Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/10

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Is this normal dealer behavior?
From: Phil Stiles <>
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 14:39:11 -0400
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There was a scamster operating out of Switzerland, "Scott Ramsden." His
adds read in part (after posting some great bargains):

"I no longer accept credit cards. Options of payment are International
money order, Western Union, or Wire Transfer.
Fastest service is provided via Western Union or Wire Transfer. Payment
by money order should be registered and
insured and via express mail."
Payment which provides no recourse, and includes a suggestion for a
readily cashed item which needn't even be run through a legitimate bank
account, should give one pause.
	Phil Stiles

Doug Herr wrote:
> Pascal wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am asking this (maybe trivial) question, but a German dealer with whom I
> > want to conduct business refuses to take my credit card for payment since
> > the item he sells is "demo" (though still quite expensive). He only takes
> > cash (obviously impossible since I am living in Belgium), a cheque or a wire
> > transfer *before* he sends the goods to me. Reason he cites: these are not
> > new goods, but sales "at a discounted price".
> I smell a scam.  I'd try to visit rather than sending money on blind faith.
> Doug Herr
> Birdman of Sacramento

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