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    Question Good deal or BS scam? Cummins 4x4 $4,500

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    Just window shopping Craigslist a little. This seems pretty under-priced; these tend to go for a lot more. It must have all kinds of issues or an out of state title or something.
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    maybe a v6 is a lot less?
    the plate doesn't look like a california plate
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    I would go look it over and bring cash and a well armed friend to wait in your vehicle while you dicker. Over here in NY that truck would be a rust bucket from the salt, sand and calcium they use on the winter roads.

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    I seem to find scammers everywhere. If you can contact them, the vehicle is local and everything is in their name, go for it. I have contacted people and it's in another state now or they want money orders up front. I even found one listed locally and I wanted to go by and take a look. The seller was willing to ship it after payment but not willing to let me see it, no way.

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    All this connectivity sure adds to the difficulty. Lots of scams hidden amoungst treasures. Ive actually had difficulty selling great deals as everyone thought it was a scam. Raised the price and the unit moved........
    Like the previous post, if really local then its worth a shot, if its what you want. Those Dodge diesels pretty much fall apart from vibration and poor quality interiors. The motors will run much longer than the chassis and transmission (which will self destruct around 150,000miles)
    I was a big diesel person most my life, but anymore i advise against unless your crazy enough to run WVO. Manufacturers went the wrong way IMHO making super power diesels rather than super efficient diesels. Flip side being the Dodge?Cummings have lots of good press so if you could score a deal you might be able to flip it and break even on your investment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arbolmano View Post
    All this connectivity sure adds to the difficulty. Lots of scams hidden amongst treasures. I've actually had difficulty selling great deals as everyone thought it was a scam. Raised the price and the unit moved.....
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    Yes. That's something I have experienced as well, just a month ago. Trying to sell a hard shell bicycle case for YEARS on Craigslist at HALF new cost (mine was pristine used for one trip). It took over TWO years to sell. I had to raise the price, to get a response, and got "dickered down" to what I was originally asking.. I guess timing is everything too, not many people looking for used bike cases.
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    Haven't looked at the listing.
    If the seller wants to use Western Union, it is almost definitely a scam.
    Was just reading about this on ADV today.
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    Deals are out there you have to look. Just scored a 98 Jeep Wrangler 83000 miles 6 cylinder with auto trans and a Meyers snow plow, new tires for only $2500. Was only on CL for 24 minutes. before I went and got it. Had to haul it home a brake line was leaking and it needs a front axle u joint. Which I have for a whole 28 bucks. Runs great and plow works perfect.

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    I have found some fabulous deals on CL and also some real scam artists searching for suckers. I think it is all a matter of using your head at any time you allow your green money to leave your hands. Too good to be true most often is too good to be true and good CL users see theses ads from miles away and all you need to do is up at the top click on the Prohibited link which totally erases that scam ad. I have a guy/gal here who always advertises in the Sporting section selling super nice golf carts. The ads read 2014 Yamaha golf cart with fancy wheels, lift kits and all sorts of accessories with new batteries for $1012. Imagine that? If you respond to his/her ad you get a response in minutes about how it will be delivered to your door in under 7 days and some way to pay for it through some BS Ebay pay scheme after it arrives. You have to be an idiot to even think any cart will ever get delivered or that any cash will not go from you to them until after the cart is delivered. This same scheme goes on with Pontoon boats all summer long and I see them and click prohibited and dump them right off the CL site. Make these scumbags waste their time posting and in just one click you and I can erase their entire BS ad.
    A CL rep actually contacted me asking why I thought these ads were prohibited and why I was reporting them. Had a nice conversation with the guy and just told him to respond to the next one that gets posted and I won't click it out. I got a call from him the following day thanking me for being a trusted CL user. Guess when he responded he got the typical BS scheme about how it would be delivered to his door by a shipping company and he will have 7 days to pay through Ebay pay which does not exist in any legitimate form. The same goes for when you are the seller. You get the email saying he will pay the full price sight unseen and send his shipper to pick it up with a certified bank check from the bank of "You're an asshole".
    I do a lot of buying and selling on CL and when anyone comes to my home they get only as far as my garage. Right behind the garage door to my house is my wife or a buddy with a 12 gauge ready to do some work in the event of a robbery. Cash is king and that is the one and only way to do business on CL.

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    I guess this post was a little random. Just to clarify, I wasn't actually looking to buy (just recently bought a great GM truck). Thanks for the interesting responses!
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