.

    It's too easy for people to get away with.
     
  20. Dec 13, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    Cr250jumper

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    Hmm what if you said something like...

    I contacted Western Union and they said the payment has been confirmed from me but they have placed a hold on your merchant code due to suspicious activity. I assume its because your in China but your website is in Panama. They said all you need to do is visit a Western Union in person with an ID and they will be able to disburse the payment. I guess this is something new they are starting as I have never run in to this before
     
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