Is this seller trying to scam me or am I insane?

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Is this seller trying to scam me or am I insane?

Postby Stephga » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:56 pm

I bought a bearded dragon off of some kind of community breeding website, and it was something like a red citrus leather back, which isn't really a color combination I'm familiar with, but it was cheap, and I needed a leatherback male.

So he assured me he'd send photos before delivery, so I was feeling confident about the purchase, but I swear the photo he sent looks nothing like the one he posted on the website.

I dont even think its a leather back, and I was trying to explain that I dont really care about the color, I just need a leather back.

He keeps saying hes "in shed" so his color is dull. But like.. I dont care about the color??? I keep trying to tell him this, but hes not acknowledging the question.

I just need need someone else's opinion on this, because maybe it is the same dragon and Im just looking at it wrong. I seriously dont care about the color, I just need to be sure its a leather back.

This is what I bought
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This is the follow up picture
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Re: Is this seller trying to scam me or am I insane?

Postby claudiusx » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:07 pm

That still is a leatherback but not a very high expression one. it's hard to tell from the pictures if they are the same dragon.

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Re: Is this seller trying to scam me or am I insane?

Postby claudiusx » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:08 pm

Upon closer examination, the pattern is different in the two pictures. Different dragons. Either that or the separate angles are playing tricks. Plus the first picture is blurry. I'd ask for a pic in the same position.

In the second picture, the first 3 circles going down the back are connected by an unbroken line. That's not the case in the first pic where it appears that there are no connections between the circles down the back.

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Re: Is this seller trying to scam me or am I insane?

Postby Stephga » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:13 pm

claudiusx wrote:Upon closer examination, the pattern is different in the two pictures. Different dragons. Either that or the separate angles are playing tricks. Plus the first picture is blurry. I'd ask for a pic in the same position.

In the second picture, the first 3 circles going down the back are connected by an unbroken line. That's not the case in the first pic where it appears that there are no connections between the circles down the back.

-Brandon


Thats what I was thinking.. I just dont understand why hed be pushing that its the same dragon, even though I said I dont care so long as its a leather back male. Doesnt make any sense. Its got me really worried and confused.
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Re: Is this seller trying to scam me or am I insane?

Postby BullfrogBill » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:10 am

If you feel uneasy, don't do it. Another deal will come along.
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Re: Is this seller trying to scam me or am I insane?

Postby AHBD » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:24 am

Definitely a L.B. But give the guy a chance to pose the dragon at the same angle as the first pic. EDIT....as I look closer at the rosette patterns, there does seem to be a difference like Brandon mentioned. Ask the seller to pose it in the same position as the first pic. And like the other poster mentioned, if you're not comfortable don't get it.
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