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Update: Possible alert: Roberto Avendano - delete if inappropriate

Hi All,

I don't have much posts here but I've bought a few things from some of you who would recognize me. I'm just trying to do the right thing so please pardon me if this is inappropriate, and school me on how to do it right next time around.

Here's the story:

I wanted to buy a not-so-valuable item from a seller who responds to this email: This gentleman seems to speak spanish as his main language.

We agreed on a (low) price (first red signal). I took the gamble and paid by paypal, thinking the inherent protection from paypal plus the low value was an acceptable risk to take.

Got a full refund email within 24hr (I checked - it's legit, I did get the money back), asking right after to be paid to another paypal address as "the first one is having issues":

When asking the seller for a couple of more pieces of info, the seller then said "sorry I sold it to someone else in the meantime".

Maybe I'm paranoid, maybe this will help the community, but I recommend to stay away from this seller.

Thanks Jeff for trying to help us as much as possible.


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