A post showed up the other day about some shop closing down (they said it was their father's) and needing to get rid of a bunch of stuff from their garage. They listed a bunch of sea kayaks and a couple rafts at pretty cheap prices. The email to contact was firstname.lastname@example.org
Did anyone else reply to this? We did and exchanged a bunch of emails with someone about buying one of the rafts. Besides that I can't find the thread anymore here, the exchanges seem suspicious.
The person gave us only vague answers about the gear and would not give us a phone number to call, even after we said we would like to buy it. They insist that email is the only communication and that we should wire the money (western union) to them at an address in miami, florida. [Yes - I already know about the western union scam, hence the post here]. We have a friend in Miami and suggested that he go give them the money in person and take a look at the raft for us. The woman refused saying she didn't want to meet anyone off the internet.
Needless to say, we are backing out - I'm just wondering if anyone else responded and whether they had the same experience? We are just kind of wondering if we're being too paranoid or just wising up to another scam. And, how/why was the original post pulled - does someone already know about this.