(Closed) Any bees with Craiglist experiences?

posted 11 years ago in Technology
  • poll: Should I trust personal checks for craiglist purchases?

    Trust people's checks

    accept cash ONLY when people come to pick up their items.

    Other, read below...

  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    for craigslist i always say cash only. you’ll get a lot of scam responses…anything with bad grammar/english, where they ask to use a money order/cashiers check, or say they will send you a pre-paid shipping label is a scam.

    always meet to exchange in a neutral, public place…never your home. (eta: unless it’s furniture of course, but then only let someone come over if someone else is home with you)

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I buy & sell a lot of stuff on craigslist. Its great!!! But only take cash, make sure you say that up front. & my FIs rule no one can come look at anything unless hes home. Theres too many crazy people out there!

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    If they are offering checks, they are 99% likely scammers. I always put in our ads, “Cash Only”. Do not accept any checks. You will receive many scam emails. Anybody we’ve ever sold anything to always gave cash, no problem. If they have the money in their checking, they can go to an ATM and take out the cash to give you!

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Only let people come to your house if its furniture! (we sold our couch onm craigslist)

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I would say cash only as well! And I’ve done both where I’ve met people and had them come to my home, but only when my DH is home as well!

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I love shopping on Craigslist and have found some great deals and also sold many items.  Like others have said “Cash Only”

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @mstre269:if the ones with broken english are also the ones that mention checks, i’d say they’re scams.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Always ask for cash.  Personal check and even money orders all have the risk of being a scam.  I know some items are pricey and I myself would feel uncomfortable carrying around more than $500 in cash with me. But if I really wanted it, I would make sure to bring my husband so they don’t try any funny business. But yeah, I always ask for cash when I post something on craigslist.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If they send an inquiry that is generic, such as “Is it still for sale” or “Do you still have your item for sale?” then they’re phishing for your email.  Once you reply “Yes, it’s still available” then they have your email account and know that it’s live.  Whenever I get a general question like this, I ignore it.  If someone is genuinely wanting information, they will be more specific, “Do you still have your couch availabe?”  Or specific questions, “What color is the shirt and what size is it?”

    I would also say CASH only.  I did sell a living room set (furniture) for $600 and took a check after it was someone I knew through a friend of a friend (that just happened to see the add on CL).  Otherwise, I wouldn’t ever trust a check.

    Or they can pay with a Postal Money Order (no other form of money order because they’re too easy to copy/be fraudulent).

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I bought my dog from someone on Craigslist, my fiance has sold lots of things on there and our best man has bought things from there. I’d always ask for cash to be safe because you never know with a check if they’ll place a stop payment on the check or even have enough funds to cover it.

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