Now I know that I am Probably preaching to the Choir here ..I just know it, but this is an experience that just happened to me so I want to post it to warn all my friends here at Lumberjocks.
As most of you who have seen my projects or my blogs, I make the maloof Rocking Chairs and have one in tiger maple for sale on Craigslist.. I started the pricing at 5,000 but didn’t get any offers..so after the posting expired..I re-listed it for 3,000, and lo and behold, I got an interest.. the other person called himself David Collins, and said he wanted the rocker and would pay me thru a US Bank via certified money order and have his private shipping company come pick up the rocker if I would just give him my full name and address, he would send the money order immediately and for me to un list the rocker because he didn’t want anyone else to interfere with the sale.. I immediately knew something was not Kosher and requested that if he wanted the rocker I would accept cash, or to be paid thru Paypal, but would not accept anything otherwise.. well guess what.. never heard from him again. So please.. anyone who is trying their hardest to feed their family by selling their hard work pieces, please be safe and cover yourself and only accept payments thru either paypal or cash.. read all e mails or messages very carefully to read between the lines..they’re are a ton of scammers out there just sitting there waiting for hard working folks like you and me to steal from us and they don’t give a hoot if your starving or not..if your not sure.. ask someone for help in determining if they feel this is legitimate or not.. in my case I have a very smart, intelligent Fiance’ who immediately said “No Way! and I respected her opinion and am glad I always do..
-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/