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Old 28 March 2020, 06:13 AM   #1
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Shipping Scam Alert

Good reminder about shipping scam alert around people saying they are not receiving the watch. Good quick 2 min video.

TLDR: if you are a private seller, DON'T use PayPal as payment method. Wire / bank transfer only.

https://youtu.be/FrieOOOVPIk
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Old 29 March 2020, 05:19 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting. Sound advice.
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Old 29 March 2020, 05:51 AM   #3
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Old 29 March 2020, 05:54 AM   #4
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Old 29 March 2020, 06:18 AM   #5
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Old 29 March 2020, 06:32 AM   #6
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Old 29 March 2020, 06:44 AM   #7
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Yep, too many fraudulent buyers out there to ever consider accepting PayPal as a seller, IMO. The "empty box" claim and the "swap in a fake" seem to be the most prevalent buyer scams.
And for those who think that taking a video of you packing/shipping the watch will save you, it typically won't (as reported by scammed sellers who did so). Sellers beware...
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Old 29 March 2020, 08:58 AM   #8
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For what its worth, heres an older one that people need to be aware of too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQeNW60VpIw
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Old 29 March 2020, 02:45 PM   #9
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FedEx is still requiring signature for "Adult Signature Required" packages... at least for the time being
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Old 30 March 2020, 01:28 AM   #10
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To summarize what I've learned on TRF:

1. Sellers - "Don't accept PayPal, insist on a wire transfer"
2. Buyers - "Don't send a wire transfer, always insist on PayPal"

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Old 30 March 2020, 02:09 AM   #11
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To summarize what I've learned on TRF:

1. Sellers - "Don't accept PayPal, insist on a wire transfer"
2. Buyers - "Don't send a wire transfer, always insist on PayPal"


This is really funny! Nice


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Old 30 March 2020, 03:28 AM   #12
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To summarize what I've learned on TRF:

1. Sellers - "Don't accept PayPal, insist on a wire transfer"
2. Buyers - "Don't send a wire transfer, always insist on PayPal"

Lol, true.
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Old 30 March 2020, 04:08 AM   #13
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To summarize what I've learned on TRF:

1. Sellers - "Don't accept PayPal, insist on a wire transfer"
2. Buyers - "Don't send a wire transfer, always insist on PayPal"

I've learned a little more. Only deal with reputable sellers. Verify, verify and verify again. I have no issues wiring funds to well known trusted sellers who stand behind their reputations.
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Old 30 March 2020, 04:40 AM   #14
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I've learned a little more. Only deal with reputable sellers. Verify, verify and verify again. I have no issues wiring funds to well known trusted sellers who stand behind their reputations.
+1

And to amend Tony's post above, I would personally avoid PayPal whenever possible, even as a buyer.
If you do use them for a purchase, do so via credit card (and not from your PayPal balance and/or bank account transfer). YMMV.
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Old 30 March 2020, 10:25 AM   #15
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I've learned a little more. Only deal with reputable sellers. Verify, verify and verify again. I have no issues wiring funds to well known trusted sellers who stand behind their reputations.
Yeah, very true :). Lots of people getting scammed via PayPal, my self included a few years ago so I try to limit as much as possible paying with PayPal.
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Old 31 March 2020, 02:28 AM   #16
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Old 31 March 2020, 03:26 AM   #17
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For what its worth, heres an older one that people need to be aware of too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQeNW60VpIw
Thanks for posting guys. This older variation was especially interesting. It's stories like these that reinforce my reluctance to buy high ticket items on Ebay. Although brick and mortar stores are probably 'okay', I personally need to inspect a watch before buying.

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Old 2 April 2020, 11:27 PM   #18
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I tried to sell a relatively inexpensive watch recently. My inbox was completely full of scammers. Just exhausting. It was easier for me just to keep it.

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Old 3 April 2020, 03:01 AM   #19
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Yea...Unfortunately, its difficult nowadays with every scammer trying to work around loopholes etc. I hope some genius would come up with a bulletproof method.
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Old 3 April 2020, 07:31 AM   #20
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This is one of the main reason that why I dare not buy/sale expensive items on internet.
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Old 19 April 2020, 03:00 PM   #21
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