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Old 05-12-2013, 11:20 PM
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I had an inquiry on an older Furuno 64 mile radar that I am selling and the guy is across the country. I listed it on a locally based site for a reason, I hoped that the buyer would come, see it work and pay cash and never return. You know, the way things used to be.

Ive sold many things on ebay, and accept Paypal so I have shipped many things but Im leery of larger ticket items and prefer them to happen in person with cash.

First off the radar is a giant open array and can't go by USPS unless taken apart and in seperate boxes but thats not the primary issue. What prevents a buyer from saying he got a box of rocks? And what stops the buyer from changing parts from his broken unit saying it doesnt work and disputing the sale with ebay/paypal? In this case there would be no ebay just paypal. I know that the buyer wins in a large percentage of instances.

This unit has been taking up my whole workbench for the better part of the year and Ive passed on two or three offers from far away so far. They are googling it and finding it on a NJ based fishing site. No luck selling it locally and I want it gone! Thoughts?
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I've sold several items long distance from this site. One radar system(dome), Penn 80W on rod, 2 Props and a steering cylinder. All shipped halfway accross the country to people I've never met. No problems. I've also purchased a few items the same way. Works for me.
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Signature required and insure, add the cost to the bottom line.
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Signature required and insure, add the cost to the bottom line.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:47 AM
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I sold a Furuno open array on the classifieds, but is was on THT classifieds. It was a bit of a PITA to pack, but I had no issues with the buyer. OTOH, I understand your concerns. You could always make a date-stamped video of the system working, also showing the s/n. Take photo's as you are packing it. Send that to the buyer, and have him send you a MO, then ship the equipment. If he files a claim with PP, you will lose.
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3rd party.
Maybe you can send it to a fellow THT'er first and then have them hand it off.

Just a thought.
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I sold a Furuno open array on the classifieds, but is was on THT classifieds. It was a bit of a PITA to pack, but I had no issues with the buyer. OTOH, I understand your concerns. You could always make a date-stamped video of the system working, also showing the s/n. Take photo's as you are packing it. Send that to the buyer, and have him send you a MO, then ship the equipment. If he files a claim with PP, you will lose.
LOL, this here is the issue. I have a radar that was 5-6k new and am selling it for $1,300 and basically have to risk the money. This is the angle that I thought would be interesting to everyone.
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next time you can always include in the ad "will not ship"
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:28 AM
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Agreed, I did say that Id rather sell in person but will ship. The truth is that I am uncomfortable shipping. And since the initial listing, I got shafted on ebay for 110 bucks which is what spurred the post.

Edit: ..........and as a result I'm apparently unable to sell the radar!
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