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Please help! I've had my '84 spider for sale for a few months now. Listed it here and on Craigslist. Got a reply via a random txt from Craigslist. Poor grammar. Quickly agreed to my adjusted price. Said he has to pay via PayPal and will send a car mover after payment is made...sight unseen. It screams of a scam but from what I've experienced, PayPal is pretty fool proof. Anybody have any experiences with this?
 

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Smells to me.

I have had a few of those offers when selling vehicles.

Get a phone number from the buyer and see if they give you one.

I bet you get some story that they cant be reached.

I wouldnt count on this being the sale.

Sorry.

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Sounds like a scam. Paypal can hold your money, (the payment) for something like 21 days so if the buyer then complains of no delivery and you can't trace the car, (all sorts of possible sham car transporting guys out there ....a guy with a trailer and fake paperwork for example) you could be out both money and car.
I'm not saying this is the case, I'm just a suspicious guy sometimes.
 

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Again, I wouldn't sell to this person or any other without cash in the bank.

Either cash in hand or certified cheque, brought to the bank, cashed and then car released.

Selling our cars at the end of the season isn't easy.

Wishing you all the best of luck in the sale.

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It's pretty simple - the car is for sale and the first person to put cash in your hand by whatever means is the new owner. So there's no holding it or taking it off the market awaiting payment for any reason. If your money gets here late and the car has already been sold to someone else you can have it back.
 

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Please help! I've had my '84 spider for sale for a few months now. Listed it here and on Craigslist. Got a reply via a random txt from Craigslist. Poor grammar. Quickly agreed to my adjusted price. Said he has to pay via PayPal and will send a car mover after payment is made...sight unseen. It screams of a scam but from what I've experienced, PayPal is pretty fool proof. Anybody have any experiences with this?
Don't sweat it brother. One of the most common scams. Delete that email - don't give the scammer your PayPal. I have received a fair share of these when selling on Craigslist and eBay. Ignore it - the real buyer will show up at your front door with cash.
 

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I get those all the time when I see a car or motorcycle. Same M.O. They send a trailer from a shipping company or whatnot. If it's not cash or a wire transfer into my bank I don't deal. I will not take Paypal payment for a vehicle but have sold to an overseas buyer once and to a Canadian buyer once. All done by email. I did get a check from Canada but waited like 2 or 3 weeks to be sure funds didn't get yanked just in case the check was fake.
 

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I get those all the time when I see a car or motorcycle. Same M.O. They send a trailer from a shipping company or whatnot. If it's not cash or a wire transfer into my bank I don't deal. I will not take Paypal payment for a vehicle but have sold to an overseas buyer once and to a Canadian buyer once. All done by email. I did get a check from Canada but waited like 2 or 3 weeks to be sure funds didn't get yanked just in case the check was fake.

I sold a guy a very expensive watch on e bay... 10 grand. paid by pay pal... I waited for the money to clear, hand delivered the watch... face to face... photograph of him holding the watch and his drivers license. email a day later about how happy he is with it etc etc. 2 days later notice from pay pal... disputing the charge for " non delivery " . I had already transferred the money out of paypal so I got paid but apparently they PAID this guy his money back because the ONLY delivery confirmation they accept is " shipping to confirmed address " . would not accept any other proof. didn't cost me anything but the aggravation was monstrous and they froze that paypal acct... unbelievable ...
 

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I sold a guy a very expensive watch on e bay... 10 grand...they PAID this guy his money back because the ONLY delivery confirmation they accept is " shipping to confirmed address " ...
Imagine how much money they need to be making to not even bat an eye over paying out $10k! Of course, in the end those of us who are honest pay that bill in some form...

Sounds like a scam for sure.
 

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Please help! I've had my '84 spider for sale for a few months now. Listed it here and on Craigslist. Got a reply via a random txt from Craigslist. Poor grammar. Quickly agreed to my adjusted price. Said he has to pay via PayPal and will send a car mover after payment is made...sight unseen. It screams of a scam but from what I've experienced, PayPal is pretty fool proof. Anybody have any experiences with this?
Bottom line...
Would YOU buy a car this way?
 

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