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Question about paypal kijiji (scam?)

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Question about paypal kijiji (scam?)

Hey everyone. I'm trying to sell my Samsung Galaxy s20 brand new in box and I got an offer that's actually $60 over what I put on my ad which seems kind of weird.

I'm really apprehensive about anything except cash through kijiji. Should I be hesitant with cashless? What's safe and what's not? Is there a faq for these types of transfers?

Here's how the conversation went:


Him: How long have you owned it and What is your best price ? Samsung S20 128GB Cosmic Grey (Telus) BNIB

Me: My best price? It's brand new.

Him: That's great, I will offer you the sum of $1,160 for the item and shipment via Canada post, kindly send me your full name and PayPal email address for the payment now
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PayPal usually sides with the buyer. he'll claim he never got it. your money goes back to him. you lose the phone. don't do it.
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Scam Scam Scam Scam SCAMMMMMM

I had similar instance happen to me when I was selling my phone, and as the other poster mentioned, I asked the buyer to send me E-Transfer first and then I'll gladly ship. No. Response. Ever.
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Think of the Childre…
Sell your phone on RFD.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Cheapo-Findo wrote: Sell your phone on RFD.
Yea do the above. You probably won't be scammed like on Kijiji just lowballed. LOL
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can smell this scam from a mile away. stay away OP
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FrostyWinnipeg wrote: Even with a tracking number?
tracking # will protect you from saying he never got it
but he can say he got the wrong product (unless you perhaps make a video of packing it and shipping it to proof to ebay)
or it could just be a fake paypal email (double check funds came in) or paid with a stolen credit card
also i dont think canada posts covers you for items over $1000
i just woudn't do it
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