Craigslist scam?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by TooManyHobbies, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. TooManyHobbies

    TooManyHobbies Member

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    '65 335 available for $900. But the guy is in Canada. And now, I go searching for a price on Ebay, and it's the same serial # he is listing.
     
  2. slider313

    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    When it sounds too good to be true.............it usually is.
     
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    I trust craigslist the least of all online classifieds.
     
  4. whitehall

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    A scam on Craigslist ? Golly Bambi , say it isn't so. BTW, CL is the number one place to dump Chinese fake Gibsons.
     
  5. TooManyHobbies

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    That stupid Craigslist deals got me going... stupid me.. stupid me.. lol.
     
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    Once again, the simple rules of Craigslist:

    1.) Set up a dedicated email used only for Craigslist transactions. Never give them your personal email.
    2.) Always use cell phone for the initial personal contact - never give out your home phone and address until you have verified potential buyers as being locals.
    3.) Buy and sell locally - seller and buyer (or his agent) meet face-to-face. No shipping!
    4.) Cash only! No Checks or MOs. ATMs are all over the place, they should have no trouble withdrawing money from their account.
    5.) Shake hands and say goodbye.

    Any deviation will likely spell trouble.
     

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