Wednesday, January 23, 2008

New TV


I just emailed this dude on craigslist about a TV for sale, and I think I'm going to buy it from him. Well actually, the email sounded kind of fishy and I wanted to run it by you guys first. I mean, I'm probably just being paranoid, it sounds like a perfectly safe and legitimate business tranaction in which I am fully protected.

"The Tv is still available but I'm receiving too many messages already. I think I will have to remove my AD from craigslist. It's like new with no scratches, no burns, no bad pixels and in perfect condition. The TV came with 2 years warranty and also has a year extended warranty. It's only 2months old and it's going with a wall mount. I have the purchase receipts and the warranty papers as well. I'm selling this for only $380 because I need a quick sale and use the money for another issue so I must sell this ASAP. I am not available right now and I recently moved here. I already got another TV for my new home so I will just ship this to you anywhere you are and I will also take care of the shipping charges and insurance. The TV is in hawaii right now already packed and ready to go. If you are interested, let me know on time so I will hold it up for you and pls payment is needed urgently. Although I would love to receive cash, but I can't because I'm not available right now. You will send me your full name and address so I will ship the TV to you through FedEx 2day delivery, then I will send you the tracking number and a copy of the shipment label, you track it and when you have confirmed it, you will send part of the payment, $180. Then when you receive the TV and have confirmed it is in perfect condition, you will send the remaining balance of $200 to me. I hope you can be trusted. I will accept part payment via western union. Western union money transfer is preferable because it is the fastest and also because I need the money urgently. kindly get back to me asap if you are really interested. Email me back."

6 comments:

Drum said...

sounds legit. send the man his $180 and bask in the glow of your brand new hawaiian television set

Mearns said...

I'm gonna do it. At that price, I can't afford NOT to do it.

Darius said...

You do realize this is a confidence SCAM right?

Either you are in on the SCAM, or you are being fooled.

Here's the same "TV Ad" in Seattle for a TV in alabama:

The Tv is still available but I'm receiving too many messages already. I think I will have to remove my AD from craigslist. It's like new with no scratches, no burns, no bad pixels and in perfect condition. The TV came with 2 years warranty and also has a year extended warranty. It's only 2months old and it's going with a wall mount. I have the purchase receipts and the warranty papers as well. I'm selling this for only $400 because I need a quick sale and use the money for another issue so I must sell this ASAP. I am not available right now and I recently moved here. I already got another TV for my new home so I will just ship this to you anywhere you are and I will also take care of the shipping charges and insurance. The TV is in alabama right now already packed and ready to go. If you are interested, let me know on time so I will hold it up for you and pls payment is needed urgently. Although I would love to receive cash, but I can't because I'm not available right now. You will send me your full name and address so I will ship the TV to you through FedEx 2day delivery, then I will send you the tracking number and a copy of the shipment label, you track it and when you have confirmed it, you will send part of the payment, $180. Then when you receive the TV and have confirmed it is in perfect condition, you will send the remaining balance of $220 to me. I hope you can be trusted. I will accept part payment via western union. Western union money transfer is preferable because it is the fastest and also because I need the money urgently. kindly get back to me asap if you are really interested. Email me back

David said...

I got dibs on the one in Alabama!!!
I just hope I can get it in time for the Super Bowl!!!

Drum said...

cmon dave there are enough TVs for everyone. check it out:

The Tv is still available but I'm receiving too many messages already. I think I will have to remove my AD from craigslist. It's like new with no scratches, no burns, no bad pixels and in perfect condition. The TV came with 2 years warranty and also has a year extended warranty. It's only 2months old and it's going with a wall mount. I have the purchase receipts and the warranty papers as well. I'm selling this for only $400 because I need a quick sale and use the money for another issue so I must sell this ASAP. I am not available right now and I recently moved here. I already got another TV for my new home so I will just ship this to you anywhere you are and I will also take care of the shipping charges and insurance. The TV is in MARS right now already packed and ready to go. If you are interested, let me know on time so I will hold it up for you and pls payment is needed urgently. Although I would love to receive cash, but I can't because I'm not available right now. You will send me your full name and address so I will ship the TV to you through FedEx 2day delivery, then I will send you the tracking number and a copy of the shipment label, you track it and when you have confirmed it, you will send part of the payment, $180. Then when you receive the TV and have confirmed it is in perfect condition, you will send the remaining balance of $220 to me. I hope you can be trusted. I will accept part payment via western union. Western union money transfer is preferable because it is the fastest and also because I need the money urgently. kindly get back to me asap if you are really interested. Email me back

David said...

Pffsssst, MARS!!?? That'll take FOREVER to ship!!