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Old 03-09-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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i had an older belarus farm tractor with a land leveler we used to "dress up" jobs...i craigs listed it. got many "shoppers"...guy calls from iowa, never ONCE tried to beat me up on price...asked for wiring instructions to transfer funds to my account...i've heard about a lotta things going wrong on internet transactions/scams...called my banker, asked how good a wire transfer was...he told me was 20 times better than a money order/cashier's check, just like he walked into your shop with a brief case full of money, and that the issuing bank will not transfer the money until the funds are immediately there...well....the funds are in my acct...and he's picking it up next wednesday...go figger! i dealt with about 20 local tire kickers offering me about 50% of what i had it listed at, and this happens....i'm gonna have a crown royal...niterz
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Good deal.
Have an extra crown to celebrate your good fortune.

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I had that happen to me when selling a car on craiglist. Guy wanted to wire me money. He said he worked off shore and wanted the car for his son and had arranged to have it picked up. I searched his ip address and it came up in Cali. I got an e-mail the next day from a different e-mail address and it was the same ip address. I stay away from craigslist.

Glad you made out ok !!
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I had that happen to me when selling a car on craiglist. Guy wanted to wire me money. He said he worked off shore and wanted the car for his son and had arranged to have it picked up. I searched his ip address and it came up in Cali. I got an e-mail the next day from a different e-mail address and it was the same ip address. I stay away from craigslist.

Glad you made out ok !!
Jason, what "my" banker told me...that once a wire transfer is made...it's as good as gold...he said were you to take a money order/cashier's check...you've got the wait time to make sure it clears. apparently, on wire transfers, the issuing bank can't do a thing until the funds are there.
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what EVER you do...NEVER call jason on his cell phone...man. you get to hear some honky donky. wtf kinda music is that for his ring tone?
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Tread lightly. Craigslist is notorious for wire transfer scams.
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what EVER you do...NEVER call jason on his cell phone...man. you get to hear some honky donky. wtf kinda music is that for his ring tone?
bwahahahahaha !!!!!

You know you were jammin to that stuff
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Jason, what "my" banker told me...that once a wire transfer is made...it's as good as gold...he said were you to take a money order/cashier's check...you've got the wait time to make sure it clears. apparently, on wire transfers, the issuing bank can't do a thing until the funds are there.
I'd just be afraid that you will go check you acct. one day and they will take their money back, plus every last cent in there. For a guy that never saw it or did not try beating you up, sounds fishy to me. Same thing with my car. Guy never dickered about price. Just wanted to know where to wire money to.
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Well if it goes south just let us Iowan's know. KnottyWooodWork and I will go pay him a visit.

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Heads up, might be that kodiak guy. I hear he's rocking around iowa these days...
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Heads up, might be that kodiak guy. I hear he's rocking around iowa these days...
Who The F**K is Kodiak Construction?
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Good for you on the sale, Day.

I think you are just fine with the wire transfer, since you are on the receiving end of the transfer.

The scams are when you are to wire funds (to Las Vegas), for an imaginary Harley Davidson that is being sold for 1/3 the value cause some guy is down on his luck and needs the cash, but the bike is in New York and you can pick it up next weekend.
An acquaintance of mine lost $5k on just such a "deal" even though we warned him....

Here is Craigslist's scam avoidance tips.
http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams
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You can also get scammed with wire transfers. The most common one is the western union wire scam. Money is on your account and looks great. Buyer then decides he will turn up earlier than expected but money is clear so your ok with that. He takes item then a couple days later money is no longer in your account or if you took money out your in negative. Happens a lot with vehicles more than anything so be careful. If a buyer can't show up and pay cash when they come get the item then they ain't getting it from me. I would tell them I would hold it until they can get here then they can pay you with cash. Waiting a couple days longer is safer than ending up with no money and no item.
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If it sounds too good to be true....
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well, funds were transferred to me last wk. only thing i was short, and i'm pissed at my bank, they charged me a $10 incoming wire transfer fee...it was good as gold, he now says he can't get a truck up here until end of wk to pick it up, and was wanting to know what i needed for dally storage? don't think i'll charge him.
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Was he a Nigerian prince?
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no, but it's my understanding with my conversation with this guy....that it is being exported. guess i don't care, i got mine!
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no, but it's my understanding with my conversation with this guy....that it is being exported. guess i don't care, i got mine!
Be careful, if he asks for his money back, otherwise good deal...
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I'm a bit leary, but atleast the guy is meeting you to pick up the tractor; it's not like you're shipping it off without meeting the guy.

If he's big, I'll let cole tire him out... then I'll jump him.
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well, funds were transferred to me last wk. only thing i was short, and i'm pissed at my bank, they charged me a $10 incoming wire transfer fee...it was good as gold, he now says he can't get a truck up here until end of wk to pick it up, and was wanting to know what i needed for dally storage? don't think i'll charge him.
You should charge him $10/day....

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