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We almost went to JAIL! - A reseller horror story! eBay buying / selling

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http://www.ralliroots.com/mentoring.html This was a crazy day to say the least! Almost went to jail! - Thanks for watching. Please don't forget to subscribe! Cheers, - Ryan & Alli Roots SUPPLIES WE USE! Stock Trading App: http://share.robinhood.com/ryanm156 My Sunglasses: http://amzn.to/2zC8t3n Our coffee machine: http://amzn.to/2tlpjnj BEST LIGHT EVER: http://amzn.to/2tigQRB More lighting for pictures: http://amzn.to/2sOoMbT PHOTO PAPER FOR WHITE BACKGROUND: http://amzn.to/2xIhD0I Shipping labels: http://amzn.to/2sfmWT3 Poly bags: http://amzn.to/2seYd18 Our vlogging camera: http://amzn.to/2sf4M3B Big Studio Camera: http://amzn.to/2xpXBXJ Small Scale: http://amzn.to/2uSIpBO Big Scale: http://amzn.to/2tG6dsC Poly Bags: http://amzn.to/2eKFzYO Tape Gun: http://amzn.to/2eKhPUX HWC Stickers: http://amzn.to/2uTqNpl Check out some of our other videos! ABOUT US! https://youtu.be/sj38MZgRQO4 Thrift Date Night! https://youtu.be/0kn5Pmq-vzs Massive Vintage Snapback Haul! https://youtu.be/nHtlBuyoqMI 1 Year on YouTube! https://youtu.be/7RDr_notbBg What Items to Sell on eBay? https://youtu.be/o5jYPsFIsUw Cram the Cam! Thrift Road Trip! https://youtu.be/VMy2LzldZGw How to Amazon FBA? https://youtu.be/aRNbMRiw-Rk Hidden Camera GoPRO Garage Sales! https://youtu.be/rFEy93GwE5o We ALMOST went to jail! https://youtu.be/jm2q4b6aCEA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "How to MAKE MONEY at Garage Sales | Selling on eBay & Amazon | Reselling Business | Ralli Roots" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRMyVZWqjS0 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Heaven Dollanger (6 hours ago)
I wouldnt care if something was stolen.... lol I wouldnt want to know but I wouldnt care a good deal is a good deal lol
bass daddy (8 hours ago)
Your a fucking fake!!
RALLI ROOTS (7 hours ago)
and *YOU"RE a spelling champ lmao
Randomly Fun (1 day ago)
If their is 7 for 500$ doesn’t that sound fishy?
Newer Account (1 day ago)
Dude, only thing you didn’t mention was the weather.... do you talk to women a lot?
Alex Gaspar (1 day ago)
So first off if someone wins a gift card they would just sell the gift card. 2nd if he did buy them he could have giving you the receipt
Dead Weight (2 days ago)
What if I sign one and it says signed by Daffy Duck? Lol
Brahimidea (4 days ago)
Thanks for sharing
steve smith (5 days ago)
they aren't going to send a police force to track down each person selling fakes. Even Ebay doesn't even respond when I contact about seeing fakes listed. I have seen numerous fake Zeiss and Fujinon binoculars.
Midnight Sun (5 days ago)
Is your mothers name Clinton because that's how she treats her friends and business deals. idiot
IvanGotYokes (8 days ago)
Everything about this sounds sketchy and like a fuck no.
Sheldon Almaguer (9 days ago)
good to know thanks for the info be safe
Michael Benedum (14 days ago)
Great story Ryan👍
Atif Hameed (15 days ago)
Thanks for heads up!!!
Vikelt (15 days ago)
Wow! ... you're actually wearing clothes in this video. Lends credibility. There's a reason they call them "wife-beaters". LMAO ... Also, you're not criminals, but you have a stolen street sign hanging behind you. LMAO!
MIKE SCHUMACHER (15 days ago)
He won a gift card in a raffle? You seem fairly intelligent. And why is it the cops couldn't track down the phone number he was texting you from? Or the IP address for the ad? Too much of the story left out for me to get.
Lennyn Olivero (16 days ago)
Can you share a copy of the buyer/seller agreement? That's a great tip I'd like to put into practice, cause hey, you never know.
mari vcf (18 days ago)
Wild!
Ebonee Adams (25 days ago)
Lier
Kandis Glasgow (1 month ago)
Always ask to see the receipt....otherwise stolen or fake.
EAGLE___EMPIRE (1 month ago)
So some dude says he "won" a random $2000 raffle chooses to by 7 pairs of headphones and then wants to sell $2000 of merchandise fro $500 and you didnt have any suspicion? LOL!!! You are either completely naive and have no street smarts or you knew in your mind they were most likely stolen. Come on Dude... Please...
