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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2017, 10:01:18 PM »
i didn't gift it, i paid with my CC (didn't pay a fee)
"you" being me or the seller? i didn't pay any fee

i sent the $ on Monday 3:55pm 



do i open dispute with paypal? or amex? 

ETA i opened a dispute with paypal the rep said that she placed the money on hold in the sellers account and if the seller doesn't get back to me/pay-pal within 10 days paypal will resolve this issue in my favor.

do i have to dispute through amex too?
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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2017, 10:03:32 PM »
You definitely
but PayPal said the money is on hold
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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2017, 12:00:18 AM »
from PayPal "Your dispute has been escalated to a claim"

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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2017, 03:18:52 AM »
from PayPal "Your dispute has been escalated to a claim"
Sorry about that previous "you definitely " I was in a parking garage with no cells and my message sent midway of me typing..

 If you would call amex and file a dispute for that money it would be no problem, as long as you don't tell them you have a dispute on that money with paypal, they will ask you if you went after the merchant, and then after paypal,
 Should you bypass all that, and in the end get the refund from paypal, amex will usually realize and get in contact with you about the dispute as they will see the amount being refunded, (chances are there going to contact you about the case should they see funds refunded.)
What's strange here is the seller manage to keep you waiting for a day or two but couldn't manage to pull all the cash out, as it seems paypal still has the upper hand on the cash which means he didn't withdraw it which is kind of strange!
 For me I know even what I transfer to my bank accnt takes 1 business day or less, and should I want the cash on the spot from my paypal accnt I would go ahead to an atm with my paypal debit and withdraw it.
 Assuming he requested the funds from you, so you have a choice to pay with cc and he has to pay a fee deducted from what you sent him, that money should be received right away, so curios to why he kept the money for so long in the paypal accnt.
 But as of now if your telling me the money is on hold with paypal as the other party didn't pull out the money then your on the safe side and there's not much to worry about as your almost 95% going to win the dispute, as your claiming this was a fraudulent purchase.. just be on top of this paypal claim and watch the progress, make sure it's moving along and not that it's swept under the rug, you don't want to wait to long should something happen and then dispute it with amex.. but as of now my hopes are you should get the money back from paypal (to your amex card.)
 Would love to hear the results, post back here..

 
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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2017, 11:12:36 AM »
Just to clarify I should hold off on opening a dispute with Amex? (Or try to double dip ;))

I'm just worried it's a DROPR. And the money really is out of his account
« Last Edit: March 30, 2017, 11:25:00 AM by nafnaf12 »
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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2017, 11:47:29 AM »
An Amex dispute can wait 10 days until after paypal's dispute is resolved or not.
Maybe it wasn't your money in the account, it was the next guy's.  But if paypal is holding $1500 for you, you're done.


The biggest proof it's a scam is that his CL ad is still up. After all, his ad says "Please do not email me and ask if its still available (if the ad up its still available)"
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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2017, 11:55:50 AM »
An Amex dispute can wait 10 days until after paypal's dispute is resolved or not.
Maybe it wasn't your money in the account, it was the next guy's.  But if paypal is holding $1500 for you, you're done.


The biggest proof it's a scam is that his CL ad is still up. After all, his ad says "Please do not email me and ask if its still available (if the ad up its still available)"
so ill hold off on amex dispute, thanks

 i shouldn't worry about DROPR? how can i be sure that there's actually money on hold?

it very well be the next guys money, since this guys has an ad up in at least 3 different states and probably more.
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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2017, 12:29:02 PM »
so ill hold off on amex dispute, thanks

 i shouldn't worry about DROPR? how can i be sure that there's actually money on hold?

it very well be the next guys money, since this guys has an ad up in at least 3 different states and probably more.
If I were you, I would call paypal again and ask to get a supervisor on the phone and tell them the scenario and here what they say.. make another call.
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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2017, 01:15:57 PM »
If I were you, I would call paypal again and ask to get a supervisor on the phone and tell them the scenario and here what they say.. make another call.
called twice both reps including one supervisor now say they cant know if the seller has a balance in their account  but i should rest assured if and when i win the case PayPal will refund me and either take the money out of sellers account or put a -1500 balance on it 
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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2017, 01:55:39 PM »
Bottom line, if it is too good to be true then it most likely is.
My brother once called an ad for a car that was on a legit car site, so he assumed the ad was also legit, basically a honda accord for well below market value. The seller wrote that they are being deployed overseas and need to sell it immediately. After calling me I told him to ask for the VIN so we can check out the car history, never got a response after that.
But before my brother called me he almost sent him money via Western Union and the guy was even going to drop off the car on the east coast even though he lived near a Kentucky army base... basically, anyone with a little experience would have realized right away it was a scam...
An uneducated consumer is the best customer, that's precisely why Syms closed down.

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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2017, 01:57:06 PM »

PS  I am not looking for any lecture on how i'm an idiot.

Bottom line, if it is too good to be true then it most likely is.
My brother once called an ad for a car that was on a legit car site, so he assumed the ad was also legit, basically a honda accord for well below market value. The seller wrote that they are being deployed overseas and need to sell it immediately. After calling me I told him to ask for the VIN so we can check out the car history, never got a response after that.
But before my brother called me he almost sent him money via Western Union and the guy was even going to drop off the car on the east coast even though he lived near a Kentucky army base... basically, anyone with a little experience would have realized right away it was a scam...
An uneducated consumer is the best customer, that's precisely why Syms closed down.
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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2017, 02:31:27 PM »
Were you kind enough to flag the posts on CL so some others don't get duped too?

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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2017, 02:34:17 PM »
I have been down the Craigslist road, i'm telling you now, ALL SALES ON CRAIGSLIST NOT DONE FACE-TO-FACE ARE SCAMS, THERE'S NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE. It may seem fair and a  good deal, IT"S A SCAM.

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Disclaimer: I really shouldnt say ALWAYS a scam, but rather 99.99999999999999999, that leaves a .0000000000000000001 chance of this guy being legitimate.

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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2017, 02:46:04 PM »
Were you kind enough to flag the posts on CL so some others don't get duped too?
It only let me flag the post emailed him through.




PS  I am not looking for any lecture on how i'm an idiot.
 
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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #44 on: March 30, 2017, 04:36:08 PM »

I've bought a car with a friend and was scammed to, the seller fled and never saw him again.. a lesson learned, will never make that mistake again.
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