The People of CRAIGSLIST .... (suck!)

The People of CRAIGSLIST .... (suck!)

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:37 pm

Just wasted an entire afternoon an part of the evening sitting in damn traffic to look at a truck for a buddy of mine. Truck ended up being a rotted out POS after he SPECIFICALLY asked him " ARE THE ROCKERS AND CAB CORNERS OK? ARE THEY SOLID??" Salesman (first mistake, I told him ...) says YEAH SURE! ROCKERS ARE GREAT - THE BODY IS GREAT!

Cab corners were about 5 lbs of BONDO, and they did a TERRIBLE job too. Bondo is peeling off the rust, paint peeling off bondo. The dents we knew about, but WTF with the rust! My buddy comes up with a 7" chunk of the rocker and looks at me ..... I say "we got another winnah heeya!!!" What a pile!!


I'm glad we were late and held the guy up for nothing. Serves him right for being a LYING CROOK! :mad: Steer clear of CORYMOTORS.COM - junk junk junk!!


Ok, now I feel better. Now if I could stop the Craigslist buyers from calling at 2am .... :roll:

I'm tellin' ya - it's that damn chicken's foot symbol - you find FREAKS of nature wherever you find that symbol!! :lol:

Was gonna post in flame suit, but it would have been unreadable with all my F, S, C-S'ing, & "see you next Tuesday " bombs ... :D
SMITTY
 
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Re: The People of CRAIGSLIST .... (suck!)

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:58 pm

At least you knew enough about what you were looking at to see that it was trash. I feel sorry for people who get jipped because they don't know what they are dealing with. These crooks prey on the desperate and uninformed.
Sometimes you need a good old fashioned horse whippin' to teach a good lesson.
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Re: The People of CRAIGSLIST .... (suck!)

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:46 am

Yeah you definitely need to know what yer looking at. Whenever I make a Craig's list purchase I do the research and also have someone with me that's knowledgeable about the item I intend to buy. So far I've been very successful with my transactions :D
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Re: The People of CRAIGSLIST .... (suck!)

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:03 am

Whoa.........................

Wait a minute here. You get rusty rockers and cab corners in MA ???????


:wtf: :poke: :eek2: :doh:




Rick
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Re: The People of CRAIGSLIST .... (suck!)

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:26 am

I have a Jaguar XJ12 1990 that does not run, I can't afford to fix and is worth nothing and been parked in a field for five years. I give you my solemn pledge it can be converted to a truck and that other than it will never run again it will be perfect for whatever you need to do with it.
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Re: The People of CRAIGSLIST .... (suck!)

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:44 pm

:funny:

Yeah, cars have been known to rust from time to time up here. :D
SMITTY
 
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Re: The People of CRAIGSLIST .... (suck!)

PostBy: steamup On: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:01 pm

There are all types on there. You just have to remember it is just an electronic version of the community post board. Kind of like a lawn sale or flea market. Let the buyer beware. Lots of junk dealers trying to make a buck.
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Re: The People of CRAIGSLIST .... (suck!)

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:02 am

The free enterprise system at it's worst, I love the ones that are currently out to sea (or in prison) & tell you they will send a representative with a check so consider it sold, guess they have nothing better to do. :cry:
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Re: The People of CRAIGSLIST .... (suck!)

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:53 am

The scams are really easy to spot, junk,well you have to go look as with any ad. But ,I find it a sport to F@#k with those scammers. Ive sent monoply money, offered to trade something way more valuable if only they would send me a check to ship a car in trade for their ...whatever. I had a scammer trying to sell or trade a 10k outboard motor(he obviously didnt have or didnt really intend to sell) for $1500 or car. I sent him a picture of a 65 mustang off the internet that I was willing to swap but he would have to send me a check for the shipping. He didnt send me a check but he had the balls to send me an email and ask me "how do I know I can trust you"? We went back and forth a few times and I finally fessed up that I was just messin with him for sport and that he was a lowlife scumbag. :P
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Re: The People of CRAIGSLIST .... (suck!)

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:04 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:The scams are really easy to spot, junk,well you have to go look as with any ad. But ,I find it a sport to F@#k with those scammers. Ive sent monoply money, offered to trade something way more valuable if only they would send me a check to ship a car in trade for their ...whatever. I had a scammer trying to sell or trade a 10k outboard motor(he obviously didnt have or didnt really intend to sell) for $1500 or car. I sent him a picture of a 65 mustang off the internet that I was willing to swap but he would have to send me a check for the shipping. He didnt send me a check but he had the balls to send me an email and ask me "how do I know I can trust you"? We went back and forth a few times and I finally fessed up that I was just messin with him for sport and that he was a lowlife scumbag. :P


Caveat Emptor.
wsherrick
 
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Re: The People of CRAIGSLIST .... (suck!)

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:55 pm

I hear that Wsherrick. Luckily I've only ignored my instincts twice: the first time landed me the JIMMY .... and the second landed me making the world rich while I paid out. My '07 Silverado. :roll:

How'd that go .... fool me twice and you won't get fooled a ....... wait ......... ahh *censored* I can't remember ..... :D
SMITTY
 
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Re: The People of CRAIGSLIST .... (suck!)

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:25 am

It used to be whenever I posted an ad on Craigslist I'd get all kinds of pirate offers... but not more. I now get zero spam when I post an ad. How come? I keep my descriptions short, and the last line is: "Scammers welcome, let's see who is smarter."
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Re: The People of CRAIGSLIST .... (suck!)

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:52 am

Nice touch hahaha 8-)
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