RALLI ROOTS (1 month ago)
EAGLE___EMPIRE it’s all good :) I’ll try not to get so butt hurt lol. My bad
EAGLE___EMPIRE (1 month ago)
I do..... Im also a professional A-hole and speak my mind, but at times you have to be able to read my blunt facetious dialog. Dont take offense to it. Keep up the good work
RALLI ROOTS (1 month ago)
you're really good at commenting on my videos :) you must like us. Thanks for watching!
Teresa Zermeno (1 month ago)
What happens if you go to a Garage sale and the person says he bought all the items from a storage unit. Do you still take the forms around to places like these? The guy had tons of star wars and real expensive rocks. foot ball cards and other misc things. I asked him about the things, he told me he had no clue what he had or how much any thing was. It's kind of scary when stuff like that happens.
Joy's Front Porch (2 months ago)
I dont now why police officers have to do that intimidation thing before they even know. Know this video is older but dont think he had the right to look at your phone. Of course you did the right thing by allowing him 2.
Linda King (2 months ago)
Reading the replies makes me wonder what is wrong with people. Everyone is an expert and has a lot of criticism for someone trying to do a good job on his channel. If you dislike it so much don’t watch.
Linda King (2 months ago)
Yikes! Not a good situation! Glad it turned out ok and that you now have the slip for the seller to sign! Love your videos! Thanks for sharing this story!
Seth Jacob (2 months ago)
I appreciate you sir! You are a hero with a soul patch. Keep living out your journey sir. I love the judiciary system and all the Hoopa that comes with it!
Deltoids1 (2 months ago)
fake and gey
I Love Pizza (2 months ago)
Red Flag is his reason for having them. He paid $2,000 for them with a gift card and was willing to take $500? That's too good of a deal. Sucks that people steal and are generally dishonest. Glad you got it cleared up though!
Andrew (2 months ago)
Yawn!
Angelica S (2 months ago)
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience.
Angelica S (2 months ago)
So the cops stole from you. Great
Rhys Gulley (3 months ago)
Isn't this entrapment?
MosoKaiser (3 months ago)
"Beats - high end." That was the first red flag right there.
M. I. (3 months ago)
Hey Bitch! You just got ripped off by the police! And because you are a pussy you allowed it! You fucking wussy!!!
RALLI ROOTS (3 months ago)
very productive comment. cheers. thanks for watching ;)
LivingLoving (3 months ago)
That's terrifying!! Where did you print that out? Or did you just make it up? Also curious about your reseller ad...do you just put out there that you resell stuff, or do you make a list of what you mainly look for?
Kevin Parkinson (3 months ago)
Such a great learning experience! It works your "muscles" to remain calm in those situations. Thanks for sharing the story and the tips at the end!
Jeanne Swift (3 months ago)
Phewww...😨
Guardian Minifarm (3 months ago)
Great info. Wisdom is learning from others!☺
K Kat (3 months ago)
This is horrifying. Good advice about the purchase agreement though.
John Bender (3 months ago)
Good info on purchase receipt, glad things worked out. I've had a variety of odd encounters from mistaken as person that robbed liquor store, swarmed by cops pointing guns, to detectives wanting my house video feed for neighboring store homicides & break-ins. I prefer not to have run-ins, I'm moving to the country now. I guess they wrote down the info on your phone. I might have thought they would take it as evidence, maybe try to use it to trace or trick the guy. Anyway, you guys are great & love your videos. See ya later
Flipsy Hustle (3 months ago)
Clickbait
Pablo Escobar (3 months ago)
alright so this story is saying that you are on Youtube to tell (675,172 People) that you are a (RAT) you gave up the guy so I gotcha that is the Meaning to why this guy went on Youtube another RAT makes a TAPE (Trump don't RAT) (Manafort don't Rat) & your a RAT :)
Rikky Bora (3 months ago)
Why would a stranger sell you $2K worth of brand new stuff for $500 - unless he was a drug addict or a thief? Greed got past your better judgement?
Shane R (3 months ago)
found this after feeling frustrated by seller policies on ebay. good story thanks man
Dave Dennis (4 months ago)
Good info. When a deal looks too good, better be very leery.
Both Botv (4 months ago)
You list them for 130 on craigslist but sold a pair to your friend for 200? Wow what a guy.
conker jones (4 months ago)
2 minutes in and I already know what happened
Just wanted to stop by and say this was the video that introduced me to your channel. Such a good story teller you are Ryan. Hope this hits a million soon.
RALLI ROOTS (4 months ago)
CODY DUNLAP cheers man. We still need to catch up soon. Hope all is well in TX. Congrats on the home purchase!
