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    I cant shake a bad feeling for not helping a customer at work a few days ago .. a fellow brought a badly worn out and bent push mower blade up to me and asked if i would straighten it out for him and i immediately said no .. i could tell the fellow was a bit mentally challenged and another person with him was very challenged and i noticed a look on their faces of disappointment .. but i explained that as a Lowes employee i could not fix the blade cause if i broke it Lowes would be responsible for replacing it .. it was bent that badly .. but still i could have offered to bring it home and do it on my own time .. it was some kind of odd blade as we did not have a new one like it .. it bugs me .. on another note this mustang has been showing up on Fbook local for sale for about a week but it never has any contact info .. asking price of 16 grand .. you bet i`d be all over it if i could contact the seller .. must be something fishy ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by HOSS429 View Post
    on another note this mustang has been showing up on Fbook local for sale for about a week but it never has any contact info .. asking price of 16 grand .. you bet i`d be all over it if i could contact the seller .. must be something fishy ..
    Why not Message the poster on FB Messenger?
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    $16k does seem very low but who knows these days. I definitely would message the seller and feel him or her out.
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    I hear you on the regrets of how we can sometimes interact with people. I think it's a good sign that it bothers us because it shows that our conscience is working and not calloused. Sometimes we can be in a poor mood and I hope there is grace on the receiving end for that too. As for the Mustang, how many pics of it are there? Usually the scams on FB show only one or two pics , the houses in the background don't fit the area advertised in and they have a weird way to contact them. It seems to cheap to still be for sale but I could be wrong.
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    I'm guessing it's just to frustrate people, and not real. You'd think if it was stolen they would never post a picture that could lead back to them, and if it was truely for sale it would be on a highend broker auction or have a painfull price tag with a contact number!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stovens View Post
    I'm guessing it's just to frustrate people, and not real. You'd think if it was stolen they would never post a picture that could lead back to them, and if it was truely for sale it would be on a highend broker auction or have a painfull price tag with a contact number!
    The scam works something like this"

    Rube: "I saw your car listed and want it, I can send you a deposit to hold it for a few days till I can come get it"

    Scammer: "I've had a lot of interest on the car, maybe I priced it too low, but I'm a man of my word, so the first person to send me a $100-$1,000 deposit via "XXXXXX" gets it.

    Rube (multiple) send the deposit thinking they got the deal of the century, only to not every hear back from the scammer again. Most of these are outside of the country, so ever seeing their hard earned money ever again is the reality they face.

    These scams have been going on for over 20 years, some on craigslist, some on facebook, some on Ebay, some on your local pages....


    Sad, but true.

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    some contact info showed up for a minute then went away again .. it is being offered by a dealer .. 87 thousand original miles .. i think it is as MR M says .. i want to message and go look at it . there will be no deposits ..
    iv`e used up all my sick days at work .. can i call in dead ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOSS429 View Post
    some contact info showed up for a minute then went away again .. it is being offered by a dealer .. 87 thousand original miles .. i think it is as MR M says .. i want to message and go look at it . there will be no deposits ..
    Tri state area, Tenn, NC, SC it is listed on facebook at the same price, by 3 different sellers, in three different states, pictures clearly from the same batch, but slightly different. They have all been reported as a scam.

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    All the scams I've seen are from " Dealers " as well.
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    Big shout out to Bill for pointing out the scam. I've run into stuff on craigslist where I find vintage Marantz receivers. One guy said he'd mail the receiver so I paypal'd him knowing that if it was a scam, I could report it and get my money back, glad I did. I reported him to Craigslist, they banned him, a week later under different name when he listed it again. I felt a bit vindictive so I reported him again, and again and again. He stopped trying to sell it, His one problem was, he kept using his same paypal account for payment so being an ammature scammer he eventually was busted for fraudulent behavior. These guys keep getting more clever on getting your money. When I purchase my last truck off a listing on craigslist, we met in person, did the title transfer at the DMV, then he was handed the cash after they confirmed he owned the vehicle outright with no leans on it. Just can't be too careful.
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    customers come in from time to time needing e clips yet they bring in what is considered a poodle clip .. i have not been able to satisfy them .. we dont have poodle clips .. will an e clip serve the same purpose ? i cant find enuff google info to satisfy me ..
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    looks like those are an internal lock device... E-clip is external. jmho.

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    Those are exterior poodle clips and are used in automotive cable applications like in the shifter cables. A thick e-clip may work but it depends on if the poodle clip is also a locking mechanism for the cable and bracket
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    fired up pinto ... literally .. i fired up the pinto today to go get some gas in it in case the toyota gave me trouble again .. i did not mention that last week the clutch master cylinder went out and was an all day job replacing it .. it even had me panicking looking for a car to buy .. anyway as i`m driving the pinto i`m smelling some pretty strong gas odors .. i figure its just running rich cause i dont drive it much .. i pop the hood as im filling up and dont see any obvious leaks .. i check under the car as well cause i had relocated the electric fuel pump when i put in the 8 inch rear .. no leaks .. i take off down the road going home and at a stop lite smoke starts pouring out from under the hood .. luckily i was in a turning lane mostly out of the way and i jump out and pop the hood and fire is everywhere ,, i yank my shirt off and start beating it as best as i could but i was mostly fanning it .. i try to get the breather off so i can get at the biggest part of the fire and burn the crap out of my hand on the melted rubber on the air filter ,, a fellow jumped out of his car with 2 bottles of water and was able to splash the fire out .. one of the good things about driving a well recognized car is lots of people will offer help .. about 5 stopped .. i found the leak was a small hole in the rubber gas line behind the breather that was pumping gas into the element and soaked it pretty good .. i did not have a knife to cut out the bad section so i took a piece of glass from some ones wrecked car and hacked the gas line in to .. luckily it was long enuff to reattach .. i did not have a screw driver so a dime loosened the clamps ..my throttle cable had melted in place so i had to unhook it and set the idle up in order to drive back home .. no fire damage to the body just some melted wires ,, all will be well in a few days ..
    iv`e used up all my sick days at work .. can i call in dead ?

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    Well that's a hell of a way to raise your blood pressure! Yep, that'll do it!!

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