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Is this a straw man sale setup?

Discussion in 'Smart Shopper' started by hankhan, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. hankhan

    hankhan Guest

    Does this sound like a straw man sale setup to you?

    I got this note from someone on Gunbroker.

    A message has been sent to you by a user of GunBroker.com, please scroll down to the MESSAGE FROM USER section below to read the text.
    THE "FROM" NAME ON THIS EMAIL IS THE SENDING USER'S GUNBROKER.COM USERNAME.
    REGARDING ITEM: XXXXXXX Kimber 45 acp + accessories 45ACP
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=XXXXXX

    --- begin message ---

    Hi, If you dont mind my friend would like to me bid on this pistol ,He doesnt have a computer if this is ok .let me know Bobby LASTNAME.
    ,XXX-XXX-XXXX .His # & name is Joe XXX-XXX-XXXX,Thanks Bobby

    --- end message ---
     
  2. Meman5150

    Meman5150 Senior Member

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    I think so, even if it isn't its better to protect yourself.
     

  3. ColoradoPacker

    ColoradoPacker What's a Glock?

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    Have the actual buyer get his own gunbroker account on his friend's borrowed computer
     
  4. hapuna

    hapuna Trusted Member

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    Whats important is not who bids on it but who you send it to. If you send it to the actual buyer via his FFL there should be no problem.
     
  5. CIAHitman

    CIAHitman WalterGA fan

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    +1