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#1 thecheat

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 10:37 PM

ok i know this has almost nothing to do with xbox's but this is newb chat so it dosn't matter. im buying a psp from a guy here (x-s member) and im paying him 110$!!! now he says he gets them for free from his dad or somehitng like that and has 13. now he says ill have to send him the money directly, now that sounds fishy to me but he does have 2 or 3 good refs, anyways if i send him the money through mail is there a way to get it back? if he just decides not to ship the psp.

#2 BigDaddyShoo

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 10:42 PM

too good to be true, IMO....let it go

#3 wup

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 10:42 PM

Your not gonna get the PSP, period.

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#4 thecheat

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 10:43 PM

thanks guys its going to be hard letting this "deal" go but i will, all my friends feel the same way and im not taking the chance

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 10:45 PM

that does sound too good to be true. not to say anything bad about a member i dont know but i would not trust it.

however if you are willing to try to get it tell him that you want to make the transaction through paypal. they have systems set up to get money back if you can prove that you got scammed.

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 10:54 PM

say you will pay half first half after. if it works out tell me i want one

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 11:01 PM

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say you will pay half first half after. if it works out tell me i want one

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then he'd be out $55 instead of $110 dry.gif


if the offer is legit, ask him to ship first....i can guarantee that he won't tho

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 11:04 PM

ask him for pics of all 13 of them or even 5 or even 2 with your name and his beside it...if he cant provide pics tell him to fuck off

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 11:26 PM

The price alone should say "walk away". don't even part with 1 dollar

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 12:06 AM

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ask him for pics of all 13 of them or even 5 or even 2 with your name and his beside it...if he cant provide pics tell him to fuck off


I agree with you. This would at least give some assurance that he is legit. But I would also stress using paypal or a legit escrow service.

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 12:12 AM

what's his name?

#12 thecheat

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 01:18 AM

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 01:21 AM

why would he bother selling for $ 110 when he can easily get $ 200 for them ?? like others have mentioned, ask him to ship first. don't send half / half - not worth it.

or get his address and pick it up. no matter how far the drive.

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 02:18 AM

Get his address and stuff and hold his family hostage if he tries to stiff you on the psp.

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 02:19 AM

Tell him to use an escrow service like escrow.com if he agrees then do it, if not walk away.




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