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Old 08-04-2012, 05:52 AM   #15
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run away!!

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Old 08-04-2012, 05:57 AM   #16
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I agree with Donna D, if it does not feel right it probally isn't.

Think about it for a second, Why would someone want to buy your trailer and ship it overseas, when there are lots of campers for sale on thier own continent. Not even counting in the shipping cost which in most cases makes the purchase not worth the cost alone.

Never mind buyers be wear, it should really be Sellers be wear. If they are serious they will come and buy it in person even if they have to travel some to get it.

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Old 08-04-2012, 06:26 AM   #17
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No point in stooping to their level. What goes around comes around.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:43 AM   #18
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The daughter of friends buys & sells trailers on ebay. Once sent a travel trailer to Australia. The fellow sold it and told her he'd like another. She also sent a motorcycle to Europe. FWIW.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:54 AM   #19
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I had an unusual situation and actually sold my Scamp 16 to someone who was living in Paris BUT he was there for a year, actually had a house near Calgary. We spoke several times by phone, negociated a price AND the he had his brother in law come down to look at the trailer and eventually pick it up. He did send me money through my bank but all he needed for that was my email address. Actually really smooth transaction and I never felt uncomfortable at any point, I think that is the key. I also googled his name etc.
Most of the scams you can tell right away and therefore don't ever respond.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:59 PM   #20
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Been there done that

All I got were scams when trying to buy or sell anything on Craigslist. I was looking for a Scamp for years and all I saw were scams. I blogged about it at My Scamp Fiberglass Egg Camper

look for Scamps and Scams on the blog.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:00 PM   #21
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My Scamp Fiberglass Egg Camper: Scamps and Scams
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:16 PM   #22
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That there are scammers on Craigslist, eBay and elsewhere on the internet is just a basic fact of life that one has to deal with in these times. In my searches for Molded Fiberglass Toyota Motorhomes, as well as Molded fiberglass trailers, I too have seen a number of obvious scams, almost alway easily identified by "It's to good to be true", low prices, or Free Shipping etc., and the fact that the buyer usually thinks that they are also taking advantage of an uninformed seller.
It's a tough world out there, but it's what we got.
BTW: I just turned down an Eriba Puck, it was just a little to rough. A VW nut bought it the same day.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:18 PM   #23
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Cathy: For the low, low introductory offer fee of only $250,000 I will undertake to advise you on how best to proceed. But Wait! If you act in the next 10 minutes, I can double the foofer! That's right - for only $500,000 I can provide the best advice! But hurry - can't do this all day!

Please send me your bank account numbers and passwords so that as a token of my earnest-ness I can deposit one cent into your account just to verify the transactions.

You can then withdraw the $500,000 from your account, wrap it in plain brown paper and forward it via UPS to an address in Nigeria where the president of the National bank is unjustly awaiting trial and needs that precise amount to bribe the guards so that he can then access his vast millions so that he can afford to purchase your trailer via Paypal!
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And by the way - if this 'purchaser" actually HAS the $$$ to deposit via paypal, then he/she can use paypal to send the $$$$ to the "agent" who will be picking your trailer up for him/her. That "agent" can then give you the cash money while standing in YOUR bank so that you can have the bank verify that it actually is REAL cash money as the bank deposits for you
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:14 PM   #24
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I had fun with a scammer who was trying to play the old game of "I'll send you a (fake) cashier's check. It will be for more than your item. Please keep an extra $500 for yourself and refund the difference to me." I replied "Sure, send me the check. My name? Efrem Zimbalist Jr. " ...and I gave them the address of the local FBI office.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:29 AM   #25
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I bought my Scamp from a guy who advertised on Craigslist.

I called him up, he answered, we talked, I drove up there, hooked it to my car, filled out the title, handed him a pile of cash and drove away.

Most people are honest and reliable. Don't let the bad ones ruin your day.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:13 AM   #26
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Cash only

Originally Posted by Cathy Gale View Post
Thank you all for confirming what I thought and felt all along. It felt like a scam and it most likely is. I too would like to scam the scammers. If I think of a good plan I'll let you know.
Only take cash, and do the final deal at a bank when all the money changes hands sign the title over.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:33 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by Cathy Gale View Post
I have a dilemma I am hoping someone out there has had experience with. In my attempts to sell my Escape 15' and posting it on craigslist (as well as here) I am getting messages from people that tell me they are out of the country but am willing to buy my trailer sight unseen. Trouble is they want to pay through PayPal. Now while I have used PayPal in the past for purchases I have made from eBay, I have not ever received money into my PayPal account. Does the buyer need anything other than my name? They are asking for all sorts of information from me which right off I didnít do because it makes me nervous. One woman (and I don't even know if it is a woman) says she is in the Air Force overseas and wants my PayPal account number. I told her cash only. She says she has a courier that can come and sign papers. I told her if she had a courier they could bring cash. Am I being to cautious and paranoid? I would like to sell my trailer but I do not want my identity stolen. Any thoughts would be appreciated.


those are scams. its your trailer you tell them how you want to be paid
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:38 PM   #28
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It's only being paranoid if they are not out to get you. People get in more bad situations by not trusting their instincts.

A speaker on self-defense put it well. Your instincts always have your best interest at heart, they are always triggered by something real, even if you have no idea of exactly what. Failing to act on those instincts leads to more bad outcomes than following them.

The old advice of if it feels "wrong" it probably is would be exactly right. your buyer hits several of these points.

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