As you might have guessed from the June guild calendar the hand tools meeting for June is split into 2 dates, June 21st and June 28th. We will be touring a private collection in southeastern NH of between 3-4000 tools encompassing the various woodworking and other trades. The meetings will be at the normal time of 9AM until Noon. This meeting is split to minimize group size and allow each attendee to have a quality experience without overwhelming our host or overcrowding his barn.
For these meetings I will open registration at 6PM this Friday June 6th. Only those people who have registered will get an email from me giving the name and address of our host. I would ask that those who register do not give this information to others who weren't able to get on the tours. Anyone who is not registered and who shows up will be turned away. Our host is going way out of his way by both offering us 2 dates and by taking groups of 10 when his normal tour size is 5. It is only fair that we adhere to his wishes. If there is sufficient interest, we may be able to do this again next year.
I will develop a waiting list for each date in case of cancellations. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on this list. Cancellation openings will be filled in the order I receive the emails. The corollary to this is that: If you are registered and are somehow unable to attend please email me so that your slot can be filled from the waiting list.
Please be aware that there is a scammer answering these ads. Be careful!!!!
I recommend that you only take CASH or checks from people you know. Very little of the stuff that is advertised is so rare or such a great deal that someone would hire an “agent” to ship it.
If you are selling something online, as a business or through classifieds ads, you may be targeted by an overpayment scam.
The scammer will contact you, make you an offer—often quite generous—then make payment through credit card or cheque. They will be for an amount that is greater than the agreed price.
The scammer will contact you with an apology for the overpayment, offering a fake excuse. The scammer might tell you that the extra money was included to cover agent’s fees or extra shipping costs. Or they may just say they simply made a mistake when writing the cheque.
The scammer will then ask you to refund the excess amount or they will ask for you to forward the amount through to a third party. They will ask for this to through an online banking transfer, pre-loaded money card, or a wire transfer such as Western Union. You then discover that their cheque has bounced or the credit card had been a stolen or fake card.
A newer variation on this scam involves online sales, usually through classified sites, where the scammer pretends to have made a payment for a larger than agreed amount through services such as PayPal by sending a fake receipt of payment. The scammer will claim that the money is being held until you forward on the extra money.
If you send any money, you will not get it back. If you have already sent the ‘sold’ item you will lose this as well. At the very least, the scammer will have wasted your time and prevented you from accepting any legitimate offers on your sale.
I just wanted other Sellers to be careful as I see some valuable machines for sale here.