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Alex A.

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I'm trying to buy a BT1950A backhoe bucket from a member "Dwats". Does anyone have any buying experience from him ? I'm having trouble locating any info on the internet about him before I send him money. Any help would be appreciated.

These are some of the pics he texted me. Clearly 2 different buckets but that may have been my fault for not specifying BT1950A in my email to him. They appear to be at a business or dealer but he will not give me the name of the business. He gave me an address of an apartment complex in Indy. Why would they be there ? Googled the name he gave me..nothing. Googled the phone number he was texting me from, came up as a black female escort.. Wish I could figure out where the pictures came from.
 

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D2Cat

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if you go to the top right side of this page you'll see a "microscope". That is a search function. You can enter a search for an individual (like Dwats). That will tell you if he is a member here, when he joined and lest threads he started or participated in. Might give you an idea of his involvement and integrity. He's been a member for a few years, just hasn't posted much.

With his detail in the rebuilding of his hood thread he sure seems straight forward and honest.
 

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First .......


I've never heard of him - I've been here 9 years.

Second,

I would not send ANYONE money without having object in hand first.

IF you are going to drive that way ........... pay him then!
 
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Alex A.

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L3901, BH77
Jan 25, 2023
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South Central Kentucky
if you go to the top right side of this page you'll see a "microscope". That is a search function. You can enter a search for an individual (like Dwats). That will tell you if he is a member here, when he joined and lest threads he started or participated in. Might give you an idea of his involvement and integrity. He's been a member for a few years, just hasn't posted much.

With his detail in the rebuilding of his hood thread he sure seems straight forward and honest.
Thanks, I did that research and agree with your assessment but there are other "red flags" that I'm getting when I communicate with him. I admit being a retired policeman, I'm probably a little less trusting than most.
 
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Alex A.

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Jan 25, 2023
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South Central Kentucky
First .......


I've never heard of him - I've been here 9 years.

Second,

I would not send ANYONE money without having object in hand first.

IF you are going to drive that way ........... pay him then!
Its about a 9 hour ride round trip. He was going to ship it BUT I may have to figure out something else. A shame too because I really want that bucket. I've seen some of his posts but there are other "red flags" that I'm getting when I communicate with him. I admit being a retired policeman, I'm probably a little less trusting than most.
 

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Trust your spidey-senses AlexA !

( I don't know dwats or mbird....just sayin')
 

Alex A.

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Nothing shady going on here.... Don't give them any money.
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I'm trying to buy a BT1950A backhoe bucket from a member "Dwats". Does anyone have any buying experience from him ? I'm having trouble locating any info on the internet about him before I send him money. Any help would be appreciated.
Nothing shady going on here.... Don't give them any money.
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Yep, I edited my original post. Too many red flags to get past. A shame too since I really wanted the bucket.
 

Alex A.

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if you go to the top right side of this page you'll see a "microscope". That is a search function. You can enter a search for an individual (like Dwats). That will tell you if he is a member here, when he joined and lest threads he started or participated in. Might give you an idea of his involvement and integrity. He's been a member for a few years, just hasn't posted much.

With his detail in the rebuilding of his hood thread he sure seems straight forward and honest.
if you go to the top right side of this page you'll see a "microscope". That is a search function. You can enter a search for an individual (like Dwats). That will tell you if he is a member here, when he joined and lest threads he started or participated in. Might give you an idea of his involvement and integrity. He's been a member for a few years, just hasn't posted much.

With his detail in the rebuilding of his hood thread he sure seems straight forward and honest.
Updated my post for others.
 

Matt Ellerbee

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I'm trying to buy a BT1950A backhoe bucket from a member "Dwats". Does anyone have any buying experience from him ? I'm having trouble locating any info on the internet about him before I send him money. Any help would be appreciated.

These are some of the pics he texted me. Clearly 2 different buckets but that may have been my fault for not specifying BT1950A in my email to him. They appear to be at a business or dealer but he will not give me the name of the business. He gave me an address of an apartment complex in Indy. Why would they be there ? Googled the name he gave me..nothing. Googled the phone number he was texting me from, came up as a black female escort.. Wish I could figure out where the pictures came from.
Unless he works for mcgrewequipment, those are eBay pictures.
 

fried1765

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I'm trying to buy a BT1950A backhoe bucket from a member "Dwats". Does anyone have any buying experience from him ? I'm having trouble locating any info on the internet about him before I send him money. Any help would be appreciated.

These are some of the pics he texted me. Clearly 2 different buckets but that may have been my fault for not specifying BT1950A in my email to him. They appear to be at a business or dealer but he will not give me the name of the business. He gave me an address of an apartment complex in Indy. Why would they be there ? Googled the name he gave me..nothing. Googled the phone number he was texting me from, came up as a black female escort.. Wish I could figure out where the pictures came from.
SCAM !!....SCAM !!....SCAM !!
 

fried1765

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I'm trying to buy a BT1950A backhoe bucket from a member "Dwats". Does anyone have any buying experience from him ? I'm having trouble locating any info on the internet about him before I send him money. Any help would be appreciated.

These are some of the pics he texted me. Clearly 2 different buckets but that may have been my fault for not specifying BT1950A in my email to him. They appear to be at a business or dealer but he will not give me the name of the business. He gave me an address of an apartment complex in Indy. Why would they be there ? Googled the name he gave me..nothing. Googled the phone number he was texting me from, came up as a black female escort.. Wish I could figure out where the pictures came from.
Looks like you can buy that bucket from McGrew equipment in PA for $599.
Since it is a non current item (part # now is 75590-42100) I would strongly suggest that you call McGrew directly, and buy that one listed on E-Bay, but buy directly from McGrew.
You may be able to buy it for slightly less.
No E-Bay fees for McGrew, and no sales tax for you.

Shipping from PA will not be cheap, but......you will have the bucket you want/need.
Sometimes, you just need to do what you need to do!

I looked for a full year for a used Q/A 16" excavator bucket.
I finally bit the bullet and bought a new one ($1,100) from a Kubota dealer.
Used Q/A buckets in small sizes, are as rare as hen"s teeth!
 
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Alex A.

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Awesome thanks
Looks like you can buy that bucket from McGrew equipment in KY for $599.
Since it is a non current item (part # now is 75590-42100) I would strongly suggest that you call McGrew directly, and buy that one on E-Bay, but directly from McGrew.
You may be able to buy it for slightly less.
No E-Bay fees for McGrew, and no sales tax for you.

Shipping from PA will not be cheap, but......you will have the bucket you want/need.
Sometimes, you just need to do what you need to do!

I looked for a full year for a used Q/A 16" excavator bucket.
I finally bit the bullet and bought a new one ($1,100) from a Kubota dealer.
Used Q/A buckets in small sizes, are as rare as hen"s teeth!
I had no problem buying a new one but none of the local dealers had one or would try to get me one.
 

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Good catch, yes that was a scam, Most likely Dwats Account was hacked or was the original scam account and then they made Mbird as a second player in the game.

They have both been banned.

If Anyone suspects somethings off with any member, tell a Moderator, we have tools that let us see more info on stuff like this!
 
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Good catch, yes that was a scam, Most likely Dwats Account was hacked or was the original scam account and then they made Mbird as a second player in the game.

They have both been banned.

If Anyone suspects somethings off with any member, tell a Moderator, we have tools that let us see more info on stuff like this!

Thats awesome! Love the swift response!