Dodgy Customers from Trader Adds

Submitted: Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 08:21
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Going Mental,

Trying to sell our Jayco here, Gumtree and Trading Post. All I get is people offering to buy it sight unseen for full price.

All they want is my email, paypal details and off we go

I just wish I could get some real customers
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Reply By: Member - nick b - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 08:33

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 08:33
gooday sweetnan : I had same thing .... so i just put in landline phone no only with no area code 522....... & vic or sa ,nsw etc ....dont use mobile
doggy email just dump .

good luck
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Reply By: wato35 - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 09:17

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 09:17
Tell them to bring a bank cheque and meet you outside the local police office.
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Reply By: Member - John G - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 09:51

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 09:51
G'day Sweetnam

We had our Jayco for sale here, and on Gumtree and Trading Post. We had the same experience with scam emails. I used a gmail address. At least the scammers are easily identifiable.

It took us six months (Dec - June) this year to sell the Jayco with the only responses coming via Gumtree, and then only as we gradually lowered the price. Advice at the time from this site's owners, and from owners of www.campertrailers.org, was that the used market is as flat as it's been for years. Cheery news isn't it?

Good luck.

Cheers
John
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 14:10

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 14:10
hi john and all
gumtree is owned by ebay and has a history of scammers
trying to rip-off its users
so beware
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Reply By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 10:05

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 10:05
I am curious about you reference to Paypal.

What Paypal details are they after?

All they need is your Paypal email address. And then all they can do is send or transfer you some money. You would then immediately transfer the money from your Paypal account straight into your bank account. If you are really concerned you are then able to draw it out and hide it under your mattress. Then you have the upper hand.

Phil
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 10:51

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 10:51
Asking for Paypal is a good thing. Trading Post need to support Paypal because at the moment you can't buy anything safely from interstate. Paypal is a safe way to transact because you are protected against fraud. They cannot steel money from your paypal account, if they request your paypal details it's to put money into your account.
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 14:09

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 14:09
Exactly. And if you give hem anything more than your name, and email then you have stuffed up.

We use Paypal for heaps of different companys. Even Hoselink, the mob with those excellent hose fittings (highly recommended hose stuff) , uses them.

Phil
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Follow Up By: sweetnam - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 15:01

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 15:01
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2052217

Sorry guys have a ready

Paypal isn't completely safe either
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 16:14

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 16:14
Enlighten me. Where was the loss through Paypal. Too much rubbish for me to get the story.

Phil
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 19:18

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 19:18
Sorry Paypal is safe if you have some type of IQ, it is brilliant, no credit card charges, secure and well supported, Trading Post get on it..!
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 19:51

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 19:51
I think that what you mean by "some type of IQ" is that you have a reasonable understanding of the responsibilities in any purchase or sale arrangement and that you don't assume something that isn't true. Not much IQ needed for that though.

I have never read much of the conditions for both eBay or Paypal but feel confident that with an honest and open approach I will be fine. It seems to work and should serve us both well for many years to come.

I agree with you that others should get onto it. I don't use trading post but I will take your word it is similar and would benefit from Paypal.

Phil
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 08:42

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 08:42
Agree Phil well said
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 08:58

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 08:58
Thanks You know some days I get it down correctly the first time. But on other days I just totally screw up. I know medication can do wonders but I am beginning to wonder if this poison that they pump into me is keeping me alive or killing me slowly. Now where have I heard that phrase before. This comment is terribly OT. But cest la vie.

Phil
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Follow Up By: mike g2 - Monday, Aug 19, 2013 at 11:17

Monday, Aug 19, 2013 at 11:17
Hi all, paypal supposed to be ok method for buy-sell, but ripoff merchants use it to gain legitimacy. look at DOCEP (DOCEP )site , Scam watch WA. there's hundreds of scams listed. people still getting caught out, even with the publicity about scams as the scammers are getting more 'professional' .
note: you could argue nothing is safe: someone's house sold by Nigerian fraudsters-got past real estate agent and govt ( Landgate) requirements easily. gold swindle here in Perth some years ago was done with stolen bank cheques and fake $50's seen recently !.
real cynic hey!
MG.
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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 20:27

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 20:27
Paypal is safe for purchases - it’s a risk for sellers.
You will have given Paypal access to your bank account or credit card.
In a dispute the Paypal will favour the purchaser and refund their money in the majority of cases.
In that case the purchaser scammer has your goods and Paypal has refunded their money.
You are better off giving the purchaser your Bank BSB and Account numbers and telling them to do a direct credit before sending or releasing the goods.
Personal cheques are good also – goods released after clearance.
Sold the wife’s car not long ago on Gumtree – I stipulated my terms before I allowed inspection, which included photo Id on a drivers licence.
They turned up with cash folding money rather than risk me keeping the car after cheque clearance.
It’s all too easy.
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