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Feb 18, 2013 10:54:32 PDT
Transaction ID: D5AD678V66ENDOULL

You sent a payment of $149.49 USD to Mark Litwin (
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Mark Litwin

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HOLTS SUMMIT, KY 29660-2536
United States
Shipping details
USPS Priority Mail
Description Unit price Qty Amount
HTC Vivid – 16GB – Black (AT&T) Smartphone Very Good!
Item# 182100653650 $149.49 USD 1 $149.49 USD

Shipping and handling $0.00 USD
Insurance – not offered —-
Total $149.49 USD
Payment $149.49 USD
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They wouldn’t.

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