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(WTKR)   Woman sells video game console on Craigslist. Buyer comes back an hour later wanting to play real life GTA   (wtkr.com) divider line 45
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2013-05-12 08:06:08 AM
she should have wrote them a CHECK
 
2013-05-12 08:24:43 AM
"Then you bring your family in front of my house. This the thing, you coming in front of my house with your kids, but never underestimate somebody,"

*confusedJackieChan.jpg*
 
2013-05-12 08:51:44 AM
I tell these dumbasses every time "I will meet you in a public place like a restaurant or store." I don't care how heavy it is. If they refuse, no sale.
 
2013-05-12 08:54:32 AM

moothemagiccow: I tell these dumbasses every time "I will meet you in a public place like a restaurant or store." I don't care how heavy it is. If they refuse, no sale.


Having them meet you at a local shooting range works too.
 
2013-05-12 11:41:23 AM
jehovahs witness protection: Having them meet you at a local shooting range works too.

Courthouse steps or police station parking lot.
 
2013-05-12 11:42:32 AM
I swear to God, Craigslist id the WORST thing to sell/buy anything (including and especially sex)! The odds of encountering a razor-swinging wackadoo are quite high.

Just sell your stuff on eBay, dammit! Keep the contact between you and the possible Ted Bundy on the other side separate, and mail them the goods.
 
2013-05-12 11:43:59 AM

moothemagiccow: I tell these dumbasses every time "I will meet you in a public place like a restaurant or store." I don't care how heavy it is. If they refuse, no sale.


Yeah, that's usually a general recommendation.  Shame there's so many cockwads in the US that you have to do that.
 
2013-05-12 11:49:16 AM
can't be as bad as holding your wee for a wii
 
2013-05-12 11:49:47 AM
Clearly a case of buyer's remorse. The purchaser was torn between buying a PSP for his children or buying methamphetamine for himself.
 
2013-05-12 11:55:54 AM
White says a Chesapeake detective came by Friday, and she identified a picture of the man.

This is why you never put your picture on the Fark Geek profile.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-12 12:01:06 PM
This is why I've got dogs

/not vicious, just let me know when somebody is in the yard
 
2013-05-12 12:01:08 PM

moothemagiccow: I tell these dumbasses every time "I will meet you in a public place like a restaurant or store." I don't care how heavy it is. If they refuse, no sale.


This.
 
2013-05-12 12:02:06 PM

moothemagiccow: I tell these dumbasses every time "I will meet you in a public place like a restaurant or store." I don't care how heavy it is. If they refuse, no sale.


And make sure you aren't followed home afterward.
 
2013-05-12 12:02:14 PM
Boy, those video games sure made him violent quickly.
 
2013-05-12 12:04:30 PM
home?
that's a camper
 
2013-05-12 12:04:31 PM
Lots of people have done drug deals in a bookstore parking lot.

I'm probably the only person who has done a book deal in a drugstore parking lot.
 
2013-05-12 12:05:49 PM

Whole Wheat: moothemagiccow: I tell these dumbasses every time "I will meet you in a public place like a restaurant or store." I don't care how heavy it is. If they refuse, no sale.

And make sure you aren't followed home afterward.


you guys are no fun.
 
2013-05-12 12:07:17 PM
What language was the article in?
It isn't English, maybe some sort of stream-of-conciousness meth lingo?
 
2013-05-12 12:10:56 PM
Reading that article made my hangover worse.

What was that part about someone's family on the front yard?
 
2013-05-12 12:11:51 PM
I haven't sold anything on Craigslist, but every time I've bought anything, I've taken someone with me, and only gone in broad daylight.  I would feel weird asking someone to drag a sofa to the police station, only to decide not to purchase.
 
2013-05-12 12:14:33 PM
If they ask "Where are you located?"

I always tell them the next city over. That's where I usually meet them if I'm going to sell anything. Also, always in front of something like Wal-Mart or a huge buffett restaraunt (can't spell.).

Something as small as a PSP? Don't let them come to your house. Idiot.
 
2013-05-12 12:21:14 PM
I suspect the game was a pos . The guy just wanted his money back but the lady was already gone with it. So he took equivalent merchandise to compensate. Nutty, but kinda understandable .If someone ripped me off , I'd be mad too.
I just wouldn't take it that far.
 
2013-05-12 12:26:01 PM
The only time I've ever let anyone from Craigslist meet at my home was then I was giving away baby stuff for free. And we met and exchanged it in front of my complex, so they had no idea which condo was mine.
 
2013-05-12 12:30:57 PM

sithon: I suspect the game was a pos . The guy just wanted his money back but the lady was already gone with it. So he took equivalent merchandise to compensate. Nutty, but kinda understandable .If someone ripped me off , I'd be mad too.
I just wouldn't take it that far.


He broke down their door- I think he was trying to rob them and wasn't expecting someone to be home. But who can say for sure? That article was written in some sort of jibberish posing as English.
 
