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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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Ty L (3 days ago)
Hahaha what a story man!
Trainerloid (3 days ago)
You are HOT
RALLI ROOTS (3 days ago)
Trainerloid 😘
Wow, scarey crap😱
paranoiaprincess (6 days ago)
Always check serial numbers. Always.
paranoiaprincess (6 days ago)
As soon as you said a guy randomly tried to off a bulk of electronics, I knew they were stolen. That being said, I used to work for EB Games, and stolen goods and serial numbers were something we would talk about. Sketchy guy was sketch.
Roary Little (8 days ago)
Oh bwoy 😂 dats a wild story
Sterling Edwards (9 days ago)
This was bound to happen eventually, considering the volume your business is doing. Imho, you should always meet strangers at your Warehouse with CCTV actively filming... if you are traveling or out and about away from the warehouse in one of these situations you should definitely record with your phone, in addition to the purchase agreement to you now have. BTW, is there any chance you can find share the purchase agreement with us? Is it posted on a website of yours anywhere? Don't think it was be able to read it thoroughly in this video. Thanks! :-)
RALLI ROOTS (9 days ago)
Sterling Edwards for sure :) this is a reallllly old video tho
Ray Paramio (10 days ago)
that was crazy story to tell ryan.
J P (11 days ago)
Wait what did you say my 👀 were stuck looking at your mop🤦🏽‍♂️
J P (11 days ago)
By the way criminals don’t have that kind of hair.🤣
John Doe (11 days ago)
Zsellei g beats stolen or not stolen should be a crime against quality sound
Violet Thompson (14 days ago)
Also... don't buy stetchy stock from people. That should be rule #1, followed by the purchase agreement (#2). :) Because some states, you can still be held legally liable for any stolen goods you possess or resell. (as a previous small retail store manager - I've had 2 dudes walk in and walk out with 8 Guitar Hero guitar/game combos. $600 walked out the door)
Violet Thompson (14 days ago)
My first thought was theft. lol no offense, but that was kind naive of you (not an insult, just means you're an honest person). But seriously though, NO ONE ever just has a stock of 3+ of the same brand new in box retail item legitimately. And sure as hell not willing to low ball sell them either. Being worried if they were fake or not would have been low on the list, #1 is always "this is probably stolen".
Dug (15 days ago)
Video Title should be How not to be a greedy fucking moron while reselling? Good advice on the purchase agreement though Great video!!
Dug (15 days ago)
+RALLI ROOTS thanks man!
RALLI ROOTS (15 days ago)
Dug Impossible for sure. Sell those 5, ship them fast and call in to see if you can get them raised. You can get them raised every month as long as you’re doing well.
Dug (15 days ago)
+RALLI ROOTS I subbed. Great channel. Do you know long it takes to get your eBay limits raised? I've got a ton of merch but I can only sell 5items a month. Any advice?
RALLI ROOTS (15 days ago)
for sure :) this vid is also over 2 years old, check out some of our new ones.
Dug (15 days ago)
+RALLI ROOTS and don't feel bad I almost got fast talked into defrauding a department store a few years ago. I learned what I should have always known. If the price on high grade electronics is too good to be true they are either hot or fake. I'm proud of you for sharing ur story. Maybe help some poor reseller not learn this lesson firsthand
Dug (15 days ago)
Oh bro you should have known those were hot. U should have taken those to a flea market. I would never have done that deal but at least be smart and keep it off the grid. I'm sorry but Video Creator is either naive or greedy.
max m (16 days ago)
Lesson learned never buy stuff local and try to sell it local.😉
Irene Q (16 days ago)
Ha ha ha... no, you don’t look like a criminal. But, your heavily tattooed arm in about 30-40 years will look like a dirty wrinkled burlap bag. I know some people, now in their 70-ies sporting those old tattoos and that’s exactly what they look like ... but, who in their 20-ies ever think one day they’ll be 70? :)
RALLI ROOTS (16 days ago)
Irene Q can’t wait. Tattooed older people look badass. They’ve lived life, the way it should be. I’d rather live a full life than die wishing I had...
Tim Loyal (17 days ago)
What does the purchase agreement look like you have? Id like to start using one myself. I had not thought of that. Could you make it available or show a template in general as I am sure yours has personal stuff on it for your business.
