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so i am selling my old nokia 6800 on eBay and here is the question i got this morning, i cant believe there would be a person out there that would fall for it. funny how he talks about a laptop at the end when i am selling a phone... jackass was reported to ebay immediately.


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Hello, I am an American based in West Africa,I saw your item and I would like to purchase your item. The price you advertised is fair enough and I would take it,but I would need a little info. . I would also need your fullname and address including your phone number so I can instruct a client of mine residing in the states and owes me some money to issue a cashiers check for the total amount due. The check would be for $3,000 after you must have recived and cashed the check and sutracted the money for the items I would need you to wire the remaining balance via western union money transfer to my shipping agent in Africa who would come over to your location to pick up the Laptop as soon as he recieves payment for the shipping .

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See my to good to be true thread for responses you can terrorize him with

Must obey the sheep dog
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I can't believe they are now going for smaller items...
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He forgot to change is form/scam letter to the appropriate item.
Stupid scammer.

I do all my own stunts.
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I have seen what you are selling on ebay. This can't be the weirdest question you have received from your auctions.


That leather stuff would give you limited protection in a crash.

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get a PO box and have him send the check made out to "cash" to the box. and tell him any check thats sent is for deposit only, no money can be refunded. overpayments are your loss and will be donated to "charity"

if you can't convince them, confuse them.

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Just got this message online from my bank today...this is what they are doing!



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Send him a P-p-p-powermac!

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I have seen what you are selling on ebay. This can't be the weirdest question you have received from your auctions.
Yeah I'll bet he gets all sorts of weird questions, but only from them stalker-types
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Yeah I'll bet he gets all sorts of weird questions, but only from them stalker-types


you guys have no idea..... and for the record i am only selling this stuff for a friend who owned a certain type of shop... its not my thing at all...

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you guys have no idea..... and for the record i am only selling this stuff for a friend who owned a certain type of shop... its not my thing at all...
Delivery gets a 6 but actual excuse is only a 4
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