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Old 03-06-2010, 15:52   #1
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So, I Have this Anchor for Sale...

So I have this new, in the box, Fortress FX-23 anchor for sale for $200, on Craigs list.
A guy calls me from accross the country, and wants to buy it, but expects me to send him the anchor, then he will send me a "official Bank" check.

Sounds like an offshore scam. I've got lots of scam replies to ads for stuff for sale, but never a phone call. Guy sounded legit, but who knows.
He did try to impress me with the fact that he has a $500,000 sailboat. I started bowing down to him. Right!!!

With so much money, he should just call West Marine, and have them send him one, for over $300, and tell them, he will send a check after he gets it.

Nice try!
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Old 03-06-2010, 15:54   #2
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well there IS a sucker born every minute... the trick is ta be the one born in between!

good on you!
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Ya know, today has been a rough day at work... I needed a good laugh.
Bad thing is somebody will send him something sooner or later
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so take a picture and ship it to him with a load of bricks in a box COD. If the checks good send the real thing. If not... well... laugh at him right back.
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Old 04-06-2010, 14:34   #5
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I'll tell you a funny story. I was moving away from Houston, TX, after having spent a year there in my mispent youth. I had bought a non-running Morris Minor automobile from a Rice University security guard, and had coaxed it back to life, and slapped on an Earl Scheib paint job, hoping to earn a little profit to boost my budget in those years of extreme student poverty. I finally found a buyer the day before I was supposed to leave. The only problem -- he wouldn't have the money until the first of the month. He said -- give me the keys and the pink slip and you'll get your money right after the first of the month. I had to get to California for reasons not worth going to and had little choice. So I handed over the keys and the pink.

Two weeks later the certified check arrived in my mailbox at my dorm in Santa Barbara.
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Wow. That's truly amazing, Dockhead.
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Peckerheads like that are the reason I can't get people on the West Coast to sell and ship me a roller furler or the OMC kicker bracket I need for my dad's boat. I offer to pay via paypal for packing and shipping and they say no, I'm a scammer. What I am is too cheap to buy new at retail.
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Selling my old truck recently on Craigslist I had at least a half dozen scam offers, some from overseas (yeah, go to America from the UK to buy a British truck). They'll send their "representative" by with a bank check to pick up the vehicle. Sad thing is, unless some people are falling for these schemes these scumbags would not be keeping the scam alive.
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On the other hand.....

I have tried several times to buy stuff on craigslist and because I have an accent sellers invariably label me as a scammer. It is most frustrating.
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I have tried several times to buy stuff on craigslist and because I have an accent sellers invariably label me as a scammer. It is most frustrating.
That's funny, I don't detect an accent at all
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That's funny, I don't detect an accent at all
What did he say?
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Put it rat cheer? (said with an accent.......??????)


Never mind.
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ROFLMAO
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Still sounds perfectly normal to me...
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Old 11-06-2010, 15:08   #15
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A boating friend (this makes it boat related) bought a car from someone he knew, for $800. A while later someone hit and totaled his car. The insurance company paid him $1400. The guy who sold it to him, actually thought my friend should pay him $600!
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