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WATCH: Couple uses app to sell TV, gets held up at gunpoint

Posted at 6:55 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 18:55:57-04

INDIANAPOLIS – If you use websites or apps to sell your unwanted items, this could definitely happen to you. A local couple is sharing their horror story after they were robbed at gunpoint while trying to sell their TV.

They listed the TV for sale on “Offer Up,” an online marketplace where you can buy and sell items.

They went to drop off the TV on the west side of Indy Sunday night, but rather than getting cash, they got held up.

While Offer Up gives tips on best practices (such as meeting at your local police station to buy or sell items), the couple didn’t think they’d fall prey to a scam, scheme or crime.

Watch our video in the player above for the couple’s full story, and remember to always meet at a police department when buying or selling items.