Ahh the joys of using Craigslist...

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Immortal1, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. Immortal1

    Immortal1 New Member

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    to sell your Mac.

    I'm sellin my iBook G4 and here's a message i got...

    HELLO SELLER
    I AM MRS ROSY BENNY A POLICE OFFICE IN
    BELGIUM. I WAS MARRIED 6 YEARS AGO TO A NIGERIAN AND I
    HAD A SON FOR HIM. LAST YEAR HE WAS DEPOTED AND BACK
    TO HIS COUNTRY AND UNKNOWN TO ME HE TOOK OUR SON WITH
    HIM. I HAVE REALLY MISSED MY SOON.
    I WANT TO BUY YOUR ITEM FOR MY SON BECAUSE HIS
    BIRTHDAY IS COMING UP SOON AND I WANT THE BEST FOR
    HIM. I WILL LIKE FOR YOU TO LET ME KNOW THE CONDITION
    OF YOUR ITEM. YOU WILL HELP ME SHIP IT TO HIM THROUGH
    THIS INFORMATION BELOW:
    MUHAMMED MUSA
    NO 5ODUSI STREET ISALE OSOSAMI
    IBADAN
    OYO STATE
    NIGERIA
    23402
    I WILL BE OFFERING YOU $100 FOR SHIPPING TO THE
    ADDRESS.I WILL OFFER YOU $1500 FOR THE ITEM. I WILL
    LIKE FOR YOU TO ADD UP THE SHIPPING WITH THE PRICE OF
    THE ITEM SO THAT I CAN MAKE THE PAYMENT. I WILL MAKE
    THE PAYMENT THROUGH PAYPAL ACCOUNT AND WILL MAKE IT
    IMMEDIATE YOU GIVE ME CONFIRMATION TO GO AHEAD.
    THANKS
     
  2. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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  3. DjShiznit

    DjShiznit Representing Deutschland, yah.

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    Sell! Sell! Sell! Er, wait a minute... :hsugh:
     
  4. MUDFISH

    MUDFISH New Member

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    I see no problem with that... looks totally legit...:h5:
     
  5. inamorata

    inamorata New Member

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    i see what they did there
     
  6. doublemeat

    doublemeat New Member

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    Take the offer before they change their mind!!!!
     
  7. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    when i sold my Xbox 360 on ebay this summer...i had to list it 3 times because the first 2 times it was sold, it was some "prince" from africa that was living in London, asking me to send it to this daughter in like zimbabwe or something...
     
  8. DeeRock

    DeeRock New Member

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    Oh no, not depoted!!

    Apparently this person is too stupid to add 1500 + 100, as well...
     
  9. zeroace

    zeroace ..........

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    But she's a police office. You can trust her :hsugh:
     
  10. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    seems legit to me :dunno:














































    :hsugh:
     
  11. kiz

    kiz New Member

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    how do they get the money back from paypal for the scam? if they send cash then you withdraw and take it out of your acc then ship...how do they scam?
     
  12. GearHead

    GearHead Active Member

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    They claim that they never got the item or whatever.

    And do a Google for the P-P-Powerbook!! sometime when you are bored. Funny shit.
     
  13. captainwang

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    its fairly easy to get legitimate deals going in the NYC area. I've flipped a couple of ipods for profit and scored a 800 mhz ti powerbook for 300 bucks..just gotta be persistent..
     
  14. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i once sent a dvd player to someone in yugoslavia. they won the auction and paid me through paypal right away.

    a couple of weeks later, the real person owning the paypal address and ebay account contacted me looking for information on where i sent it, because they had had they're account hacked and blah blah blah, you know how it goes.

    good thing i never got a paypal chargeback. the person was nice enough to let me keep the money for the address and info on where i sent it. i doubt they ever got anything out of that info though

    funniest part is that after i sent it out, i noticed that i forgot to include the remote control for it. it's worthless without the remote
     

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