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I'm interested in buying an item off of craigslist, but....................

would someone tell me the process, it's in a different state, i'e never done this and afraid of scams, it this safe , has anyone purchase from this and how it works

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:33 PM on Mar. 20, 2011 in Shopping

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  • Okay, what are you buying? I use Craigslist quite a bit and may be able to help you. Whay are you buying and how do they want you to pay?
    NEVER send a check, or money order out of state. If you purchase out of state, bring cash, and go there yourself and don't leave without the purchased item.

    I'm pretty good at figuring out who's scamming.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 2:35 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • i see,i thought i could pay pal or something and have it shipped
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 2:38 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • What is the item you are wanting, you can always have them email you a picture of the item, if not already on craigs list. How far away are you from the item? Is it something you can make a day trip out of it to go get it? I got my dog off craigs list and I had a lot of email interaction before I actually went to look at the dogs.
    Ambear72

    Answer by Ambear72 at 2:48 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • no, not close at all in milwaukee it's in california
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 2:53 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • If the person isn't willing to speak to you on the phone, then you aren't willing to give them your money. Period.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 2:57 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • i use ebay more but my bf does the craigslist
    goobersmom713

    Answer by goobersmom713 at 9:08 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • I've never used craigslist.
    sherribeare

    Answer by sherribeare at 1:41 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • I guess you have to think about the cost of shipping something. How badly do you want the item and will it really be worth what you will be paying as well as paying to ship it? Check ebay for similar things...you might be surprised that someone is selling something similar and offering free ship and ebay has policies on what happens if you don't get your item.
    michcous

    Answer by michcous at 4:42 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • b careful mk sure u meet at a public place also have someone with you...
    smiley745

    Answer by smiley745 at 11:57 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • good advice ladies
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:00 AM on Mar. 23, 2011

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