Susan Keene (17 days ago)
Glad you didn't get arrested. These are things people need to know before they get into this business.
Jose Amador (18 days ago)
You never buy ANY high end merchandise from Craig List. Enough said.
ted haluska (18 days ago)
So now contact that police station where the dectective works out of and tell respectfully ask to reclaim your property (purple headphones) and they will tell you ..no problem and to claim them at their evidence holding facility and now you can get the rest of your profit...good luck guys stay on the up and up you'll be fine......love your vids
Flor Cedillo (19 days ago)
Hello. Can you forward a copy of the purchase agreement form to protect myself to my email ?
Flor Cedillo (19 days ago)
Or if you have a link
Carlos Solis (21 days ago)
You didn't almost go to jail, if you where meant to go to jail; you would have gone to jail. You weren't even close to going to a holding cell at your local police department.
Herbert Pell (22 days ago)
Good advice in any country, it keeps you safe and it keeps your goods safe. We have Craig's List here in the UK we also have a site called Gumtree which operates in a similar way to Craig's List.
Seadweller451D (23 days ago)
Können Sie empfehlen Medikamente für Furz und Durchfall?
Tomoko in 4k (23 days ago)
So you got robbed by the cops...
R Bledsoe (24 days ago)
The offset soul patch is so distracting.
QuikSeps (25 days ago)
Beats are "high-end" headphones?
InDueTime25 (26 days ago)
Could you give me the verbiage used. I'm definitely using that when selling as I'm a new seller on ebay and you never know when you come across bulk items on Craigslist or what have you.
InDueTime25 (26 days ago)
Whoa. That was nuts! I'm so sorry.
Ed Sasse (27 days ago)
Are you sure the cop was really a cop and that you didn't get scammed ? Why didn't they want to recover the other stolen head phones ?
sue kirsh (27 days ago)
Good lesson for us. The old adage if it sounds too good ....
Roland Moreno (27 days ago)
Get that thing under your lip waxed
Johnathan Douglas (27 days ago)
Sounds like the cops stole ur headphones....
Kathy Card (1 month ago)
Well, if you had been black or other minorities, you would have been driven to police station and not let go until the next day! You were SO LUCKY!
Robbie Vasquez (1 month ago)
How dare they try to arrest the worlds greatest perfect couple in the World
Daniel Rufli (1 month ago)
Who in the world sells 7 boxes of dre beats for 500 dollars?
me man (1 month ago)
White privilege at it's best smh... click the link n tell me the difference in the outcome of the stories n why https://youtu.be/JVHPbhIjENc
Adam Simon (1 month ago)
Please loose the taste saver you got growing 😂
Adam Simon (1 month ago)
+RALLI ROOTS I noticed that right after haha love what you guys are doing :)
RALLI ROOTS (1 month ago)
watch one of our new vids ;)
Dollar Bill (1 month ago)
Soooooo fake 3 other youtubers got the same story "word for word" with beats headphones that why his wife isnt in the video !
The moral of the story is correct... Be sure to have them sign that receipt. I was buying a camper on CL and they just happened to have a nice horse trailer. I asked if it was for sale. They said yes and since they were moving they said they would sell it to me for $500... Super good deal. I bought it and took it to the next horse show. Well, fellow horse showers came over with a state cop and it was stolen. Ug. I lost my $500 but t least they got their trailer back. I will always get a receipt after that.
Grotto Bear (1 month ago)
"You are in big trouble" Guilty until proven innocent. Remember cops legally can lie to you to get you to confess to crimes. But remember, Cops have to deal with Criminals who would lie to their mothers for the next hit.
james kris (1 month ago)
I almost watched this video
RALLI ROOTS (1 month ago)
james kris I almost replied to th....
Purple 9 (1 month ago)
Oh nah
J. (1 month ago)
IM SURE YOU HAVE BEEN IN JAIL BEFORE ... THOSE PRISON TATS GOT TO GO BITCH ..........
RALLI ROOTS (1 month ago)
wonderful, thoughtful comment. cheers.
Wave Bomber (1 month ago)
Won a 2000$ amazon gift card, bought bunch of headphones then tried selling it for some cash hmm 🤔.
