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howardsignbruce-stores.com / response to hold items because a money order is on the way

1 Detroit, MI, United States Review updated:

Just received two emails from this dude about two items I am selling asking me to hold for six days because he is out of town and I will be getting a money order for the amount. copy below:


> Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 05:37:57 -0800
> Subject: Re: Trombone by Yamaha - $400 (Detroit)
> From: howard@bruce-stores.com
> To: talilea@hotmail.com
>
> Hi,
> I am very interested and will buy at your price. I would have loved to
> come and see it, but my schedule is very tight.Your payment will be
> mailed out once you provide your full name.phone number and address.I
> can only pay via money order as am on a business trip now.I dont want
> to lose this to someone else so I won't mind adding $30 so you can
> keep it in my favor.You should get your payment in 4-6 working days.I
> will appreciate if you can get the ad off craigslist so i can be sure
> you are keeping it in my favor.Please let me know as soon as you
> receive it so i can start making arrangement for the pick-up.Thanks
> Howard
>
> On 12/6/10, talile ali <talilea@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > yes
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> >> Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 08:00:11 -0800
> >> Subject: Trombone by Yamaha - $400 (Detroit)
> >> From: mmm678532@gmail.com
> >> To: sale-y8j9h-[protected]@craigslist.org
> >>
> >> ** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY --- AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
> >> ** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
> >> ** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
> >> ** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html
> >>
> >> --
> >> Still up for sale?

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  • Ro
      22nd of Dec, 2010
    0 Votes

    I got the same e-mail. I told them to send a Western Union MoneyGram and we can do business. That should scare them off.

  • Ro
      22nd of Dec, 2010
    0 Votes

    I've gotten far more bogus responses from my ad on Craiglist than I got bonified responses. Makes you wonder...

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