留学生二手买卖诈骗买家千余刀,再次给留学生抹黑。

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黑五刚过,钱包半瘪,但自己的购物狂病症还没得到满足。于是你转战二手市场,想以多年经验淘到一些性价比高的干货。但二手市场从来就不是蓬莱之地,你以为自己火眼精金不惧骗术,只是还没遇到魔高一丈的六耳猕猴而已。

一个骗子的戏能足到什么境界?

北美二手交易论坛的

一位大神级“骗家”就亲身上阵,

谱写了一篇教科书级的

《论如何让谨慎的买家屁颠屁颠地给你钱》

事情的起因经过结果(截图搬运自北美微论坛,侵删):

——–The End——–

牛皮啊!从邮局排队,到发错tracking code制造实景合理性,一切就像是真的在寄出东西!Except,在最后一刻没有把东西放入包裹….

善良的你可能会觉得这只是个误会,你的理由可能是:

  • 万一是邮局入库运输过程中出现纰漏?
  • 卖家骗钱,应该不需要这么费劲一张一张拍照给买家吧?

而帖子下更多的人觉得这就是骗子的骗术,理由更加充分:

  • 首先,一个买了这么贵的相机的人,应该是个爱机之人,怎么可能会不给相机裹一层保护就这么随随便便的寄出?
  • 其次,根据聊天记录,卖家用的USPS的盒子是扁平的medium box,理应就放不下一个相机。
  • 最后,买家发现情况后,卖家立即将其拉黑,一点交涉的空间都没给。

而这三点

基本坐实了卖家行骗的事实

有人甚至还推测出了卖家的行骗逻辑:

  • 第一步,放低价(700)引起高关注度,一个一个好价让人戒备心降低。(卖家发了两次帖子,一篇出价700刀,一段时间之后又出一篇要价980刀 – 小薇注)
  • 第二步,说价格太低了,要拉高一点价格。这样既让人觉得这小子比较诚实,价格又不是太高,进一步降低戒备。
  • 第三步,这还不算,楼主还是比较有经验,基本全程监督他装箱寄出,怎奈道高一尺魔高一丈,回复基本滴水不漏,是个人都会着道。

– 来自论坛注册用户qpzm

现在你心里

应该有所判断了吧?

那么,到底有没有办法尽量减少遇到戏精骗子的概率吗?

有,那就是

提高骗子的行骗成本

遵循的原则:

要么把卖家的钱搭进去,

要么把卖家的时间搭进去。

具体做法:

  • 提供购物凭证尤其是大额的交易,交易物品必须确保是通过正规渠道购得。
  • 面交此为最保险的方式(地球人都知道),好处就是能当面验货,一手钱一手货(好了好了,不废话了…)
  • 走goods交易时,用付款平台的goods模式,需要买家和卖家都承担手续费的大前提下,还能在货物出问题后申请退货退款。
  • 记录一切过程要求卖家从包装到寄送全程录像记录,最好拍一下当日报纸。别不好意思,你付的是真金白银,不是友谊。

当然,网购二手货,该有的标准流程咱还是得先备全:

  • 卖家信息留档。买家和卖家之间聊天的记录,卖家profile的截图,都可以留存。
  • 货物实景视频。让卖家拍一个货物的视频,证明东西能用。
  • 快递Tracking Number。追踪快递的唯一途径。
  • 开箱视频。货物到手后,拍摄开箱视频,证明从快递到手后,货物没被买家人为处理过。

最后的最后,

搞臭二手交易圈的人,

如果这种“扶老奶奶”效应扩散,

以后你遭殃也是迟早的事情。

有人貌似提供了这个骗家的个人信息,大家可以去原帖看看,如果遇到此人,你懂的。

传送门:http://www.moonbbs.com/thread-2839098-3-1.html (锁定34楼)

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Chinese students’ renting preferences in the U.S.

China has remained the leading place of origin for international students in the U.S for 7 years and this is the 12th consecutive year that the Open Doors data show growth in the total international students from China.

作者:Yiwei Chen

According to the data from the Open Doors Report published by the Institute of International education (IIE), the number of Chinese students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by 8.1% to 328,547 during the 2015/16 academic year, comprising 31.5% of all international students studying in the U.S.

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Chart Sources: The New York Times; Open doors report, Institute of International Education

These strong increases have profound influences on the economy of the United States. International students pay much higher out-of-state tuition which provide considerable revenue to the host universities. Besides, international students contribute large amount of moneys into the local economies to pay for living expenses, such as accommodation, transportation, dining, supplies and health insurance. The housing market is one of the local markets which will be greatly benefited from the arrivals of Chinese students so the residential preferences of this group should be concerned.

