Too good to be true?

Dilver

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I have NO affiliation with this ad. If someone pursues this, do it at your own risk. But this price seems incredible - too good to be true. I’m nowhere near OH, and times like this I wonder if I’m too risk averse, or smarter because of it…

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CB91710

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Ya... Way too good to be true.
I'd be skeptical even of an in-person face to face transfer.
It's either a scam, a counterfeit, or stolen during the 2020 riots.

Even the $15 shipping is suspicious... shipping a guitar was $75 a year ago, $150 today.
 

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Looks like there’s a ton of “too good to be true“ ads up on that site.
 

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Who "gifts" a nearly $3,000 guitar to someone who doesn't play? You're displaying a perfectly reasonable level of risk aversion. The seller has been a member of the site for 8 days and has little feedback. A "too good to be true" price and lack of history are enough for me to ignore a transaction on any re-selling site.
 

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These show up on offerup all the time; they are all scams. Just look at when "he" joined, this month!
 

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I think it's real and just another of the incredible deals available on scam filled unreliable selling sites that people use to avoid the protections and requirements of more legit selling sites. Why not offer an additional 10 bucks just to make sure you get it? And by "it," I mean "totally hosed" for falling for a listing that offers an easily sold item at a price far below what the laziest seller could make instantly on CL.
 

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I think it's real and just another of the incredible deals available on scam filled unreliable selling sites that people use to avoid the protections and requirements of more legit selling sites. Why not offer an additional 10 bucks just to make sure you get it? And by "it," I mean "totally hosed" for falling for a listing that offers an easily sold item at a price far below what the laziest seller could make instantly on CL.
I’d like a lp for $1010
 

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Scammers - why do people have to be such dicks?

It’s hard to get jobs in overpopulated and also extremely poor countries. Not justifying anything but we’re lucky to be in the west.
All the scammer needs is for a few gullible people to let their FOMO get the best of them, contact him and send some money. After a few days the ad will disappear. And no guitar will be delivered.
Yes, the person running this scam is a complete dick. Insinuating that theft is now ok is bullshit.
 

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All the scammer needs is for a few gullible people to let their FOMO get the best of them, contact him and send some money. After a few days the ad will disappear. And no guitar will be delivered.
Yes, the person running this scam is a complete dick. Insinuating that theft is now ok is bullshit.
Nice reading comp skillz
 

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You ever see those YT videos of the hackers getting into the HDs of those Indian/Pakistani Social Security/Microsoft scammers and delete their files and show the scammers their addresses, etc?

It would be nice to round up this group of scammers, by ”buying” their wares and when they return home from cashing/depositing their ill-gotten gains they are met with a cattle prod to the throat, to awaken sewn mouth-to-anus, human centipede style and forced into homo-arthropodic gladiatorial combat where the final centipede’s surviving “units” are sedated and returned home with a hyperlink revealing all the drugged-out “butt-stuff” porn their twilight-conscious bodies were put through the previous week before release.
 

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You ever see those YT videos of the hackers getting into the HDs of those Indian/Pakistani Social Security/Microsoft scammers and delete their files and show the scammers their addresses, etc?

It would be nice to round up this group of scammers, by ”buying” their wares and when they return home from cashing/depositing their ill-gotten gains they are met with a cattle prod to the throat, to awaken sewn mouth-to-anus, human centipede style and forced into homo-arthropodic gladiatorial combat where the final centipede’s surviving “units” are sedated and returned home with a hyperlink revealing all the drugged-out “butt-stuff” porn their twilight-conscious bodies were put through the previous week before release.
LOL!! That escalated quickly!!

Kevin
 

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I tried to send a message through a gmail account to say I can do an in person transaction but it wants a phone number so I canned the idea.
 

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