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    Hi all, I've a question that hopefully someone can help with, I've a few watches for sale and today I had a message from a guy asking about one, the last message said he is in Vietnam and he wants me to ship it over to New York, now I've read this type of thing before and It sent warning signs before, I checked the person out, a moment since 2012 with 1 post before, who should I speak to regarding this or what should I do, I'm a total noob when it comes to selling on here and don't want to drop someone in s**t if he's legit but at the same time don't want anyone shady on here trying to scam people, maybe and could assist...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatman14 View Post
    Hi all, I've a question that hopefully someone can help with, I've a few watches for sale and today I had a message from a guy asking about one, the last message said he is in Vietnam and he wants me to ship it over to New York, now I've read this type of thing before and It sent warning signs before, I checked the person out, a moment since 2012 with 1 post before, who should I speak to regarding this or what should I do, I'm a total noob when it comes to selling on here and don't want to drop someone in s**t if he's legit but at the same time don't want anyone shady on here trying to scam people, maybe and could assist...

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    In my opinion, steer clear. People say that, to make a successful online watch purchase, you first have to buy the seller. Same goes for buyers. If you don't buy the guy, just pass the deal. Something less complicated will show up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatman14 View Post
    Hi all, I've a question that hopefully someone can help with, I've a few watches for sale and today I had a message from a guy asking about one, the last message said he is in Vietnam and he wants me to ship it over to New York, now I've read this type of thing before and It sent warning signs before, I checked the person out, a moment since 2012 with 1 post before, who should I speak to regarding this or what should I do, I'm a total noob when it comes to selling on here and don't want to drop someone in s**t if he's legit but at the same time don't want anyone shady on here trying to scam people, maybe and could assist...

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    Run from a deal that has you ship to a different country than the address of the "buyer". The only way I would touch that deal would be a confirmed bank transfer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alx007 View Post
    In my opinion, steer clear. People say that, to make a successful online watch purchase, you first have to buy the seller. Same goes for buyers. If you don't buy the guy, just pass the deal. Something less complicated will show up.
    Oh yeah totally, I'd not do business With the guy, just thought I'd let people know in case

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    Quote Originally Posted by John MS View Post
    Run from a deal that has you ship to a different country than the address of the "buyer". The only way I would touch that deal would be a confirmed bank transfer.
    Yeah that's when the alarm bells started, he said about PayPal in a previous message and I said I'd only do a bank transfer as PayPal only protects the buyer and could see what could happen from a country mile, I didn't hear back after so thought I'd post here

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    Your watch, you don't feel comfortable, find a way to do so. 1 post since 2012? Wouldn't trust Santa with that record. Get a Money order FIRST. I would. You gonna go to Viet Nam and track him down if he scams you? Of course not. There are millions of people who want watches, keep plugging away. Don't worry about his feelings - if he's a scammer he won't care. If he's legit he'll either find a way to make you comfortable or he'll get over it. I've been called worse - to my face, online, behind my back - and that was from my family! DOn't worry about it.
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    I would ask for references and stick to a protected form of payment (PayPal,etc) if you decide to move forward.

    Low posts and inquiries out of the blue from someone like this are always red flags for me, based on previous experience.

    Good luck with your decision.
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    It's worth noting that Paypal offers some protection only if the buyer is honest. There have been numerous deals where buyer claims non-delivery on an international deal or where the card turns out stolen. Reputation on both sides is all important but it is invisible for buyer.

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    In Vietnam but ship to New York? Sounds suspicious to me. Have had several encounters with similar buyer whereby buyer is in US but want me to ship to Malaysia etc..I would steer clear
    I want to be a ONE watch guy!!

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    Run.

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