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    Senior Member clayborne's Avatar
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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?
    thank you sheldon

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    If you are not willing to risk losing the $$, go pick it up.

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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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    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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    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.
    fogriderlooking for sun

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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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