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    Scam artist in Australia using this site!!!

    Just wanted to let everyone know that a certain [email protected] tried to sell me a ergo baby carrier on this site.
    Needless to say I have been had.Just wanted to warn others.

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    I wonder why her posts kept getting deleted. Would have been more prudent of the moderators here to explain that to me.

    Thanks momofthree!

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    sbf : We generally delete posts when we see areas of abuse and our users alert us of spam or scam suspects -- we have deleted several posts by this user who has sneaked in under a couple of different nicknames.

    The fact that this person was not in Hong Kong is a serious red-flag. Any australian would sell it through the local classifieds / ebay and not to users in Hong Kong.

    Mum of Three - best to contact paypal and alert them, if you've used them and also contact your credit card company to issue a charge back.

    As always, buyer beware. We cannot monitor and respond to every single post on here.

    Finally, if you do see something fishy, please use the "Report Abuse" link that is on every post.

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    thanks so much for doing all your hard work! I thought it was strange that she wanted to sell an ergo for HK$40 from Australia so I ignored her in the end.

    Thanks for your helpful advice!

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    oh, someone tried to sell me one too, user name melrose - they said $60 aus including postage - but i wasn't interested. plus i thought it was strange that 60 aus included postage when i know how much it costs to send things from aus.

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    Thanks for all the input.I have opened a dispute file wih Paypal,not holding my breath though!Interesting about the "melrose" user as that was the second Paypal account she asked me to transfer money too.

    On another note,I finally ordered the Ergo through Doubibou in Macau.Outstanding service from them and love,love the carrier.

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    so sad how people do this. my brother got ripped off majorly through ebay a few thousand aus!
    good to warn everyone to be careful. Hope you get your $ back.

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