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Buyer insists on getting receipt

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Buyer insists on getting receipt

Listed a new PS4 yesterday on kijiji and found a buyer the same day. I had it listed for $300, but I kept the bundled game that came with it.

I spoke to the buyer on the phone and she was asking for the receipt which I said I can include, but I also mentioned that they wont be able to return it because Im keeping the game, and I also let her know im selling it for more then what I paid (260+tax), so receipt would be useless to get their money back.

They did not try to haggle or lowball as the usual kijiji user and paid me asking price, but insisted on the receipt and said that was really important.

I gave them the receipt (blacked out CC info), but I am feeling kind of odd about it.


Can they use the receipt to scam me somehow? Return the opened box using my legit receipt (scam the store)? Somehow get my credit card info (go to store and ask for a new full receipt)?

Should I contact my credit card or the store I bought it from? Thoughts?
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Warranty.
networksend wrote:
Nov 27th, 2018 10:18 pm
Listed a new PS4 yesterday on kijiji and found a buyer the same day. I had it listed for $300, but I kept the bundled game that came with it.

I spoke to the buyer on the phone and she was asking for the receipt which I said I can include, but I also mentioned that they wont be able to return it because Im keeping the game, and I also let her know im selling it for more then what I paid (260+tax), so receipt would be useless to get their money back.

They did not try to haggle or lowball as the usual kijiji user and paid me asking price, but insisted on the receipt and said that was really important.

I gave them the receipt (blacked out CC info), but I am feeling kind of odd about it.


Can they use the receipt to scam me somehow? Return the opened box using my legit receipt (scam the store)? Somehow get my credit card info (go to store and ask for a new full receipt)?

Should I contact my credit card or the store I bought it from? Thoughts?
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Think of the Childre…
Yep...warranty.

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warranty makes sense I suppose...

still it was weird, got asking price, no negotiation, I had 5 other low ball offers (as usual). they knew they were paying more than what I paid

if not warranty, are there any possible scams anyone heard of?
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So I went to Best Buy. You can just get the whole receipt reprinted no questions asked if you have the 1st part of it, so blacking put your info is pointless

I just showed a photo of the receipt and they printed a new one
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Good to know....you got another PS4 for me? I'll take the receipt too!
networksend wrote:
Nov 28th, 2018 12:56 pm
So I went to Best Buy. You can just get the whole receipt reprinted no questions asked if you have the 1st part of it, so blacking put your info is pointless

I just showed a photo of the receipt and they printed a new one

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Cheapo-Findo wrote: Good to know....you got another PS4 for me? I'll take the receipt too!
I might have another lol
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networksend wrote:
Nov 29th, 2018 7:56 am
I might have another lol
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networksend wrote:
Nov 28th, 2018 12:56 pm
So I went to Best Buy. You can just get the whole receipt reprinted no questions asked if you have the 1st part of it, so blacking put your info is pointless

I just showed a photo of the receipt and they printed a new one
So are you gonna be scammed by giving out your receipt?

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