Another reminder of the dangers of Craigslist

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    Jan 28, 2015 4:47 AM GMT
    http://www.aol.com/article/2015/01/27/bodies-found-after-ga-couple-lured-by-craigslist-contact/21135333/
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jan 28, 2015 5:07 AM GMT
    Seen this on the news ... very sad story


    The guy they suspect:
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  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 28, 2015 4:02 PM GMT
    Pretty sad indeed. I assumed it was some sort of a sex ad, but this is the kind of ad many of us would consider if we were interested in pursuing (in this case), a specific automobile.

    It forces you to think about basic safety and the best approach to something like this.
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    Jan 28, 2015 5:23 PM GMT
    locally there is a few adds (seems 3-4 adds for the same thing) for a still in the box Porter Cable framing nailer off CraigsList. You get an odd response from the seller.

    listed $80 less than the homeDepot $200 price.

    The seller seems in no hurry to sell so i suspect he has between less than a truck load of them and maybe nothing to sell. Otherwise a wast of time

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    Jan 28, 2015 5:59 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidPretty sad indeed. I assumed it was some sort of a sex ad, but this is the kind of ad many of us would consider if we were interested in pursuing (in this case), a specific automobile.

    It forces you to think about basic safety and the best approach to something like this.


    Ehhh, not really. Of the millions of uneventful meetings from Craigslist, this really should not be surprising. Bad people exist. You probably have a much better chance of being struck by lightening.
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    Jan 28, 2015 8:34 PM GMT
    Radd said
    HndsmKansan saidPretty sad indeed. I assumed it was some sort of a sex ad, but this is the kind of ad many of us would consider if we were interested in pursuing (in this case), a specific automobile.

    It forces you to think about basic safety and the best approach to something like this.


    Ehhh, not really. Of the millions of uneventful meetings from Craigslist, this really should not be surprising. Bad people exist. You probably have a much better chance of being struck by lightening.


    Still, being cautious can't hurt.
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    Jan 28, 2015 9:14 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidPretty sad indeed. I assumed it was some sort of a sex ad, but this is the kind of ad many of us would consider if we were interested in pursuing (in this case), a specific automobile.

    It forces you to think about basic safety and the best approach to something like this.


    Chasing after a 50 yr old collector car! Oh yeah, could easily happen to me. My guard would be down too as these folks are 'generally' the cream of the crop as far as decency and just plain good folks goes. This would have caught me off guard too
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    Jan 28, 2015 10:39 PM GMT
    =/
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    Jan 29, 2015 2:29 AM GMT
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    Lol.
  • thadjock

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    Jan 30, 2015 12:22 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said

    Chasing after a 50 yr old collector car! Oh yeah, could easily happen to me. My guard would be down too as these folks are 'generally' the cream of the crop as far as decency and just plain good folks goes. This would have caught me off guard too

    I love craigslist

    bought a motorcycle off there, but I didn't go with the cash to buy it when I went to check it out, u never know what you're gonna walk into. Once I knew the dude was ok I went back the next day with the money for the bike. also had my 9mm and a 6-3 220# coworker with me (somebody had to drive my truck home)haha

    If I were the seller I wouldn't accept anything other than cash either so i completely understand that, but gotta use common sense.
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    Jan 30, 2015 5:54 AM GMT
    I got my 66 stang off craigslist.
    Still have it......

    I might sell it soon. Big Bucks!icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 30, 2015 2:54 PM GMT
    thadjock said
    freedomisntfree said

    Chasing after a 50 yr old collector car! Oh yeah, could easily happen to me. My guard would be down too as these folks are 'generally' the cream of the crop as far as decency and just plain good folks goes. This would have caught me off guard too

    I love craigslist

    bought a motorcycle off there, but I didn't go with the cash to buy it when I went to check it out, u never know what you're gonna walk into. Once I knew the dude was ok I went back the next day with the money for the bike. also had my 9mm and a 6-3 220# coworker with me (somebody had to drive my truck home)haha

    If I were the seller I wouldn't accept anything other than cash either so i completely understand that, but gotta use common sense.


    I used to watch it a bunch in SoCal where there was at least a chance of find clean, rust free, original collector cars on CL sold by families in estate sales . Back here in Ohio, you can remove that term 'rust free' so I'm not much interested in browsing CL.
  • thadjock

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    Jan 30, 2015 8:59 PM GMT
    on a side note the "suspect" isn't altogether bad looking.....i've worked with alot of guys who look just like that.