2013-05-12 12:32:30 PM

cherryl taggart: I haven't sold anything on Craigslist, but every time I've bought anything, I've taken someone with me, and only gone in broad daylight.  I would feel weird asking someone to drag a sofa to the police station, only to decide not to purchase.


This whole 'meeting in a busy or safe public space' thing only works for buying and selling or should I do it when I go through another divorce and spend 18 months banging mad sluts that I found on Craigslist?
I'm pretty sure when I did that last time I just told them to come on over and get busy, we never met at the local cop car park.
 
2013-05-12 12:36:03 PM
Every time I've dealt with Craigslist I've regretted it. Either the people don't show up, or they don't call back, or they're weirdos. One time I posted a lost dog ad, and all I got were prank phone calls and spam. (Fortunately my dog had a name tag and the people down the street found him).

But yeah, no way let someone come to your house.
 
2013-05-12 12:54:34 PM

megarian: Reading that article made my hangover worse.

What was that part about someone's family on the front yard?


That article was a trainwreck. I started getting confused when the author wrote about "him" before defining who "he" was.
 
2013-05-12 01:00:11 PM
Oh no! He cocked the chamber back!

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2013-05-12 01:02:31 PM
"The guy you know pulled the gun on him, cocked the chamber back and was going to shoot him, demanding the money," says White.White put a PSP for sale on Craigslist for $75.The man came to her home Wednesday evening, and the transaction went smoothly."Then you bring your family in front of my house. This the thing, you coming in front of my house with your kids, but never underestimate somebody," says White.

Wtf? Can people not talk anymore. I can't parse this pronoun trainwreck.
 
2013-05-12 01:20:26 PM
There's a bank a couple of blocks away from me. There's steady traffic going by. There are cameras. They have a parking lot. It's across the street from the train station. It's about as convenient a spot as you can imagine with protection for both parties. I mention in my listings that buyers must meet me in a nearby bank parking lot and so far no one has declined to do so. I would assume anyone who doesn't is going to try and rip me off or worse and there's no way I'd meet with them.

Of course dealing with anyone on Craigslist is difficult. People will ask for your number (I give out a google voice number that I can block people with) so they can call and ask questions that are answered in the listings. They try to pretend you agreed to a different amount. They don't show up. It sucks. I'd much rather pay the Amazon/eBay fees than waste the time. I only go to craigslist to sell things that are difficult to ship, older items that are harder to sell on Amazon, or things that attract eBay scammers.


The only time I let people come to my place was when I was moving and lots of large, heavy items to sell. My apartment was pretty secure anyway. What a nightmare. Every single person who took something out of my place was nice, Everyone else who contacted me, whether it ended at an email, phone call, or them stopping by, was the worst, dumbest person in the world.
 
2013-05-12 01:26:01 PM
he "cock"ed the chamber

bwahahahaha
 
2013-05-12 01:32:59 PM

TV's Vinnie: I swear to God, Craigslist id the WORST thing to sell/buy anything (including and especially sex)! The odds of encountering a razor-swinging wackadoo are quite high.

Just sell your stuff on eBay, dammit! Keep the contact between you and the possible Ted Bundy on the other side separate, and mail them the goods.


The terrorists have won.

YoOjo: What language was the article in?
It isn't English, maybe some sort of stream-of-conciousness meth lingo?


This.
 
2013-05-12 01:55:08 PM

YoOjo: What language was the article in?
It isn't English, maybe some sort of stream-of-conciousness meth lingo?


This.

I was reading the beginning of the article where it says ""The guy you know pulled the gun on him, cocked the chamber back and was going to shoot him, demanding the money," says White."" There is no mention up to that point of any MAN in the house, so I had to read half way down the page to even comprehend that statement.
 
2013-05-12 01:59:25 PM

TV's Vinnie: I swear to God, Craigslist id the WORST thing to sell/buy anything (including and especially sex)! The odds of encountering a razor-swinging wackadoo are quite high.

Just sell your stuff on eBay, dammit! Keep the contact between you and the possible Ted Bundy on the other side separate, and mail them the goods.


huh, I seem to not have that problem.. I just sold almost every handheld electronic device I had (3 tablets, 2 cell phones, a laptop, ect..) in the two months and didn't have one problem. We met in a shopping center each time with no problems.. Well, except when I sold my Sprint Galaxy S3.. The guy that bought it thought it had a removable SIM Card (which it doesn't..) and wanted his money back.. Too bad I don't give refunds to people who don't do their research first before dropping 300 bucks on a phone...
 
2013-05-12 02:03:47 PM

moothemagiccow: I tell these dumbasses every time "I will meet you in a public place like a restaurant or store." I don't care how heavy it is. If they refuse, no sale.


^THIS - I occasionally go to other people's houses to pick up stuff, but if it's too skeezy I'll stay in the car. Usually I meet outside the grocery store that has cameras. I have only let one person (who I actually met through Facebook with his real name first) come to my house to buy stuff.

