Craigslist’s latest scam

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  1. wyclif

    wyclif Tele-Afflicted

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    Best way to play the handoff is to do it in your local police precinct parking lot.
     
  2. rangercaster

    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    CL is great... I would meet buyers at the local Safeway store which had a Starbucks ... Also a bank branch ... Surveillance cameras everywhere and an ATM machine... Good for cash deals and saved at least one deal where the buyer was a few bucks short...
     
  3. YALCaster

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    I do 99% of my deals at the local gas station
     
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    I inherited a old console stereo a few years ago. The thing was HUGE. Each side had a CTS 15" woofer, plus two 6x9s, and a cone tweeter. Huge. Is was solid state... worked, but didn't sound all that great.

    The cabinet was in mint condition, but it weight a ton. I wouldn't be surprised if the whole thing weighed 400 pounds.

    I put it on CL, and said that the buyer had to come pick it up. I only asked $100 for it, but I put also put "Open to interesting trades. Whatcha got?"

    A guy contacted me and offered to trade a monster of a Crown power amp that retailed for well over $1000. So I agreed. I needed a power amp for my home theater subwoofer anyway.

    The guy shows up in a truck. With a friend. And the Crown power amp, which appeared to be brand-spanking-new. No box. No manual. Just the brand new amp. I hooked it up and it worked great, so I agreed to the deal. The two guys loaded the console stereo into their truck, with no help from me. As they were getting ready to leave, I reminded him that the sale was "as-is" / "no returns". He said he didn't care. He said someone gave the power amp to him, and he had no use for it.

    I always suspect that this amp is stolen, so I won't ever sell it. I don't have any money wrapped up in it, so if its ever proven to be stolen, I'll happily give it back to the owner.
     
  5. DonM

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    Yeah, after I started reading up on it they use stolen accounts, all of the transactions usually go through and then quite a while later it's all discovered and the bank comes after us. A lot of people must fall for it for them to keep doing it.
     
  6. TMMC

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    No, I'm saying that these scammers all have area codes which are out of state, and they're not looking for the stuff, they're looking to steal data/money digitally. The MLM jab was stupid, but whatever...it's not wrong either.
     
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    It does sound odd, but they would have to be the world's worst thief to get rid of something worth a grand for something worth $100. Even if stolen, that is a poor profit
     
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    I put my sofa on eBay, however my cat was in the photo. According to eBay they legally have the right to take the cat too. That was the last time I saw Mr. Fluffles.:(
     
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