I recently tried to sell a piece of furniture we no longer needed online. I posted the ad on both craigslist and our local facebook buy and sell group. I got a TON of emails from people on Craigslist that pretty much went something like this:
“Ok good to know its in a good condition, I’m cool with the price,, I would have loved to come see it and pick it up in person but I’m currently out of town for work and unable to do that. I am moving back to town soon with my family and I’m looking to get very good furniture’s for my home.
I will make arrangement for my movers to come pick it up from you once payment is made and cleared. I’m willing to put an extra $100 for you to keep the item for me if you don’t mind. Payments will be made via certified check through my bank. Do get back to me with your name, cell number and address so I can send the check out to you ASAP. Will be hoping to read from you soon. Thanks”
Ummm. Ya. NO.
If it sounds fishy, it probably is.
By the way, in case you are wondering, I went 0/3 trying to sell some unwanted stuff on Craigslist the past few months. I finally gave up and won’t be posting on the site again.
My local Facebook group? 5/5. And they were a NORMAL housewives.
How about YOU? Have you had any weird responses when you’ve listed something on Craigslist? Have you tried selling anything on your local Facebook buy and sell group?
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