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Craigslist selling......

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by neontrail, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    neontrail

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    So a few days ago I posted a ad on craigslist...
    http://easttexas.craigslist.org/fuo/1601944933.html

    I have had a few emails with questions and stupid trade offers, But nothing solid....

    UNTIL TODAY...
    I open this email this morning...
    And I reply...
    A few hours later I get a call from Jeff, he was kind of hard to understand with his accent and the noise in the backround. He was calling from Indiana, and wanted to buy the table. And would have his "guys" pick up the table once I contacted him... (AFTER THE CHECK CLEARED!) Requested my address to send the check out tomorrow, I agreed & now here I am asking my TW friends what they think?


    This was the last email I responded to...


    My questions and concerns:
    • Everything seems too good to be true
    • India accent
    • Lives in Indiana, but buying a used table for $1000 in TEXAS :eek:
    • the check clearing, then find out weeks later it was a fake
    • his "guys" pick it up
    Thanks for your feedback!!!:D
     
  2. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:29 PM
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    tomonian77

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    Interesting..... tires?
     
  3. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    FUCK YES, IM GETTING TIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U read my mind!


    But I aint counting my chickens before thay hatch, Somethign dont seem right.:eek:
     
  4. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    tomonian77

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  5. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    definately sounds scammy
     
  6. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    DIVER_5

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    I would ask your bank about any bak lash towards you or of any scams they have heard about like that.

    Lawrence
     
  7. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    i know huh, BUT A DINING room table??? :confused:
     
  8. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    cash is king for a reason. make sure you are armed when this dudes goons show up
     
  9. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    BWro

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    Sounds like a shady scam. Becareful man
     
  10. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    cash talks man!
     
  11. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    wat?
    its not about the product, but how they can pull you into it.
     
  12. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    Seems sketchy... I read in my local paper awhile ago about a craigslist add gone wrong. Some dude in the "projects" posted a quad for sale. A young kid made the 250 mile journey in his pickup with the cash to pick the quad up.
     
  13. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    THey can meet me in the Wal-Mart parking lot and load the table N stuff..... dudes goons aint coming into this home.
     
  14. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    this is not sounding very promising.........
     
  15. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    If you are serious about selling it to him, you could ask him for his details and then do a background check...Or make him pay in cash....Or just don't sell it to him.

    Under normal circumstances it doesn't make sense to buy a $1000 table that is at least a day's drive away, especially if it is something that he could buy locally.

    I've bought stuff for the tacoma from members on forums (customtacos, tw, ttora) and luckily those deals have always worked out fine. In only one case did I drive several hours to pick something up. I just feel better about buying something from someone on a forum where I can at least research their un. Can't really do that on CL. Just my .02
     
  16. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    Ask your bank about it when you cash the check. Wait for anything bad that can happen, to happen. This guy could be buying for a business with a business check for a write-off? you never know. usually the scammers will over-pay and ask you to return some cash or something..

    Another thing you can do is call the issuing bank when you get the check.
     
  17. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    I don't know but this sounds familiar to a response I got on craigslist..


    Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you
    so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST. Please be informed
    that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank ..I will
    need the following details to mail the payment as soon as possible.
    Name to be on the payment ____
    Home address____
    City____
    State____
    Zip Code_____
    Cell phone #______
    I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your
    money I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will
    be delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone
    # and will receive your calls via email **
    N.B UPS does not deliver to a P.O box addresses.Thanks



    I'd say it's a scam
     
  18. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    I wouldnt take a check bro, do a money order or cash at pick up. Take someone with you as well. You can never be too careful.
     
  19. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    I would ask for a western union money order, cashiers check from a bank that has a location in your area or cash. Invite a few buddies to "help move the table" too.
     
  20. Feb 23, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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