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Old December 28th 17, 02:57 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Buy Glider without looking

On Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 9:00:07 AM UTC-8, Jonathon May wrote:
At 13:47 06 December 2017, AS wrote:
On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:08:00 AM UTC-5,

wrote:
On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6:26:52 AM UTC-5, Casey

wrote:
Has anyone every sold a glider without the buyer looking at

it?
=20
I have my glider listed for sell and the guy is buying without

looking
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at it and sending a cashiers check and arranging shipping....sound
familiar=
..
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Casey
=20
I have sold 2 gliders w/o buyer seeing it but your question (I

assume
ton=
gue in cheek) raises red flags. My local gliderport had 3 gliders

listed
f=
or sale and all 3 of us got the same offer. The language in the

offer
ofte=
n intimates the buyer has no knowledge of soaring. One buyer

gave a
mailing=
address which I Googled. It was a vacant house! Check the SSA

website to
=
determine if the buyer is a member. If the offer still doesn't pass

the
sm=
ell test insist the buyer send his rep to inspect the ship.

One buyer gave a mailing address which I Googled. It was a

vacant
hous=
e!
That poor Nigerian Prince probably had to sell all his earthly

belongings
a=
nd move out of his house just to afford your glider! C'mon - have

a heart
a=
nd accept his offer - it's close to Christmas! ;-)
But seriously - the same scam is being pulled worldwide on

anything from
pl=
anes, cars and boats. The German soaring forum is full of

warnings about
it=
.. A serious buyer will not object to presenting a cashier's check or

a
bank=
transfer. =20

Uli
'AS'

Just had a gent offer full £154,000.00 for my duo and wants me to
send my detail so he can send a cheque.
Well it is Christmas !


DO NOT accept a check! Have him wire the money; it is actually easier than sending checks. If he objects you KNOW he is a scammer.

Tom
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