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Old Feb 03, 2013, 06:21 AM
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I have an airplane listed as LPU - I got a PM from a guy saying he was interested, I replied and gave him my phone number. Yesterday he called in the morning and said he wanted the airplane and could he come get it tomorrow (Saturday) morning? I said sure, gave him directions to my house and said I would see him in the morning. We even discussed some of the other planes I have for sale and he said he was really interested in a couple of them and would probably buy them as well. He said he would be here about 10AM. Then, last night he sends me a text that says "I changed my mind about the ****" that's all - no explanation, nothing. Since I had cancelled some plans for this morning to make sure I was here to meet him, I was more than a little annoyed. Even a short explanation would have made it less so, but I didn't get one (even after I texted back and asked why he had changed his mind). Oh well, as someone else said, it happened, it's over --- so on to other things!

You may not want to invite people to your house and tell them what you have!!!!!! You don't know these people on here nor do you even know if they fly R/C or rip off houses for a living!!!!!! I always invite them to the local McDonalds or equivalent. Now he know were you live and that you play with expensive toys, this would bother me. Just a thought!
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 07:25 AM
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You may not want to invite people to your house and tell them what you have!!!!!! You don't know these people on here nor do you even know if they fly R/C or rip off houses for a living!!!!!! I always invite them to the local McDonalds or equivalent. Now he know were you live and that you play with expensive toys, this would bother me. Just a thought!
Cant live in fear. Neighbors and the whole town probably know way more about you and what it is you do for a hobby than you realize. I am not saying invite him into the home, but nothing wrong to invite him to the driveway.

I am just as paranoid as the next guy, but I also have to stop myself at times, as we cant live in fear, or they win.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 09:38 AM
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I guess the only thing we can do is add them to our list of people not to deal with. I really think there should be a feedback available for deals agreed to but not followed through as a buyer. The seller doesn't have to use it at all, but can if they want to.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 11:03 AM
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I am just as paranoid as the next guy, but I also have to stop myself at times, as we cant live in fear, or they win.
Fear is an instinct. Trying to live without it is counter-productive. We fear for good reason, and using common sense to avoid those fears is the intelligent thing to do. Kid in this area got shot to death in his driveway over an ipod. A $100 IPOD.

Nothing wrong with being safe. It's a different world, nowadays.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 11:12 AM
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Props,, too many incidents of people casing garages via craigslist ads etc. here in the Cleveland area.. Usually tools and Motorcycles.

I met Edge Pilot at said McDonalds when I bought a plane from him, didn't bother me a bit, both parties are protected. I meet guys at a neutral location also when I don't know them. There are a lot of places I'm not going to with a pocket of cash
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 11:24 AM
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from much experience never count on a done deal or get excitied till the item is in your hands, thiers some good ppl here and then thiers those others, you learn whos who in time
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 01:44 PM
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Fear is an instinct. Trying to live without it is counter-productive. We fear for good reason, and using common sense to avoid those fears is the intelligent thing to do. Kid in this area got shot to death in his driveway over an ipod. A $100 IPOD.

Nothing wrong with being safe. It's a different world, nowadays.

+1 Caution is good.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 08:11 PM
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I had this happen 6 days 10 buyers in a row, it totally sucks but it happens. I'll take it what's your PayPal... then nothing


oh we'll it unfortunately happens... I just make a list
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 09:24 PM
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I have a retail store....( not this hobby)
"I'll call you right back"
"I'm going to think about it"
"I can get it for less at....."

I live this sh$& -and it's getting worse every year. I never count my chickens.

I'm about done with selling goods, it too much of a pain.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 09:29 PM
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I have a retail store....( not this hobby)
"I'll call you right back"
"I'm going to think about it"
"I can get it for less at....."

I live this sh$& -and it's getting worse every year. I never count my chickens.

I'm about done with selling goods, it too much of a pain.
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