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        10-22-2010, 03:57 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    Sometimes I wonder what would happen if a scammer that posted an ad was emailed by a scammer that wanted to "buy" their things. In the end it would be like "Larry, is that you? It's me, Tom!" "Oh hey buddy! How's your scam goin today!"

    *sigh*
         
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        10-22-2010, 11:13 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Snookeys    
    Sometimes I wonder what would happen if a scammer that posted an ad was emailed by a scammer that wanted to "buy" their things. In the end it would be like "Larry, is that you? It's me, Tom!" "Oh hey buddy! How's your scam goin today!"

    *sigh*
    Sadly that is true.. However, it is a funny thought.. I chuckled when I read your post.. Several mini senarios went through my head.
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        10-23-2010, 01:54 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Snookeys    
    Sometimes I wonder what would happen if a scammer that posted an ad was emailed by a scammer that wanted to "buy" their things. In the end it would be like "Larry, is that you? It's me, Tom!" "Oh hey buddy! How's your scam goin today!"

    *sigh*
    This scenario made me laugh so hard. I could just see things happening like that.
         
        10-31-2010, 04:26 AM
      #14
    Started
    ^ I agree, too funny ;)

    It's definitely buyer beware... but isn't many things in life?

    I post ads on CL. I get lots of scammer responses, but I just ignore them. Annoying to get a response and hopeful, to be let down when I open it... but oh well.

    I have also found several of my horses on CL and am very happy with the results ;)

    Best thing to do is be leary, don't fall for the crap, go see horse/dog/item in person, be careful! :)
         
        10-31-2010, 08:03 PM
      #15
    Foal
    I also bought several horses off of CL and am very happy with them. I definitely agree that its important to go see any animal or item that you are purchasing before you commit to buy. But I think that its important to do that anyway to be sure of what you are bringing home. With my filly, Nitya, I went to see her and had to argue and haggle with the owner who was about to sell her out from under my nose. I was very happy with the filly when I saw her, she was even better in person than in her pictures. It all turned out well and I got the price I had wanted. More importantly I was sure were my money was going and that the filly was worth every penny of it.

    I have never regretted the purchase. Going to the seller's home also brought issues to my attention such as the fact that my filly was still nursing even though the ad had listed her as weaned. After discussing this issue with the owners I ended up bringing home the filly's mother who was pregnant for free. I now have a beautiful colt out of the mare.

    Three nice horses for the price of one. Needless to say I am very happy with the arrangement.
         
        11-01-2010, 05:13 PM
      #16
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    I buy all kinds of junk that I don't need off of Craigslist and Ebay. Out of the dozens of things I've purchased, there have been only a few that ended up badly.
         
        11-02-2010, 12:16 AM
      #17
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    My friend contacted me the other day, her hubby was looking at a horse trailer ad.... She wanted to know my opinion if it was a scam...
    The first red flag was " 2008 Equiss 4 horse trailer with living quarters, gooseneck for $4800. The second red flag was this "my husband died in Iraq and I can't stand to look at the trailer anymore". The third flag was" you send me the money, I will have my shipper deliver it to your home"... You can't see it before purchase since it is in storage"
    I told her : SCAM SCAM SCAM..... The hubby still beleived it was true and felt sorry for the lady selling the trailer. Thank goodness my friend realized it was a scam and would not let her husband send the money. I mean come on, that was a scam so obvious it was hard to even comprehend he would beleive it.
         
        11-02-2010, 10:59 AM
      #18
    Yearling
    Usually if they say they are over seas and will ship it, and give a lame sob story, then it's a scam.
         
        11-02-2010, 11:51 AM
      #19
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by wyominggrandma    
    "my husband died in Iraq and I can't stand to look at the trailer anymore ... You can't see it before purchase since it is in storage"
    Unless she's living in her storage, these are contradictory statements
         

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