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Old 09-23-2018, 03:14 PM   #21
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Not every suspicious potential buyer is... untrustworthy.

I sold some meteorites, here in the Las Vegas area, to a Chinese couple who spoke Mandarin Chinese and some English. They paid in cash. Meteorites are lucky in China.

The called the next day and I could not understand what they wanted, but said I would be home. They wanted an Amethyst Cathedral from Brazil that was on a shelf. Actually his wife saw it and could not sleep that evening... wanting it.

Once she pointed at what they wanted... we made the deal and now my wife has room to put some other 'wonderful dust collector' in its place.

OK. I will shut up. But... trust no one you are not familiar. They will make you think you are their best friend, smile and have a lot in common with you. Some are so smooth, they could become actors in a movie. But... the Sting... could be coming. Just be nice and do not take any shortcuts closing the deal. If it is a weekend and they insist... Take a $100 non refundable cash deposit and will hold it until Monday with an exact time the deal is cancelled.

Get their information and stipulate the agreement down to the last non copper cent.

Now... check up with your State rules on signing over the title without them wanting their name on it. Some want it... blank, but your signature and a bill of sale. Automobiles can be very tricky.

If they refuse... you have your answer.
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Old 09-23-2018, 03:33 PM   #22
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The sting:
Found a rig on e-bay they wanted to sell privately. Sent a $500. deposit to Pay Pal. Received several email guaranties deposit was refundable. Went to a parking lot in Florida to see rig. It was not as described, a real mess. Paint spattered everywhere, pipes running along the floor. Filthy. Expected our money back. They said they would send it, did not have it on them. They had depleted Pay Pal and then closed it. Would not go to their home to get money. Did not happen. False promise turned really sour when we demanded the refund. He was a lawyer, said they would sue us for harassment. This continued. Should have called the states atty but did not think of it then. Too far to go to court. They even threatened our daughter. Our loss.
Don't give the deposit ahead of viewing to private seller.
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Old 09-23-2018, 04:32 PM   #23
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SCAM guaranteed.
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