TV's Vinnie: I swear to God, Craigslist id the WORST thing to sell/buy anything (including and especially sex)! The odds of encountering a razor-swinging wackadoo are quite high.

Just sell your stuff on eBay, dammit! Keep the contact between you and the possible Ted Bundy on the other side separate, and mail them the goods.


Thing about ebay is they take at least 20% through various fees, plus a lot of people are dishonest, won't pay (unless you pay extra for buy it now or have a storefront), paypal is a biatch, it's easy to make a mistake and get your account suspended, and you have to ship things. I can understand why people don't want to go through the hassles. I have to keep up on all the complicated rules just to keep my account in good standing when they suddenly decide you can't use your logo on your pictures, etc.
 
2013-05-12 02:18:27 PM
What idiot buys or sells something on Craigslist and schedules a meetup at someone's home? Seriously?

Mall. Library. Police station. And you actually go inside, not meet in the parking lot. Geesh.

This is NOT hard people.
 
2013-05-12 02:22:25 PM

bkosh84: Well, except when I sold my Sprint Galaxy S3.. The guy that bought it thought it had a removable SIM Card (which it doesn't..) and wanted his money back.. Too bad I don't give refunds to people who don't do their research first before dropping 300 bucks on a phone...


Yep. One shouldn't expect a refund on a used item sold through Craigslist unless it was misrepresented. Do research ahead of time to make sure you're buying the thing you want and check it over during the transaction to make sure it has what you think it does. It's used. The value in the day or two between when you bought it and realized it isn't what you want has not changed. It's now your responsibility to go through the process of selling it again, not the first seller's.
 
2013-05-12 02:30:13 PM
So far, I've bought a stove, a washing machine and a truck off Craigslist.  Always gone to the people's houses, never had a problem.  The lady with the washing machine kept taking $10 off for blemishes.  People in MA are cool; they are abrasive on the outside, so you know what you're getting.  When I lived in CA, my "friends" stole from me.
 
2013-05-12 03:05:08 PM
I feel like TFA held me up at gunpoint and stole my PSP.

Who wrote that crap?
 
2013-05-12 03:40:31 PM

trappedspirit: "The guy you know pulled the gun on him, cocked the chamber back and was going to shoot him, demanding the money," says White.White put a PSP for sale on Craigslist for $75.The man came to her home Wednesday evening, and the transaction went smoothly."Then you bring your family in front of my house. This the thing, you coming in front of my house with your kids, but never underestimate somebody," says White.

Wtf? Can people not talk anymore. I can't parse this pronoun trainwreck.


My brain crashed trying to parse it... I have no clue what she's trying to say at all... She may as well be speaking Klingonese...
 
2013-05-12 08:05:04 PM
Please let this man be arrested in front of the same family he tried to impress by a purchase he clearly couldn't afford.

I'd harp about the piss-poor writing quality in the article, but the simple fact is that few content generators care enough to hire editors, or even good professional writers, especially for online content. I'm tired of clutching my pearls every time I see such dreck - it's just a fact of life now.
 
2013-05-12 10:35:47 PM

RobSeace: trappedspirit: "The guy you know pulled the gun on him, cocked the chamber back and was going to shoot him, demanding the money," says White.White put a PSP for sale on Craigslist for $75.The man came to her home Wednesday evening, and the transaction went smoothly."Then you bring your family in front of my house. This the thing, you coming in front of my house with your kids, but never underestimate somebody," says White.

Wtf? Can people not talk anymore. I can't parse this pronoun trainwreck.

My brain crashed trying to parse it... I have no clue what she's trying to say at all... She may as well be speaking Klingonese...



There's also a lot of punctuation failure by the reporter. Let me see if I can fix it by adding punctuation, inserting the implied words, and correcting the lower-class pronoun issues:

"The guy, you know, [he] pulled the gun on [my fiancee], [then he] cocked the chamber back and was going to shoot him, [while] demanding the money,"

"Then he brought his family [and they stood] in front of my house. This [is] the thing; Someone coming [to stand] in front of my house with their kids [makes them seem like a nice, safe person], but [it just goes to show, you should] never underestimate anybody,"
 
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2013-05-12 11:21:30 PM
I like the frozen yoghurt place nearby, it's convenient. I've only had people come over when the item is too big to easily move, like large car parts, and then, it's out in the driveway, not in the garage. I also try to take my pictures where there's nothing else valuable in-frame, so that they just don't know what else I own.

Bringing someone inside the house? That's just asking for it.
 
2013-05-13 12:13:08 AM
Damn that is quite possibly the worst written article i have ever seen.   While i have never bought or sold anything off craigslist i agree with not meeting them at your house unless the item is just too huge to easily move.
 
2013-05-13 12:52:52 AM
That's why you sell the small stuff on eBay.
 
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