Patricia Rose (1 month ago)
. Good info. Thanks 4 sharing the form. Take care 🍀
Cassandra D (1 month ago)
1:25 in I knew that was a scam.
D Kue (1 month ago)
And maybe take a photo on your cell phone
Richard Desousa (1 month ago)
You looked like a criminal???? Really
Pizza Jedi (1 month ago)
This could have ended very different for you. You should have said one word. Lawyer.
john a (1 month ago)
Ebay is monitored and so too are sales and messages.
do the police officers actually think that the criminal who stole the headphones would actually go to the mall? it might be a true story but never the less terrible police officer detective work.
D. sano (2 months ago)
Why did you let them confiscate the head phone? He didn’t have proof that they were stolen. The cop just got a free pair of head phone.
Debbie Potter (2 months ago)
You hon early did not think they might be stolen?? I don’t quite believe that. I wonder how many ‘resellers’ are knowingly doing this. Karma is a bitch you know
RALLI ROOTS (2 months ago)
lol, great comment Debbie :) really great
Debbie Potter (2 months ago)
Maybe u didn’t but man you need to wise up. Are you 12?
anticapitalize (2 months ago)
I'm calling BS on this entire story. 1) There were red flags from the first interaction - and you just ignored them? 2) You listed them on Friday night and had them sold/shipped before the post office closed on Saturday? Nah. Not buying it. 3) After all those instant sales you had just ONE pair left "that wasn't selling" (within 24 hours) so you decided to list it on Craigslist. 4) The cop somehow had probable cause to believe this specific box of purple headphones were the EXACT ones stolen from a Verizon store (which by the way, all VZ stores have metal gate screens that come down over their windows. 5) This was enough of a priority for five+ cops and a detective to set up this 'sting' in a food court 5) They conducted their entire investigation in the food court and just let you go. 6) Any proof you could have shown that this happened (pics of the items or food court, screenshots of the eBay sales, screenshot of the mug shot message, etc) were completely left out. Sorry man, your story is BS. If it's not we're going to need to see your receipts, too.
ragdolllibby (2 months ago)
How were the police able to ID that the headphones they took from you were the ones stolen? Were they able to provide serial numbers?
A mess ?! (2 months ago)
Yo nose crooked
RALLI ROOTS (2 months ago)
A mess ?! Lol. Jiujitsu my dude
Barbara Rae Gurley (2 months ago)
ALWAYS GET A BILL OF SALE !
ElChefe (2 months ago)
What if they forge their name on the seller agreement?
G Dot (2 months ago)
'Im a police officer, you're in trouble'.... a 5 year old can tell this bs story better to make it more believable.... all these bs drama points and backstories to make it sound more dramatic 😴
7 for 500$ damn you a dumbass lmao this why you gotta be street smart and book smart lol
rickey lantz (2 months ago)
just saw scary thoughts.
Zooted (2 months ago)
Is there any way you can post a copy of the purchase agreement page that you have so we can print them off ourselves?
vexeri (2 months ago)
If it's too good to be true then it is.
MB (2 months ago)
I resell and refurbish computers; found what seemed like a great deal on the Facebook Marketplace on some nice late model laptops at $100 each, which were worth about 250. Guy didn't advertise having multiples but when I went to his place, he ended up having three and I bought them all. Resold them, all was good, he calls me a week later with three more and a Microsoft Surface. I take those three home - and start loading Windows when suddenly "This computer is property of XYZ Corporation and has been locked if you think this message is an error call the number" So I called the number, it so turned out that a janitor stole thirty something laptops out of storage in this company and it took several days for them to be noted as missing. So I started to text the guy and play him to get my money back on the machines from that day which popped up as stolen. And I managed to get my money back from the dude by basically threatening him with physical harm because I knew where he lived and what car he drove which scared him enough to produce the money after several hours. Well, then I got a message from the buyer of the first of the three laptops, it had popped up with the "Property of XYZ" message, too, which eventually the other two I sold would as well. At that point I called the cops. I ended up meeting each of three customers at the police station, returning the money they paid for the computers from me and handing them over to the cops. I was out $750 and the scare of the whole event; happened around Thanksgiving, and kinda messed my holiday season up. But they did take the text info off my phone and Facebook chat logs and picked up the guy and arrested him and his girlfriend who was listing the computers for sale on her Facebook account. He got obviously fired from his job, too. The company he swiped them from is a major government contractor and this was considered a major security breach that those laptops somehow managed to get off of their property.
