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Buying Pins - A Getting Scammed Story

By RightNut

5 months ago


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    #51 5 months ago

    This a a good lesson in craigslist/facebook 101….lots of flakes. ALWAYS get a phone # first. Then you know you can call and actually speak to someone. Confirm address before you go anywhere. Also, NEVER drive anywhere if you are the seller!

    #52 5 months ago
    Quoted from hocuslocus:

    Had a similar story that almost wound up the same way.
    Agreed on time, but I did get the guys address
    Morning of I text the guy saying "I'm OMW".
    He says - "sounds good buddy, see you at 2"
    Drive 2 and half hours
    get there at 2pm, knock on the door - no answer
    call several times - no answer
    text saying "hey I'm going to get gas be back in 20 min" - no answer
    come back and call a few more times - no answer
    wait in the truck for 20 minutes
    bang on the door - no answer
    Just about to pull out the drive way since it was almost 3pm now, and his wife... maybe girlfriend shows up.
    I explain the situation to her and she says wait here.
    I hear some yelling and out comes the guy I've been trying to get ahold of for the past hour.
    "What happened?!"
    "oh man (ignoring my question), well let me show you the game."
    Got the game went home, I would of been irritated at the very least leaving there without anything. So even getting the address isn't a guarantee.
    not sure if he had sellers remorse or was playing computer games with headphones on. Just happy the girlfriend or wife came home.

    I've been THE seller in a similar situation. At the time, I worked really early mornings and was running on a few hours of sleep. I had an agreed upon meeting time with the buyer after work, but he didn't show up at our agreed upon time - he was maybe an hour or two late, hadn't texted me letting me know he'd be later, and by that point, I had fallen asleep in my chair. Granted, I don't think I kept him waiting that long, maybe 5 or 10 minutes. I felt kind of bad, but then again, he was running late and the body does what the body does.

    #53 5 months ago

    I narrowly avoided a similar situation. I called the guy the night before and we agreed on a price ($4K TOM), time and address. I called him right after I pulled out of my driveway at 5am, and he pulled the wife card: “oh, my wife said I can’t sell it”. That phone call saved me from jail, because I’d for sure have done something crazy after an 8-hour drive.

    #54 5 months ago

    Seems like the pinball version of catfishing - the 14 year old boy pretending to be a hot 20 yr old woman looking for a date. Weird for sure.

    #55 5 months ago
    Quoted from gb:

    Seems like the pinball version of catfishing - the 14 year old boy pretending to be a hot 20 yr old woman looking for a date. Weird for sure.

    Ok we have an award for weirdest pinside post of 2021

    #56 5 months ago
    Quoted from RightNut:

    Anyway, watch who you deal with online,

    Maybe you should tell us who it is so no one "really" doesn't get scammed. You did say he's on Pinside.

    #57 5 months ago
    Quoted from gjm:

    Maybe you should tell us who it is so no one "really" doesn't get scammed. You did say he's on Pinside.

    Yeah, I would at like to at least hear his version of the story

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    #58 5 months ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    he pulled the wife card: “oh, my wife said I can’t sell it”.

    Said no wife ever about a pinball machine.

    #59 5 months ago
    Quoted from finman2000:

    Said no wife ever about a pinball machine.

    Mine would sell them all for £1 to get the space back
    And probably deliver them too lol

    #60 5 months ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

    Wait until you buy a machine off a meth head cracked out stripper in Vegas.
    Way more dramatic than this.

    Pictures or it didn't happen

    #61 5 months ago

    Surprised someone hasn’t ran with the ‘4 hours sw of fort worth’ and come up with a list of possible pinsiders the seller could be lol.

    #62 5 months ago
    Quoted from finman2000:

    Said no wife ever about a pinball machine.

    I was about to sell Pinbot and his Bride as a package deal but the wife said "No way!" So instead we ended up putting them in storage till we finish the RV garage/casita where all the pins will eventually end up. I got a great wife, she buys me things like a MBrLE NIB, and a South Park at the last TPF... and it's her idea for the game room in the casita, just so we can have more room for even more pins.

    #63 5 months ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

    Wait until you buy a machine off a meth head cracked out stripper in Vegas.
    Way more dramatic than this.

    One actually wonders how a cracked out meth head stripper in Vegas came by owning a EM shooter, but I guess she was flexible enough to accept more than Mastercard or Visa as a payment option.

    Which begs the question, what previous EM shooter owner needed his rocks polished so bad he gave up a nice Arctic Guns in exchange for a her services?

    #64 5 months ago
    Quoted from Mbecker:

    Surprised someone hasn’t ran with the ‘4 hours sw of fort worth’ and come up with a list of possible pinsiders the seller could be lol.

    We could make it a game.....

    #65 5 months ago
    Quoted from Spiderpin:

    He was 4 hours away. Was the saler from Beaumont, Tx.?
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    I went East, need to go back and comprehend whst I read.

    #66 5 months ago

    Well at least the op, RightNut hopefully escaped harm and has his right and left nuts.

    #67 5 months ago

    I feel scammed by the title of this thread

    #68 5 months ago

    In my area there are some "amusement" people with a less than stellar reputation. If I ask about a machine somewhere and I hear the name of the owner associated with these people, I just decline to discuss it further. I usually get asked questions like "What did he do to you? Did he steal some money from you? Sell you a bad game? Rip you off some other way?" I just decline to answer because I know the reputation of the people involved. Their activities are also influenced by a substance abuse issue and I am amazed that they are not in jail already. Karma will come around one day.

    #69 5 months ago
    Quoted from Bublehead:

    I got a great wife, she buys me things like a MBrLE NIB, and a South Park at the last TPF... and it's her idea for the game room in the casita, just so we can have more room for even more pins.

    Clearly she is up to something - have you checked the bank account lately?

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