I had the seller prepare and send me a PayPal invoice.
I sent the payment.
The payment was sent back to me by PayPal the next day by the seller.
I called the seller. The seller said that on a prior transaction that the buyer accused him of selling an amp not exactly as advertised, the amp had different feet...something minor. According to the seller, the buyer kept his amp and PayPal refused to send him money for the sale.
Without buyer protections, I can't do this deal.
Without buyer protection one can hopefully look at past transaction ratings. You have neither. There are people out there who will say anything to con you out of your money, many are very good to excellent liars. Don't let your lust for the amp blind you to common sense. However, it's your money - gamble as you please.
Please walk away from this deal. There is a very high probability you will get burned. It’s either that and you take the risk of losing your money. I think you should pass and keep looking. Maybe you have a friend or family member who can physically meet with the person to test the equipment and provide the money once everything is good. Last but not least have them take it to a repair shop to get a once over to make sure none of the capacitors are blown or the pots are not scratchy. You need more of a guarantee. A letter saying if you are not satisfied you have the right to return it at your expense for a full refund so PayPal can favor your side. I would move on, but if this is important to have this please protect yourself legally.
Go to your bank and send a cashiers check or a wire.Looks like poor options. Although there will be a paper trail which works well for established businesses because you can sue in court and damage their business reputation, it doesn’t work well with out-of-state Craigslist sellers. If the seller refuses to send the good after payment, you can’t reverse the charges and chasing the seller(scammer) for a refund, goods, or trying to sue them (if you can find them)...good luck.
So trading Forex, Stocks and Futures is the way to go when buying an amp?
All the best,
I hate PayPal also..... my last listing was on USAM and had the caveat , LOCAL CASH SALE Please. ... I ended up trading that preamp in toward a DAC . I got my asking price listed on a trade, it was a no brainer. No brainer for dealer either . Made money on DAC and preamp
If you list something on CL and it is really nice I will pay a reasonable cash price . If you are interested in something I have and offer a fair price, it's yours.
Not a fan of online interstate sales .....