Oh yes, the ever so popular Craigslist. This site has been in the media more than once for different things. While we are not going to mention those things right here, we are going to give you 7 tips on buying stuff from people on Craigslist …
7. Meet in a Public Place
Actually, before I buy something from someone off of Craigslist, I make sure I do my research on the individual. I look at their social networking accounts and see what type of person they are. Of course, people are good manipulators. They may create a false Facebook account to make themselves look good, so you shouldn’t always go by this. Whatever you do, you should meet in a public place during the day time. Whenever I sell stuff on Craigslist, I am sure to meet in public.
6. Call the Person
Sure, they may put their e-mail address, but you should call the person if you are one hundred percent interested in what they have for sale.
As a seller on Craigslist, I have found that people always try to haggle the price down. Sometimes, I will go down on the price and sometimes the price is firm. Unless they say the price is firm, try to negotiate a price. Do this before you schedule a time and place to meet.