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Forum topic by Surfside posted 06-20-2014 07:18 PM 462 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Surfside

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06-20-2014 07:18 PM

http://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/tls/4489483141.html

I’m not planning to buy this but something’s wrong with it. Typo error on its price?

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TiggerWood

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#1 posted 06-20-2014 07:25 PM

I see people always putting a really low price infront of something expensive. I think it’s false advertising to get people to look at their listing. It disrupts my Craigslist searching and makes searching by price useless.

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exelectrician

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#2 posted 06-20-2014 07:26 PM

Could be an ex girlfriend doing a spite sale – Move fast !!!!!

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#3 posted 06-20-2014 08:50 PM

This done all the time, basically it is bait and switch. Flash a price at you and then you find out they lied. Notice that they want offers. That would not be there if it were $5.
I never buy from someone who lies up front. larry

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#4 posted 06-20-2014 08:57 PM

They refer to it as having a 14 inch cutting surface. I don’t think they know what they’re selling, nor what it is worth. They’re trying to get potential buyers to tell them.

I’m thinking a bandsaw is a rather tough item to steal, so the probably got it from a death in the family, or an ex. It could be trouble, but let’s say you pick it up for $125, and they own it legit. That would be worthwhile, IMO. Even double that is a nice get.

Not saying it’ll happen, but you never know.

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Surfside

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#5 posted 06-20-2014 09:09 PM

I think you’re all right about this. This saw is posted 25 days ago , put $5 for it, still no one buys it.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Quanter50

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#6 posted 06-20-2014 09:45 PM

What this CL listing becomes is an “auction”. It is against the Terms of Use of Craigslist, but people do it all the time. Flag the ad by using the flag button. FLAG FLAG FLAG!!

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#7 posted 06-20-2014 09:48 PM

Some CL ads are spam to get email addresses and phone numbers to sell for pennies. Another thing to consider.

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#8 posted 06-20-2014 09:48 PM

Maybe by $5 .. he means FIVE THOUSAND??? :-)

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