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    Default buying off of craigslist

    I've never done it before, mostly because I use to live in a place where bed bugs were a problem, scared of getting ripped off, and what if the seller is an actual serial killer. I can't be the only person with these fears
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    Its hard sometimes finding something legit in the jobs section, but most of the "for sale" stuff is okay.. I meet people in public areas when I buy something, like a police station or a super market parking lot in the front of the store. Ive never had a major problem with it.
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    I bought my bike off of craigslist... the lady was perfectly nice and didn't even try to cut out my kidneys and sell them on the black market (or craigslist)!
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    I'm buying a dresser i don't think it's reasonable to ask them to bring a dresser to a supermarket and me be like no I don't want it if I don't like it/doesn't fit my needs
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    Crazy story but...

    I've rented rooms in California twice both times never having been to the house before. Arrived off the plane with all my crap in a sketchy neighborhood. Everything worked perfectly. In one case I sent $1500 to the guy whose room I was taking knowing I would never see his face.

    Ask for pics, check their email domains, get their phone number, have a conversation, etc... Make them put enough effort to make fraud unlikely.

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    Yeah I've done tons of transactions on CL - got a futon, a table, bed frame (no mattress - ewww no bedbugs pls!), sold the same bed frame, got two roommates from there. I think you just email a couple times, talk to the people on the phone, get a sense of whether you're sketched out, and BRING SOMEBODY WITH YOU. For the roommates we conducted interviews, and it turned out fine.
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    Yup, bought and sold lots of stuff, but I guess I probably don't have to worry about creepers, just getting ripped off. I try to make sure I know about what I'm buying and check it out as much as I can before money changes hands. If they give their apartment or house address it's usually a sign of good faith. I know where they live...

    There was a story in the newspaper a couple months ago about a guy selling gold. He found a buyer who instructed him to meet them in a deserted parking lot, alone. He called the police to see if it was advised, they told him not to go. He went anyway, they stole his cash. Dumbass.

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    Everything in my house is from Craigslist &/or thrift store because we're cheap bastards. Everything does look very nice though. I think everything in my room is from there minus my mattress and accessories (shit I bought from Japanese dollar store)...





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