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    Can I Trust This Seller?

    I have been looking for an Invicta 3824 so I put an ad in the WTB section. I received a response from a member in Brooklyn New York. He gave me an address and a phone number but will not accept anything but Moneygram. That sounds kind of fishy to me. I told him that I wanted to pay with PayPal or another more secure payment but now he is not interested in selling it to me. What should I do?
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    Re: Can I Trust This Seller?

    Been there many a time and passed every time. Realistically it's a 50/50, but do you want to be on the losing end? Pass and keep looking.

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    Re: Can I Trust This Seller?

    Hard pass, but I think deep down you already know that.
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    Re: Can I Trust This Seller?

    Maybe you have a friend in NYC who is willing to do the deal face-to-face on your behalf?
    Otherwise, pass.
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    Re: Can I Trust This Seller?

    Quote Originally Posted by MediumRB View Post
    Maybe you have a friend in NYC who is willing to do the deal face-to-face on your behalf?
    Otherwise, pass.
    and that friend gets tragically killed doing you a solid

    wow... he died for a watch, and it wasn't even his watch


    ... pass now and avoid this future
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    Re: Can I Trust This Seller?

    WTB section is easy pickins for scammers. Caveat emptor, my friend.

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    Re: Can I Trust This Seller?

    Trust the seller, buy the watch. If you can't trust the seller, should be able to figure out the rest. Before dismissing completely, though, inquire about references--if there is substantial evidence of good transactions, then maybe... For me, no trust, no sale/purchase--no matter how good the price or the product.
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    Re: Can I Trust This Seller?

    This is a common technique for scammers to take communication off the board so you won't know when the 'seller' has been discovered and banned.

    Please send me the referring members name.
    Last edited by CMSgt Bo; September 19th, 2018 at 17:15.

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    Re: Can I Trust This Seller?

    Common scams

    scroll halfway down
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