Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I wasn't born on the peach truck yesterday

I put my Niner on Craigslist, and I got some quick responses. From Robert Lee.



Robert LeeHello

I will like to know if this item still up for sale?

Get back to me as soon as possible.

Thanks


I was a little disturbed by the premonition (I will like to know) and the forgotten "is" (if this item still up for sale), but hey, it's internets. I screw stuff up all the time on here. So I replied.

Me: Yep. It's still for sale. 

Robert LeeHello,i am highly interested in buying your item listed on CL from you, I will like you to give me the Price . As for the shipping, I have a reliable shipper that takes goods care of all my shipping and he will be picking it up after you get the payment and cashed it.Cashier Check is my payment method. So please email me back so that we can conclude about it. and also i will like you to feed me out with all of this information so i can send payment down...
Name on check...
Address...
City...
State...
Zip code.......
Phone#......(both cell and home number)
I await your this information so that i can fax it down to my client that will send you the payment.so i will like you to keep off all other buyer as i will be buying it from you.do email me back a.s.a.p....

He changed the font of his email to Comic Sans. When I looked at that first curvy hello, I knew it was a scam. Does he really think that a little round font all it takes to gain people's trust? Needless to say, I didn't "feed him out with all this information." 

But maybe he was really going to "send payment down" from his castle in the clouds. If he was genuine, I'm sorry. Fortunately there are plenty of other prospective buyers out there:

Hello,
 I really appreciate your response and i want you to consider the item
has been sold,i promise to add extra $100 for you to take the advert
down completely....  so i will be rest assured am in hand of the
item..,anyway i should have come down to come and look at it but I
don't have time to come over to take a look due to my Business
transactions that makes me busy

Damn those Business transactions that makes him busy.

4 comments:

Colleen said...

I trust nothing written in Comic Sans.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11582548

Rin Liddel said...

*Very heavy sarcasm* Isn't it great that you can trust people on the internet?

Velomuse said...

And hence the facade of Craigslist collapses...

Professor Lori Jakiela said...

So you're saying that offers "For to buy your good" aren't real?