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    You need to get a little street smarts when dealing with strangers. Of course, an experience like you just had is a great motivator. The internet makes is easier for these types to find a victim.
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    I wonder what stops this person re-registering under a new name here on APUG and doing the same again or indeed doing the same on e-bay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post
    I wonder what stops this person re-registering under a new name here on APUG and doing the same again or indeed doing the same on e-bay?

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    Their honesty.
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    We have ways of preventing reregistrations, but nothing is foolproof. With any kind of private sale, you have to be careful and use common sense to minimize risk. If someone has no real history on APUG and contacts you via PM, lives in a country where it would be hard to pursue fraud, and asks for payment in a form that offers no protection, these are all bad signs.
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    Red flags were there, I chose to ignore them. Once in a while we all take a foolish risk, and (hopefully) learn from them. I'm just here to warn others.

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    An other reason why I ONLY use Paypal for almost every $$ exchange. Before they release funds is when the buyer is happy with the transaction. Yes it can be a real pain for selling as I always use "signature required" for out of country shipping. Lost an EOS 1N camera because of not doing this. Hope the buyer enjoys the camera he "stole" from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadster55 View Post
    Red flags were there, I chose to ignore them. Once in a while we all take a foolish risk, and (hopefully) learn from them. I'm just here to warn others.
    I understand, and thanks for warning to others. Don't feel bad - this is life, it will turn around, maybe tomorrow someone will give you some nice camera for free, or you will get some avesome flea market find .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dances_w_clouds View Post
    An other reason why I ONLY use Paypal for almost every $$ exchange. Before they release funds is when the buyer is happy with the transaction. Yes it can be a real pain for selling as I always use "signature required" for out of country shipping. Lost an EOS 1N camera because of not doing this. Hope the buyer enjoys the camera he "stole" from me.
    Paypal protection is a joke. PM if you want some detail.
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    Anybody who has a series of numbers after an e-mail name is a spammer or scammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dali View Post
    Paypal protection is a joke. PM if you want some detail.
    I did not say they were great I meant they are really the best option going. That is why I use the signature option for Canada Post. To prove to Paypal that I sent the package & I have evidence that it was received. Helped me out on my last transaction that I sent back a unusable Canon A1. The buyer did everything he could to prevent it but I had the evidence that he indeed received it. Photographs of the package being re-wrapped as well but they did not require that but I had my bases covered. Also do NOT use Paypal shipping as they are NOT covered by Canada Post insurance.

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