Need some advice on wether or not this is a scam

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  1. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    I'm selling a computer on Craigslist right now and I'm asking $500 for it a got a response from someone who said that they were interested. Although this email sounded fishy to me, for one I put it in the inland empire (California) craigslist and the guy is located in New York, and you can probably pick up the rest from the email.

    Any advice?
     
  2. MultiM macrumors 6502

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    Looks pretty clear to me: keep the ad posted, this guy is fishing for personal info and is not serious.
     
  3. itcheroni macrumors 6502a

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    Every time someone can't meet on Craigslist, I just assume it's a scam. This is especially true because I always see the same story lines. Distance + it's a gift for someone else + willing to pay more + money order.
     
  4. emw macrumors G4

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    If you need to ask...
     
  5. adk macrumors 68000

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    I'm shocked that you even had to ask about this one.
     
  6. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    Just reading the email, you can tell its probably a scam
    He randomly changes subjects several times, why should you care where he works?
    Also, his seemingly awkward use of words should be another tip.
     
  7. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    It's obvious it's a scam before you even finish the first sentence.
     
  8. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't even read the OP's post and I'm confident saying: Yes, it's a scam

    Edit: Read it. Scam.
     
  9. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    the ONLY reason to sell stuff on CL is because you can deal locally. if this very condition cannot be met, you can be sure that it is a scam.

    ebay + paypal is a safer option if you intend to sell your stuff out of your local area.
     

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