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Help on a craigslist sale

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by cevallos.j, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Jan 2, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    cevallos.j

    cevallos.j [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey guys,

    I am selling a go kart on craigslist and got this email from someone. sounds kinda sketchy to me but has anyone had any problems selling things on craigslist? It is the first thing I have tried to sell and I don't want to have any problems.

    here is his message

    Hi thanks for reply, i am a marine engineer, i am at sea right now. I am buying this for my dad as a gift. I can only pay through paypal at the moment as i don't have access to my bank account online(i don't have internet banking with it), but i have it attached to my paypal account, and this is why i insisted on using paypal to pay you,All i will need is your Registered paypal name and Registered paypal email address to make the payments, and if you don't have a paypal account yet, you can set one up at www.paypal.com it cant take you less than 3mins to do that, i will be expecting your Registered paypal name Registered paypal email address so l can pay you.

    I have a pick up agent that will come for the pick up after payments has been sorted, and also do get back to me with your best offer.

    l will be waiting for your reply asap

    ___________________________________


    i may just be paranoid but i have heard a lot of stories about being robbed from craigslist.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 2, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    He only needs your email addy. Still sounds fishy.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    theredofshaw

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  4. Jan 2, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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    ilovetacos

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    Sold!
  5. Jan 2, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    BlueTaco07

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    Scam for sure ive bought football tickets last year and it was like that and i lost 450$ dont fall for it
     
  6. Jan 2, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    Scam. Its 2011.you can do banking from a cell phone these days.people sell your email addresses.i wouldn't give up any info.make a fake email and mailing address and jerk him around.I do it all the time. Don't give him your pay pal email
     
  7. Jan 2, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    TRD4x4JIM

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    bump on the scam...
     
  8. Jan 2, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    lookylookitzadam

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    He will post the money, then claim the item was never received, file a paypal dispute and the seller will lose.
     
  9. Jan 2, 2011 at 10:32 AM
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    cvillechopper

    cvillechopper Jackass to the masses

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    Yeh, like other have said, it's a scam. I've gotten very similar wording on several items posted on CL. You start asking them questions or ask for cash when their person comes to pick it up and they will stop writing you back.

    Another tip for CL posting, create a junk e-mail account on hotmail or yahoo. I've got one specifically for these types of replies. Even if you get the CL responses sent to your main e-mail, always respond with the junk account. Example: mine is spam_reply@hotmail.com
    I know anything coming into that account is trash and only check it every few months to keep it active. That way you can use your junk address for all of those places that require an e-mail but that you don't want clogging up your real e-mail.

    Good luck with your sale.
     
  10. Jan 4, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    Toph

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    sounds scamtastic
     
  11. Jan 4, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    seksilumpia

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    yup someone else on here was trying to do a deal on CL,and the person wrote this same message back
     
  12. Jan 4, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    jimmyzshack

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    never take paypal for something you sell on CL. Cash only. You will have "disabled people" wanting to by also they are all scams.
     
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