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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:37 pm 
Old School Hero
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Amybrook has pointed me in the direction of a frame that I have been after for a while, on craigslist. has anyone any experience of buying off craigslist?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:40 pm 
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That makes two of us. I'd like to know as well :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:06 pm 
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yes, both buying and selling.

when buying, i all ways opt for pick up.i want to see the item in question before i pay up.(plus no chance of " gee, i sent that out last week. you should have gotten it by now)


selling to somebody thats not coming to pick it up in person, cash or usps money order only


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:19 pm 
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Sorry forgot to mention I am in the UK.
And the item is in albuquerque I think..


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:22 pm 
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Sometimes people are willing to ship, but you need to be pretty trustworthy. The SFbay area craigslist is rife with scammers. I know this, because I've gotten about three or four emails this morning about my Wicked like this:

i am Smith,i am from ohio i came across your advert today concerning the item you posted for sale,i am very much interested in
buying this item also i want you to tell me your last price of the bike and i will like to know about the present condition
of it and how much you are willing to let go of it...I will so much be
glad if you can sell to me and not to any other person,Because i will
be moving to my new apartment so for this reason i will love to have
it there.But i will like to tell you that due to the nature of my work
i will be paying with a Certified Check in US dollars ,so if you are
willing to sell get back to me or if you are not selling so i could go
else where and buy....But if you are willing to sell get back to me
with the following information so your payment can be forwarded to you
immediately..
FULL NAME
FULL HOME ADDRESS
ZIPCODE
CELLPHONE NUMBER
HOME CELL NUMBER

NOTE...when the check as been cleared from your bank then i can send
my shipper to come for the pickup immediately at your residence.

THANKS AND GOD BLESS..looking forward to hear from you soonest.
Smith

Hilarious! What kind of A$$hat falls for that?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:26 pm 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
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Someone's been watching too much of the Matrix...!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:30 pm 
BoTM Winner / PoTM Winner
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ameybrook wrote:
The SFbay area craigslist is rife with scammers.

too true.


and yeah i have gotten hundreds of those emails :lol:


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