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post #41 of 48
Funny. I've made several deals over CL, both ways, and none of them went even remotely bad. The worst of the lot was when I got lost en-route to the meetup.
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post #42 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
The only reason why I hate listing on CL is when you actual meet up, the person always wants it at a lower price at that moment. Or says he only has X amount on him. etc or conjures up some story about he's strapped for cash and if you could cut them a deal... :facepalm"
Exactly.
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I kind like craigslist. I put my 5770 on there and it was sold 2 hours later.
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post #44 of 48
Seriously? they needed a study to tell them that?
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post #45 of 48
CraigsList has always been a fishy place.

But when I buy/sell stuff I am always cautious as if it were a drug deal.

Meet up in Parking Lot.

"U gawts tha stuffz?"

But I did sell my old 8800GTX for $100 about 4 months ago
post #46 of 48
To bad the article does not explain how these crimes are taking place so we can be more aware of what to watch for.
     
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post #47 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by MushkinNick View Post
I think most of the crime is probably people making poor choices on there. Never have the person come to your home (or if they do never let them in), never meet them in an empty parking lot/at night/in the ghetto/ by yourself.
People do come to my home, but I live in an apartment building and I always meet them in front of it. There's surveillance cameras around anyway and usually people walking in and out.

I also use a fake name on the email address that I use to sell stuff online so that they can't look at the building directory and even ring the bell and pretend to be someone else just so that I open the door for them. Nor do they know in which of the 100+ suites I live in.
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post #48 of 48
Ok thats nice. Nothing alarming here. Now do something mildly entertaining and lets see the numbers on ebay and its illegal use.

I use craigslist to make 80% of my income and do it legally. So haters are gonna hate, and I will keep making mad cash haha.
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