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    Need Help in Pensacola, FL

    I have an opportunity make a long distance purchase in Pensacola, FL, and it would be nice to have a forum member or a friend of a forum member (or any other trust worthy resource), verify the existence, condition, seller, etc...

    This potential purchase has the feeling "If it's too good to be true.. yada yada yada..."

    Not getting a last name or phone number so far from the seller, (Criags List), and a medium level alert is kicking in before PayPal happens.

    A shame too, as I've been looking a while, and when it does pop up, the negotiation goes almost too easy, followed by a first name only, an address, the admission that I'm just flipping, and a claim that I don't have a phone. No real email address revealed as of yet either.

    This deal may be as advertised, but I'm just seeing a caution flag, and don't want to end up holding an empty bag.

    Any help, ideas, suggestions etc are welcome.
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    Re: Need Help in Pensacola, FL

    Got a link to the Craigslist ad?

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    Re: Need Help in Pensacola, FL

    Trust your gut, sounds like you are going to get a bad rash on this one.

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    Re: Need Help in Pensacola, FL

    Not offering a name or a number to discuss things? Hate to be a "debbie downer" it is not serious business!!! And if you DO get the name and the number, I would highly recommend getting a ticket and flying out to FL to view it in person... Just my $0.02 Good luck!

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    Re: Need Help in Pensacola, FL

    Any legit seller you want to deal with, should be happy to talk on the phone. I'd start there... no phone number & conversation, no PayPal.

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    Re: Need Help in Pensacola, FL

    Absolutely no paypal without you or someone laying eyes on the car and title. Honestly, who doesn't have a phone these days. Everyone, even in China, has a cell phone. Except, of course, gsxr!

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    Re: Need Help in Pensacola, FL

    Thanks for all you replies, without some more connecting the dots I'll probably pass.. one more attempt..tnx
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    Re: Need Help in Pensacola, FL

    Quote Originally Posted by Maui View Post
    Everyone, even in China, has a cell phone. Except, of course, gsxr!
    SO true. I think he had one once, back in the flip-phone/candy-bar-phone days, but got rid of it more than a decade ago.

    But what do you expect from a late-1990s green-screen EPC user, running it on Windows 97/2000?

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