Clueless about Craigslist
July 15, 2014 11:41 AM Subscribe
Is this response to my Craigslist ad weird/a scam?
posted by brittanyq to Work & Money (17 answers total)
I posted an ad about an air conditioning unit I'm interested in selling. Someone inquired, I responded with price & that it was still available, this was their response:
"Awesome...Thanks for your quick reply.Am glad it's available.I'm going on a business trip but I will instruct my assistant to prepare and mail your payment which I'm sure you will get in about 4 - 6 business days. I'll add $20 extra for the delay. I'll pay by Money Order or certified cashier check so send me your info (i.e full name, mailing address and your phone number) so payment can be mailed out immediately. I will also make arrangement for pick-up which will be after you must have received and cashed the payment. Awaiting your info"
It seems weird that they are offering more than I asked and that they don't even want to look at it. I'm in the process of moving so I don't really have a good mailing address or time to wait around even if this is legit, but I want to know if I'm just being paranoid or if this is unusual.