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Old 05-07-2014, 06:04 PM   #1
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Be careful out there...

Ok folks, I know you all probably know, but the world aint full of good people.

Found an ad for a Kimber Sapphire, at a price I was willing to pay...

Started the talks, it was in Florida, and I am in NC. Talked to a couple of FFL's and stated emailing the seller.

Long story short... price was too good, so I got nervous... Started looking.

Found an ad for a Kimber Sapphire in Iowa, same pics, same price same description... I emailed the seller and asked for a "custom pic". I asked for a pic of the gun with a pencil, pen or 2 rounds of .45 in the picture with it.

I got the old.. "No buyer has ever had an issue with me, I'm too old to mess around with that" answer, and a sob story about why he was selling.

No pic...

I asked for a phone call... No response...

Pretty sure this is a scam, I am running, not walking away.

Be careful when dealing on the Internet...
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:10 PM   #2
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You are shrewd, sir. Good for you.
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:26 PM   #3
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When we were looking for a firearm for GiGi awhile back on Armslist , a guy wanted me to send him a money order then he would send the firearm.
He would never answer my calls but would text and e-mail me.
A few days later, Armslist sent me an email not to do business with that guy and he was scamming his way through their website.
From that day forward I either do a face 2 face or lgs...
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Originally Posted by Elidar73 View Post
Ok folks, I know you all probably know, but the world aint full of good people.

Found an ad for a Kimber Sapphire, at a price I was willing to pay...

Started the talks, it was in Florida, and I am in NC. Talked to a couple of FFL's and stated emailing the seller.

Long story short... price was too good, so I got nervous... Started looking.

Found an ad for a Kimber Sapphire in Iowa, same pics, same price same description... I emailed the seller and asked for a "custom pic". I asked for a pic of the gun with a pencil, pen or 2 rounds of .45 in the picture with it.

I got the old.. "No buyer has ever had an issue with me, I'm too old to mess around with that" answer, and a sob story about why he was selling.

No pic...

I asked for a phone call... No response...

Pretty sure this is a scam, I am running, not walking away.

Be careful when dealing on the Internet...
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:09 PM   #5
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If it's to good to be true, it's probably a scam. What's this world coming to!
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:46 PM   #6
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Exclamation That Sucks!!

Somebody famous once said, "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch!!!" Sadly, it proves correct more often than not.

At least now, you can let the seller know that a buyer now has an issue with him!!!! Sorry you didn't come up with your Sapphire , but real happy that you were smart enough to figure that Bozo out before committing to anything!!! Hang in there, you'll fine your pistol for your price. It's just a matter of time!!
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:46 AM   #7
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There are some real dirt bags out there. good thinking on the picture thing!!!!
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Armslist?

It happens all the time. I saw some guns on Armslist that a dealer in Tampa had on gun Broker. I called him up, and he told me that people often copy his pictures and list them for sale on Armslist.
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Originally Posted by lineman73 View Post
Somebody famous once said, "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch!!!" Sadly, it proves correct more often than not.


F.Y.I. Sci-fi novelist Robert Heilein wrote "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch." Often shortened to TANSTAAFL in written conversations these days.
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Good job Elidar. I have bought a ton of stuff online but never on sites like eBay and never from an individual. I may miss out on deals but better that than to get ripped off which makes you feel violated. I have never felt really secure about sending money to total strangers.

It pays to do your homework as you proved. Thanks for the lesson in reality.
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