(Topic ID: 83333)

Scam? Elvira for $600


By seshpilot

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

What do you think? chicago.craigslist.org link

#3 5 years ago

Pssst...I have this bridge spanning this swamp in Missouri...all you have to do is gimme your account number and your credit card number...

#4 5 years ago

Rubberfist I love your pic. You don' Fu%# with the Jesus man!

#5 5 years ago

I've seen those a lot lately on certain Missouri and Southern Illinois CL. I used a throw away email and they responded that they had just sold it, but if I go to a certain auction site I could find more. Definitely a scam.

#6 5 years ago

All that said, there was one local here for $800. Missed it by a few minutes to one of our local flippers, but it was real. He sold it at an auction, I want to say $2300 but I can't really remember.

#7 5 years ago

Yeah if it was real it's gone by now either way.

#8 5 years ago

If it's too good to be true...

#9 5 years ago

Exactly sounds to good to be true scam

#10 5 years ago

Lately there has been quite a few of them. Cyclone in Ohio was a scam too..

#11 5 years ago

The latest CL "scam" is more advertising. You reply and receive a canned response saying that it sold, but that similar cheap items can be purchased by going to quickbids or another one of those scam job 1 cent auction sites. And if you don't believe that the penny auction sites are a scam, well, I've got a million dollar house I'm selling for $100,000 in Hawaii.

#12 5 years ago

These are everywhere. Flag and avoid.

#13 5 years ago

say you live in IL and say you want to go look at it and see what happens

#14 5 years ago

Not sure if it is a scam for certain but its totally not real. I feel like I have seen the third pic before, the playfield looks cleared and beautiful.

#15 5 years ago
Quoted from wxforecaster:

I've got a million dollar house I'm selling for $100,000 in Hawaii.

Yeah, but it's not right on the water so, I'll give you $10,000 for it.

#16 5 years ago

There were some cheap machines on Boston Craigslist as of late. $350 Party Zone, $300 Taxi, and $250 Cyclone which all looked to be in reasonably good shape. None of them mentioned anything about credit cards or PayPal or any of that crap.

#17 5 years ago

Shockingly, the ad is currently still up (10 hours after first post above). Obvious scam though.

#18 5 years ago

I've actually sent a reply to that ad within the first hour of when it posted. Told him I would buy it and to give me a call to make arrangements. Haven't heard anything yet. Pretty sure it was a scam to begin with, but I don't mind trying, just in case.

#19 5 years ago

It was a scam, I emailed and got a reply from another email address saying that it just sold and that they bought it from some other site and they get them dirt cheap to flip them.

#20 5 years ago

There are a few of these in Florida right now also.

jacksonville.craigslist.org link

#21 5 years ago
Quoted from wxforecaster:

The latest CL "scam" is more advertising. You reply and receive a canned response saying that it sold, but that similar cheap items can be purchased by going to quickbids or another one of those scam job 1 cent auction sites. And if you don't believe that the penny auction sites are a scam, well, I've got a million dollar house I'm selling for $100,000 in Hawaii.

Helpful to see. I was wondering what's in it for someone to scam on CL and waste someone else's time. Bait and switch...

#22 5 years ago
Quoted from practicalsteve:

These are everywhere. Flag and avoid.

Hey man! I saved those Taxi decals for you, but never heard back from you. Others have wanted them, but I saved it for you. If you still want, just send me a SASE envelope. If not, let me know.

#23 5 years ago

They have been coming up lately around omaha and surrounding areas as well with g mail address scams and bots to collect your emails

#24 5 years ago

If you google the email address that's given in those ads you'll see they have things for sale in a number of different places - definitely a scam of some type.

Dave

#25 5 years ago

The real scam is asking 4500 for that title!

#26 5 years ago
Quoted from seshpilot:

Hey man! I saved those Taxi decals for you, but never heard back from you. Others have wanted them, but I saved it for you. If you still want, just send me a SASE envelope. If not, let me know.

Oh crap! I totally forgot. You are a good man for saving those, I will get that to you right away.

#27 5 years ago
Quoted from jrivelli:

The real scam is asking 4500 for that title!

I thought Elvira's went for $600 all day long.

Yeah $4500 is steep for that title.

#28 5 years ago

Usually quick Google search for the images and the truth will reveal itself. They don't work too hard at trying to find unique images. I can't tell you how many times I've seen that Addams Family in front of the garage door for sale.

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