Scammed…possibly
 December 7th, 2017

Update 21/12/17 : // Not scammed! The person only posted it out on the 17th and I received it on the 19th. Phew.

Someone was selling a brand new 72 set Derwent watercolour pencils and I thought, why not? My set of 24 is rather limited and the 36 one doesn’t have the shades I wanted. The retail price is around 100 and she wanted 60 which seemed reasonable. (Shipping was another 10 dollars extra).

I was slightly paranoid when I saw all her items listed on gumtree was “Brand new” and it was all generic images of the product but I went ahead with it because trying to scam people with colour pencils and heaters seemed a bit…strange.

The next warning sign came when I requested paypal and she said she didn’t have it. Who in this day and age doesn’t have paypal?! But I realised my sister doesn’t have it so it is possible for someone to not have paypal in this day and age.

Anyway, I went on with the transaction, did a bank transfer, and asked if there would be tracking. She replied yes and that it would be provided once she posts it and… na da. Communication stopped. She was supposed to mail it by yesterday, latest, but I haven’t heard anything back. I figured she (who knows if it is even a she) might be busy but I am so worried.

50% chance I’m making a molehill out of nothing but this is so stressful.

Please don’t let it be a scam.

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