Victor Sanchez (2 months ago)
Sounds like he got ripped off for a pair of headphones by a group of people posing as cops
Johnny Dogg (2 months ago)
That's why I always save my text convos weather its offerup, CL, etc
Jay Pence (2 months ago)
Did he have you do a police sketch
heliguy73 (2 months ago)
Those werent cops They got free headphones You got scammed😂
Amanda Amendola (2 months ago)
I liked the story.
Robyn Rand (2 months ago)
Very naive
Tim Me (2 months ago)
And you just took a strangers word that oh i won a $2000 gift card and i just wanna sell all this for $500 yeah that sounds COMPLETELY LEGIT
Victor Torres (2 months ago)
this seems pretty fake ur telling me u run a reselling youtube chanel and didnt make a video on this for 9 months... idk bout that one
just for entertainment (2 months ago)
Thanks buddy informing us this valuable message .
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Chris (2 months ago)
How exactly did the cop know that this particular purple set of Beats headphones was the exact one that came out of that Verizon store? Was it tagged in some way? I agree that the $2000 on a gift card at a raffle story sounds like BS, and the $500 for (7) Beats headphones thing has red flags all over it. Red flags everywhere, but the thing that really bothers me is that the cops seized your property without actual proof that it was really stolen. Who is to say that the cops didn't do a quick Craigslist search to find something similar to something that was stolen and then went on a fishing expedition? Their hunch + a bunch of red flags + all the other nonsense in this story sounds like they might be right, but "might be right" is a long freaking way from the level of proof needed to just take your stuff and never give it back.
Edgar Caldera (3 months ago)
So in the contract if instead I drive a Civic do I change that to say I bought them on my own Civic and not on my own Accord???
Alvaro aka Tico (3 months ago)
Moral of the story - buy stuff that you’re probably want to flip from sellers that you know are legit. Always get a receipt and the sellers signature on the transaction.
The Kolorado Kid (3 months ago)
That's crazy scary! I'm glad it all worked out.
Robbie WillSurvive! (3 months ago)
The Four Magic Phrases to Use When You’re Stopped by the Cops: 1. “Am I free to go?” 2. “I do not consent to any searches.” 3. “I want to remain silent.” 4. “I want a lawyer.”
Adaptive Rider (3 months ago)
Great advice if you find yourself I possession of stolen goods
RobbyJHope (3 months ago)
That moment when I realize I watched this video two years ago but only subbed yesterday.
Brent Hunter (3 months ago)
Didn't Rock Star Flipper tell the same story, beats headphones and all?
RALLI ROOTS (3 months ago)
Brent Hunter I don’t think so. Not unless he was talking about what happened to us.
Lucy Edmonds (3 months ago)
Good Lord, every crazy story happens here in Tampa florida... SMH
Ronald Morrison (3 months ago)
The cops should have arrested the Barber, that fucked up you're head.
RALLI ROOTS (3 months ago)
They should also arrest your english teacher LMAO :) *YOUR not you're
Heaven Dollanger (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Your a fucking fake!!
RALLI ROOTS (3 months ago)
and *YOU"RE a spelling champ lmao
Randomly Fun (3 months ago)
If their is 7 for 500$ doesn’t that sound fishy?
Newer Account (3 months ago)
Dude, only thing you didn’t mention was the weather.... do you talk to women a lot?
Alex Gaspar (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
What if I sign one and it says signed by Daffy Duck? Lol
Brahimidea (3 months ago)
Thanks for sharing
Midnight Sun (3 months ago)
Is your mothers name Clinton because that's how she treats her friends and business deals. idiot
IvanGotYokes (3 months ago)
Everything about this sounds sketchy and like a fuck no.
Sheldon Almaguer (3 months ago)
good to know thanks for the info be safe
Michael Benedum (3 months ago)
Great story Ryan👍
Atif Hameed (3 months ago)
Thanks for heads up!!!
Vikelt (3 months 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 (3 months 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 Jacob (3 months 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.

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