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Shipping parts from craigslist - risky?


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#1 grossgary

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:19 PM

Suggestions for buying and shipping parts off craigslist? Just consider it a gamble?

Seems solid - good pictures and communication.

Could do eBay. Any other suggestions? Dislike sounding like I don't trust him....but forum members borrowing and never returning FSMs and parts, hard to ignore.

#2 biffanyus

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:24 PM

Ive done it a few times. Theres always risk involve. Usually if theres good communication with the person then its usually a good sign.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:44 AM

Just my experience over the years:  2 chainsaws, one radio, set of 17.5 tires. Used Paypal every time and no problems. 



#4 987687

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:02 AM

If you use paypal, worst case you can always file a dispute if they don't send your part.

 

DO NOT PAY AS A GIFT! If you pay as a gift, you can't make a dispute, if they insist you pay as a gift.... They're trying to scam you...

 

Either that or they're worried you'll file a dispute after you get the parts and screw them over... craigslist distrust goes both ways, having been screwed as a buyer and a seller, I get it.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:08 AM

Thanks guys!

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:36 PM

hey gary,  i believe we have been e-mailing back and forth. i understand your cautiousness about long distance cl purchase's. thats why i use paypal, it helps secure the deal for both parties involved. I'm here on the forum, and you can call me to chat in person if it makes you feel more comfortable. Im a honest person. we've had a few encounters here on the forum. your name is one of the one's ive seen a lot, and always with accurate knowledge.



#7 grossgary

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:08 PM

Hahaha. Sold! Payment already sent.

I've never shipped via craigslist so don't take it personal!

I was going to ask if you were a forum member! That's awesome, good to see you here.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:27 PM

no offense taken. cl can be sketchy, ive had a few good deals and a few not so good deals.

so far this has been the best place to find accurate info on these cars, and people who are passionate about it. herse a pic of my xt6, just cuz lol

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:21 PM

Nice, an 88 I think?
what struts are on it?

We are basically all members here too but If you have any XT specific questions subaruxt.com is sometimes helpful or if you want to list your parts for sale there.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:50 AM

titles says 89 but its a MY 88, pobably sold in 88 too. legacy struts in the front with forester hubs(one is a 2nd gen lgt i need to replace), and rear's are loyale wagon. its a little high but im gonna get 90's rear brakes on and a e-brake again before i worry about that. im pretty sure im a member at subaruxt.com theres just not a lot of activity so i dont tend to go there lol. im pretty sure thats where i found to use legacy struts and loyale wagon struts to sit even, and it does.






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