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This guy responded to my WTB ad for memosail Regatta watches. I am a newb, but the pictures of the watch he sold me were on eBay. When I asked for a specific time on the watch he balked, and then gave me his PayPal. I know he isn't the eBay seller, as I ended up contacting them. I didn't put all of our correspondence, but here is the most recent email chain:
"I only accept PayPal friends and family.
PayPal : email@example.com
On 2/23/17, Mick Quila wrote:
> The watch is working perfectly well, come with the original paper and box.
> You will enjoy the watch.
> PayPal : firstname.lastname@example.org
> Once you make the payment, send me a copy of the payslip or screenshot
> for confirmation.
> i will ship, once the funds is cleared.
> On 2/22/17, ernie mccracken wrote:
>> mick -
>> I understand about scammers! that is pretty bad. I'd like to know the
>> history of the watch...does it work? has it been serviced recently? i'm
>> interested in the watch and would like to buy it - I like the fact that
>> has the box and original paperwork. What paypal address do you use?
>> On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:48 AM, Mick Quila
>> Hey Ernie,
>> I donâ€™t give out photos that easily. Scammers use my photos to scam
>> I hope you understand. But as a known trusted seller, there have been
>> instances that scammer use my photos.
>> There was a time when a scammer was selling a Daytona for cheap. Buyer
>> ask him if he can provide pictures of the watch that says "Hi johnny"
>> with a specific date and time on the watch. The scammer now contacts
>> me and ask for the same photos. I provided the photos and next thing I
>> knew he used the photos to the guy buying.
>> I have provided you with some Ref, you can contact them and ask about me.