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cacawcacaw
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Jul 04, 2010 15:41 as a reply to  @ post 10471881 |  #31

Hello,
am interesting to buy your item so please email me back with your mind price for your item so that l will pay for it.
Thanks.


Hi Dominic,
$915 is my best price. Please let me know if you are interested. What kind of camera and lenses do you have now?
Thanks,


Hello,
Thanks for your Quick Response to my mail. Am happy to hear your item is still available which the price is still OK by me. l would have love to arrange for the pick up but l traveled out of the state for a pastoral Visit to our New church program. l will appreciate your effort if only you will do me a favor to buy your item. l will pay through PayPal or you provide me with your details for money order. I want this item for my son Birthday gift He stays with his mummy who is a Pastor on a missionary work and l want the item to be ship directly to the destination where they are living. Which l will include the shipping tax of the item for you. Please specify any of the above mode of payment that will suit you.
Thanks.
God bless you.


Arggghhh - I can't believe that I responded to the first email through my normal email account. This "buyer" was right on the heels of a buyer for my older Rebel, which sold easily and immediately to a buyer who thought my best price was too low and kicked it up to where he thought the price should be. I guess you have to expect to run into all kinds with Craigslist.


Replacing my Canon 7D, Tokina 12-24mm, Canon 17-55mm, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, and 150-500mm with a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. I still have the 17-55 and the 30 available for sale.

  
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Jul 04, 2010 23:12 as a reply to  @ cacawcacaw's post |  #32

cacawcacaw wrote:
Arggghhh - I can't believe that I responded to the first email through my normal email account.

Use a throwaway email account, and put a stipulation in every listing
to weed the garbageheads from the real people.

I tell people to reply with an actual dollar-amount offer, or they'll be ignored.
Works every time; the garbageheads get deleted while I communicate with those
who are capable of reading and following a simple instruction.

Figure this:
If they can't be bothered to look like an interested party on a simple term,
then why bother with time and energy? Look for something specific in their
responses, something YOU have stipulated, and if they can't be bothered to
adhere to it, then why should you expend the effort of a response?

State something specific in your listing, and don't back down from it.
You'll be much happier and less troubled at the end of a day.


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Jul 04, 2010 23:22 |  #33

How are you guys eliminating this?

I don't buy or sell on craigslist, period. If it sounds to good to be true, well...


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Jul 05, 2010 01:45 |  #34

SkedAddled wrote in post #10478206 (external link)
Use a throwaway email account, and put a stipulation in every listing to weed the garbageheads from the real people.

I tell people to reply with an actual dollar-amount offer, or they'll be ignored. ...

that's a great tip and it serves a dual-purpose by getting eliminating the low-ballers. Thanks.

Craigslist is a great resource and it seems a shame to not use it at all just because there are a few pitfalls.


Replacing my Canon 7D, Tokina 12-24mm, Canon 17-55mm, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, and 150-500mm with a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. I still have the 17-55 and the 30 available for sale.

  
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Jul 05, 2010 14:30 |  #35

I make people say, "I'm not a robot scammer" in the email. It gives me a laugh, and makes me know they are real.


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Jul 06, 2010 15:05 |  #36

I always just put in the ad: "be sure to include the word SPAMKILL in the title of your email. If you can't follow these directions, I assume you are a bot and will not open your email"

No bot has ever figured it out, so my love of Craigslist continues....


No bragging list - I just rent whatever the job requires.

  
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Jul 14, 2010 21:51 |  #37

Craig's list where I am is a joke. Nothing but spam.


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