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post #31 of 48
It's very hard to deal with people on craigslist. If you post something simple like "here is a computer with these specs, come and get it for free if you want it," you end up with a few hundred e-mails and calls asking questions like "Is it a good computer?", "Does it have everything I need to use it?", "Can I use this to get the internet?", "Will it burn CDs", "[insert tragic story here], can I get it for less/get something else for free too?" Crime may be rare I always end up feeling suffocated by the mass of needy individuals.

Greedy as ebay is, I'll always prefer it as my first option, whether buying or selling.
post #32 of 48
I've bought my two cars on craigslist. You people are a paranoid lot..

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Don't WU money to Nigeria, or meet 36-24-36 blonds claiming they're ready to do free favors for you in dark alleys, and you'll be fine. IOW, use a little common sense.
This guy's on to something, but I don't know if I'd stand up a hot blond waiting for me in an alley. That's too good an opportunity to pass up.
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post #33 of 48
sold scooter
sold motorcycle
selling wheels

bought motorcycle
bought motorcycle
bought motorycle parts
bought gps
bought gps
bought wheels and tires
bought wheels and tires
bought hakko 936

traded paintball gear for airsoft gear

met people in the dark at thier house, felt out on phone...

lots of people trying to trade xbox 360 or ps3 for 700 dollars worth of stuff, asking 'what is the minimum you will take'.... that pisses me off more than someone offering40% of asking.

i backed out of buying a motorcycle because guy said he had the title, turns out payday loans had it, then turns out father paid it off and got it 2 weeks previous. then recieve calls and texts from seller, father, and girlfriend, assuring me its legit. then eventually threatened because i smoked his front brake, I am sorry but its not my fault they are ****ty pads and I topped out at 40 in a residential neighborhood...

still use craigslist a lot. when i sold the scooter had 5 legit emails to scams, everything else ive sold had 10 scams per legit email, no longer respond to emails, and telll people to call me. GOOGLE VOICE FOR THE WIN
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Huh....well I can't say anything bad about CL...two sold items so far. I always meet at a local park, make the trade and walk away. I've never even had a person haggle with me in person. They normally haggle through email.
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post #35 of 48
humm... I bought two monitors via CL both worked reasonably well and I even went in the people's residence both times.

my mother rented out rooms via CL as well.

thus far everything is positive.
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am I the only one who finds it amusing that it was Craigslists rival website and then look at the title...
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Really? Only 330. For the millions upon millions of ads placed there and the 10+ years it's been up, they're really doing quite well.
interesting, expecting more than just 330.
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lol sounds like oodle propaganda. (come to our side we have cookies)
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I wonder how much Tom's was paid to write a article like this.
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Ive made quite a bit of money due to craiglist, more than what I can make selling by ebay. Black Macbook (450 cash), I7 920 (290 cash), a couple hard drives for some money and etc.

One idiot tried to bring down price when we were meeting, but since my original price was already pretty high, didnt change the fact i made a couple extra dollars. Best to meet people in public places where there are a lot of people.
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