I run ad's on craigslist almost continuously and they allow you to re-new them every 3 days. Within mins of doing that I get identical, dumb as replies from the same people for all my ad's not realizing all the ad's are from the same person.
Normally is like, "let me know location, I can pick up". I have an ad offering to trade my pick up for a van and get the these replies.
These just want your e address for spam. There are help wanted ad's on c/l for people to do this.
Also get them identical to what is posted above.
Some people are just stupid too I have a current add for a drop on (dressed) O/B powerhead. I have pix's of the p.heads and the complete motors (twins) showing how clean they are.
Started getting calls about "the motors for sale". Title of ad says "powerhead" but still get calls. They think are buying two virgin '99 250HP motors for the price of a p.head. When I explain the gig they then ask if I know where they can find a pair of motors. I then laugh and ask if they mean for that price and what they expect to get for it.
I added a sentence as first line of ad, in capitals with asterisks saying "AD IS FOR P.HEADS ONLY, PIX'S ARE ONLY TO SHOW HOW CLEAN MOTORS ARE".
and I still get the calls! Have gotten the same, non english speaking Miamian's (plural) , multiple times who only see the pictures of the motors, do not understand the english term "powerhead' and have to have their english speaking friends call.
One french guy has done it twice!
Some people need to stay inside, off the phone and off the computer!
Last edited by Twin O/B Sonic; 09-22-2011 at 03:45 PM.
I'd rather be competitive w/junk I built in the garage than win w/stuff I bought.
Yes its a scam, they send you a counterfeit check and then tell you you to use some of the money they sent you to pay the agent coming to look at the boat. They try to get you to do this before you realize the check is no good. They use counterfeit Postal Money Orders and Certified Bank Checks.
X9, I have had maybe 7 of these over a couple years. Even got em in regards to stuff posted on forums from time to time. Good luck with a legit sale!
Yup, got several when I was selling my boat. I just sent their email addy to a spambot site.
so many scams.... it's a shame...
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