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need help

Mount Sterling, KY

#1 Aug 17, 2012
anyone know anything about craigslist? I posted an ad on there and I have an email reply from a man. I am afraid to click on the email, afraid its a virius if I do. I thought the replies was supposed to come from craigslist, not some ones name. This is my first time using Craigslist, and I dont know anything about it. I tried to find this answer on there, but couldn't.
Opinon

Prestonsburg, KY

#2 Aug 17, 2012
You really need to stay off the personals on there if you re afraid to answer you replies.
So Agree

Harold, KY

#3 Aug 17, 2012
Opinon wrote:
You really need to stay off the personals on there if you re afraid to answer you replies.
Remember the guy who murdered that girl...I can't remember names...did that not have something to do with craigslist..be safe
looking to rent

Jackson, KY

#4 Aug 17, 2012
well i would not put any kind of ad on there or answer one that guy that killed one or two women killed these women that posted ads on there it is probably not safe. you don t know who you are associating with
need help

Mount Sterling, KY

#5 Aug 17, 2012
it was an item for sale, not me selling myself, you dodos. I should have known better that to come to topix for any help or advice.
Reader

Lebanon, KY

#6 Aug 18, 2012
I just put a couple of vehicles on there and almost instantly got hits on them. Sounded above board with the questions so I answered them and as soon as I hit send there was a reply instantly. I know they didn't have time to even read the email. They ask me to withdraw the items and send them my information so they could send me a check buying them sight unseen. These were one 20,000.00 vehicle and one junker. But still people just don't do that sight unseen. So I deleted the emails and I think Craigs list has turned into mostly people scamming people. Might have started out good but its a waste of time now.
need help

Mount Sterling, KY

#7 Aug 18, 2012
Reader wrote:
I just put a couple of vehicles on there and almost instantly got hits on them. Sounded above board with the questions so I answered them and as soon as I hit send there was a reply instantly. I know they didn't have time to even read the email. They ask me to withdraw the items and send them my information so they could send me a check buying them sight unseen. These were one 20,000.00 vehicle and one junker. But still people just don't do that sight unseen. So I deleted the emails and I think Craigs list has turned into mostly people scamming people. Might have started out good but its a waste of time now.
If I reply to your ad on craigslist, does it show it coming from me or from craigslist. I am afraid to click on the email.

“lmao I'm a flamer”

Since: Nov 10

Point Pleasant, WV

#8 Aug 18, 2012
need help wrote:
<quoted text>If I reply to your ad on craigslist, does it show it coming from me or from craigslist. I am afraid to click on the email.
Click on the email, it won't do any harm. I've sold tons of things on there. The worst that I've seen on there is like the previous poster said about scams. They want you to send them the item without any questions. I sold a travel trailer on there once, got an email back stating that he would send enough for shipment..consider it sold..lmao...it's a freaking travel trailer.
Your email should state in the subject box that this person was interested in your post on craigslist.
Please

Harold, KY

#9 Aug 18, 2012
need help wrote:
it was an item for sale, not me selling myself, you dodos. I should have known better that to come to topix for any help or advice.
then don't...the girl that got murdered wasn't selling herself either....so back at you...Dodo
used it

Elkview, WV

#10 Aug 19, 2012
Reader wrote:
I just put a couple of vehicles on there and almost instantly got hits on them. Sounded above board with the questions so I answered them and as soon as I hit send there was a reply instantly. I know they didn't have time to even read the email. They ask me to withdraw the items and send them my information so they could send me a check buying them sight unseen. These were one 20,000.00 vehicle and one junker. But still people just don't do that sight unseen. So I deleted the emails and I think Craigs list has turned into mostly people scamming people. Might have started out good but its a waste of time now.
If someone asked you to withdraw an item before they purchased it then it is spam. It is not a real post. Tell them you will withdraw the item when it is sold. First come first serve.

You should also sign up and use paypal for your transaction.
You will be covered on the things you sell or buy.
Next time you sell something use ebay.

