Craigslist Safety Help with iPod

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by wrinkster22, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

    wrinkster22

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    Hello Everyone...
    Like some I collect iPods and and have started an iPod shuffle collection. I was looking online for some and someone offering an iPod Shuffle 1gen for free. I wanted your opinion as I have never dealt through craigslist or ebay. I am a little hessitant due to the fact that the listing is up two times?
    http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/zip/2747487543.html
    http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/zip/2747481899.html
    Would you not get it? I mean is there a safety Concern?

    Thanks very much
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you're worried about safety ask them to meet you in front of the police station or something. Craigslist encounters are only as unsafe as you make them.
     
  3. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    Well unless someone is a collector, I don't see any reason why someone would want to hold onto one of those. Just being skeptical of craigslist, I'd say it could just be broken, though it mentions being 'brand new' (guess means 'not used').
     
  4. jj48 macrumors regular

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    Meet in a public place, take a friend, don't take any (or much) cash. What could happen? If you're worried about the listing being up twice or the fact that it's free, why not ask them about it?
     
  5. eric/ Guest

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    He probably had it posted twice on accident.

    Either way, just carry your handgun with you and meet in a public place.
     
  6. GD0X Guest

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    You almost get bloo(d)bath when you combine the city names together... first clue.

    If it's free, bring only like $10 and meet in a public place. I've been selling on CL for years; number one rule, don't be sketchy.
     
  7. wrinkster22 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I do not have a gun :p
    Blood bath? Explain please!
     
  8. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    They're just being flippant and combining the Location name into something it's not.
     
  9. Spink10 Suspended

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    did you get it?
     
  10. wrinkster22 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No the guy did not respond :(
    I really wanted it as I collect first generation shuffles. If I got this, it would have been the third iPod shuffle I got for free :(
     
  11. chitownappple macrumors newbie

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    Apple Does Care

    I just purchased a macbook pro, as I was given all the materials, such as applecare plan, there were 2 police men taking the DL of some man who bought an apple product off of Craigslist and it was confiscated to be returned to its owner. The guy was not in trouble for doing so, but was out his money. Now if you do buy a stolen item you will not know unless you bring it to an apple store and the serial number of the item is reported stolen. Good Luck!
     
  12. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

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    heh you made me look for my 1st gen 1gb..wonder if I still have it.
     
  13. wrinkster22 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    look for it
     

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