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    Anything to beware of this particular sale? seller beware?

    Hi guys,

    Not sure where to post this but i have a watch up for sale here and have received a kinda fishy email from a brand spanking new member who would pay above my asking price but with the pre-requisite of sending the watch to her cousin in Africa as a birthday gift. Should i be worried? (btw, payment method i specified is paypal; in this case should i be requesting for a wire instead as i've heard of horror stories about paypal for sellers but i've sold many time before on the forum to members with reputable post counts without problems but generally they've usually been located in the US.)

    Appreciate all the WUS'ers most valued inputs on whether i should proceed or balk.

    Thanks,
    Gareth
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    Re: Anything to beware of this particular sale? seller beware?

    Stay far far away. I have had exactly the same thing with selling camera equipment and cars. The story is always the same. "Ill pay what you ask but you must send it to my Uncle in Africa who is working for sick children".
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    Re: Anything to beware of this particular sale? seller beware?

    Two words: bail out...

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    Re: Anything to beware of this particular sale? seller beware?

    This is textbook scam.
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    Re: Anything to beware of this particular sale? seller beware?

    If you're not sure PM me your details and I'll check everything out for you for a small fee :)
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    Anything to beware of this particular sale? seller beware?

    Run away!

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    Re: Anything to beware of this particular sale? seller beware?

    SCAM!!...i wouldn't even sent a box of dirt to Africa.

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    Re: Anything to beware of this particular sale? seller beware?

    Tell the buyer you will only accept Western Union (what they use to scam buyers with) and see what their response is and post it back here. It should be good for a laugh. They'll probably say they don't want to do it that way because there's no protection for them... LOLOL. It's always fun to string these clowns along.
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    Re: Anything to beware of this particular sale? seller beware?

    Don't even think about taking this any further. Run a mile.

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