RH 4,219 Member · Posted March 23, 2020 Share Posted March 23, 2020 I've not tried to sell on Craigslist much. I have picked items up. My wife's Grand Father who is in assisted living had an estate sale about a month ago. What was left was an adjustable bed. I put it on craigslist because the Re:store wouldn't take it and we'd like to get it to someone if they can use it. Someone reached out to me asking me if my price was the final price. They asked to not use the Craigslist system and asked to use direct email. I'm fine with that, but considering, what has since transpired, I see it as a "yellow" flag. Anyway, I responded that it was for sale but I wanted to float it at the asking price I through out. That was a week ago and I never heard back from the person. I also haven't had anyone contact me regarding the beds, so this morning I emailed the guy back and basically said, "if you want the beds, just throw out an offer." This was the response I received: Quote Thanks for the response to my husband regarding your item, We are ready to make the purchase now but i wont be able to meet with you due to my work frame and also we are very busy at this time because we are moving and also arranging for our daughter's wedding , And the price and condition as shown on the Craigslist sound good to us, My husband will proceed to overnight a Cashier Check to you through FedEx and after it clears your bank before we make arrangement for the pick up. I will adding extra $50 to the asking price so that you reserve it for me..Kindly Email the below information to overnight the check to you ASAP.Name to be on the CheckAddress to overnight checkCell #... ...And the Asking Price.Kindly Acknowledge the receipt of this email and Awaiting information needed to overnight payment out tomorrow morning .Thanks and Stay safe. Ooooook, this just feels weird and it feels scammy but I can't see the direct scam. I'm not giving them my bank account number. I know, that's a no-no. It could be assumed they would have needed both my number and address to pick up the bed so that's not fishy and, of course, they'd need a name. But the wording and the verbiage just feels off, especially since they ask for the Asking Price. So what do you guys think? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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