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harry r
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:51 am    Post subject: item for sale Reply to specific post Reply with quote

had a fellow text me last night wanting to purchase a John Deere 7100 Unit Frame from me that is new i asked $125 for it. He says he stays in Texas most of the time and so on and then his phone is registered in Connecticut. I wrote him back this morning saying i can see several red flags in this message he sent me as why would someone pay $50 to ship a $125 item.
I have every feeling in the world that this is a scammer. What they won't try to get a little bit of information on any or all of us.
I hate for a very nice website like this be a route for scammers but THEY ARE OUT THERE.
I don't care if he reads this or not but i am sure he has no intentions of purchasing this item but to try and get a easy buck out of us farmers and citizens who have paid taxes and lived and worked here in the USA all our lives
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:00 pm    Post subject: Re: item for sale Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Text him back and tell him when you are "paid in good funds" that can be verified by your bank you will ship the item.

What have you got to lose?

More than once I have needed parts that are not common nearby to me and are heavy/$$$ to ship from a distance, but have gladly paid the cost to get what I needed to get a project done.

Just recently I paid over $100 to get a $50 truck part sent across the country to me, seller did his part, and packed it well, and got it to the freight company and they did their part. Got the truck back on the road and my customer was HAPPY.
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Larry Baker
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: item for sale Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Use to not worry about the cost of freight or someone paying but in the last few years folks think freight isn't a factor and more than once I have shipped stuff and not received my funds.Shame as it use to not be that way.I do think now if its not a previous I just tell them to look somewhere else.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: item for sale Reply to specific post Reply with quote

People with phone numbers that begin with an area code far far away are nothing out of today's norm.
Cell phone numbers can travel with you when one moves, and the area codes do not change when you move.

The tricky part when dealing from afar is getting paid with legitimate funds that can't be revoked.
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