Purchase Scam?

Discussion in 'Camper Pre-Purchase Questions' started by 4 Temps, May 6, 2019.

  1. 4 Temps

    4 Temps New Member

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    looking to purchase pop up thru Craigslist and sell wants to use Amazon for transaction. Seller also says pop up is at out of state location and will be delivered thru Amazon. Anuone has similar experiences or is it a scam? Thanks for the help
     
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    joet Well-Known Member

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    SCAM
     
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    Dont do it.
     
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    Scam. Run.
     
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    Thanks for the help.. too risky for me..
     
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    Dingit Well-Known Member

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    HA! Yes, likely a scam. We encountered this same one--one of the few models we were considering being offered up for sale just a few blocks away! (The location was probably just a coincidence.) But no, upon emailing, it was actually "out of state" and if we sent money through Amazon (somehow) it would be shipped to us. It was in perfect shape! MMhmm. The emails were choppy and scammy flavored.

    I've ordered a lot of large stuff through Amazon but I'm sure UPS would put their foot down to a Niagara-sized package...
     
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    Only buy a pop up that you can inspect first. Then make sure about the laws in your state to register it. So maybe bill of sale, clean title, registration. Then you can get to the next step of buying one.
     
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    Yes. Scam. Run as fast as you can .
     
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    Ask them to first send you $50.00 to prove it isn't a scam. Once you receive the money, go out to eat and look for another camper.
     
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    [LOL]
     
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    yep, agree!
    sometimes it's entertaining to look and see just in how many states that camper is for sale!
     
  12. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane I'd rather be camping

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    It is sad how many campers listed on craigslist are posted by scammers. My sister in law was nearly sucked in by one. I was able to find the actual dealer site that the scammer stole his photos from.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Craigs list is infested with scammers on every item for sale (it seems so anyway)
    Everything we list to sell has scammers lined up from saddles, to goats I guess the old saying of let the buyer beware stands today especially.
     
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    When we were looking to buy our pup, it seemed like 4 out of 5 ads were scams, & the ones that weren't were snapped up before we could respond. Finally, after almost two years, we got lucky. I was checking CL at work one morning( I know, not supposed to do that), & found a listing that had just gone up 18 minutes earlier. Called, & they agreed to hold it til I could get there that afternoon, took cash (and my S&W ins policy), they were waiting for us, set the thing up for us, we looked it over & under, made sure it had a clear title, handed over the money, & away we went.
     
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    We've used and watched CL for many years. Seems to me its kind of easy to see whats legit.
     
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    I actually quit looking on Craigs list.
     
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