posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 12:53 PM
I'm really getting sick and tired of scum artist on craigs list.
Yeah, I know I'm asking for it when I post anything on Craigslist, but it is Local, free and easy to sell on there... and it really works.
So, just recently I posted up a kithen table set that I wanted to sell for $200.00.
I get an E-mail from a guy named Mic who want to take a look at it.
This is what he posted to me.
"Hello, do you still have this? When can I come check it out? Shoot me
an email back as soon as possible, remember to leave your name and
email address when you email back.
PS: - You can just reply this email, I'm always with my computer".
I'm thinking it's a real person, but a little sceptical at the same time.
SooooOOoOo... I write back and say it's available. I don't give any other info.
Mic writes an E-mail back saying this....
"Hello and Thanks for writing back but I'm sorry I won't be able to come see it anymore. Had thought i was going to be in your town to come check
it out but my plans got changed impromptu and am embarking on a few weeks business trip to NY tomorrow morning but However,
Am still interested in purchasing the item anyway.
Actually, am getting it for my cousin for her upcoming birthday. If you could sell it to me, I will mail you a bank official check to cover the cost
and also add funds to cover the shipping to where it will be needed as soon as i get to New York.
I'll arrange for a shipper/mover to handle the pick up and delivery after you might have confirmed you have your cash at hand in fairness to both
You can Email me back with a name, address and your phone number to whom and where the check be addressed,
I'll be more than glad if it can be sold to me.
Write back soon.
Sounds like a nice guy, HOWEVER...I've Received this type of E-mail many time before.
The only difference in the other E-mails was the use of female names.
Come on, these scum artist are getting dumber by the minute.
First of all, why would a guy be looking for a Kitchen table set in another state that is located on the other side of the country? And.... why does
the excuse need to be same one.... "a change of plans" and the table is for a "birthday present"? Same old story.
Don't these people have anything else to do? Do they really want to scam me out of a kithcn table?
That's pretty desperate.
I don't get it.
Just remember, If you do post anything on craigslist..BEWARE of this type of scam.
It's old, but I'm sure it works, otherwise they wouldn't keep on tyring to use it.