BUYER: Buyer beware of firstblood907

WeiserBucks

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I wouldn't give anyone a copy of my DL , what's next a copy of your SS card ? Identity theft is a much bigger issue than someone trying to pull a scam on a shooting accessory.
 

trueblue

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I have never encountered as many lowballers as I have on this site..
It seems like this site has turned into a sales forum.
Every time I click on new posts to see what’s up, it seems 50% of the threads are for sale threads.
Every Tom,Dick,and Harry has come here strictly to sell their stuff, and not contribute to much other than that.
 
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predator 22

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I wouldn't give anyone a copy of my DL , what's next a copy of your SS card ? Identity theft is a much bigger issue than someone trying to pull a scam on a shooting accessory.
I wouldn't go that far. You can take a picture of your license and mark out all the info that could be used for identity fraud and send them the picture. You can do it on your phone, no big deal. But it gives the seller/buyer a picture of you and your address. I'm not saying put it out in the public forum, but through a text I don't have a problem with it.
 

shane holt

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his screen name implies that he is in Alaska( where I live), since our area code is 907. I will watch out for this turd on other sites.
 

marioq

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So now I am a scammer also. Listen pal, I sold a lot of stuff on this site and several
others and I always delivered what I said I had. But it is ok for you and others to paint
me with a narrow brush when it comes to my classifieds. I will say this though,
since I have been on this site I have several of you so called old salts insert your
**** opinions where it didn't belong. One more thing, you high and righteous
cult, I have never encountered as many lowballers as I have on this site.
I still stick to my original claim that the majority of scammers use gmail
accounts.

I have bought from trout. Good guy. Honest and communicative.
 

predator 22

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I have bought from trout. Good guy. Honest and communicative.
I figured he was or someone would have gave a heads up on his classified adds. All I was saying is that people that only post in the classifieds and don't contribute elsewhere make me suspicious. I wasn't insinuating that he was a scammer and didn't mean to offend him as I obviously have.
 

300whisper

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I figured he was or someone would have gave a heads up on his classified adds. All I was saying is that people that only post in the classifieds and don't contribute elsewhere make me suspicious. I wasn't insinuating that he was a scammer and didn't mean to offend him as I obviously have.
Trout lives close to me in NC. He helped me out looking for ranges. He’s contributing to the forum. I understand your worries though. It’s hard to decipher who’s good through a thread post.
 

ophious

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i try not to purchase from anyone that has under 1k posts.you spend as much time as i do on this sight you gain the trust of others that like to buy and sell in the classifieds
Some of us newcomers need some trust! There are ways to protect yourself during these purchases and sales. My best example would be to opt for Paypal. I don't mind eating the 3% invoice fee to have my money protected. There are much other ways to check out people too. Ask questions. Trust but verify. I recently had some clown trying to sell me a Premier scope. Little research and picture metadata lead me to an Australian Forum with the same exact pictures. Needless to say he was reported and removed from this site. Regardless, I think everyone deserves a chance. Not saying you have to trust them, verify them and protect yourself.
 

tjfarmer

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I wouldn't go that far. You can take a picture of your license and mark out all the info that could be used for identity fraud and send them the picture. You can do it on your phone, no big deal. But it gives the seller/buyer a picture of you and your address. I'm not saying put it out in the public forum, but through a text I don't have a problem with it.
Hey watch out giving THE pic on your drivers license. Maybe a pic of you next to the item. Don’t know for sure, just things I’ve heard.
 

geo4061

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You new guys want some trust? Complete the information part of your profile as complete as possible when you sign up. KUDOS, ophious see you have already done it. If you ever move to southern Oklahoma I will take you up on that hunt.
 

ophious

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Oklahoma the land of blood dirt I called it. I'm from New Mexico so I visited frequently. I've been bird hunting, but always wanted to try something bigger. I've taken the hunter safety classes, but I don't know the first thing about cleaning a deer or elk etc. Now fishing on the other hand, I got that down pat! Thanks for the offer Geo. Should I land out there sometime, I'll look you up.
 

longrangehunterII

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I've only had a gmail account for the last 8 years so not sure you should judge by that since it's the most used service for email there is.
Myself included, even longer...... Google is not the enemy, it's the user behind the screen, and if this guy is using his own laptop, or phone his IP address can be traced unless his using a computer at a library, school, or alike.

Yah, it's a crime, scammers are always looking for their next victim. Which sucks, makes doing business for us small scale sellers, and/or a buyer wanting a nice deal on a barely used item, or even like new uneasy.

The Police should look into these crimes, there is a address, name, and email for them to look into....... it's not like a B&E with no leads. It starts with making an effort to see who's behind this stuff, and taking action on the Law Enforcement side.
 

Conor Murphy

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James McGinn
18 Queensbridge RD Levittown PA. 19057
[email protected] and 616-202-1519
Seller posted PST for sale, I have meet great people on this site, unfortunately this fella is on here and he is a piece of work. I am out the money, but hope that I can keep others from making the same mistake I have. I would highly recommend staying away from this guy.
G'day Mike, my name's Conor, I'm from Australia. I recently posted on our UsedGuns.com.au a Looking For Ad for a DTA SRS A1or A2 IN 6.5 Creedmoor and was contacted by [email protected] professing to be a gun dealer in Adelaide Australia. They produced pictures or a dealer's license and pictures of the rifle. I put down a $1000 deposit with further $4000 payable upon transfer. When I put in the Permit To Acquire I found out the serial number for the rifle wasn't registered with local registries. Unfortunately for this idiot I used to be an Intelligence Officer, I now have the woman who ran the scam's details in Queensland and her son's too if you'd like them. I have local police investigating also. Cheers
 

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