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  1. *[ghostText]

    *[ghostText] Oakley Beginner

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    I know this a stupid question, but is it safe to pay a CL seller through their bank account? Saw a pair of XX on CL in a nearly brand new condition with a price below $300.. The guy is willing to ship the glasses to me but will only receive payment through his bank acct, im a skeptical on sending my money thinking that i might get scammed and not get my money back. Im also thinking of driving 200 miles to pick them up.. Any advice?
     
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  2. RonkPM

    RonkPM Oakley Enthusiast

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    I've done it, but only after having a long conversation with the guy over a few days. It's all on whether or not you get a good feeling during talking with him. There is always the risk involved. If it doesn't feel right, don't do it. Factor in your cost of fuel too...might be easier/cheaper to find another pair elsewhere.
     
  3. *[ghostText]

    *[ghostText] Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks bro.. I'm really tempted to drive 200miles just to grab those TiO2 XX, I dunno if its really worth it, I mean those XX are really hard to find now on a price below retail..
     
  4. Supero100

    Supero100 Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Use a postal money order. Isn't it it mail fraud if he f*s you over then? Inexpensive way to earn a felony. Plus, you have an address to report to police...
     
  5. moore851

    moore851 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Is there not someone closer that would e able to pick them up for you? Wouldn't that solve a lot of issues? Am i correct in assuming these are the ones in kalispel?
     
  6. *[ghostText]

    *[ghostText] Oakley Beginner

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    No,its in a small town in california. I don't know anybody near that area
     
  7. moore851

    moore851 Oakley Enthusiast

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    is he willing to accept paypal? or half now and half upon delivry? or even half now and half when you receive tracking confirmation? its a little dodgy, IMH but like ronk said it comes down to your comfort level with the seller
     
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    *[ghostText] Oakley Beginner

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    I tried that but he won't, he only accepts bank deposits to ship the item
     
  9. Iceman

    Iceman Oakley Beginner

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    Use Paypal Invoice and propose that you pay the 3% Paypal fee. That's like 9 bux on $300. That way both of you will be protected. And if you offered to cover the Paypal fee and he still refuses, then it's obviously a scam!
     
  10. Frogskins

    Frogskins Oakley Expert

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    Straight from CL

    Notice their first rule

    Just sayin ...

    • DEAL LOCALLY WITH FOLKS YOU CAN MEET IN PERSON—follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts.
    • NEVER WIRE FUNDS VIA WESTERN UNION, MONEYGRAM or other wire service - anyone who asks you to do so is likely a scammer.
    • FAKE CASHIER CHECKS & MONEY ORDERS ARE COMMON—BANKS WILL HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE when the fake is discovered weeks later.
    • CRAIGSLIST IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY TRANSACTION, and does not handle payments, provide escrow, "buyer protection" or "seller certification."
    • NEVER GIVE OUT FINANCIAL INFORMATION (bank account number, social security number, eBay/PayPal info, etc.).
    • AVOID DEALS INVOLVING SHIPPING OR ESCROW SERVICES and know that ONLY A SCAMMER WILL "GUARANTEE" YOUR TRANSACTION.
    • DO NOT RENT HOUSING OR PURCHASE GOODS SIGHT-UNSEEN—that amazing rental or cheap item may not exist.
    • DO NOT SUBMIT TO CREDIT OR BACKGROUND CHECKS until you have met the job interviewer or landlord/agent in person.