I received an email from Mattew Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org
) in response to my truck on craigs list. At first, I thought nothing of it, but after my last email to him, I decided to search his name and found your site. Thanks for helping me to not make a huge mistake. Here is my post on cl followed by the emails between us.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 $6500
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Slt 4x4 V-10 Quad Cab. Approximately 120,000 miles Fully loaded. Leather interior, this truck has every option that was available in 2001. Runs strong with a lot of life left. Buying a new truck so I need to sell. Price is not negotiable, I am asking what I owe on it. Truck still books at almost $10,000. Email or text with questions or for pics.
Is it still available for sale?Im interested
Yes it is
I'm interested, and consider it sold, I'm buying it for my father and
payment would be through PayPal, my agent will come for pick up,
actually I'm working in a ship and most time I am off shore. Expecting
your prompt reply, with the name and email address on the your PayPal
account so that I can make the payment and please provide me with
recent pictures including this item so I can see the condition before
we proceed since I would not be seen it in person so I can make a
payment right away, and pick up would at your residence. And lastly,
I'm offering additional $100 to your final price for you to keep it
off from other offer. If you don't have paypal account yet, it is
very easy to set up, go to http://www.paypal.com
and get it set up..
looking forward to your response.
My final response before searching his name
I will try to get some pictures this evening. If you are serious, I will have no problem holding off selling to someone else. But, since this is my first time selling something like this, you have to understand that I am a little leary of scams. So I want to do this by the book. According to pay pals website, I request the money from your account by giving them your email address, and they send you a notification asking for the money. After the money is in my account, I will have no problem with you or a representative of yours picking up the truck. However, to ensure that we are both protected, we will make the transaction at the local Chrysler dealership where we can have a bill of sale notorized, and make all the necessary arrangements to have my financial institution send the title to wherever it needs to go (which will be done in the presence of you or your representative). Please understand that I am not accusing you of any ill intent, but I have to protect myself.
Thanks for your understanding,