Yeah, the whole thing is weird. What is the big deal with giving someone my PayPal email address? It is the same address that we have been emailing back and forth with. I don't know what they would be able to do with an address other than send money.... Below is the exchange that we have had:
i am new to this site and whoever is receiving this should let me know if i am on the right path, What was the amount you are willing to exchange this for ?and what are your terms of sales. I will also need a meeting location.I can be easily reach at (removed by LordNorth).
Yes, you seem to be on the right path.
The cost of the machine is $2500 cash. No check, no money orders, no wire transfers.
We would meet where the game is located, you can play it for as long as you like and ask any questions that you can think of.
If you decide that you want to take it home, we exchange the cash, and YOU are responsible for getting it out of the basement (there are bilco steps -- I recommend bringing a strong helper and moving hand-dolly) and into your vehicle.
Please let me know if you have further questions or to set up a time to come and see it.
Reply to my response:
Thanks for your mail. I'm satisfied with the condition of it as advertised in the listing,i will like to add $US200 to your final price for you to keep off from all offer,and consider it sold to me alone as i am serious with this.I will like you to know that i am really interested in buying this for my father,payment will be through PayPal and the pick up will be arranged by me as i will have my agent come down to pick it up...i will be waiting to hear from you,and i will like you to send me the name and email address on the PayPal account to send the payment and send me more pics of this item if available since it will not be seen in person so i can pay it right away I am a busy at work and do not have much time around me.Make sure you get back to me so that we can arrange for pick up as i will like the item to be picked at your residence,so no shipping
Thanks and reply asap.
My Reply back:
Nope. You asked the terms and I gave them to you. Cash. You come see it, you pay, you take it home.
Not to be rude, but I thought I was pretty clear about that. I will hold for 24 hours to keep from all other offers, no charge.
We can set up a time for your agent to come down with the cash and they can take the machine. If you need more photos, let me know if there is anything in particular you would like to see.
Will hold for you until 10am EDT Sunday July 27, 2014.
Let me know what you would like to do.
Thanks for the message ....the reason why PayPal is the only payment option is because it is safe and secure and as soon as i make the payment for it,you will be sent a notification for the payment receipt in this your email ....that is if you use this your email address to set up the paypal account and i have a mover that will come over for the pick up and the pick up representatives only comes up when we have finish the deal so don't worry i will be the one to take care of the pick up expenses ok. i will be glad if you can log on to www.paypal.com and set up your account and send me email use to set up and i will suggest you make use of this your email address so when i make the payment you will be notify of the receipt from
i look to read from you soon.
So you are willing to PayPal as a gift?
Yes i can send it as a gift
so i need your paypal email address to send the funds to you
I know this HAS to be a scam... but I can't find the angle here. Just doesn't make sense.