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    Is this is scam?

    So i'm trying to sell a wheelset on craigslist(i'm not advertising it here) and I've gotten two responses that seem very strange since I posted the ad and was wondering if anyone has ever had sometihng like this. Both messages(from different people) just seemed shady as hell. here is an example:

    Hello I really appreciate your response to my email.I want you
    toconsider it sold, pls do withdraw the advert from craigslist toavoid
    disturbance.I want you to know that i will be paying via bankcertified
    check .I will like you to provide me with the following.information to

    facilitate the mailing of the check to you .
    1.....Full name to write on the check
    2.....Full Physical address to post the check
    3.....City, State and Zip Code
    4.....Home & Cell Phone to contact you
    *** Note that the payment will be shiped to your address via UPS NEXT

    DAYSERVICE and I will like you to know that you will not be
    responsiblefor shipping i will have my mover come over as soon as you
    have cashedthe check** Thanks


    It seems like a scam to me, anyone know anytihng?

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    scam

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackerel View Post
    scam
    definitely.

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    You deserve to be scammed just for questioning if that is legit or not.

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    you need to give them all that info the your ssn and your card numbers too

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    paypal or bust

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    well i've never sold anything on craigslist and as soon as I saw this i wasn't about to give out that info but I was just checking for sure.

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    man now i feel like a dumbass for posting this. i feel like such a n00b.

    actually, in an attempt to redeem myself, does this stuff happen a lot with craigslist for future reference?

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    I have had those responses to CL ads. Who knows where it comes from but some guy from hiccupstan is not going to send his valet to pick up my Thompson stem.
    It might be random crap that hit your ad.
    Ignore it for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy View Post
    re)
    i will have my mover come over as soon as you
    have cashedthe check** Thanks
    ?
    Yeah, I saw the thing about having the mover come over. Nobody answers ads like that anyway.
    Just forget about it and delete it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy View Post
    man now i feel like a dumbass for posting this. i feel like such a n00b.

    actually, in an attempt to redeem myself, does this stuff happen a lot with craigslist for future reference?
    I'd say 1/2 the responses are scams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    I'd say 1/2 the responses are scams.
    For any given item, out of 100 responses expect 20 to be scammers, 20 to be flakers with only a modest intent in buying your crap but "promise to come over immediately or tomorrow, just let me know if it's still available," 15 percent want to trade you some series of worthless junk for the item, and the rest are lowballs.

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    i actually had a guy respond to a listing today for a lens and he ended up being a local fixie rider... weird coincidence that he does photography and rides a FG...

    but yea i get a ton of those spam messages... i think they're generated by what keywords you have in your listing...

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    half the people i know who ride fixed are photo journalism majors at my school. actually, until this year everyone i knew at my school who rode fixed was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabodypride View Post
    For any given item, out of 100 responses expect 20 to be scammers, 20 to be flakers with only a modest intent in buying your crap but "promise to come over immediately or tomorrow, just let me know if it's still available," 15 percent want to trade you some series of worthless junk for the item, and the rest are lowballs.
    after posting tons of stuff on CL with tons of responses but no follow through, i definitely agree. but... my friend posted his iron horse seven-point last tuesday, some guy called him that night and bought it off him the next day. i was effing amazed.
    Quote Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig View Post
    i mean good can good with. they just bad can want. squish and triggers are the? i think it can be for an fun.

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    yea ive actually made $500 this week... still have more stuff up...

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    typically if they don't say what your product is in the email, then it's not legit. they will say "i am interested in your PRODUCT... etc." instead of your wheelset or whatever. and don't accept anything but cash or paypal.

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    In giant letters on the top of craigslist it says in bold, any ads dealing with mailing you larger checks are scams. Read this http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams

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    I have had a few good sales on CL but only with people who talk like they know what they are buying and think it's worth what I am asking.
    If the first thing some ones says is, "will you take less" then I don't bother with them.

    Same for when I wanna buy something. If they can't describe it on the phone and talk about it like they ride it or have used it then usually I will pass.
    Of course there is the rare exception when some one says he has a Pista something and it says Columbus tubing their Uncle left them. But it's gone in 5 minutes.

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    I sold my truck on craigslist in just a couple days.
    I did get the immediate onslaught of email responses promising to buy the truck - turned out to be flakes.
    Also got about 10 responses from the same guy in broken english saying 10 different ways that he would buy it.

    Also right now trying to sell a wheel set on craigs list - got 2 responses so far. One "promising to buy" who did not respond to my follow up. The other was lowballing telling me every reason why he didnt want to buy them.

    I think the legit responses are about 25%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabodypride View Post
    You deserve to be scammed just for questioning if that is legit or not.
    +1 genius, this is a scam.

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    I say play with the scammer. Act real dumb, ask him dumb questions. Offer to give him your checking account number so he can direct deposit the money. Give him bogus info...That will frustrate the hell out of him.

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    Def a scam.
    They will send u fake cashiers check which their sectary accidentally put $2000 instead of $500. asking you to send back to remainder to him and take $100 out for your troubles. Just deal locally or put up on ebay if you can't get hits.

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    Always, Always, Always put in bold letters in your ad "LOCAL CASH SALE ONLY!" This has helped so far where I don't get the annoying scam emails anymore when I post a new ad.

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