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Old 05-04-2007, 08:36 AM   #11
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Old 05-04-2007, 08:56 PM   #12
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I had a fraudulent ebay second chance offer on a bus too. I didn't catch on immediately, but a few things sent up red flags. First of all, they seemed to be in a big rush for me to pay for the item....trouble there was, the auction terms indicated I had 10 days to pay for it... Second thing that caught my eye was the seller wanted the money sent to him in Florida... Huh? The bus is located in Hartford Conn, why would the money go to Florida? I decided to just sit back and see where all this was going because I was getting an un-easy feeling about this... Then when they emailed me again and told me that if I would submit payment right away they would include free shipping. that really got my attention, they are going to provide free shipping on a 30,000# bus 600 miles away? Yeah right...

That is when I sent a copy of everything to mailto:'" and stopped responding to the guy....

Don't ever go for a second chance offer, they are almost always fraudulent!!

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Old 05-05-2007, 03:27 AM   #13
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it's always good to be careful, but i sold a truck on a 2nd chance offer. The winning bidder was unable to come up with the money.
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Old 05-05-2007, 09:48 AM   #14
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Yeah, for some reason people in Nigeria really like me. Once I was selling a Mercedes for 50k (I ended up having to change my PayPal account because it was actually listed on eBay in my name!), a couple of weeks ago I sold some kind of jewelry , and about two months ago I was selling a CAT bulldozer . Most of them just show up in an email and not my eBay account, so I don't worry about it.
I sold a bus a couple of years ago with a second chance offer, but by the time the transaction got that far the buyer and I were talking on the phone.
When I was shopping for my bus last summer/fall it seemed like there was someone (in Florida?) that bought cheap/broken buses on eBay and then would turn around and sell them at double or triple the price w/ a one year warranty and the p/u location would be where the bus originally sold from. I guess that's business but he would advertise them as running flawlessly and I doubt that he would actually go to NV or MN or wherever and actually fix the problem. Who knows, maybe it was the same guy GoneCamping was dealing with.
I guess when it comes to buying a bus the best bet is to actually do the old-fashioned thing and pick up the phone.
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