Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by CV-23, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. KarenS

    KarenS New Member

    Oct 10, 2011
    We live in Sewell, NJ and Summer in Wildwood, NJ
    1992 270DA in need of some toss pillows to add that "something special"
    Mercruiser 7.4
    I always post
    PLEASE PUT FISHFINDER IN SUBJECT LINE OR I WILL NOT REPLY....(or whatever you're selling, as long as it's not the same as the listing title)
    This is an email I received just last week about a $75 fishfinder I'm selling...LOL

    Hello. Hope you doing great. I was told by my assistant that your item is still for sale,i would have love to come and see it,but my scheduled is very tight.I will mail out your payment once you provide your full number and address or P O Box. I can only pay via Money Order, as am on a business trip now in the UK,pls let me know where to send your payment to because i wouldn't want to lose it to some else.I don't mind adding ($50) dollars so you can keep it in my favor,you should get your payment in 3-5 working days i will appreciate if you can get the ad off craigslist so i can be sure you are keeping it in my favor.Please let me know as soon as you receive it so i can start making arrangement for the pick-up.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2012
  2. ch435

    ch435 New Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    2005 Sundancer 280
    Tow with 97 F250 7.3 diesel
    Twin 4.3 mercruisers, with Bravo III Drives
    They are obviously all scams. They are generic - they don't mention the actual item, they are always too busy to get the "item", so there is a third party shipper involved, they won't deal in cash, and the English is choppy. These sob's need to go get a life.
  3. Dave 205

    Dave 205 New Member

    Mar 15, 2011
    Omaha, NE
    2006 205 Sport, Shorelander Trailer. Towed by 2012 Ford F-150 Supercrew 5.0 with factory tow package
    Mercruiser 5.0 220 HP Carb w/ Alpha 1 Drive
    I put my rental properties up on Craigslist, and my eventual clients tell me there are a lot of scams where people hijack listing information for legitimate homes for sale and put it on Craigslist as rentals, and ask for deposits to be sent out of town, and the landlord will mail the keys.

    As the landlord, I’ve received some really odd responses.

    Over eight years I’ve learned:

    If it looks weird, it is. If the weirdo is just stupid, too bad, a better prospect will come along. Patience is key. I put my ad up blind, meaning they respond to me in e-mail. I read the e-mail and start the vetting process. I’d delete the e-mail you received, just on the garbled text that it is. Greed is bad, I was offered rent above my terms, and learned the woman wanted run an escort service out of my home. The lower offer where you actually get paid is best, the scam where you are wiped out is bad. Leave the out of town shipping of major items to people who know how to play that game on e-bay. The suggestion of posting your payment terms and conditions is an excellent idea, and stick to your terms, don’t let someone persuade you to go where you don’t want to go.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2012
  4. MIKA II

    MIKA II New Member

    Nov 26, 2011
    FPYC, Grimsby, Ontario
    310 Sundancer 2009, Raymarine C80-Radar/Chartplotter/GPS, 8'6" Zodiac Zoom with 6 hp Tohatsu
    MerCruiser® T-350 Magnum MPI Bravo® III DTS* (T-300 hp - 224 kW) w/ Axius
    Definitely a scam. Have seen it many times in responses to Kijiji and Craigslist ads.
  5. MIKA II

    MIKA II New Member

    Nov 26, 2011
    FPYC, Grimsby, Ontario
    310 Sundancer 2009, Raymarine C80-Radar/Chartplotter/GPS, 8'6" Zodiac Zoom with 6 hp Tohatsu
    MerCruiser® T-350 Magnum MPI Bravo® III DTS* (T-300 hp - 224 kW) w/ Axius
    Run away as fast as you can..
  6. tpccg

    tpccg New Member

    Jun 16, 2011
    1991 200 Overnighter
    5.0l 305
    I have bought and sold many things on CL and have found that I need to just use the phone and disregard all emails. They are 90% scams and a waste of time. If they really want it they will call. Despite this I still love CL. And got my current 200 OV off of CL.
  7. rcmafgny

    rcmafgny Active Member

    Oct 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2008 33 Sundancer; Kohler Gen set; Simrad electronics
    Twin 8.1 Horizons w/ V Drives
    common scam
  8. AMFM3

    AMFM3 Active Member

    Mar 11, 2012
    Okanagan Lake, British Columbia
    370 Sundancer 1995 Raymarine C 120 Plotter / Radar
    7.4 L Twin inboards,
    I've received a form of that exact email 3 times in the last month. One was an oil rig worker buying for his dad, another working in South America buying for his son and another like the first one. DON'T DO IT.

    They pay by PayPal. Then once they have your stuff, they complain to PayPal saying the product isn't exactly what you said it was. Money gets frozen and you're out how ever much you sold it for.
  9. sdarc

    sdarc Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    Piedmont NC
    That oil worker is buying a lot of stuff for his dad. He wanted to buy my boat. I asked him to call. he said he couldn't because a storm knocked out communication on the platform. I said you're communicating with me now. Last I heard from them.

    Definately scam... and a lot of them out there. I never respond to emails on craigslist unless they are specific and give me a phone # to call them.
  10. villain style

    villain style Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    2006 44 DA
    QSC 8.3s
    Cummins QSC 8.3s 500HO
    Scam - I've seen it plenty of times..... Now I usually just play along. I respond with... its available but their is lots of interest from others too. Then I say oh I must raise the price now by 10,000 because someone else is interested. They usually say OK. Then I play along some more and don't forget a couple "God bless you's" in there as well to reciprocate theirs. And then after a couple days of jerking them along I usually end with a long email about how they will love the item and then finish it with a big........Oh yeah, one more thing.......GO F**K YOURSELF.......
  11. BritLady

    BritLady Active Member

    Jul 30, 2011
    FL West Coast
    2006 - 340 SeaRay Sundancer, Garmin 840XS GPS & Garmin 7401XS GPS
    2013 - Mercury 280 RIB Dink 8'10"
    Inboard 8.1 Horizon Mercruiser & 2015 6HP Tohatsu O/B.
    Like your style! Have done something similar in the past with scam responses I've had but I generally conclude by asking them: If they like sex and travel?

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