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What I learned on Craigslist

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by DonQuixote99, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Luckyorleans

    Luckyorleans Active Member

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    I like your Kow there!
     

     

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  2. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    This guy.

    "BLACK TOWER SPEAKERS EXCELLENT SHAPE AND ALWAYS INSIDE! PHONE CALLS WITH SCAM. LENGTH 12in. WIDTH 9in. HEIGHT 27in. GREAT SPEAKERS ONLY UPGRADED TO BOSE PLEASE CALL AND LEAVE A MESSAGE THANK YOU!"


    Not sure what he means by 'phone calls with scam.' Call with your scam but don't text or email it? All calls will be assumed to be scams?

    The speakers were pretty scammy looking though. And the Bose he upgraded to, most likely.
     
  3. chevydan6

    chevydan6 New Member

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    "Gets very loud" means its a quality system..smh
     
  4. JamVal

    JamVal Super Member

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  5. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    ^^^ :rflmao:

    For posterity: It's a center channel with both its 6" drivers removed.


    CENTER CHANNEL POKEAUDIO MODEL NUMBER CSIA6

    THIS CABINET HAS TWO REAR DEFLECTION SOUND PORTS

    AND A FRONT LOW BASE 1 INCH TUBE PORT

    *AND ANY 6 INCH SPEAKERS (X2) TO BE RE USED AS A CENTER CHANNEL

    *OR ANY 6 INCH SPEAKERS (X2) TO USE AS A RIGHT/LEFT CHANNEL CAR LOUD BOX
    TO SIT ON THE BACK SEAT OF A CAR.


    No idea why a speaker would have two ports in the rear and a 1" port in the front. Is it missing a second tweeter? Or is that tweeter in its own enclosure with a 1" port? Why would you put a port on a tweeter. So many questions.

    I've always wanted a CAR LOUD BOX though, I gotta tell ya.
     
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  6. Montycat

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  7. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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  9. Montycat

    Montycat AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    And riding an exorcize bike.
     
  10. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    May actually be an Italian-African American.

    I know, I'm going to burn in hell.
     
  11. Montycat

    Montycat AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    The air con should make it more comfy down there if the exorcize bike fails you. Unfortunately the CD shelves are empty.
     

     

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  13. HH-Bham

    HH-Bham AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I'd grab that Sherwood S-3000 tube tuner for $50.

    Meanwhile my cragslist searches here in Alabama are flooded with ads for late model trucks, cars, tractors, and RVs all for sale for ridiculous low price of $1000 or $2000. Somehow they contain invisible keyword spam and no listing numbers. All ask for a reply to a gmail address. Usually say "if you are still interested email me at . . . ." I've been flagging for days and have reported it to CL.

    Anyone else see this? What kind of scam is it?
     
  14. beat_truck

    beat_truck Super Member

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    That was going on around here for a long time, and probably still is, I imagine. At least a year or more by now.

    Everyone else was catching on that they were scams, because a lot of the listings were flagged and removed right after they were listed. It didn't help, though. They were listed as fast as they were removed.:mad:
     
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  15. malden

    malden Addicted Member

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    That's just terrible...:mad:
     
  16. RTally

    RTally Speaker addict Subscriber

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    I see this a lot for computer equipment.

    All I can think of is that they are collecting phone numbers for resale or use for direct spam. When I first saw them I responded to a few, but only with a disposable phone number. Never got a response.
     

     

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  17. Wildcat

    Wildcat Audio Sommelier

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    All the time, back when I was looking at used cars. The email was always posted on the photo of the vehicle.. The price was always well below market value, with an odd value like $2,633. The photos were often of very poor quality, like when you save and re-save a JPG file in an image editor and it degrades each time. I flag them also, but nobody else does, and the ads remain up.

    The only thing scam-worthy I can think of is if these sellers try to coax buyers into sending them a deposit or the full payment before seeing the car.
     
  18. Wildcat

    Wildcat Audio Sommelier

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    Or this one has phone and email, but $1800...? Uh, no. The 231 area code is from Michigan, but anyone can get a free VoIP number from various sources to appear as though they are local. Look at the mangled listing title. The pics and text are probably copied from someone else's legit ad.

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  19. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I know they harvest email addresses (although it's harder with CL's anonymizing feature) so I wouldn't put it past them to harvest phone #s. I wonder what happens if you call.

    Years ago I answered a strangely worded ad for housekeeping services and it turned out the person on the other end wasn't offering those at all. It was the days before anonymized CL email. After a couple exchanges he flat out admitted he was collecting email addresses. I called him a spammer. He said "I'm not sending anyone spam, I'm just collecting email addresses and selling them." Duh. A$$ho!e.
     
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  20. HH-Bham

    HH-Bham AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I reported the spamming to CL last night. Since mid morning, no more have been popping up here. Maybe reporting it worked.
     
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