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Dec 22, 2010 03:51 |  #61

Just buy from respected members, may it be a forum, ebayer, or friends and if the deal is too good to be true steer clear... as for CL its stock full of shadys, only thing I would possibly buy are vehicles.


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Dec 22, 2010 09:08 |  #62

This all works well for smaller items, but I had to sell a couch and table on Craigslist recently. Really no way to meet someone at Starbucks for this. They have to come to your home to check out the furniture, which I never feel comfortable with...


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Dec 23, 2010 21:46 |  #63

w8291 wrote in post #11455875 (external link)
when i do the starbucks thing I always make sure to buy some coffee and small talk the baristas so they know i'm there and can help watch for me

I'll always do CL deals at starbucks and I'll make sure I have a nice big magma hot cup of coffee in my hand the whole time. I'll usually have my wife there as well, but at another table looking for me to signal if things are ok or not. I wonder how much money starbucks has exchange hands because of CL.


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Dec 23, 2010 22:15 |  #64

I find the prices on CraigsList are frequently higher that on eBay. A lot of the folks think they can still get $200 for AE-1. But occassionally you can find a jewell. The best part is you can see the item and determine if there is a problem before you hand over the coin.

The tips for finding a safe place to exchange are important to heed when dealing locally. There are alot of bad folks on CraigsLists and eBay and even on this Forum. So expect to get burnt once in a while. The nice thing about eBay and PayPal is if you hve a good case, you will win on eBay.


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Dec 23, 2010 22:24 |  #65

Lesson learned today: Don't mess with trigger happy photographers


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Dec 24, 2010 11:01 |  #66

professorman wrote in post #11459072 (external link)
Remind me of a show I watched on Spike last night 1000 ways to die. #259 De-Throned (external link). Very funny.

That was very funny, i watched it too.


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Dec 24, 2010 11:13 |  #67
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Starbucks is a good idea, I always prefer to ship, even if it is local.


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Dec 25, 2010 00:27 |  #68

All this gun talk over buying/selling on craigs is pretty funny IMO. Talk about paranoia...


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Dec 26, 2010 12:04 |  #69

Let's keep this in perspective:
1. There have ALWAYS been robberies/thefts/murde​rs/etc.
2. We hear about it quicker now because of cell phones/tv/internet/etc​.
3. Use common sense and you'll be fine. Know your area and environment.

Meet in well lit public places. Banks, Starbucks, in middle of Walmart parking lot, etc. Avoid deals that seem "too good to be true". No, no one is going to sell you a 1dsmk3 for $500. When I was in a certain place in the midwest I kept my .45 handy (were lots of break ins and such)...here in Troutdale Oregon I keep it locked away. Etc. Bring a friend/spouse/etc and you'll be fine.


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Dec 26, 2010 18:08 |  #70

LudaChris wrote in post #11510952 (external link)
All this gun talk over buying/selling on craigs is pretty funny IMO. Talk about paranoia...

There is no paranoia! It is common sense. If I am carrying thousands of dollars of equipment (BTW, it takes only one lens to do that), either I am with people I know and trust or I am carrying an equalizer. There are bad people out there and I hope I never meet them, but if I do it will be as Neal Boortz remarks DRT (dead right there). With a little common sense, I probably will never get in that situation and I hope no one on this list does either.


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Dec 30, 2010 02:47 |  #71

bcd01 wrote in post #11518284 (external link)
There is no paranoia! It is common sense. If I am carrying thousands of dollars of equipment (BTW, it takes only one lens to do that), either I am with people I know and trust or I am carrying an equalizer. There are bad people out there and I hope I never meet them, but if I do it will be as Neal Boortz remarks DRT (dead right there). With a little common sense, I probably will never get in that situation and I hope no one on this list does either.

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Dec 31, 2010 20:47 |  #72

LudaChris wrote in post #11510952 (external link)
All this gun talk over buying/selling on craigs is pretty funny IMO. Talk about paranoia...


Mozzie (White Collar): "Paranoia is a skill. The secret to longevity."

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Dec 31, 2010 21:04 |  #73

Ditto.... Starbucks.




  
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Dec 31, 2010 22:53 |  #74

I recently sold my printer on Craigslist and then my automobile, both from my home, both buyers came inside. In fact, the person who bought my car arrived with his friend in a white convertible BMW M3.

Both transactions went smoothly, thankfully, all cash. And unless the bills are made by the Russian Government, I am able to tell a real bill from a fake one.

And I agree with ScottBerger here.

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Dec 31, 2010 23:32 |  #75

LudaChris wrote in post #11510952 (external link)
All this gun talk over buying/selling on craigs is pretty funny IMO. Talk about paranoia...

Exactly! I personally find collapsible batons to be effective enough. It's poor form to bring a gun to a knife fight :)


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