Been there and done that.
craigs list user

United States

#11 Aug 19, 2012
i use craigs list all the time just tell them u except cash only in person and meet them somewhere like wal-mart in a public place do not except money orders cause they can send a fake that the bank will actually cash and then when they find out its fake they expect u to pay for it hope this helps
That one guy

Sarasota, FL

#12 Aug 20, 2012
Craiglist used to be a great website...it went to the the Craigslist killers...and then spam. I tried to ask someone about a four wheeler and then I was actually replying to a classified...be careful with things that seem to good to be true. It seems now everything is going to porn.
need help

Mount Sterling, KY

#13 Aug 20, 2012
I put an item on there for sale, and i am getting replies from people (their names). I thought if it was a real ligent reply it waould say it was from craigslist. I will not open any emails that dont look ligent. I guess this is my first & last time to use craigslist.
posted u

Elkview, WV

#14 Aug 20, 2012
need help wrote:
I put an item on there for sale, and i am getting replies from people (their names). I thought if it was a real ligent reply it waould say it was from craigslist. I will not open any emails that dont look ligent. I guess this is my first & last time to use craigslist.
I posted you before and said just remove it and use ebay...once you get registered with them then sign up with paypal. monies then will be transferred back and forth ( buying or selling ) It is safe and your name and address is kept out of it, you don't send the item till you see the money in your account.
And since you are using ebay and paypal you are completely covered.
:-)
Good Luck

Prestonsburg, KY

#15 Aug 20, 2012
If you are local to Pike Co use Pike county trade and sell on facebook
Craigslist is Awesome

London, KY

#16 Aug 22, 2012
need help wrote:
I put an item on there for sale, and i am getting replies from people (their names). I thought if it was a real ligent reply it waould say it was from craigslist. I will not open any emails that dont look ligent. I guess this is my first & last time to use craigslist.
I use Craigslist all the time, just not from the East KY site. It's the only one that sucks so bad! If people understood it then it could really take off. The email will usually come from a person's individual email address, so relax. When they send you an email, they will not know your email address unless you give it to them, so seller's are generally protected like that. Just exchange phone numbers so that you know it's a real person, and make all transactions cash only and meet in a public place, or have multiple people home if it's something large. Just use common sense as you would with posting a listing for a classified ad in a newspaper. Most people I've seen will list their number and insist people only call and state they will not check emails. Don't give up on CL! Hope this helps!
need help

Mount Sterling, KY

#17 Aug 22, 2012
Craigslist is Awesome wrote:
<quoted text>
I use Craigslist all the time, just not from the East KY site. It's the only one that sucks so bad! If people understood it then it could really take off. The email will usually come from a person's individual email address, so relax. When they send you an email, they will not know your email address unless you give it to them, so seller's are generally protected like that. Just exchange phone numbers so that you know it's a real person, and make all transactions cash only and meet in a public place, or have multiple people home if it's something large. Just use common sense as you would with posting a listing for a classified ad in a newspaper. Most people I've seen will list their number and insist people only call and state they will not check emails. Don't give up on CL! Hope this helps!
Thanks for your advice. if you dont use the eastern ky site, which is the best to use for our area. and should i give out my tele no with the ad. im a little slow, but maybe i will learn it.
Mysteryman

Georgetown, KY

#18 Aug 22, 2012
Use craiglist casual encounters you may find a good time there
Reader

Richmond, KY

#19 Aug 23, 2012
need help wrote:
<quoted text>If I reply to your ad on craigslist, does it show it coming from me or from craigslist. I am afraid to click on the email.
These were from a craig list address. But you can check on there for it to come from you or from them.
Craigslist is Awesome

Pikeville, KY

#20 Aug 23, 2012
need help wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for your advice. if you dont use the eastern ky site, which is the best to use for our area. and should i give out my tele no with the ad. im a little slow, but maybe i will learn it.
Well I often use the Southwest VA (which covers Grundy, Wise, Norton, Big Stone Gap, etc) one, and Lexington in addition to the Eastern KY one. Those just get a lot more traffic and more people use it. You can definately post on more than one location to get more people to view your item. If you live closer to WV you could also advertise on the Huntington one. It depends on how far you might be willing to drive to meet someone.

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