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I dont know where to ask this question,Im selling a Panasonic pt-ae4000u here And a member who joined today from Russia wants to buy it & pay extra for shipping since its to Russia is this a scam? thanks
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It must be a guy trying to scam me,he offered 150.00 for shipping and if I did the UPS ship esitmate correct it appx 1200.00$ to ship to Russia that seems like a lot of $$$$ but I no nothing about shipping overseas
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It must be a guy trying to scam me,he offered 150.00 for shipping and if I did the UPS ship esitmate correct it appx 1200.00$ to ship to Russia that seems like a lot of $$$$ but I no nothing about shipping overseas

I'm sure there's better/cheaper ways to send internationally, but I'd be really worried about this being a scam. How did he offer to send you the money? Did he want to go through some proxy? Did he ask you to list it at a lower value to lower import duties?

It's probably not worth the hassle. But if you are thinking of dealing with this guy read up on some common scams to see how they work so you know what to look for. There's a classic one where some guy screwed over the scammer by sending him a fake laptop but with a high value so he had to pay some money to pick it up. He had done some research and figured out the guy was a scammer and would never actually pay him the money for it so he did his best to cost the guy some money.
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thanks I havent heard back from the guy,what worried me was he joined & tried to buy something on the same day.
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payment sent via paypal!
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payment sent via paypal!

Paypal is the biggest scammer of them all. And one of the most popular.

Because Paypal offers pretty much no protection to the seller. There is absolutely nothing to stop you from selling a brand new item to someone else, and for them to simply 'claim' that what they recieved was in the worse condition possible and that you somehow "cheated" that person out of their purchase. Or even better that they never recieved it at all.. and STILL win the PayPal dispute. I've been had quite a few items sold on Ebay that were straight up stolen from me due to the above. My favourite is the buyer who files a dispute with Paypal, then sends an email from another address looking to blackmail you into a different price than what was agreed upon. I've had that happen a few times and even submitted the blackmail email to Paypal and still lost the dispute.

Either way, there is no way I'd sell an item to someone in Russia given all of the circumstances listed so far.

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It must be a guy trying to scam me,he offered 150.00 for shipping and if I did the UPS ship esitmate correct it appx 1200.00$ to ship to Russia that seems like a lot of $$$$ but I no nothing about shipping overseas

Tell ANY buyer you will ship the item a day AFTER you have made sure the payment has cleared and the funds are ACTUALLY in your bank account! Sounds like a scammer hoping to get a free item shipped to him! - Bohanna.
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Payment sent, item received. Very smooth transaction, the way it's supposed to work!!
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thanks madspeed, I havnt heard anything else from the Russian guy,it was a scam!!!I sure it would have cost a lot more than 150.00 to ship to Russia.
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