(Closed) Is this true are am I being scammed

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would proceed with caution. I don’t feel like it’s the best thing to do. It just doesn’t sound right.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I’m not sure if it’s a scam or not, but I wouldn’t sell to someone who would want a trial period. The dress is sold as is…if it doesn’t fit, the buyer should be responsible for alterations. That’s what happens when you buy a used dress. I would keep looking for a buyer.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I sold a saddle from Canada to the US using escrow.com. It is a great service because the seller makes sure they get paid and the buyer makes sure the item is in advertised condition. I highly reccomend it, it allows you to set whatever terms you want. The trial is up to you, if you don’t have anyone else interested and need to sell what’s the harm in letting her try it if she pays all the escrow fees its at no cost to you. If its a hot ticket item and other people are interested then pass.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

i almost got swept up in a car sale on craigslist using some sort of 3rd party account like that. it was a total scam once i started researching the GOOGLE escrow account service. ya google has one but never lets just any individual use the service and there were 1000 warnings about car scams and the google account thingy, even google themselves claimed to have no affiliation with car sales etc.

so, sounds like a scam to me, but i could be wrong.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I just sold an expensive, authentic high-end wedding gown to a buyer through escrow.com. The transaction went smoothly.

I set up 3 days as window period for the buyer to examine the dress even though the buyer did not ask for it at all. (I could have just set the window period as 1 day, but I really hoped she could have pretty enough time to check the condition of the dress.) BUT the dress was still a final sale, which meant I wouldn’t accept return for any personal reason (such as fitting problem). I was super lucky to have the wonderful buyer who did not make up a reason to ask for return.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Honestly, I wouldn’t sell it to her.  That sounds like more trouble than it’s worth.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

You never know these days.

I would get a phone number to be sure.. (or at least to get some piece of mind) and speak to the buyer first.

 

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

it’s a scam. i have bought and sold many things off of craigslist, and scammers have certain “language” they use.  they almost always say the website they use “protects the buyer and seller,” and “there is no risk to you.”  even if the escrow.com is legit, like 2 pp’s stated, the person could send you a fraudulent link.

deal only with people who can pay cash and meet you in person (in a public place). edited to add: or pay you through pay pal and you send them the dress AFTER you receive the funds.

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 1993

ABORT ABORT

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@blushbridetobe:  If you read the Escrow.com policies carefully, you’ll see that you definitely have a right to reject a return.

In my case, I listed ALL the information and flaws I could find in the descriptions of the transaction page and noted it’s a “final sale”. So when the buyer accepted the deal, it automatically meant that she agreed to buy the dress in such a condition. If the buyer wanted to return the dress, she would need to explain to me why she wanted to return it. I could choose to reject the return, and Escrow.com would get involved in the transaction.

(I spontaneously sent the buyer as many pictures as possible and told her my other “dress size” for some popular brands, such as H&M, Zara, Banana Republic etc. to let her have a better idea whether the dress would fit her well. All of the communications went through emails.)  

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m confused as hell and I have a headache now…

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

The system of Escrow.com is designed to protect both of sellers and buyers. A buyer can refuse to receive/accept the dress you send to her and ask for a refund even if you list it as final sale.

However, “final sale” will become very important keywords when there is disagreement between you two — a buyer refuse to accept your dress and you also don’t want to refund her money.

After carefully reading both of paypal and escrow.com policies, I think escrow.com is much safer than paypal. If you don’t have time to read the website, you can just call their customer services.

Hope this helps…

  

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