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Old 08-03-2001, 10:21 AM
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I want to buy some C3 parts from a guy that is out of the country, (Canada). He wants me to just send a money order for $450 and he will send the parts after he gets the money. I don't know the guy from "Adam". Whats the safe way to proceed? COD?
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Old 08-03-2001, 10:30 AM
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maybe have him insure it and have it shipped through fedex maybe

Not real sure how you would go about doing it so there is a record of it

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Old 08-03-2001, 10:49 AM
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The money order is a safe way to make sure he gets the money. And prove he got it. It still boil;s down to trust as he may not send the parts.
I purchased a frame from a guy in florida and I asked a fellow forum member to check it out. What part of the country are you buying the parts from maybe I could help you varify he will send you the parts after he gets the cash. You could also arrange a "bank transfer as you then get more info on the person. Easier for a hit man to trace
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Default Re: Whats the safe way to buy parts from a guy out of state....

I usually have them send it COD. You can not open the boxes, but at least you can verify it is there. You can refuse it, if something seems wrong. :seeya

I wouldn't trust those Canadians anyway! They talk so funny. :D





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Cod is the way to go.............Just bought an original tach drive distributor that way
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Old 08-03-2001, 12:02 PM
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Default Re: Whats the safe way to buy parts from a guy out of state.... (DavidR)

Canadians speak funny? What's that mean, Ehh! :crazy: You can use an intermediary such as PayPal. But my purchases/sales have always been based on trust. Has worked very well
http://www.paypal.com/
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Paso:

This guy is in Pentincton BC. I don't know of any forum members in that area.

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Old 08-03-2001, 01:04 PM
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DavidR,
If you are unsure of the deal DON`T do it. I buy and sell quite a bit, if it`s on ebay at least you can "try" to get an idea of who you are dealing with through "feedback". I would never try to buy anything COD and will NEVER EVER sell anything COD because it`s a misnomer, there is no such thing as "CASH ON DELIVERY" anymore and how do i know the check i get will be good.
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PS I know someone who got a "bank check" printed on a home PC.
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Red is basically correct. I missed the obvious. :o You can COD on the cost of the shipping but not on the value of the contents.
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