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Old 08-14-09, 09:08 PM
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Is this LEGIT?

Dude offered to buy my frame thats been on CL if I pay for shipping to CT. Seems legit to me I've gotten those scam emails and it doesnt seem the same it looks okay. Yes? No? Maybe so?
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Hard to tell without seeing the offer. Is he paying you first?

But then again I was risky and bought a car sight unseen (except for pics) and paid 10k +1k shipping upfront. When it arrived, it was appraised right there on the transport truck all dusty and dirty for 2.5 x more than what I paid.
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Okay I don't know why I said that about the car, I guess I just wanted to point out that not all buyers (or sellers) are scammers.
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Ye, that is why I'm thinking it's legit, I'll post the email shortly.
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Email:
"I am interested in purchasing the giant frameset at the asking price but live in the Hartford CT area and would like to know if you would consider covering shipping costs."
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Old 08-14-09, 09:21 PM
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probably the old, "im gonna write you a check for 500 dollars more than you want. Deposit the check and wire me the difference."
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Originally Posted by under18cyclists
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"I am interested in purchasing the giant frameset at the asking price but live in the Hartford CT area and would like to know if you would consider covering shipping costs."
CL is generally best used locally. That being said, he may have just googled and found your listing. I've only shipped once over CL, and it was a good experience, here are my guidelines (some borrowed from eBay).

1) Must have a phone number, and I would suggest talking with the person on the phone
2) Verified paypal, verified address. This offers him security and you.
3) Ship with sig. confirmation (should be included when shipping)
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Have him pay with a USPS money order. I've done this in the past with buyers I was a little worried about.
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Old 08-14-09, 09:26 PM
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Ok, I'll ask him for his phone number.
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Ask for help from cdr.
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Ask him to paypal the money.

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Ask for help from cdr.
CDR's hip is broken.

I live about 20 mins from hartford and go to east hartford every week for the training race my team runs.

If you need a middleman, I can take the frame there and do the transaction if you need me to.

PM me if you need help with anything.

I'm not free this weekend, but the crit still goes on for 2 more weeks so that should give enough time.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche
Ask him to paypal the money.



CDR's hip is broken.

I live about 20 mins from hartford and go to east hartford every week for the training race my team runs.

If you need a middleman, I can take the frame there and do the transaction if you need me to.

PM me if you need help with anything.

I'm not free this weekend, but the crit still goes on for 2 more weeks so that should give enough time.
Def. will, I'll update when I get an email back.
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Originally Posted by under18cyclists
Def. will, I'll update when I get an email back.
There's a tiny chance that I'll be in rochester in early sept around labor day or whatever the holiday around then is.
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I shipped two things from CL lately, both went fine. As long as they pay me first with Paypal, I don't really care.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche

If you need a middleman, I can take the frame there and do the transaction if you need me to.

PM me if you need help with anything.

I'm not free this weekend, but the crit still goes on for 2 more weeks so that should give enough time.
Well this was very nice of you.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche
Ask him to paypal the money.

CDR's hip is broken.

I live about 20 mins from hartford and go to east hartford every week for the training race my team runs.

If you need a middleman, I can take the frame there and do the transaction if you need me to.

PM me if you need help with anything.

I'm not free this weekend, but the crit still goes on for 2 more weeks so that should give enough time.
Thread hijack- AAACCCCKKK! Did I totally miss on a thread on this?!!?

/Thread hijack
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Originally Posted by obra3
Thread hijack- AAACCCCKKK! Did I totally miss on a thread on this?!!?

/Thread hijack
It's in the race report thread, racing subforum.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche
Ask him to paypal the money.

CDR's hip is broken.

I live about 20 mins from hartford and go to east hartford every week for the training race my team runs.

If you need a middleman, I can take the frame there and do the transaction if you need me to.

PM me if you need help with anything.

I'm not free this weekend, but the crit still goes on for 2 more weeks so that should give enough time.
Very generous offer.
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Almost every time I post something to CL, I get someone asking me to ship the item and I tell them that if they pay my paypal account, I'll ship it. They never reply.

I just posted something on CL the other day and had a guy outside of my locale ask if I could put the item on ebay with a "buy it now" pay option so he could buy it that way. I did it and he promptly bought it. Perfect.

You could offer that pay & ship arrangement.
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Originally Posted by Nachoman
Very generous offer.
I'm broke and in college, so I can't help with gear very often.

I've received a ton of help on this forum and others from people seeking that I 'pay it forward' in return. I already help work on people's bikes at school as part of our co-op, so I figure I might as well help someone else out if I can.

OP, if you need a person to handle the transaction, I can make the sale if you ship me the frame and then paypal you the money or send a money order or whatever.

PM me when the time comes and I'll give you my contact info to help things go smoothly.

Originally Posted by obra3
Thread hijack- AAACCCCKKK! Did I totally miss on a thread on this?!!?

/Thread hijack
Yeah, I wasn't racing that day but decided to go hang out and heckle CDR, my teammates, and others, and someone pulled a real bonehead move in the A race. Like ***** that you wouldn't even see in a 5 race.

I ran over with a first aid kit and CDR was on the ground not moving. He's the freaking man, so it was really a bummer to see him like that.

One of the guys who had pretty bad road rash and stuff walked away while I was trying to bandage him up. What a badass... It was ridiculous. I gave his teammate some bandages and told him take care of it. I was just in awe...

https://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.com/

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche
Ask him to paypal the money.



CDR's hip is broken.

I live about 20 mins from hartford and go to east hartford every week for the training race my team runs.

If you need a middleman, I can take the frame there and do the transaction if you need me to.

PM me if you need help with anything.

I'm not free this weekend, but the crit still goes on for 2 more weeks so that should give enough time.


Not the guy I would ever want to see something bad happen to.

He's definately in the "pay it forward" club
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Likely a scam, but not necessarily. I got an e-mail offer to buy my Litespeed from someone 500 miles away. He sent the e-mails in his own name, included address and phone numbers in them, agreed to send a cashier's check issued by the same bank I use so I could verify it was legit, and it all went very smoothly. I did cover the shipping cost as part of the back and forth bargaining.
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Originally Posted by under18cyclists
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"I am interested in purchasing the giant frameset at the asking price but live in the Hartford CT area and would like to know if you would consider covering shipping costs."
This is a 100% copy-pasted scam. Gotten it a few times myself when selling some stuff on craigslist.

Absolutely no doubt. Scam.
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