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Old 08-06-2007, 10:46 AM
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I recently got a call for a kubota tractor I had for sale guys from Canada seemed fishy but he paypals a 1000 deposit and wants to bring a money order for the balance I said no way cash or bank wire. He is coming wed. with cash so he says we will see.
Go to your local Office Depot/Staples/Office Max and get a Counterfeit Detection Pen. I bought one for $2 bucks when I sold a truck for cash a few months ago.
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:59 PM
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Use escrow.com
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:09 PM
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Another word of warning. Some of the escrow companies are scams, too (don't know about this one).

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Between the scam guys and boat brokers I am getting these emails from my boat trader on line add every week. I just wish my boat would sell to end all this madness!
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Just my .02 is that your tractor sale will be legit. Typically...if they CALL or something other then e-mail/write you're safe. (for the most part) Obviously, still be cautious, but i'd be willing to bet you're ok with that one.
Well you were correct My sale went flawless he did local cash advance ponied up th 16 K in cash and took it away. Know I feel guilty for not trusting him but I guess that is part of bussiness. I did have to wire his blinkers to send him home to Canada 98 degrees 100% humidity laying on the black top but he and his wife were very nice people so I had no regret. Still hard to trust anyone with all this internet scam crap.
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