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Article about: Hello chaps, just thought I'd forwarn anyone who uses Gumtree to beware of this guy from the Essex area. 1944 German SS Pocket Watch in Essex | Hobbies, Interests & Collectibles for Sale

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    Default Gumtree con artist.

    Hello chaps,

    just thought I'd forwarn anyone who uses Gumtree to beware of this guy from the Essex area.

    1944 German SS Pocket Watch in Essex | Hobbies, Interests & Collectibles for Sale | Gumtree.com

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    He's currently listing about 10 items mainly militaria but a few phones in there too. One ad leads to photo's of other militaria including TR items. I bought a pair of 1942 dated U.S wirecutters in their pouch from him about 10 days ago which have never turned up. Last reply to my enquiries about their whereabouts was 'at work will check later'.

    Since Tuesday he hasn't even bothered replying to my emails and won't answer the phone. They were only 25 but it's just not cricket is it? 7.20 bloody postage too!

    Stupidly I ticked the little 'friends and family' box in Paypal to save a few bob in fees his end which means I have foresworn my right to open a case against him now. Silly me!!

    Anyway, not a great amount to lose but as he is now posting items of much higher value I thought it best to make the honest folk here aware.

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    Default Re: Gumtree con artist.

    its a load of crap.

  4. #3

    Default Re: Gumtree con artist.

    Sounds like a bit of a wide boy!.....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Default Re: Gumtree con artist.

    Report it to Gumtree. They will ban his account.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: Gumtree con artist.

    I might be wrong but I think paypal has changed recently so you can now dispute 'gift' payments, might be worth a look?

    Chris.

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    Default Re: Gumtree con artist.

    I've tried with Paypal and have been prevented from taking it any further because of the 'gift' button I pressed. What galls me more than anything is that I messaged the seller telling him I'd press the 'gift' button to save him a few quid, and the swine treats me like that.

    I might take it up with Gumtree tomorrow but they can be funny sometimes and do make a point of advising you to avoid buying away from your own locality. I've bought some great bargains from them over the years and might just have to put it down to experience.

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    Default Re: Gumtree con artist.

    It might be worth the drive.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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