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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Scam, Legit or Incest?

First off, sorry for the lengthy post.

I'm selling an older vehicle that's in pretty rough shape. Because of this, it's priced thousands under Blue Book. After I listed the vehicle on Craigslist, I promptly received 8 emails within about 15 minutes of each other. Five emails belonged to one lady and the other three to randoms.

Skipping to today... I called back all four people, which none answered. Voicemails were left for all.

I received a call back from the female that emailed five times. She gave me the single mother story and just needs a vehicle to get her from point A to point B. She wanted to schedule a viewing, but needed to check with a sibling since she knew nothing about cars.

Another phone call was received shortly after and this time it was a gentleman claiming to be the females brother. We chatted for a bit and arranged a viewing this evening at 7:30pm. Nothing out of the ordinary, but this was about to get weird.

I receive a call from the third person I contacted this morning. She asks very vague questions and didn't even know what kind of car I'm selling. She asks if she can come out this evening to see the vehicle, which I inform her there was already a gentleman coming. She then says "O yea, my bother should be there at 7:30p, sorry." and proceeds to hang up.

Fifteen minutes later, my phone rings again. It is the last number I called this morning. This gentleman asks a couple questions about the vehicle and asks if he can come out tonight to view it. After telling him he could not due to the prior arrangements with caller #1, he informs me that caller #1 and #2 are his sister and brother-in-law. I asked if all four people are siblings and he says yes. "We're one big happy and close family." was his exact reply. After asking for my address, I asked if his brother was still coming and he stated he was not. I then told him that this all seemed fishy and if he would like to view the car, he can get my address from his brother. The gentleman became very anger and started yelling and demanding I give my address so he can buy the car tonight. After I calmed him down, he stated he would give me an extra $500 if I would give him my address so he could come tonight and pay with cash. I told him no and that I was sorry, which he replied "Fuck you" and hung up the phone.

Lastly, I received a phone call about 30 minutes later from a different number and a different gentleman. He asked if the vehicle was still for sale and if anyone was coming tonight. I told him no one was coming tonight and he instantly hung up.

After all of this, I took it upon myself to google their phone numbers and some of the names they put in their emails. I found they have tons of cars listed all around the country on Craiglist for sale. All of the vehicles are late model cars that are under $4,000 except for a 2006 Buick.

I know some people here have dealt with scams and thief, so I want to get some input on the matter. I'm obviously not going to deal with them, but I was thinking if they did show up with cash, should I?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 05:50 PM
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If they show up with american currency , just sell them the car . Have someone with you just in case .

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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 05:57 PM
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Wow - Craigslist always has just weirded me out

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I'd tell them meet me in a public parking lot not at dark. I NEVER let people come to my house to buy or sell.
I am guessing there is some personal issues between them. I'd sell it to the first person who shows up. If one of them has an issue with that, tell them sorry it's first come first server and this appointment was set first.
CL is not some legally binding contract, it's yours until it's not, it's not your family to worry about, I don't see the issue?
I would have said "The price just went up $1000 since you decided to act like a jackass and you obviously want it so bad."

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I'm guessing $500 dude is pretending to be the other callers family to try and buy the car before the origional caller can look at it.
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+ 1 on public place with someone you trust.

The title should be nearby - but not in hand until the money is worked out.

No test drives.

Do not pre-sign the bill of sale.


OR - make sure your theft insurance is up to date on the vehicle and leave it outside tonight with the windows cracked open and let nature take its course.

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You should look up to see if your car is for sale by another party. Seems like thy are a bunch of Gypsy's and they are reselling your car on craigslist.
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Simple I have a gun, and two very big racist dogs if you need some muscle let me know

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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You should look up to see if your car is for sale by another party. Seems like thy are a bunch of Gypsy's and they are reselling your car on craigslist.
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Get theft insurance on this car just to be safe
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+1 on the public place. Never give out your address, never meet someone alone, and don't do it at night if at all possible. There are crazies out there.

Sounds like the others are right, its just a family that's trying to drag you into its drama.

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I had this same shit happen to me. Some idiot kid had all his friends calling and texting asking about the price making sure I was being consistent. I told all of them the price went up $500 ever time one of them texted. It stopped and in the end no one bought the car.

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you were going to get tossed between them like a gravy boat at thanksgiving.

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you were going to get tossed between them like a gravy boat at thanksgiving.
You were DYING to use that one weren't you?

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You were DYING to use that one weren't you?


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Kill your listing and relist in a few days. You should have never given out your actual address either.

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Yea never ever give your address on CL. I honestly dont like giving my email adrress even.
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give our your address. When they show, jump out butt fucking nekkid and spin yo dick in circles.

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