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Old 01-27-2015, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I have purchased a couple of motorcycles off a Craigslist add and had no problem what so ever. I will not live frightened but I am usually armed in such situations.
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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While terrible, there are some ways to protect yourself in these transactions.

1) meet at neutral place
2) do not deal in large amounts of cash unless you are meeting at a bank or police station branch
3) careful posting wanted ads
4) if buying a car, GET A VIN # first and see if its legit
Excellent advice! +5!
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Another tip of mine is when you meet in public, do not be the first one there and do not leave first.

Tell them to meet you at X on the bench out front. Tell them to text you when they arrive. Wait for them to be on the bench first. This way you can scope the scene and see if you want to proceed. You can just tell when someone is sketchy. I had a guy meet me at a very public place once but he was sitting on the bench wearing black pants, black hoodie with the hood over his head and I couldn't even see his face (and it was 100 degrees out). I saw him from afar and just left.

Then when you leave, even if the transaction goes well let them walk away first. You don't want to risk being followed. Make sure you see where they go and they don't know where you go. I realize this advice is hard if both parties are following it haha but it's worth mentioning.
More great advice! +5!
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:42 PM
 
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What a sad world we live in where even a simple craigslist transaction has to be treated with the detailed intricacy of a CIA drop.

I'm not saying all advice given on this thread is useless, just the utter sadness that we feel a need to.
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:33 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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What a sad world we live in where even a simple craigslist transaction has to be treated with the detailed intricacy of a CIA drop.

I'm not saying all advice given on this thread is useless, just the utter sadness that we feel a need to.

is this not the truth ? ^ I agree with whoever said that we should bring back Ole sparky indeed .You know this is a shame and I wont live in fear but I wont let myself be a victim either another reason I got my cwp and also took the krav maga classes as well ...shame that I had to do all that to feel safe out in public. But after seeing all this going on Im glad I went the extra mile .

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Old 01-27-2015, 02:55 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Well they are holding him for murder now. The couple was shot in the head. This is such a sad story:

Bud and June Runion: Georgia couple shot in head; suspect charged with murder, cops say - CBS News
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Old 01-27-2015, 03:37 PM
 
Location: LA, CA/ In This Time and Place
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The couple should have had this kid meet them at a Wal-mart parking lot with the car. Wal-mart has camera's all over their parking lots.

No a police station would have been better.
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Old 01-27-2015, 04:01 PM
 
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I wish I hadn't clicked on this thread. <tears> What a lovely couple and I hope the murderer gets put with romantic Bubba before being executed.

All the tips on using CL are great, and I hope others take heed. I don't think the older generation, especially a sweet couple like this, would have thought anyone would be so cruel. I think the youngins need to warn their older loved ones. My parents would never have had any doubt, this was just a nice person selling a car.
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:07 PM
 
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This killer should be shot in the head, twice! I wonder what the price of the car was
or the price their lives were sold for.
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