Had a very bad experience in a deal gone bad today afternoon.
Was selling my Canon MVX30i.
On my part, I was on time. But have left out 3 items.
1 telecon and 1 wide converter. in my camera bag in the car when i arrived.
2x DV Tapes (used way before i knew when i posted)
That fellow had the cheek to ask for lower price after i demo everything.
Used up my last new DV Tape to show the camera can record.
Maybe I'm still a newbie in dealing. But to be accused of not honest. And being a gangster or associated with gangsters or scammers or robbers. I cannot accept.
Maybe he is from Malaysia and is used to being scammed, robbed and cheated. But thats now the way we do things in Singapore.
Here's my reply to him cut and pasted. Those in blue is my reply.
Re: camcorder Let me explain.
Learn how to tell truth in the first place. For someone who say they hardly use the camcorder, suddenly they can use two hours of tape within the week (your two missing tapes).
I never used the 2 tapes within the 2 weeks. the tapes are stored in another cabinet and was used up long before.
Not only that from the time you mentioned that you left other items of the deal in the car, I became suspicious of your motives.
Have been warned by many, not only in this forum, that this is a scam.
I have indeed left my camera bag in the car with the telecon and wide con.
Probably will take my money and then say you go back to the car and see if the other items fit and disappear with everything. Or take me back to your car with maybe some of your gangster friends waiting to rob me.
Likewise I can't leave my camcorder with you and go back to the car and you may leave with my camcorder?? So now you are saying I am a gangster?? I said. if you are ok with it then we walk back to the car and get the other items and then you can pay me.
This is the type of scam I will be warning others in this and other forum. I hope you are totally honest and not any of the things I am suspicious of. To think that I came all the way from JB facing both way jams to your backyard and you have the cheek to say I was wasting your time.
I even bothered to offer to come to malaysia to deal at your convenience yet you declined
I never even ask you to reduce the items to pay for my taxi fare or that I was unable to test the still picture because you conveniently lost the memory card (you could have brought a spare).
Should I ask you to pay for my petrol use and cost of maintaining the car? and carpark charges?
I could go on but I won't. Just next time, please be honest up front and not take advantage of anyone I beg you. Take care and God bless.
Please don't think Singapore is like JB. I don't need to rob people to survive. if i want to rob you i won't pick a place like a open air carpark or KFC restaurant
to add on, yes i could have brought a spare SD Card. All your PM's were replied and request obliged. i am damn unhappy. can those that have dealt with me pls give your comments?