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« on: May 22, 2017, 04:57AM »

I have an add on the forum looking to buy a Bach 50B bell section. I was initially contacted by salesnub@aol.com with the following email: "Hello,i saw your ad saying you want to buy complete Bach 50B bell section,have got one available for sale,please let me know if you are still interested". I responded that I was still looking. After a couple of email exchanges I was given this email address; kasmay974@gmail.com, as the salesnub was his work email address... He sent pics of a Bach bell flare, (not a complete bell section)on one of the emails, that I knew I had seen before. I asked him what size bell section it was and his response was what size am I looking for. Of course I responded that I was looking for the standard 12 1/2" bell and guess what, that was the very bell he had--lucky me. I then asked what he was looking to get out of it and he again asked me what I was looking to pay. I responded that since it was only the flare I didn't want to pay more than $350.. It then really becomes my lucky day as he is only asking $310 including shipping. And of course when asked if he uses PayPal, he responds with: "I do not use payal,i make use of usps postal money order." So, I told him that I would think about it and get back to him... I don't see any red flags--do you???
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 05:17AM »

Tell him you have a rich uncle in Nigeria and you'd like to send him a cheque!  Idea!
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 06:02AM »

I'd send him a cheque written in crayon from the Bank of Scheister but that would require both the effort to purchase crayons, draw a cheque, and the requisite postage which is probably more elaborate than you'd want  ;-)
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 08:59AM »

Just a question about PayPal. If, for example, Prince Boateng from Lagos wants to buy my trombone and he sends me the money via PayPal (together with the PayPal fees), is there anything to worry about? 
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 09:26AM »

Salesnub shows as a Forum member, but also shows as a Spammer on Stop Forum Spam.  I'm deleting his account NOW.
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2017, 09:37AM »

I have an add on the forum looking to buy a Bach 50B bell section. I was initially contacted by salesnub@aol.com with the following email: "Hello,i saw your ad saying you want to buy complete Bach 50B bell section,have got one available for sale,please let me know if you are still interested". I responded that I was still looking. After a couple of email exchanges I was given this email address; kasmay974@gmail.com, as the salesnub was his work email address... He sent pics of a Bach bell flare, (not a complete bell section)on one of the emails, that I knew I had seen before. I asked him what size bell section it was and his response was what size am I looking for. Of course I responded that I was looking for the standard 12 1/2" bell and guess what, that was the very bell he had--lucky me. I then asked what he was looking to get out of it and he again asked me what I was looking to pay. I responded that since it was only the flare I didn't want to pay more than $350.. It then really becomes my lucky day as he is only asking $310 including shipping. And of course when asked if he uses PayPal, he responds with: "I do not use payal,i make use of usps postal money order." So, I told him that I would think about it and get back to him... I don't see any red flags--do you???

That is funny... "salesnub" also has a Yamaha 822G that I am looking for!  What a fortunate coincidence! 
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2017, 09:46AM »

Just a question about PayPal. If, for example, Prince Boateng from Lagos wants to buy my trombone and he sends me the money via PayPal (together with the PayPal fees), is there anything to worry about? 

As long as you get a tracking number and keep records of your interactions. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2017, 09:47AM »

Don't try to contact salesnub.  He's no longer a member.
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2017, 10:43AM »

Don't try to contact salesnub.  He's no longer a member.
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« Reply #9 on: Jun 16, 2017, 01:43PM »

Here's the latest one to contact me. He also has the highly coveted 12" Bach bass bell...

JP Foot
footjp9@gmail.com
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« Reply #10 on: Jun 16, 2017, 01:59PM »

He's not a Forum member.

Incidentally, a 12 inch Bach bell would be for a Euphonium or French Horn.  Never seen a 12" bell on ANY bass trombone.
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« Reply #11 on: Jun 16, 2017, 02:03PM »

Never seen a 12" bell on ANY bass trombone

My point exactly
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« Reply #12 on: Jun 18, 2017, 04:34AM »

I too have been approached be JP Foot of Russia thru my TTF ad for a Shires 525 slide. I asked for pics and he sent me pics of a Valve Trombone. So I have been jerking him around for the past week with questions and excuses why I couldn't pay the Money Gram each day.
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« Reply #13 on: Jun 19, 2017, 03:28AM »

I sometimes like to get a money gram form, fill it out with false information,scan it and send the jpg to the scammer so that he can go to Western Union and pick up the money.
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