Cheap track able shipping for 4 tires/rims
Recipient to pay.
Guy in Winnipeg wants to buy my snow tires on Kijiji. Guess he can't find any out there. Obviously I'll be paid first. Any suggestions?
Aug 12th, 2017 10:48 am
Aug 12th, 2017 2:20 pm
Aug 12th, 2017 3:04 pm
1. Read a few of the results of https://www.google.ca/search?q=scam+kij ... ut+of+town
Aug 12th, 2017 9:59 pm
Aug 12th, 2017 10:08 pm
The articles you find via my Google search explain what's going on. The scammer has a bot that scours Kijiji listings, sending a generic e-mail that offers to accept the offer plus shipping, referring to the items "in the ad" rather than specifically. They send out 1,000s of these e-mails hoping to lure in a sucker or two in the process. The bot has no idea that this listing is about tires/rims, the distance between Hamilton and Winnipeg and that items of this size/weight will cost a small fortune to ship that far. That's why this makes no sense in this instance. Of course most of the time the item for sale is smaller and the distance is shorter so it's more tempting.
Aug 12th, 2017 10:57 pm
Aug 13th, 2017 12:56 am
Aug 13th, 2017 7:38 am
Aug 13th, 2017 7:59 am
I was under the impression interactive e transfers were not refundable once deposited.Bambinos wrote: ↑Aug 13th, 2017 7:38 amWhen he receives the tires, he may do a chargeback and the payment will be canceled. Proceed at your own risk.
It is common knowledge that Kijiji transactions should be done in person and cash should be the preferred method of payment.
https://help.kijiji.ca/helpdesk/safety/ ... ansactions
Aug 13th, 2017 8:13 am
But why chance it in the first place?
Aug 13th, 2017 9:55 am
Aug 13th, 2017 10:18 am
Excellent point! Unless the OP needs cash ASAP he'll likely see more demand and get a higher price in the fall when thrifty buyers are starting to look for used winter tires vs. buying new.
Aug 14th, 2017 12:16 am
As mentioned haven't heard anything back so I'll consider this deal dead. I could use the cash now which is why I originally gave it some thought. Same reason I'm selling my sweet handmade toaster.