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  #41  
Old December 26th 17, 06:13 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Dan Marotta
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Default Buy Glider without looking

Accept the offer if it is what you're asking.* Tell him you will hold
the glider for him to collect AFTER the check has definitely cleared.*
Better yet, have him wire the funds.

On 12/26/2017 9:57 AM, 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
=
at it and sending a cashiers check and arranging shipping....sound
familiar=
..
=20
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 !



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  #42  
Old December 28th 17, 03:57 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
2G
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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
=
at it and sending a cashiers check and arranging shipping....sound
familiar=
..
=20
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
  #43  
Old June 22nd 18, 06:55 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Buy Glider without looking

I purchased my LAK 12 from a neighbouring country (Botswana) in 2003. It is the only one in Africa so I had never even seen a LAK 12 at that point (or any LAK for that matter). I paid a third of the money into a Botswana account to show my seriousness regarding the purchase (with the assurance I could get a full refund if I did not take the glider) and then met the seller at the border post (on the Botswana side). He showed me how to rig the glider in the border parking lot. I had the proof of payment for the money I had paid to show customs - and that became the import value. The importation through the border with the aircraft was challenging but managed it fairly ok. Took another 14 years, however, to finally get the aircraft officially onto the South African registry - including a period of about 7 years when the aircraft just stayed in the trailer because I could not get an Authority to Fly. I have a serious hate of petty bureaucracy since that.
 




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