S k (4 months ago)
Being wary about reselling potentially [obviously] stolen goods is a *valuable lesson* to this fully grown man. All you need to know.
TheCrap (4 months ago)
should of asked for a lawyer shouldn't of said anything
Katt Tulani (5 months ago)
Wow sorry ya'll had to go through this. Eye opening and educational for me being long time Craigslist seller. Thanks!
Marco Hernandez (5 months ago)
Can i get a copy of this agreement please thanks 🙏🏻
Rose Marie Schmidt (5 months ago)
Sorry y'all went through that. Yep, would have been super scary.
Zack Vance (5 months ago)
were you punched hard in the nose at one point?
RALLI ROOTS (3 months ago)
Zack Beeblebrox many times
frank Gurza (5 months ago)
How could they tell this was the pair of headphones that was stolen?
Robert Forrester (5 months ago)
You would last around three minutes in jail, soul patch. You jerk-off. Bob from Philly
huntertho (5 months ago)
My friend is new to reselling on eBay and would like some tips and tips, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuYQGzXBgnAyW4HqhYyCE5g thank you so much :)
Roger Smith (5 months ago)
I"ve heard this exact same story several times. Don't ever buy a high quality item for cents on the dollar. You know they are hot!
Bond James Bond (5 months ago)
Craigslist is the home of stolen good.
jpthsd (5 months ago)
Well, obviously you painted yourself and made others' view different doesn't matter how good a person you are!
RALLI ROOTS (3 months ago)
jpthsd ok
Taco G35 (5 months ago)
you must have broken your nose when you were young and never got it take care of, i thougt my nose was crooked
Taco G35 (5 months ago)
Regardless man great Vids!
Taco G35 (5 months ago)
RALLI ROOTS there's nothing wrong with it bro! Like I said mine is crooked too which is why I noticed hehe
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
3 times. jiu jitsu thanks for noticing...
Phil Dickelson Golf (5 months ago)
I bought a set of Bose Shelf speakers at the pawn shop one time. Literally the next day, State police was at my door. The speakers had apparently been reported stolen around the same time I bought them . I turned them over to the state police and the Pawn shop made it up to me. Apparently there was a tv in that same lot of stuff that was brought in with the speakers that someone else had purchased. The police ended up having to get a search warrant because the tv buyer didn’t cooperate. Needless to say they tore their house apart.
David Mason (5 months ago)
So at what point did you almost go to jail?
pc Juggalo (5 months ago)
All you had to do is tell them you are a reseller they have to prove you stole them
Bob Piskac (5 months ago)
Cool story! Thanks for sharing.
an ethereal llama (5 months ago)
I'm only a minute or so in and I can already tell that you messed up when you went forward with the purchase after hearing this dudes story about winning a gift card Anybody who has ever worked retail knows that large ticket giftcard purchases are 95% of the time fraud cases.
Danielle Weightman (5 months ago)
I would have freaked out too. Lesson learned. Thanks for the tip.
R P (5 months ago)
i have gone to jail to this same exact kind of transaction. Unfortunately they literally took me to jail even i was keep saying that i have just bought over online. You must have been lucky to have decent officer that listen to you. Officer i had deal with was ruthless and not willing to listen anything i said. You had advantage of being white boy and i had no such privilege. I was end up spending 10,000 dollars on lawyers and top of that my background got messed up. I had no record before but now i do.
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
crazy...sorry you had to go through that.
anikanbounty97 (5 months ago)
scary
Dwane Hubbard (5 months ago)
"Hey i sold alot of the stolen goods do u want the money back?" "No go ahead and keep it" so fucking fake. The cops would take the money for evidence. The store isnt gunna be like "o he bought the stolen good but already sold it? Its fine we didnt want the headphones or money anyway" smh
RALLI ROOTS (5 months ago)
Dwane Hubbard it’s a real story homie. Believe what you like
HellGoat (5 months ago)
Your beard is off center!
MICHAEL SANDERS (5 months ago)
Great Information And I'm Glad That Everything Worked Out In Your Favor ... For You Both, Innocent And Honest Resellers
gogogabe9000 (5 months ago)
I would have been a little nervous about buying the beats, especially if they were buying 7 of them because unless you are some big record label company and you miscounted the amount you would need for your staff, the average person would not buy 7 of them brand new just to sell them immediately for a far lower price.
ilogicsPR (6 months ago)
Why would the cops just assume they are stolen - right off the bat??? And I would have told those cops to kiss my ass. "You guys are in big trouble." No I'm not, I bought these and now I'm selling them. I at no time ever suspected they were stolen, nor is that me in the video of the Big black guy smashing and grabbing. So unless you have serial number's that match up, have a nice day. They have NO CASE and couldnt' have arrested you then and there. NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE - just a purple Beats headphone doesnt cut it. A purple Beats headphone with serial # 12345678 is a different story. But you had proof you bought it from someone else and you were just making deals. NOTHING WRONG with doing what you did.
