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post #16 of 30 Old 01-19-2017, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Do you guys think this is a scam?

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I called, emailed , and texted.... it's a SCAM!! I was ready to leave work immediately and go get it. Think about it...that's about a $6000 setup
Oh yeah I know its a $6k setup trust me I know if i didn't have the feeling it was a scam I wouldn't have even posted this thread and my friend who's a (John Deere garden tractor collector like myself) and I would already have bought it and had it home by now.

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Maybe it's not a scam. What would it hurt to call the number and ask some darn questions?

Sometimes when people get sick of stuff, they just want it gone! I have a barely used walk-behind snowblower I want gone. Idle is irregular but it runs just fine under load.

Why are you so scared to call?
Uhhhh because unless you have a non-traceable number calling is a terrible idea. Why give your phone number to a scammer or maybe the scam is to grab phone numbers to sell?????

I think this thread has about run its course.

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Uhhhh because unless you have a non-traceable number calling is a terrible idea. Why give your phone number to a scammer or maybe the scam is to grab phone numbers to sell?????

I think this thread has about run its course.
Yeah you're right Kyle this thread has about ran its course we know now its a scam.

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Re: Do you guys think this is a scam?

Deere 332 you and I must be fairly close. This is the second CL ad in my normal search area that you have posted about. I saw that when it was 3 hours old. I'm out of town but was prepared to have my son go get it if it was for real.


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Actually I see that the ad that you posted is near my daughters house. It was posted on the Richmond VA CL too.


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Deere 332 you and I must be fairly close. This is the second CL ad in my normal search area that you have posted about. I saw that when it was 3 hours old. I'm out of town but was prepared to have my son go get it if it was for real.


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Im in Wilmington NC I have my search on craigslist up into parts of Virginia and up into the mountains of North Carolina and into parts of South Carolina since I'm a teenager and I'm homeschooled i finish my work early in the day and I'm either working on my tractors or on craigslist or MTF so I'm constantly looking its the collector in me, my friend who is also a big time collector of John Deere garden tractors has like 40+ 300 series tractors along with a couple 400s and a 420 and lots of rare attachments he spends a lot of time on craigslist as well. He's who I bought my 332 from as well as several attachments.

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Re: Do you guys think this is a scam?

Why doesn't CL offer a way to get this bogus ad reported and quickly deleted?

If this ad was posted on a Forum it would have been already reported, deleted, and the user banned.

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I flagged that ad a few months ago here in SE PA.

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Re: Do you guys think this is a scam?

I'd say it's most likely a scam. I've noticed that here in North Alabama, that there's been a lot of Craigslist scams.

Saw a very nice 2001 Toyota Tacoma X-cab, 4x4 locally one day, with very little posted about it, only one pic, and a price of $1200. I called the number and left a message, which was never returned. I sent a text as well, and 2 days later someone text me back saying send me your email address for additional pics and info. I lied, saying I didn't have an email and they started yelling, as in using capital letters! I think I cussed them out and reported the ad to Craigslist.

A few weeks later, I did a search for the same Tacoma and the same ad pooped up throughout Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia! This world is going to ****...

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Why doesn't CL offer a way to get this bogus ad reported and quickly deleted?
There used to be a link at the top or right side of the ad, that said something along the lines of, flag this for being a scam or something, but I haven't seen anything in a while. I had to manually do a search and email them directly with the link... It's getting awful..

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Re: Do you guys think this is a scam?

You should try buying a motorhome on CL. Everyone wants the money up front so they can ship it from EBFE, but if you are not completely happy, they will refund your money


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Re: Do you guys think this is a scam?

I know it has already been deemed a scam, but here is how I came to that conclusion myself.
1. That is a screamin' deal! Even I know that, and I have next to no experience with JD, other than three push mowers.
2. The image is a stock image.
3. It is on several Craigslist locations.

I am always leery of an item if it is a stock image. I understand "priced to sell," but this is more like "priced to scam!"

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Re: Do you guys think this is a scam?

I'd be cautious about branding something a scam. Hindsight 20/20, being that we're all so skeptical (and rightfully so) but not every ad should be treated as so. I've capitalized on several deals "too good to be true" and got screaming deals. Don't underestimate the power of "stupid" people and those who have too much money and really don't care. . .

My .02 cents, I've found deals .50 cents on the dollar on CL at times. Others, are obvious scams. Feel them out, and use you best judgement . . .

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I'd be cautious about branding something a scam. Hindsight 20/20, being that we're all so skeptical (and rightfully so) not every ad should be treated as so. I've capitalized on several deals "too good to be true" and got screaming deals. Don't underestimate the power of "stupid" people and those who have too much money and really don't care. . .

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There was just recently an ad for a John Deere 455 with a 50-ish inch belly mower, snowblower, and FEL for $350 FIRM (lol). The pictures used were the first two results for "John Deere 455" on google. Makes you wonder where some of these scammers get these ideas.
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