I've Made a Purchase from Gumtree via Bank Transfer - Will I Receive It?

I have "purchased" an item off gumtree, and paid via osko, and am having it shipped to me, as I couldn't be bothered driving to get it. This isn't a normal "scam" item.

This is going against all ozbargain rules, will this item get to me? Let's have a poll, and find out in the next few days! How exciting.

Poll Options

  • 38
    Yes, of course you will get your fantastic item
  • 119
    Lol, you aren't getting anything

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Comments

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    What is the value of this item?

    • +1 vote

      About $1000 or so perhaps if working, but it needs a repair, so price was much lower. Just a bit of fun to see what happens.

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        how much did you pay?

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          Only $130.

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            @brendanm: faulty lens?

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              @bazingaa: Nah, beyond my pay grade to fix that. Electric skateboard.

              • +5 votes

                @brendanm: Seems bulky to ship and bulky isn't normally cheap.

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                  @Clear: I've shipped the exact item a couple of times, and the sellers shipping price is the same as I've paid previously.

  • +8 votes

    Let's have more faith in humanity for a change, than maybe deserved, so yes! You'll get it! 🤞

  • +5 votes

    If you get it, I restore my faith in humanity for 1 day.

  • +1 vote

    did the seller give you a tracking number ? or you could have booked a pickup with a courier

    • +1 vote

      No tracking yet. Could've, but where's the fun in that?

  • +3 votes

    Oh no not another gumtree question
    cash cash cash on pickup
    Plus hire Liam Neeson for protection

  • +6 votes

    Knowing the risks I too have done similar and purchased a $1400 electronic drum kit from interstate. I spoke to the seller prior and felt I could gauge the trust level - seemed to be legit. Paid and waited. 4 days later kit arrived.

    So you never know…

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      I've done it before as well, normally with more research as you have done here.

  • +2 votes

    I thought you would have known better! Best of luck :)

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      Haha I do know better, as above, have done it before with success, have also sold items this way,and it's a bit of fun. I either get my item, or I track the guy down and drive to his house down the track 😂

      • +3 votes

        " or I track the guy down and drive to his house down the track 😂"

        Do you then attempt to recover a civil debt by impersonating a police officer, risk administrative sanctions by doing so as a police officer, hope for a friendly informal discussion or risk having an unfair but legitimate criminal charge of assault [pointing your finger or raising your voice in a threatening way] , assault and battery [ as before and resisting any attempt to remove you from the property once you have been requested to leave] or even those plus aggravated criminal trespass [ getting to the stage where fisticuffs are involved - on private property you have not been invited onto and you have been requested to leave.?

        Leave it to the professionals - the maggots can't get the number plates of all the bikes, and it saves you scaring any little old ladies who merely forgotten all about the trade….

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          Lol it's $130 mate, who would physically assault someone over that? I think you've been watching too many movies.

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            @brendanm: No, working for 50 years across three continents and long experience with legends in their own lunchtimes amply supplied with liquid nitrogenous fertiliser and methane.

        • +1 vote

          You mean impersonating a bikie?

  • +1 vote

    Over the years, I've sold a few things on gumtree where the buyer paid by bank transfer and I had the item shipped to the buyer.

  • +4 votes

    hey I got something u really want too
    cheap 100k only
    send me money now
    I'll post that thing u really want.

    on an oil rig off Nigeria so can't send it right away

  • +1 vote

    What about rating or previous sales ?
    Surely that play a part .
    I hoe not joined Scumtree a week ago lol .

    • +1 vote

      Gummie since 2015.

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        Well you have a winner if has been doing constant sales .

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          Perhaps, his communication is very sketchy, so we will see!

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    Did you call the seller and suss out what your gut feeling was? I did, a few months ago, bought a rare electronic item ($390) from interstate - despite all the advice to the contrary, I paid via PayPal (no protection on GT) requesting postage.

    In my defence I did call the seller first, sussed out her age, possible demographic, and a few other attributes that may offend some reading this, but hey just a fact of life these days… Decided it was a worthwhile risk based on my gut assessment considering the rarity of the item in question, and took the plunge.

    Seller (interstate) posted next day using express post, got it the following day, item was as described.

    Hope you end up on the same path, good luck!

  • +1 vote

    OP’s next post be like:

    Help I bought something off gumtree and it hasn’t arrived yet. Have I been scammed?

    • +2 votes

      Don’t forget that they ”need advise”

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        have him prepare MS paint in advance….

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        😑😑😑

    • +3 votes

      You obviously didn't read the OP. This is simply a bit of fun, if I get it I get it, if I don't I don't. I'm not after advice, I'm well aware of the risks, just an amusing poll for everyone.

