Saturday, June 13, 2015
For this year's summer trip we are headed back to the North Bennet Street School to see the new facility in action. Summer before last, we toured the new facility while it was under construction then toured the original school to see it before they moved out.
Dan Faia, the head of the furniture and cabinet making program at the school and Eli Cleveland, NBSS graduate, furniture maker and technical adviser to the Rough Cut television series will be organizing our visit. Dan will be teaching that weekend but will be able to take time away from his class to greet us.
The final times etc. have not been determined but for now, we will say our NBSS tour will begin at 10:00 AM sharp.
As before, we hope to offer bus transportation for the trip and time to have lunch and self-guided tours of Boston's Northend.
To reserve a seat on the bus OR to take the tour at NBSS, you must register for this trip here.
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.