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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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Perdido Atlantic (3 hours ago)
You shouldn’t have talked to the cops. They could use what you say and show them against you. Nobody is dirtier than cops.
ryan vesciglio (3 days ago)
What the hell is on your chin?
Doris Kelley (3 days ago)
Great lesson for us, and it was still interesting. Thanks for the information.
Austin Graymire (7 days ago)
I'm thinking about retail arbitrage and selling on ebay. Should I ship from my house or take it to the post office
Clancy (11 days ago)
I though possession of stolen goods is a crime regardless of how innocent you may have been? You posses the stolen goods = a crime, end of story. So then it is simply the good will of the police not to charge you, and their desire to catch the real criminals.
Sherry Smith (21 days ago)
Terrific information video. Thanks!
Kris Applebee (23 days ago)
Thank you RalliRoots, great advice!
Kathryn Kay (23 days ago)
I have always asked for a signed bill of sale when buying direct from a person.
Tyler Tollison (25 days ago)
Are road signs government property?
JT Taylor (29 days ago)
Thank you for sharing the idea of creatinf a purchase agreement for locally sold selling items being sold online
Trumble Research (1 month ago)
Cant trust a man with a soul patch. Let alone a crooked one. The patch i mean.
RALLI ROOTS (1 month ago)
Trumble Research 😂 fair enough. It’s gone now btw
darren cooper (1 month ago)
Wow I so scary glad it turned out ok 👌
Venus Bucci (1 month ago)
Wow! That’s scary
Doodling Panda (1 month ago)
Why is the camera so close to your face 🙄🙄🙄 it’s uncomfortable
great video i also started an ebay business with only 20 bucks in 2019 it has been going awesome i have made 120 so far in last 40 days and cant wait to make more. i document my entire journey from day one on my you tube channel
Melinda Wilson (1 month ago)
WOW
Jose Guilarte (1 month ago)
Spoiler alert: the cops were not real cops. You got played.
Stew 414 (1 month ago)
Unless they showed you a police report with the serial number of that pair of headphones, then the cops stole those headphones from you. Just because purple headphones got stolen, doesn't mean the purple headphones you have are stolen.
Jayla Marie (1 month ago)
Can you let me know what to do if than happens to me I’m only 10
Kelleymarie Jones (1 month ago)
Dude I am 55 years old and I have been finessed by the best douche bags America has to offer. When the guy said he got all those Dre headsets from raffle and willing to sell them to you for 500 smacks? That should have been your 1st clue of stolen goods. All that said glad you and your girlfriend are good honest folks and got out of a sticky situation!
Wolf House (1 month ago)
Damn you have the whitest teeth on YouTube
Bob Smith (1 month ago)
Sounds to me like fake cops scammed you out of a pair of headphones. I don't know any cops that would have done all that interrogation in public.
Lina. (1 month ago)
Your face pisses me off. No idea why.
iwilleatyopussy (1 month ago)
This story smells fishy. The cop isn’t going to try lowball you to $120 for a sting. You’re fucking lying for views.
George Boneo (1 month ago)
Man and I almost started reselling
Good to know. Thanks 👍
Santana Binacci (1 month ago)
did you get the headphones back??
Adriana Lugo (1 month ago)
Wow maybe you guys were to shocked but really real cops would take you to a station and would walk away from public,, naa my dear friend you got robbed unless you got a report and Singh paper from them better luck next time Still love ya
doris Gilbert (1 month ago)
thanks for sharing your story. Glad you and your girlfriend are okay.. Great lesson learned..
Alice Price (1 month ago)
Hahaaa!
Jesse perez (2 months ago)
OMG 😅😅😅😅 offcourse they were stolen.
Ty L (2 months ago)
Hahaha what a story man!
Trainerloid (2 months ago)
You are HOT
RALLI ROOTS (2 months ago)
Trainerloid 😘
Wow, scarey crap😱
paranoiaprincess (2 months ago)
Always check serial numbers. Always.
paranoiaprincess (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Oh bwoy 😂 dats a wild story
Sterling Edwards (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Sterling Edwards for sure :) this is a reallllly old video tho
Ray Paramio (2 months ago)
that was crazy story to tell ryan.
J P (2 months ago)
Wait what did you say my 👀 were stuck looking at your mop🤦🏽‍♂️
J P (2 months ago)
By the way criminals don’t have that kind of hair.🤣
John Doe (2 months ago)
Zsellei g beats stolen or not stolen should be a crime against quality sound
Violet Thompson (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
+RALLI ROOTS thanks man!
RALLI ROOTS (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
for sure :) this vid is also over 2 years old, check out some of our new ones.