  • +1 vote

    My thoughts and prayers are with you 🙏

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    I reckon you’ll get it, I’ve had mostly great experiences selling and buying on Gumtree and most of them won’t scam you. Of course there are many dodgy people like any marketplace but it’s quite easy to avoid them

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    Did you buy it cheap so you can flip it?

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      No, so I can use it, I'm a tightarse. I've bought a couple of the same skateboard before off gumtree for similar prices with issues, fixed them, used them, and sold them after a bit. Regret selling it, so this one will be for me, if it exists 😂

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    should have went to the casino
    better odds there

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    I can't believe with so much info at anyone's finger tips than ever people still do stuff like this…unreal.

    • +2 votes

      Another one that didn't read I see.

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    Roll the dice. I mean, I once sold a tablet on gumtree, guy asked me to post it. EFTd me and I sent it.
    What does that mean for you, nothing I guess but we eagerly await the outcome :D

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    For all the horror stories I've heard about buying stuff online from FB marketplace and gumtree, I will say that I've done it many multiple times and haven't been scammed (yet). I've bought car parts to GPUs to clothes. I'm likely too trusting and it will come back and haunt me in the future though. Hopefully you receive your item.

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    I would say it's a solid maybe. You'll probably be fine.

  • +4 votes

    An update - I will not be receiving this item. Tried to call him about it, blocked my number. This is quite strange as I have his full name, it's a unique name, his LinkedIn, Facebook, even his gumtree account is in his actual name.

    I have messaged him on gumtree and he has weirdly replied, so we will see what happens.

    Congrats to those who chose "lol, you aren't getting anything"!

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      too early to call it a win yet…
      $cumtree is pretty accurate name for the platform
      how do u know if he isnt faking to be another person?

      thank you for taking us on this cheap thrills

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        When you pay by payid it shows you their legal name they opened the bank account with. This matches his gumtree name. It also matches the Facebook and LinkedIn, which also match where he lives. Must have had a drug debt come up or something.

        It's going to be unfortunate for him if he doesn't return my money, as googling his name or phone number is going to return the story that he is a scammer, which won't be good for job interviews etc.

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          What did he reply with on gumtree when you messaged?

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            @jayboi: I basically told him to transfer my money back or I would be invoicing police. He said he hadn't received any money. I explained I sent it and gave him the phone number I was texting him on.

            He then said that he sold it to someone else and hadn't received any money from me. I explained to him that he had actually received money from me, and the date on which I sent it.

            He then asked for the receipt, I provided it, he then asked for my payid. He has not read or responded to my messages after that.

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              @brendanm: Not sure of the timeline but there is the chance he hadn't received it yet due to some banks that delay payment to a new PayID for 24 hours (yes, defeats the purpose)

              • +4 votes

                @bamzero: Apparently my bank has a 4 hour hold, which is annoying, however I sent the money on the 12th, and contacted him yesterday, the 15th. Also doesn't explain why you would block someone's number, and not simply send the money back.

            • +4 votes

              @brendanm:

              or I would be invoicing police

              So the police reimburse scammed funds now?

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      You got an experiment and a head ache lol . :)
      I've sold on Scumtree items for close to 1K ( buyer got it ) on PayId but was kicked out for using generic pictures . Real reason Ebay don't like small % on promotion fees at Scumtree vs their monster ones at their place . Problem of monopolies .

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        Haha yeah but it's ok, I'll sort it out at work 😂 More surprised that someone seems so stupid as to try this and use an actual name. Baffling.

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          You may have run into someone who doesn't give a `^ .
          Has nothing to chase and knows the Police don't care about civil cases .

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            @popsiee: He may have run into the one person who will go to qcat over $130 😂

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              @brendanm: You could goto small claims court. More effort for you though.

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              @brendanm: Any updates today? Did you get your money back? Also if they don’t return the money then please take them to qcat, we need to teach these scumbags to not steal innocent peoples hard earned money.

              • +1 vote

                @jayboi: No updates, messages still haven't been read. I'll try to give him a call tomorrow, someone else told me that his phone was off all day yesterday.

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                  @brendanm: Ok, the suspense intensifies

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                  @brendanm: Perhaps he got a new number so you could no longer message or ring him?

  • +1 vote

    Thanks for updating us OP!

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    GG OP. You must got some dough to dish out $130.

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    Any further updates since the 18th?

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      Nope, have called him and left messages a few times.

      • +1 vote

        Bummer. Time to sign his phone up to every marketing company out there so he gets spam calls and messages. Or any other form of petty revenge.

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    OP you too nice. Scammer probably enjoying your money rn.

    Why not go all in?

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      A) it's $130
      B) I'll go further with it at some point

      • -1 vote

        anymore updates?