New seller, need advice...

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WD8LKD
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New seller, need advice...

Post by WD8LKD » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:48 pm

I am a new seller and have had an offer on a unit I'm selling. The persons call sign and name check out, he has a call sign and a California address, and a call sign in South Korea... this is what he sent most recently...

Thank you for the photos and I appreciate you'd provide your valuable time to photo.
I decide to buying your 32S3 and wish to have your banking information with shipping cost to Seoul, South Korea.
UPS or DHL will be good and USPS-Express also good for me.
Would you check to courier and inform me please.
Thank you. 73

Best Regards,


My question is, how do I protect myself and what questions/changes should I ask for?

Thanks - David WD8LKD

N9LCD
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Re: New seller, need advice...

Post by N9LCD » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:13 am

FIRST: Foreigners DO NOT use words the same way we do. My wife is from the Philippines. After 32 YEARS I'm still getting used to her use of English.

SECOND: I see NO mention of payment in your communications. Maybe he intends to pay by wire transfer into your account.

THIRD: Many foreign hams have gear sent to a relative in the States for trans-shipment overseas. It's cheaper than direct shipment.

SUGGESTIONS:

Email your buyer and ask him how he will pay you. You want him to BE AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE

Ask your buyer for his phone number; REMEMBER THE TIME DIFFERENCE!!!

Talk to your bank; ask them if the proposed payment CAN NOT be reversed or retracted!

GOOD LUCK & GOOD SELLING!

N9LCD

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