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Old 07-06-2015, 10:20 PM   #15
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Report to the FBI.
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:20 AM   #16
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Which leads to a completely different problem.....
Ever try to deposit more than $9999 in currency into a bank these days?
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:16 AM   #17
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Thanks All. Yes, strange things happen in the buying and selling of silver dragons. I've done both more than a few times over the years and all have worked out well. Selling a couple now, my first (a project) and my current (?last) as it is time to take a trailer brake.

Thanks so much for the input and wonderful stories.

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Old 07-07-2015, 07:18 AM   #18
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Which leads to a completely different problem.....
Ever try to deposit more than $9999 in currency into a bank these days?
Quite a pain.
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:12 AM   #19
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Yes to the more than $10,000. Pain in the butt for the bank also due to the paperwork. First teller, long line at the counter, suggested I do it in several deposits. I told them to go get the manager. Manager was not happy with their employee trying to induce a customer to breaking the law. Fill out the form, give them the cash, and done.

And reporting to the FBI unfortunately is generally a waste of time. In this day and age of resource, budget constraints and global terorism, the priority for you will probably be down around Sasquatch reports. Kind of like getting on the do not call list and reporting when someone calls. Can't remember ever remember seeing a news article about someone busted for these types of scams. Sad but seems to be the reality.
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:58 AM   #20
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I sold a classic car on Craig's List after trying for two years to get thru all the scams. Finally, a reasonable sounding person willing to give me home telephone # and address offered to send me a cashier's check for $2,000 to hold the car. He wanted to pick it up in person and was willing to pay the balance in cash. I deposited the check in my checking account on Friday but I learned that "Stop Payment" can be placed on a Cashier's check anytime before it is posted to your account. I gave the go-ahead for Monday morning to close the transaction. We met at my bank when it opened on Monday and I was able to verify the $2,000 was actually in my account. I then took one further precaution. before I signed the title over, I filled out a deposit slip and gave it to a teller knowing she would put the stack of $100 bills through a counting machine that would also detect counterfeit bills and got a receipt from my bank that the money was in my account. I then happily signed the title over to a pleased buyer. This was a bit of a long story, but hopefully someone might benefit.
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Old 07-07-2015, 10:33 AM   #21
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Yes to the more than $10,000. Pain in the butt for the bank also due to the paperwork. First teller, long line at the counter, suggested I do it in several deposits. I told them to go get the manager. Manager was not happy with their employee trying to induce a customer to breaking the law. Fill out the form, give them the cash, and done.
DON'T try to get around those rules! They can seize your entire account for suspicious deposits, and they will keep it. It's almost impossible to get seized money back. I've read many articles about this happening. Because we have a small business and deal with large amounts of cash sometimes, this has been of particular interest to me. I can't believe a teller would suggest such a thing - I'll bet the manager was not happy!
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:49 AM   #22
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So I had another "buyer" contact me yesterday asking no questions about the trailer. Just wants to know the best price for the bank. I have a difficult time taking the email seriously (yes an email not a phone call).

Am I missing something?? Who would purchase an AS without looking at it?


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Old 07-08-2015, 10:05 AM   #23
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I bought my trailer last week thru Craigslist with several emails, texts, and calls. We then mutually agreed for me to put down a deposit through escrow.com.

Once that was in play, I took vacation to go to Colorado, figuring at worst, I burned a few days to visit the Rocky Mtn State. I also got a bank check from USAA (with which the seller is also a member) and was ready to go.

The trailer was within about 90% of my expectations for condition. And since the seller threw in hitch and other accessories to get us on the road, we shook hands and transferred title.

So far so good. Just minor fixes you'd expect from a 6 year old AS.
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So I had another "buyer" contact me yesterday asking no questions about the trailer. Just wants to know the best price for the bank. I have a difficult time taking the email seriously (yes an email not a phone call).

Am I missing something?? Who would purchase an AS without looking at it?


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You're probably not missing a thing. That's one of the marks of the scammer, immediately offering to buy whatever is for sale at (or even above) asking price.

Ignore them. If they contacted you from an AIRForums account, report them to me or another moderator immediately.


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Old 07-08-2015, 02:42 PM   #25
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Buyer experience with Jackrobert?

Blueliner - glad to hear your purchase went smoothly! When we bought initially we also called & emailed but our first concern was the condition of the trailer & once that was established we went to see it, got comfortable on the condition, & then discussed price. When no trailer questions are asked just an immediate discussion of $ & where to pick up the trailer it is easy to see the inquiry as a scam. Oh well, we may have Oscar ( my Argosy) for years to come. If so it will be okay.


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Blueliner - glad to hear your purchase went smoothly! When we bought initially we also called & emailed but our first concern was the condition of the trailer & once that was established we went to see it, got comfortable on the condition, & then discussed price.
Believe me, there was trepidation. I'd say I spent 3 hours with the seller going over everything, looking underneath, testing all the systems, etc. In the end, it was all good and "Rosie" enjoyed the next sunrise on the road with us. 16 more Mondays til retirement...
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Beautiful trailer! So exciting to be retiring - 8 more years for me. Happy trails!

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Old 07-08-2015, 05:11 PM   #28
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The police departments in some areas are offering their services as a meeting place to conclude transactions that begin online. We first heard about that while we were in Stillwater, and the television news station reported that some people found that prospective buyers/sellers were no-shows after being told that the deal would be finished at the police station. Wonder why?
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