So I list a laptop on craigslist

nick1985

Lifer
Dec 29, 2002
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I gave pertinent info, ie: specs, what bundle includes, price, cash only, yadda yadda.


I get a response "I'm interested, tell me more"

wtf?
 

Dr. Detroit

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Sep 25, 2004
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That is a scammers canned response.

I sold a laptop on Craigslist last week. I ended up with every Sanyjay Patel offering $350 when I listed $400 firm and a Nigerian scammer hooking me into replying to there vague emails.

I did sell if for $400 after about 15 emails with time wasters.
 

rudder

Lifer
Nov 9, 2000
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I listed a laptop and all I got were 2 nigerians who wanted to send me an extra $300 for my troubles.
 

Fritzo

Lifer
Jan 3, 2001
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Tell him "Well, it's got a bunch of keys that say F1, F2, F3, F4......and the NEXT row says Tab, Q W E R T Y U.....
and THE NEXT row says Caps Lock, A S D F.............
 

MotionMan

Lifer
Jan 11, 2006
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The last time I listed something on CL (last week), I got the following e-mail:

still up for sale?

I responded "yes", and then got the following:

Hi,
I'm glad it's still for sale. I'm going on a vacation to London but I
will instruct my assistant to prepare and mail you your payment which
I'm sure you will get it in about 4 - 6 business days. I'll add $20
extra for the delay. Money Order is the means I can pay you with. If
this is acceptable by you, Send me your info i.e full name, mailing
address(not a P.O.Box) and your phone number so payment can be mail
out immediately. I will also make arrangement for pick-up which will
be after you must have received and cashed the Money Order.
Awaiting your info
Thanks

I love it.

MotionMan
 

iversonyin

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Aug 12, 2004
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The last time I listed something on CL (last week), I got the following e-mail:



I responded "yes", and then got the following:



I love it.

MotionMan

I got fake money order thats $2000 above what I want and they want the diff. wire to them. CL is stupid. I rather pay my 8% and go ebay.
 

MotionMan

Lifer
Jan 11, 2006
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I got fake money order thats $2000 above what I want and they want the diff. wire to them. CL is stupid. I rather pay my 8% and go ebay.

CL is great for face-to-face cash only public place transactions.

I use it all the time and find it very useful. I get great deals there.

MotionMan
 

Arkaign

Lifer
Oct 27, 2006
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CL has made me rethink my feeling that most people really are good people. I've sold a couple of things on there, and people are unbelievable assholes for no apparent reason other than to be greedy I suppose. I don't like haggling when I sell, and I don't like to have to wait for a few legitimate people to reply, so I will underprice things by a certain amount to get the ball rolling. Not long ago I sold an extra notebook, a Pentium M 2ghz, 2GB Ram, 160gb HDD, 15.4" screen, DVDRW, Intel Wireless G, Webcam, AC Adapter, Manuals for $125 LOCAL CASH ONLY - FIRM - NO OFFERS - NOTHING ELSE INCLUDED

I got replies like these :

Will you take $50?
Does it come with speakers?
Can you deliver it to BFE?
Will you trade for a broken guitar?
Can you send it to Nigeria? (lol obligatory)

Of course, I also got several legit responses in the first 10 minutes as well, so I picked the first one, and 20 minutes later it was sold to a happy customer, and I didn't have to deal with the other cocksuckers.
 

OCGuy

Lifer
Jul 12, 2000
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How are we supposed to know if we want to buy it off of you if you dont tell us more?
 

AznAnarchy99

Lifer
Dec 6, 2004
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Ive been trying to sell my old computer there but all I get are emails to send to West Africa...

I would try to sell on FS/FT or ebay but I really dont want to ship a fucking desktop.
 

DrPizza

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Mar 5, 2001
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If they're sending money orders via USPS, and expecting the refund sent to them via Western Union, it'd be nice if everyone simply took them up on the offer, then just threw out the money order. Let the scammers go broke, 44 cents at a time, while supporting the USPS.