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Old 11-04-2008, 10:34 AM   #1
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Legit or Scam? Craiglist Listing

Check out these two, appearing to be indentical, Craiglist listings. One is from Minneapolis, and one is from Iowa City. Both list a greatly underpriced 2005 Bambi. Tell me what you all see:

Bambi Trailer St Paul Great Condition

Bambi Trailer Iowa City Best Offer
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:41 AM   #2
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And it appears in NW Indiana:
Bambi Trailer Northwest Indiana Great Condition
And in Chicago:
Bambi Trailer Chicago 2005
And in Rockford:
Bambi Trailer Rockford No Damage

Always a different price, always priced low, same pictures, hmmmm
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:41 AM   #3
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It smells like what it is. I turned them in to Craigslist as scams.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:43 AM   #4
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you are right - something is wrong - either the condition or price/ awnings is spelled wrong - wnings
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:45 AM   #5
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you are right - something is wrong - either the condition or price/ awnings is spelled wrong - wnings
The text was copied and pasted. The "A" is on a prior line in the ad. Plus all the keywords below the text, and over the pictures, no contact info other than the blind Craigslist box.
If you want to play a game with them, you can copy all the box adresses, and do a "BCC" to all of them, with the same response:

"Hello I would like to purchase this trailer it is what I have always wanted ccan I send you a money order for the entire amount including shipping and you send me a refund of overpayment?"
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:48 AM   #6
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And now it has made it to Detroit! What a Bambi!
Bambi Trailer Detroit Metro Best Offer
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:49 AM   #7
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Check out the funky text after the listing (just above the photos) - I think this is some kind of bot placing the ad and adding random text form other locations.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:55 AM   #8
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Scam, Scam, Scam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am not including the links, but this Bambi appears to be in adds across the country. I have now also found it in:

Albany, NY
Buffalo, NY
Harlem, NY (NYC)
Chinatown, NY (NYC)
Austin, Texas
Corpus Christi, TX
Dallas, TX

I bet we could find it in every state. Pass the word! Once again someone is using the excellent name of Airstream for no good!
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:34 PM   #9
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Looks like the two links were flagged for removal...

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Old 11-04-2008, 12:51 PM   #10
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This same ad is appearing all over the country. If anyone finds this ad in their city or state, please flag it as well.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:54 PM   #11
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looks like it's gone...
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:00 PM   #12
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ALL GONE whats that tell ya. Looked.Quacked and walked Must have been a duck LOL
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:08 PM   #13
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Bogus Bambi ads all gone! Just another reason to appreciate the Forum!
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:00 PM   #14
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Check out these two, appearing to be indentical, Craiglist listings. One is from Minneapolis, and one is from Iowa City. Both list a greatly underpriced 2005 Bambi. Tell me what you all see:
Bambi Trailer St Paul Great Condition
Bambi Trailer Iowa City Best Offer
Looks like the ante has gone up from a Bambi to a Tradewind -
This was in the Houston Craigslist today:

Vintage 24ft AIRSTREAM TRADEWIND Travel Trailer RV - $4000 -

Figured it was too good to be true, but also thought - what the hell....

This is the reply I received - does the verbage sound familiar???

Hi there,
The trailer is in perfect condition,no dents or scratches,looks like new!I'm realy sorry for you but we can't meet face to face because i'm moving to my parents address from New York, because I just finished the divorce with my husband and I am very busy,with kids etc. Anyway i think this will not be a problem for you. When the divorce has finished i own this vehicle . As a women i don't need it. The transaction will be closed only through a 3rd party and this way we will both be protected. My time is limited so I decided to use a service from eBay VPP. The vehicle will be shipped insured to your location with DAS and you will have 5 days for inspection.Please contact me asap,if you are interested.
Price:4000
Location:Miami/FL
Mileage:12500
This Vintage 1964 24ft AIRSTREAM TRADEWIND includes:
Fully self-contained luxury camper by AIRSTREAM, the best in the business
Professional Polish & Clearcoat by P&S Trailer Service
Beautiful HARDWOOD Interior Cabinetry & Trim
etc.
etc.
etc.

If anyone wants to drop poor old recently/soon to be divorced Maggie a line, here is the contact info:
Please respond to
margaretpalmer@ymail.com
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