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Old 03-18-2013, 09:05 PM   #15
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I got a bit of a laugh at the dirtbags' expense this evening. Apparently they had a bit of a cross-up with the templates they use for their attempts at thievery. In the various craigslist locations around where we live, which I have on an automated search for the word "airstream", the numbskulls posted a bunch of sedan and pickup ads which all had description about a "stubborn dressage saddle" and hidden keywords of "airstream" somewhere. Every one of the listings was 10%-20% of an honest price for the vehicle advertised, just like the do with Airstreams. I flagged every one, of course.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:33 PM   #16
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I do the same thing...flag'em.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:51 PM   #17
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Nothing wrong with shopping and buying on Craigs List. Common sense is in order. I found my trailer on CL and had it checked out by a member here that lived close by. He reported back that it was a good deal on a fine old trailer. I drove over (250+ miles one way) bought it and dragged it back home. Not one regret in the past year with buying a Craigs List Airstream.
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Nothing wrong with shopping and buying on Craigs List. Common sense is in order. I found my trailer on CL and had it checked out by a member here that lived close by. He reported back that it was a good deal on a fine old trailer. I drove over (250+ miles one way) bought it and dragged it back home. Not one regret in the past year with buying a Craigs List Airstream.
The difference is, even though you found it on Craigslist, you still relied upon the Mark I eyeball and not just endless back-and-forth e-mails.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:07 AM   #19
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I summarized the process. We did swap numerous emails and phone calls. So I am not sure what your point is.
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I summarized the process. We did swap numerous emails and phone calls. So I am not sure what your point is.
The point is, scammers will never want to do anything face-to-face, and will always want to deal through an unnamed agent, whether buying or selling.

You sent someone over to check it out for you first, but you still did the purchase in person. The person you bought from agreed to meet you for the sale, rather than working through some third party. Yes?

Sooner or later, it all comes down to face-to-face, even when dealing with Craigslist.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:26 AM   #21
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Here's the one I dealt with a couple of times. Google gmail's abuse department refuses to suspend this account, and "she" lists this all over craigslist with impunity. I swear, I don't even know why google bothers with their abuse@gmail.com account, it's pointless IMHO.

"Hi ,

Thank you for contacting me about my 1985 Airstream SOVEREIGN 25 that I have for sale. This RV home is in great shape (ONLY 4300 LBS Features: Dinette , Couch , Sleeping Space, Refrigerator and much more ).This is a one owner RV , title is clear. It has no damage, no hidden defects.The interior is very clean and everything works perfectly.I do have the title, clear, under my name.My husband and I divorced last year, after the divorce I was awarded the RV, I don't need it and that's why I'm selling it so cheap.The total price is $1,900 including delivery and handling. It is located in Chicago, IL. I recently moved here after I divorced. We can use Amazon Payments protection program for our safety and for payment I prefer to use a Amazon Payments buyer protection plan. The financial part will be managed by them. Which means that you will have 10 days inspection period before committing to buy the camper a refund policy is included. The deal will go strictly according to Amazon Payments rules and policy. There are no other costs on this transaction through Amazon Payments.

Here are the pictures with the Rv : https://plus.google.com/photos/10723...14093562666417

Let me know if you want to buy it.

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Michelle Bradshaw"
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atheos- That is the exact email and pics I got with my inquire a couple of days ago in Central Michigan area. This was my reply:
WHAT A SCAM! I'M TURNING THIS OVER TO THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE.
With in 30 minutes the listing was gone from Craigslist in our part of Michigan.

Buyer beware! Only deal face to face.
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With in 30 minutes the listing was gone from Craigslist in our part of Michigan.

Buyer beware! Only deal face to face.
It will be back tomorrow, the gmail address is still valid, and the police won't care. Buyer beware is right!
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Here's the one I dealt with a couple of times. Google gmail's abuse department refuses to suspend this account, and "she" lists this all over craigslist with impunity. I swear, I don't even know why google bothers with their abuse@gmail.com account, it's pointless IMHO.

"Hi ,

Thank you for contacting me about my 1985 Airstream SOVEREIGN 25 that I have for sale. This RV home is in great shape (ONLY 4300 LBS Features: Dinette , Couch , Sleeping Space, Refrigerator and much more ).This is a one owner RV , title is clear. It has no damage, no hidden defects.The interior is very clean and everything works perfectly.I do have the title, clear, under my name.My husband and I divorced last year, after the divorce I was awarded the RV, I don't need it and that's why I'm selling it so cheap.The total price is $1,900 including delivery and handling. It is located in Chicago, IL. I recently moved here after I divorced. We can use Amazon Payments protection program for our safety and for payment I prefer to use a Amazon Payments buyer protection plan. The financial part will be managed by them. Which means that you will have 10 days inspection period before committing to buy the camper a refund policy is included. The deal will go strictly according to Amazon Payments rules and policy. There are no other costs on this transaction through Amazon Payments.

Here are the pictures with the Rv : https://plus.google.com/photos/10723...14093562666417

Let me know if you want to buy it.

Regards,

Michelle Bradshaw"
Very similar to the ad I flagged...except "she" had moved to Nebraska etc, etc...
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