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Thread: I am pretty sure this is NOT the way to accept pmt for an item i am selling on craigslist!

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    They must think i am stupid. I put my quilt frame up for sale on craigs list..i have sold lots of things on there, and never gotten a reply like this:

    Thanks for the response. I am willing to purchase it. I will be paying
    you via check. You don't need to bother yourself pertaining to the
    shipment. I will arrange with my shipper to handle it for me.

    The
    amount on the check will include the shipper's payment as well. You
    will need to cash the check, deduct your own funds and get the rest
    trasfered to my shipper via Western Union so that he could come for
    the pick-up at your address. I need your full name, address and your
    phone number so as to mail the check to you in timely manner. The
    payment will be sent almost immediately once you comply to deduct just
    the amount for the item and transfer the balance to the shipper.

    PS:Kindly consider the item bought. I want you to take the item off
    advertisement because I don't want any other buyer to bid on it again.
    I will be adding extra $20 as listing removal fee and make sure you
    inform me immediately you remove the listing, OK?

    Await your reply.


    LOL. besides me not doing any business like this..Craigs list is not a "bidding" procedure.

    So, Seller be aware of the scams out there..
    i feel sorry for those that are desperate to sell something and would probably go for something like this. I did get back to her..and now "Await her reply".

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    If you really want to mess with their heads, say - "go ahead and send the check" - then when you get it , tell them your bank advised you to wait until it clears before sending them any money. Or tell them the bank said it was fake.

    Or tell them you cashed the check and decided to keep all the money for yourself because you had unexpected bills.

    I have gotten these kinds of responses on items as low as a $20 ice cream maker. Now I just usually disable email replies on a CL ad - they can call me if they are interested.

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    i definitely would not do business with this person. sounds too flaky.

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    i would not give out all that personal information to anyone like that- sounds too ... scary!
    one of the reasons i've avoided the whole craigs list thing is because it seems like it (puts you out there) an invitation to anyone to come to your home...just doesn't seem like a safe thing
    good that you are corresponding with this person without devulging personal information---and if you do decide this person is (legitimate) have you seen western union fees lately? that certainly needs to be factored in!

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    PS - they are NEVER legitimate!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    PS - they are NEVER legitimate!!
    And, they are almost always overseas generated replies. I got my first one on a $400 tester bed I advertised 4 years ago. Sent it to CL's spam group.

    If it's not a local response, don't bother with it. And always take the first buyer who shows up with cash in hand, regardless of who "says" they'll be there after work/on the weekend/when they've talked to hubby/been to the bank for cash/eaten their dinner/whatever other excuse, LOL!

    Jan in VA

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    and it doesn't matter what kind of category you put the ad in - looking for work? They offer you a job "processing checks" for them - you guessed it, they send you checks and you wire them money.
    - looking for a place to live? they have a wonderful house you can live in for free, as long as you take the job "processing checks" for them.

    And there's a whole nother lot of them "selling" cars they don't have but they will ship the car to you after you wire them money. Yeah, right.

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    To be honest this sounds like a scam; I'd inform the admin for Craigslist and then delete the email. I'd definitely not give info so that they can send you a check. I'm particular who I give my name and address and phone number out to.

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    We even get responses very similar to this in Australia :thumbdown: :thumbdown: Blood sucking vultures, I wonder how many people they have scammed :twisted:

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    Just those those emails you get saying you have won $40 million. I still do not believe people fall for this garbage. You would think after this length of time CL would have a way to block those scam replies that have been around so long.

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