Dug (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Lesson learned never buy stuff local and try to sell it local.😉
Irene Q (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Glad you didn't get arrested. These are things people need to know before they get into this business.
Jose Amador (2 months ago)
You never buy ANY high end merchandise from Craig List. Enough said.
ted haluska (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Hello. Can you forward a copy of the purchase agreement form to protect myself to my email ?
Flor Cedillo (2 months ago)
Or if you have a link
Carlos Solis (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Können Sie empfehlen Medikamente für Furz und Durchfall?
Tomoko in 4k (2 months ago)
So you got robbed by the cops...
R Bledsoe (2 months ago)
The offset soul patch is so distracting.
QuikSeps (2 months ago)
Beats are "high-end" headphones?
Thomas Van den Bergh (16 days ago)
+Rob Millington lol sure xD
Rob Millington (1 month ago)
+Thomas Van den Bergh $250 is high end whether you like it or not lmfao. under $100 is low end. anything above $250 is just retarded end.
Thomas Van den Bergh (1 month ago)
+Rob Millington beatsbydre themselves claim it is for the grand enthusiast and for studios and artists. 250 is nowhere near the price range for a high end pair of headphones. Its barely entry level.
Rob Millington (1 month ago)
+Thomas Van den Bergh uhh....yeah. They are headphones. Used for listing to music and stuff. $250 is an aweful lot to be doing something like that. Most people just buy like $10 earbuds.
Thomas Van den Bergh (1 month ago)
+Rob Millington 250 means high end? Lmao..
InDueTime25 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Whoa. That was nuts! I'm so sorry.
Ed Sasse (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Good lesson for us. The old adage if it sounds too good ....
Roland Moreno (3 months ago)
Get that thing under your lip waxed
Johnathan Douglas (3 months ago)
Sounds like the cops stole ur headphones....
Kathy Card (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
How dare they try to arrest the worlds greatest perfect couple in the World
Just Call Me Dan (3 months ago)
Who in the world sells 7 boxes of dre beats for 500 dollars?
me man (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Please loose the taste saver you got growing 😂
Adam Simon (3 months ago)
+RALLI ROOTS I noticed that right after haha love what you guys are doing :)
RALLI ROOTS (3 months ago)
watch one of our new vids ;)
Dollar Bill (3 months 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 $500 but t least they got their trailer back. I will always get a receipt after that.
Grotto Bear (3 months ago)
"You are in big trouble" Guilty until proven innocent. Remember cops legally can lie to you to get you to confess to crimes. But remember, Cops have to deal with Criminals who would lie to their mothers for the next hit.
james kris (3 months ago)
I almost watched this video
RALLI ROOTS (3 months ago)
james kris I almost replied to th....
Thepurple 9 (3 months ago)
Oh nah
J. (3 months ago)
IM SURE YOU HAVE BEEN IN JAIL BEFORE ... THOSE PRISON TATS GOT TO GO BITCH ..........
RALLI ROOTS (3 months ago)
wonderful, thoughtful comment. cheers.
Wave Bomber (3 months ago)
Won a 2000$ amazon gift card, bought bunch of headphones then tried selling it for some cash hmm 🤔.
Patricia Rose (3 months ago)
. Good info. Thanks 4 sharing the form. Take care 🍀
Cassandra D (3 months ago)
1:25 in I knew that was a scam.
D Kue (3 months ago)
And maybe take a photo on your cell phone
Richard Desousa (3 months ago)
You looked like a criminal???? Really
Soul Warrior (3 months ago)
This could have ended very different for you. You should have said one word. Lawyer.
john a (3 months 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 months ago)
lol, great comment Debbie :) really great
Debbie Potter (4 months ago)
Maybe u didn’t but man you need to wise up. Are you 12?
anticapitalize (4 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 (4 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 ?! (4 months ago)
Yo nose crooked
RALLI ROOTS (4 months ago)
A mess ?! Lol. Jiujitsu my dude
Barbara Rae Gurley (4 months ago)
ALWAYS GET A BILL OF SALE !
ElChefe (4 months ago)
What if they forge their name on the seller agreement?
G Dot (4 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 (4 months ago)
just saw scary thoughts.
Zooted (4 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 (4 months ago)
If it's too good to be true then it is.
MB (4 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 (4 months ago)
Sounds like he got ripped off for a pair of headphones by a group of people posing as cops
Johnny Dogg (4 months ago)
That's why I always save my text convos weather its offerup, CL, etc
Jay Pence (4 months ago)
Did he have you do a police sketch
heliguy73 (4 months ago)
Those werent cops They got free headphones You got scammed😂
Melinda Wilson (1 month ago)
Lol
Jesse perez (2 months ago)
Damn, plot twist!

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