Annette (6 months ago)
Thanks for sharing. When i listened to your story my first instinct was "they're stollen"... but we all have 20/20 hindsight vision. Glad you guys didnt get into trouble.
Jaden Roberson (6 months ago)
He jumped right into the story... God I love that 😂 thank you
StraightFrom MyPhone (6 months ago)
how did the got your number to text you? lol
sideshowtink (6 months ago)
!!!!! Scary stuff!
RV B (6 months ago)
lesson of the story is usually something racist.. like don't buy headphones from gangbangers.
RV B (6 months ago)
gift card = credit card fraud.
The Writers Group (6 months ago)
Can you email your sample purchase agreement? That is sooooo smart!
ReggiesRabbitt (6 months ago)
Well at least you were just able to walk away.
Casey Sutherland (6 months ago)
What a story!
dirt_monkey (6 months ago)
I call bull because you can still be charged for receiving stolen goods.
Joel Crocker (6 months ago)
ya they are just interested in making convictions even if you are innocent to pay for their police toys that they get every 3 years & their paychecks - remember they are A corporation and they must find ways to arrest you to get court fees from you
Antonio Alfaro (6 months ago)
You knew the headphones we're stolen you should have gotten arrested dirt bag
RALLI ROOTS (6 months ago)
Antonio Alfaro 🙄
michpackfan (6 months ago)
If this"story" is at all true, right away you know the headphones are stolen, two, you don't get " almost arrested"
The Chad (6 months ago)
Whats the say the were same one anyhow. Its like saying, someone stole a pair of shoes and you're wearing shoes. Well yeah, shoes are pretty popular.
createVisionsOfLove (6 months ago)
*I had a similar experience...* I took the Snap-On auto analysis tool in for upgrades, they confiscated and called police, who called me, I went to "the dungeon" for questioning, I showed them my hand-written bill of sale signed by the seller, with his CA DL number and verified address, he went (back) to jail, I lost $1500 and an hour in court to ID the seller.
anikanbounty97 (5 months ago)
ouch
Allison Scherer (6 months ago)
Fake news.
Ryan Manzi (6 months ago)
I’m surprised the cops didn’t hold you to the other pairs you sold. You should’ve been out the entire $500.
Bruno Vic (6 months ago)
I'd be careful with this video. If this is still an on going investigation giving details away publicly can be considered obstruction of justice. If the criminal sees this and recognizes you and you are telling him the cops are after him he may very well skip town to try and avoid the police.
Jeremey Romero (6 months ago)
“Tank top and tattoos, basically look like a criminal “ apparently that’s what criminals look like?
Marvin Cooper (6 months ago)
What you learned is that a cop now has a pair of your headphones and they didn't cost him anything. Enjoy.
anikanbounty97 (5 months ago)
ikr
Adan Reyes (6 months ago)
eh
Theo Payne (6 months ago)
The minute he said $500 for 7 pair of beats it was red flag dude.
anikanbounty97 (5 months ago)
yup agree
Bobby D (6 months ago)
I have a friend who sold an item on craigslist and was jumped by two !!undercover detectives!!. They insisted the property was stolen and they were recovering it, a set of custom made harley handlebars.... that my friend made a living of making were somehow stolen property....he laughed at them, told them to get fucked and walked away, they restrained him, placed him in cuffs and threatened him with jailtime. He laughed again and said "lock me up then..." interestingly enough they released him and said maybe they had made a mistake.... Something in my gut tells me that one of those cops wanted a set of bars for his hog but didn't have the money and they likely have made a career of getting ill gotten goods from innocent people with fear tactics. even the cops cannot be trusted.... When they took those headphones I would have insisted on getting a property tag for them and a case number....because if they never caught the thief they have ZERO way of proving that those were the exact pair that were stolen....
anikanbounty97 (5 months ago)
agree 100%
Kathy Maxson (6 months ago)
Glad it worked out, but I always go by the idea if it sounds to good to be true.............
JHar Trades (6 months ago)
Thanks for sharing this valuable lesson.
Montes Foreman (6 months ago)
That makes you a "fence". I would find a new way to make money that doesn't involve working like a meth-dealer. What a terrible way to make money, damn.
Real Idiot (6 months ago)
you are an idiot
RALLI ROOTS (3 months ago)
Real Idiot cool

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