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Old 10-10-08, 04:57 PM   #1
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tricks for safe out fo town craigslist buying.

found a high value part on craigslist 100 miles away, the guy seemed nice, said he would ship it to me for free if i pay pal him first. anyone have any tips to make this less sketchy?
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Old 10-10-08, 07:58 PM   #2
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If you are not willing to risk losing the $$, go pick it up.
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Old 10-10-08, 09:27 PM   #3
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if your doing paypal and he doesnt ship the part you can refute it and get your money back after an investigation by paypal
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Old 10-12-08, 08:45 AM   #4
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You can get the money back from paypal rather easily.

Some ****er did it to me when I sold him a laptop. It worked fine for the first month he had it, then he overclocked it, messed it up and decided he wanted a refund. Then paypal ****ed me over and didnt care.
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Old 12-03-08, 02:00 AM   #5
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use paypal and pay paypal through your credit card. paypal is set up to do a bank transfer and you have to do some extra clicking to use your credit card. paypal will charge you a fee to investigate and makes you wait. paypal is not there to protect you, its there to take your money.
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Old 12-03-08, 08:03 AM   #6
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I would ask the seller to send you a "money request" thru paypal that has a basic statement saying that he is requesting $amount for whatever part. This way there is an official transcript of the transaction on paypal.
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use paypal :up:
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if its worth it, like really worth it, then pick it up.
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