What I learned on Craigslist

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

  1. Luckyorleans

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    Once again I am reminded that it is my job as a stranger selling something locally to make someone else's kids wishes come true. Ad response below to a lego set priced at $100, which is a very reasonable 40% below Ebay selling price. I took out the person info out.

    "HI There- Do ou still have this? My twins wanted a XX but did not get one for Christmas. They have pooled their christmas money and can offer $60.00 If that works, let me kow, I can pick up today. thanks, <name> <phone number>. text or email. thanks,"
     
  2. toxcrusadr

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    Honestly that sounds like a polite offer and you can always say no. Although I guess there's no way to know if they actually HAVE kids, so they might just be an ebay Lego flipper.

    I am more concerned that they want you to let them 'kow.' I hope that doesn't mean this:

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    If it does, run.
     
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  3. Luckyorleans

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    I like your Kow there!
     
  4. toxcrusadr

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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.
     
  5. chevydan6

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

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  7. toxcrusadr

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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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  11. Montycat

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    And riding an exorcize bike.
     
  12. toxcrusadr

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    May actually be an Italian-African American.

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

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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.
     
  14. CT_Ohio

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  15. HH-Bham

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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?
     
  16. beat_truck

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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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  17. malden

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

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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.
     
  19. MannyE

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    Reading this post I learned it takes three days to find a buyer with enough brains to read, and evaluate an accurate and fairly priced item.
     
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  20. Wildcat

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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.
     

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