An article written by Su Hua lists some personal and household characteristics of renters who are Chinese students in the U.S., including:

  • Less than 30% of the Chinese renters have a car available.
  • The average family size of them is pretty small, which is only 1.6.
  • Very few of them are married and even less Chinese renters have children.
  • Their average length of stay in the US is not long, only about three years.
  • Only about 38% of the renters consider themselves as “Proficient in English”.
  • They live in the houses with average built years of 5 and average bedroom numbers of 3. Many of them live inside metropolitan areas’ central city.

As we all know, renting is all about “Location, location, location”. Location is one of the most important influencers when choosing somewhere to live in the U.S. even for the Chinese renters. It is not surprising that they would like to live near colleges to save their transportation costs and time. Also, the Chinese renters prefer locations near bus stops and/or metro stations because most of them do not usually own a car.

Interestingly, a survey conducted by WeHousing shows that 95 percent of the respondents put safety, but not location, in the first place when they select accommodations. The small family size of them is one of the reasons why they prefer safety. Besides, as most of them are in the U.S for less than 3 years and they are unfamiliar with the new living environment, it is more difficult for them to seek for help if their personal safety is threatened. Influenced by the negative news about crimes in the US, such as robbery and shooting accident, Chinese renters especially the new renters, worry about their safety in the US so they tend to look for safe apartments with operating security facilities, and avoid those with known accidents.

In addition, there is a misconception that Chinese students go with luxury housing over dorm rooms. It is true for only a small percentage of them. According to the data collected by WeHousing, about 70% of the Chinese students are looking for inexpensive apartments($350-$500/month) and only 11% of them want luxury apartments($601-$900/month). It is reasonable for them to consider the price as an important factor for residential choice to reduce the high living expenses.

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Chart Source: WeHousing

However, students’ renting preference can be different depending on the characteristics of different areas. For example, in College Station, as the available transportations  are limited and the average renting rates are low, the Chinese renters would prefer convenient transportation than low price. On the contrary, in New York, they would probably give more weight to price than transportation due to higher living costs and easier access to public transportation there. One-size-fits-all marketing strategy to reach Chinese renters no longer works.

An interesting fact regardless area is that Chinese students tend to live with other Chinese students, and their preference for living within their community may be mutual. There are so many cultural differences between Chinese and American. Shan Hu, a Texas A&M University graduate who lives with an American roommate, says:” My roommate doesn’t like the oily smell when I cook, so I have to cook after she is out.” As most of the Chinese renters are not proficient in English, they might face difficulties when they try to negotiate with their roommates. As the result, they probably choose to compromise, instead of keeping negotiating.

Nowadays, Chinese tenants prefer to discuss apartments and find their roommates on WeChat, the most popular social media networking in China having 768 million daily users. Some current and former Chinese tentants like to share their experiences in the WeChat groups to help the coming students to make their decisions. Usually, the apartments with good reputation and high profile are most popular among the Chinese renters.

Founded in 2012, WeHousing has gained rich experience and outstanding reputation in the international student housing market in the US. Known for its professionalism, network and responsibility, WeHousing has provided free consultation to over 100,000 international students and helped 10,000 of them to sign leases at our partnering apartments by various marketing strategies. To build reputation for the apartments and increase their exposure among Chinese students, WeHousing customize appropriate marketing services with the knowledge about Chinese students’ residential preferences. The services include apartment tour report, on-site video tour, email marketing, social media marketing, festival event and oversea new student orientation.

References:

Su Hua. “To Rent or to Own: Residential Tenure Choices of Chinese Students in the US”
The New York Times. “The Roots of China’s Real Estate Rush”. Nov.28,2015

About Us 关于我们

WeHousing team was formed in 2012 by Alan Gao, and it has been the leading booking website for international students living in the U.S. We have established long-term partnerships with many leading companies that provide student housing, and, now, WeHousing aims to become the one-stop website to assist international students in searching, applying, paying deposits, and finding roommates for their ideal, off-campus living places. In 2016, WeHousing opened an office in China to better serve new customers who are international students and to boost its partnership with other educational services companies. WeHousing has provided free consultation to over 100,000 international students and helped 10,000 of them to sign leases at our partnering apartments.

WeHousing 由创始人Alan Gao于2012年在美国建立。从创立至今,WeHousing团队已经向超过100,000个美国留学生提供免费租房咨询服务。与此同时,与美国各大领先学生公寓管理公司建立的良好合作关系也为WeHousing的校外学生公寓房源带来巨大的保障。如今, WeHousing正致力于成为一家集校外房源搜索、公寓申请、跨境支付、室友匹配于一身的一站式校外租房平台。2016年初,WeHousing为了向中国留学生提供更优质的服务,以及加速与当地教育机构合作,在北京建立了首个海外办公室。

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