Seller keen to buy very quickly and to pay through Paypal - is this a scam?
in Ebay, Auctions, Car Boot & Jumble Sales
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I listed a few things on Gum Tree, and very quickly had an email from a would-be buyer who asked me to take one item off sale, as he was definitely wanting to buy it, and would pay the full price through Paypal. He wants to collect via courier asap. It's a couple of antique beds, and he doesn't have any questions. It sounds a bit suspicious. He also communicates outside Gum Tree. I tried replying to him on GT but he didn't respond, so I had to write to the email he gave. What should I watch out for? I know that Paypal tends to favour buyers rather than sellers. I don't want to go through the hassle of having something picked up and then losing it and the money as well.
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