Selling my 4S on Craigslist

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  1. oliviav macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I'm new here and just wanted an opinion.

    I put up an ad on Craigslist to sell my white, 32GB 4S on AT&T for $400. I specified that I wanted to meet in person and cash only. A guy emailed me and said he'll offer me $470 and Paypal me the money immediately. Is it safe? Common sense tells me no but I'd like to hear your opinions.

    Thanks! :)
     
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  3. WesCole macrumors 6502a

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    I would say that is much more than likely a scam. I never take PayPal or anything on Craigslist, especially if they want me to ship it. It is too easy for people to say they "never received" the item and file a dispute. Then, it is just a coin toss to see if you are going to get screwed out of the money or not.

    I would keep waiting for a buyer that seems more legit.
     
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  5. Chopstick217 macrumors regular

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    scam, meet in a public place and cash only! I just sold 3 iPhone 4S on craigslist. Met at a local Starbucks and all transactions went smoothly.
     
  6. EcuadorianMami macrumors regular

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    your lucky..i'm trying to sell mine but its brand new cause I got it from the insurance company and nobody wants to buy it..i'm asking for 450 tho because its sealed...good luck and be careful there also fake cash out there...:rolleyes:
     
  7. nabechu macrumors 6502

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    Always do cash only deals when selling on Craigslist.
     
  8. itjw macrumors 65816

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    Congratulations! I am from the lottery commission and it turns out you won the lottery too! Please send me $400 for the taxes and I will mail you the rest...

    I promise!

    CASH CASH CASH CASH!!!

    Do it at a bank if you aren't good at spotting fake $$$.

    Don't accept ANYTHING else on Craigslist. EVER. EVER. EVER!!!
     
  9. JLee361 macrumors member

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    Do not ship or give out any personal info on Craigslist. MEET LOCALLY and always DEAL WITH CASH.

    Ps. Bring a friend with you when you sell it and meet at a local spot.
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    um scam

    are you new to craigs or something?
     
  11. oliviav thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Thanks, everyone, for the responses. I told him that I won't do it. This forum is pretty cool...I might just stick around! :)

    EcuadorianMami: It's tough out there! That's what happens when we try to sell it so close to launch, I suppose.

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    Actually yes. And like I said, my common sense told me not to do it but I wanted the opinions of others as well.
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    When selling on Craigslist, ALWAYS meet in a public place and only take cash.
     
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    Guns are a man's best friend
     
  14. aquadisiac macrumors 6502

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    I keep getting emails from the scammers so annoying. Maybe i should hold off and wait till later before selling it.
     
  15. haxrnick macrumors 6502a

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    Same here I have been getting a ton of the please send this to my daughter in Africa and then the fake paypal email saying they paid.
     
  16. 617aircav Suspended

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    Use common sense. Why would someone pay you more than you have asked?
     
  17. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

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    I've only gotten 2 clear scam emails, but a lot of low-ballers. I listed at $400 for my 4S/32GB/white with 13-months left on Apple Care+ and I can't tell you the number of emails I've gotten that ask "will you take $275 cash." So silly.
     
  18. oliviav thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "Common sense tells me no but I'd like to hear your opinions."
     
  19. aquadisiac macrumors 6502

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    its crazy cos they're even texting the google voice # i have on there :eek:
     
  20. EcuadorianMami macrumors regular

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    me too...think right now is not the right time...a lot of ppl trying to get rid of their 4s
     
  21. MS2083 macrumors regular

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    NO DEAL !!!! that guy is definitely a Scammer!

    You want to meet the Person at a Public Place like "Starbucks" for example...
     
  22. Codepiink macrumors regular

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    anyone on craigslist who offers you more than your asking price is a scammer.
     
  23. letswastetime macrumors regular

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    Besides cash only, sell locally..anyone have other tips for selling your old iPhone via Craigslist?
     
  24. renesandy macrumors regular

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    I just sold my ATT 16GB for $350 this morning.
    Only tip I have is if you have the box it can make a big difference.
     

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