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  • #16
    Guys on rigs have cellphones. Who would buy a guitar from CL without seeing it?
    Its a scam most likely. His next step will be a a bogus credit card payment
    to the account and he'll try to collect the guitar before it bounces.

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    • #17
      Pickup agent = bad news
      No sig.

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      • #18
        forget it man
        "The blues is the recognition of a tragedy, and the optimism to deal with it" (Fruteland Jackson)

        "You may think you're playing your instrument, but what you're really playing is the audience" (anonymous)

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        • #19
          Absolutely a scam.
          deals with: -Juggernaut-; Shooto; CicadaSilence; Cheebus; 59Vampire; hivedestruction; dotlikeimpact; xjordanx

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          • #20
            Right before my previous post I told him I'd be happy to just send the guitar to his brother, at my own expense. Total lie, just to be even more sure it's a scam.

            Sure enough, he replies immediately. "My brother's currently studying in the US, the agent will inspect the instrument and hold it for him untill blablablabla".

            Must...resist...urge...to...scam bait his sorry ass

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            • #21
              "Pick up agent" is the give away.

              You will get the PayPal funds, pickup agent takes the guitar, all seems cool..... but then seller disputes the sale and claims a refund from PayPal, and you have zero grounds for evidence of a completed sale because you have no tracking information. You lose guitar and money.

              Never sell through PayPal w/o shipping documentation.
              "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." -- Winston Churchill

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              • #22
                Have no further communication with him.

                Delete any e-mails from him as soon as they show up.

                Don't bait him. Just drop him.

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                • #23
                  Scamming the scammer lolololol
                  90% of it is...half mental

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                  tune it or die
                  and have a nice day!

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                  • #24
                    "Pick up agent" is the give away.

                    You will get the PayPal funds, pickup agent takes the guitar, all seems cool..... but then seller disputes the sale and claims a refund from PayPal, and you have zero grounds for evidence of a completed sale because you have no tracking information. You lose guitar and money.

                    Never sell through PayPal w/o shipping documentation.


                    Exactly. Never do a pickup with PayPal because you have no evidence that you delivered to the buyer.

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                    • #25
                      "Pick up agent" is the give away.

                      You will get the PayPal funds, pickup agent takes the guitar, all seems cool..... but then seller disputes the sale and claims a refund from PayPal, and you have zero grounds for evidence of a completed sale because you have no tracking information. You lose guitar and money.

                      Never sell through PayPal w/o shipping documentation.


                      The buyer is the pickup agent. He's not splitting his take with anyone.
                      He gets away with the guitar before the payment bounces.

                      Best rule of thumb: If you think it may be a scam, it definitely is. Walk away.
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                      • #26
                        its a complete scam. don't email back or you'll start getting a bunch of emails about penis enlargement.
                        Originally Posted by OverDriven


                        That is probably the single most ****************ed up thing I've ever seen posted on HCAF. Congrats.



                        Good deals with: jnepo1

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                        • #27
                          Guys on petroleum rigs sure are nice- buying guitars as gifts for their brothers and all.
                          Harold Horatio Heckuba (Triple H)

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                          • #28
                            Definatley a scam! I was once selling an iphone on kijiji and the lady said she was looking for a phone for her friends son and he lives in Nigeria. She wanted me to send the money payment that she owed to her and then I found it was weird all of this. So i typed in the adress to google and found out it was a complete scam and you will never get the money. DONT DO IT
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                            • #29
                              It's an old scam. Do people still fall for this ****************. WTF...Sttupid is stupid.

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                              • #30
                                scam for sure. Pickup agent, only paypal, and no mention of the guitar... very vague "buying this for my brother" . Don't correspond anymore with him.
                                Please visit my website www.treeguitarworks.com

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