Post # 1
I posted a listing on weddingbee classifieds to sell my wedding dress. Someone emailed me saying they will “pay with a check and arrange for pickup of the dress by the logistics company” they use to buy things online.
I have never sold anything online before so I’m not sure if this is a normal thing for people to request. I was planning to do the transaction through paypal and then ship with UPS. Does anybody have any advice for me??? AM I BEING SCAMMED?!?! 🙁
Post # 3
They can use an eCheck through PayPal. I wouldn’t sell ANYTHING without PayPal…
Or tell them you want to get the check, wait 3 business days to be sure the check CLEARS the bank, and then they can send whomever they want to come get the dress…
Post # 4
Yeah, pretty sure you are being scammed.
Post # 5
I thought it sounded fishy. She didn’t even ask my any details about the dress and when I asked her when her wedding was, she never answered the question. Thanks for the input everyone. Definitely won’t be selling to this buyer!
Post # 6
Definitely a scam! It makes me so angry that there are people ruining such a great site like WeddingBee. Grr.
Post # 8
When I sold my dress, I posted it on Craigslist and got tons of offers like this. I finally sold it to a gal locally, met her at a busy Starbucks right outside the mall, and made the sale. She paid in cash.
I would meet up with someone locally if I was you.
Or, you could post it on ebay and sell through a viable source.
Post # 9
Yes, its sounds fishy. I had similar thing when I sold my iphone online. Scammers kept sending. Even the same guy sent 3 different offers with different stories. I followed through once and he sent me a fake paypal notice of payment. I said I was waiting until it appeared in my paypal account. Of course it never did. I forwarded the paypal payment notice to paypal who confirmed it was a scam.
Post # 10
Its a scam. If you has said yes the email would have gone something like this. “Can I pay you am extra ____ dollars for the dress. I will have local person pick up, but they dont have paypal. Please give them the extra cash for the delivery.” when you gave the delivery person the money and dress they would take it and disappear. A few days later you would find out the PayPal purchase was made with a stolen credit card and the money would be removed from your account. Meanwhile the scammer has the cash you gave the delivery person.
Typical online sales consist of a PayPal payment and you shipping the item. If someone tries to add extra steps its usually a scam.