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New member Richard L! - Now BANNED due to being a SCAMMER

  1. Ron_W Mar 10, 2023

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    Good catch !!
     
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  2. asrnj77 Mar 10, 2023

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    I think the 200 post rule is sort of irrelevant in these cases. This is the “hey I’m a new member and my grandfather left me this old Zenith” post. Mysteriously the original poster is gone after 5 posts (whatever happened to the woman with the Wakmann?) and we never hear from them again. I feel like if people are PM’ing them it’s caveat emptor
     
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  3. JwRosenthal Mar 10, 2023

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    Exactly! The 200 post guard rail goes out the window as soon as someone decides to go off-road.
    Don’t go crying when you end up in a ditch.
     
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  4. BAJJ Mar 10, 2023

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    I try not to be too much of a cynic but I'm always suspicious of the “hey I’m a new member and my grandfather left me this old Zenith” post, for the occasional very real temptation to PM the individual. The 200 post rule, although not infallible, works well and I'm glad its enforced.
     
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  5. JwRosenthal Mar 10, 2023

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    I wonder how many PM’s were sent to the dude with the Alaska Speedy…I’m sure @dsio knows.
     
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  6. Aroxx Sets his watch Mar 10, 2023

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    I'll admit I PM'd that guy who showed up with all that NOS stuff with the Minerva pocket watches. Shortly after I sent the PM I was like, wait a second... this is probably a bad idea.
     
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  7. JwRosenthal Mar 10, 2023

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    That was another example of a hit & run. Did anyone get any of those? There were some really unrealistic ideas (probably perpetuated by the guy) about what that collection was worth
     
  8. Aroxx Sets his watch Mar 10, 2023

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    After a couple messages back and forth he responded that he had some family matters to focus on and couldn't deal with the watches for awhile. After my recent acquisition my wife will kill me if I buy another watch so it’s a moot point for me now.
     
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  9. Bizcut1 Mar 10, 2023

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    Well done, team. Onward...
     
  10. padders Oooo subtitles! Mar 10, 2023

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    I think most of us are safe from temptation if it’s a Zenith…
     
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  11. BAJJ Mar 10, 2023

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    I kinda like Zeniths :p
    EL P.jpg
     
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  12. JwRosenthal Mar 10, 2023

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    I could be dazzled by the pretty colors on a Rainbow chrono.
     
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  13. pdxleaf ... Mar 10, 2023

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    A good reminder to listen to your spidey sense when something seems off. It's hard to tell someone they are being shady. It's easier to say to yourself it'll be alright, I'm just being paranoid. This nice guy couldn't be a thieving asshole.

    Glad no one was taken. High likelihood this guy has taken others though. An unfortunate reminder to me to stay vigilant.
     
  14. YY77 Mar 10, 2023

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  15. BAJJ Mar 10, 2023

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    That cover girl is a looker::love::
     
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  16. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 10, 2023

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    I’m sure it’s a lot but we don’t have the time, nor would it be ethical or in some countries legal for us to monitor which is why your best judgement is required in these situations.

    We can always check a person out to some degree if you think they’re suspicious or might not be who they claim to be and let us know, so if you’re ever concerned don’t hesitate to ask.
     
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  17. SC1 Mar 10, 2023

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    Don't shit on my M.O. bro.

    When I hit 5k posts is when I unleash my fake collection of fake super cloned Sericas.
     
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  18. TexOmega Mar 10, 2023

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    FYI................I think you said this out loud. Zip it!::facepalm1::
     
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  19. TexOmega Mar 10, 2023

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    Can't wait for the long story::popcorn::
     
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  20. JwRosenthal Mar 10, 2023

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    I assume your fake Sericas will actually work properly.