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Old 02-15-2010, 08:38 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by keninvic View Post
You said you picked up the phone and negotiated a price? Wouldnt you have to wait for the ebay auction to end 1st? or did the dealer pull down the ebay ad after talking to you?
The dealer in the listing actually encouraged interested parties to pick up the phone and call them. I would recommend that you look for listings with a phone number before you bid. In our case we came to agreement and the dealer added a "buy it now" to the listing and called us as soon as the change went live and we were waiting at the computer to click the button. I too have bought and sold on eBay for many years and I will say that most sellers are honest, but just do your homework and with an investment this size get to know the seller a little. And don't wire final funds until you've actually seen the rig.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:48 AM   #16
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That was the scary part wiring him $2000.00 without ever meeting him. I had only talked to him on the phone. I could have been talking to someone in another country who was scamming me.
Your question about negotiating on the phone. If you agree with them on a price, then all they have to do is change or ad a buy it now to the negotiated price. I have done this in selling and buying.
Recently I have had two fake sellers try to scam me - they had the nice photos, all the specs for the motorhome etc., it was a good deal too - I started emailing, we exchanged phone numbers (theirs was obviously an unregistered cel phone) and they wanted me to wire money to secure the deal - I smelled a rat, they were both scams. I reported them to the Internet Fraud Complaint Center.. Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) | Home

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