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Old 04-14-2016, 10:10 AM   #11
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Thank you to everyone! I did run away and will only deal in person.
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:38 AM   #12
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Like most things, if it seems too good to be true, most likely it's not.
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:19 AM   #13
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I am a Paypal account user and also a seller on Ebay. I have been using Paypal for over ten years without any issues, and is my most preferred method of payment from buyers on Ebay. For one to have a Paypal account, he/she must have a valid checking account, as well as a valid credit card account as an alternative form of payment. If you have an account on Paypal, it will transfer money from the buyer to your checking account within 3 business days.

Although Craigslist is somewhat risky, I too have sold several items on it--but for cash only. If this buyer is legit and offering $17k for your trailer, then one test you can do with him/her is to ask for either an earnest money of $1,000 or a down payment of $5,000. Then, once you have received the deposit via Paypal, then you know it's legit.

Feel free to PM me if you need more info on Paypal.

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I am purchasing a new Jayco and listed my old trailer on Craigslist. I got a reply last evening from someone who says they are in the military and buying it as a surprise for a cousin and want to pay $17,000 on pay pal and then pick it up right away. I have never used pay pal and am wondering if anyone has experience with this. I am worried it might not be legit. They are willing to pay asking price without actually seeing the trailer.
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I am a Paypal account user and also a seller on Ebay.
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The issue really isn't using Paypal. I use it all the time. The issue is that based on the wording of the offer I recognized this as a common and well publicized scam. Check the link in my previous post. You'll have to read up on the scam to understand how they rip people off.
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:57 AM   #15
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Thanks. I do agree that there are tons of scammers on Craigslist. I have recently got a phishing email on a grill I put up for sale. My answer was to the original question of Paypal being a safe method or not.

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The issue really isn't using Paypal. I use it all the time. The issue is that based on the wording of the offer I recognized this as a common and well publicized scam. Check the link in my previous post. You'll have to read up on the scam to understand how they rip people off.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:23 PM   #16
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Scam I had an 86 Bronco listed and got exactly the same response. NO! Cash and carry.
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:40 PM   #17
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Scam

This is a scam- do not contact this party.
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:54 PM   #18
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Cash and carry only on Craig's List........and be careful at that. Done a fair bit of business on CL but have always been cautious. Sold my last two 5ers that way but got to know the buyers first and only accepted cash or cashier check from local bank.
I use PayPal for eBay transactions or online shopping.

The guy is scamming you!!!!!
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Old 04-17-2016, 01:25 PM   #19
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Scam!

Got the same offer last fall when selling trailer on Craig's list. Updated my listing to read in bold all caps: Unless you are willing to come see this in person and pay in cash don't waste my time.

The scammers cut back after I did that.
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Old 04-17-2016, 01:34 PM   #20
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How does this scam work if they are paying with Paypal and the money has been transferred to your account? I`m just trying to understand how they profit from it.
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