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Sorry to hear about that.
There are definitely some ****ty people out there.
I wouldn't get too down on CL though. It's not the one at fault in your case.
CL is just a portal for people to find other people who want to do business. And for free too.
Unfortunately, some people are professional ****bags and leech off those of us who are given to playing fair.
I've had mixed results on CL, almost all good though.
I bought a Speedglass windshield for my YJ for about 1/2 of retail, last week. And the (private individual) seller lives almost 1000 miles from me. I paid thru PayPal, and got the WS in less than a week. No problems, awesome deal.
I hooked up with my Jeep and my streetbike off CL. Got them both at great prices from good people.
You know what the worst deal I ever made on CL was?
I listed an excercise machine in the FREE section. I just wanted it gone.
All kinds of *******s emailed and called, very enthusiastic to be getting something for free. None of them kept their appointments to come get it. After about the fifth no call/no show, I took it down and parted it out.
I sold the weights for $100, to a nice guy off CL who showed up on time and brought the cash. The rest of it went to scrap metal.
But those ****bags out there don't care if they ruin things for the rest of us.
I say, don't let them. Try to do business local and in cash, or pay through a (relatively) secure service, talk to and feel out the seller beforehand, and most importantly, trust your gut. If you smell a rat, pull out before it's too late.
I have, probably, close to 100 deals done off CL, both buying and selling.
99% of them good, if not great deals.
Last edited by JonEck; 10-04-2008 at 01:46 AM.