Loc: Lancaster PA USA
I'm selling one of my guitars, and I thought I'd try placing an ad on the world-famous CraigsList board. There are no fees involved like there are on auction sites, and CraigsList boards see millions of hits per day. Cheaper than the local newpaper classifieds, I'm able to go into greater detail in the description, I can post pictures of the guitar, and the ad will hit more eyeballs than the local newspaper ever would. What's not to like?<br><br>Here's the first response I received. Think I should go for it? Actually, I was thinking about stringing "Mrs Joas" along for awhile...whaddaya think?:<br><br><CENTER><IMG SRC=http://home.comcast.net/~phoz/bbs/epiphoneresponse.gif></CENTER><br><br>I was thinking of telling her that my company, URBUSTIN MIBALLS, INC. makes regular private courier runs to Europe, Asia and Africa, and that If she'll send me my asking price, plus another $50 that one of my employees will hand deliver it to her "husband brother" in the next 48 hours, as soon as I have the money in my hand.<br><br>
Ahh yes....the COD scam. You'd be surprised how many people fall for this. <br><br>I'm a real hardass about payment when I sell on eBay or anywhere else. It's either cash in person when they pick it up, or PayPal with the item only being shipped to a confirmed address. I do not, nor will I ever under any circumstances, accept:<br><br>1.) A money order of any kind. Too much fraud with people printing their own. <br><br>2.) Cashier's checks. Same as #1, but even more fraud. Same with personal checks. People can also stop payment. No way. <br><br>3.) COD...ever. The delivery guy accepts a bogus payment and hands over your merchandise, never to be seen again. <br><br>Lots of scum out there....I'd hit the delete key!<br><br>
Yup. For every legitimate querry you get, you'll get 3 of these scam-boogers.<br>Your item is listed for, say $25. They wanna give you a *cough* money order, or bogus wire transfer for $2,000. You keep the $25 and send back the "change" with the goods. Real subtle. <br><br>When I sell, it's cash only (sometimes PayPal), and either you pick it up personally, or I ship when I get a legit payment. Just sold my futon that way this AM. Buyer is on his way from W Palm Beach with cash in hand as I write this.<br><br>
Aggreed. There are very few ways to get paid that I will accept. It's either COB or PayPal for me too. One correction though, you can't stop payment on a money order or a cashier's check (if they're real ones, of course) because the money order in your hand means that someone already paid for it. You can't physically get a money order/cashier's check without paying somebody some moolah! Again, this assumes that someone didn't get one from the Bank of SnotNosed Little Punk with a Printer of America!<br><br><br><br>CreativeGuy: For your "fix" of design software tips, tricks & commentary.
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Loc: Lancaster PA USA
Yeah C.o.t.B. is really the only way I wanna go as well, and I've stated as much in my ad.<br><br>Just in case anyone might be interested my ad is here. I could be a little more lenient with the people I'm familiar and comfortable with here.<br><br>
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