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Jim Jones
09-09-2011, 11:43 AM
Bring one of those counterfeit money detector markers and make sure the money is real? I'm selling a guy my old iPhone for $160... the deal is gonna be straight cash homie, but I've never sold anything through CL before so I'm not sure of the protocol. Would it be weird for me to bust out the marker when he hands me the money?

Ace Gunner
09-09-2011, 11:43 AM
good call

cookster50
09-09-2011, 11:43 AM
No, protect yourself as much as possible.

Pants
09-09-2011, 11:44 AM
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Count Zarth
09-09-2011, 11:46 AM
Just ask the guy if you can watch him take it out of an ATM.

Ace Gunner
09-09-2011, 11:46 AM
also, you can look for the ribbon embed holding the bill to light/sun

Fumblerooski
09-09-2011, 11:47 AM
Nothing wrong with it at all..

Just tell him someone paid you in counterfeit cash on an earlier CL transaction, and you didn't enjoy the questioning by the FBI you got after you deposited it. Assure the guy it's nothing against him, but you'd rather not do that again.

jspchief
09-09-2011, 11:48 AM
Yes it would be a little weird. Unless you live somewhere that has rampant counterfeiting issues.

But who cares? It's not a date. I would think your need for peace of mind would easily trump the need to seem normal to a stranger.

Fumblerooski
09-09-2011, 11:49 AM
Nothing wrong with it at all..

Just tell him someone paid you in counterfeit cash on an earlier CL transaction, and you didn't enjoy the questioning by the FBI you got after you deposited it. Assure the guy it's nothing against him, but you'd rather not do that again.

Is my assumption it's a guy sexist?

If so and I do it often enough do I qualify for a sexaholics meeting?

Cuz that'd be sweet..

Radar Chief
09-09-2011, 11:50 AM
When I drove to KC to pick up a SBC short block I’d bought off a guy on Craig’s List I went packing heat. So no, I don’t think you’re being weird for protecting yourself.

ElGringo
09-09-2011, 11:51 AM
Stores do this all the time, are you offended when they do it?

cookster50
09-09-2011, 11:51 AM
Is my assumption it's a guy sexist?

If so and I do it often enough do I qualify for a sexaholics meeting?

Cuz that'd be sweet..

I have no idea what this means.

MIAdragon
09-09-2011, 12:06 PM
Stores do this all the time, are you offended when they do it?

my local "stop and stab" does this to everything, even a 5 spot and yes its fucking annoying.

Dayze
09-09-2011, 12:07 PM
or certified check.
basically same thing as cash, only the cash is verified by the place issuing the check.

sold a motorcycle to a guy this way.

MIAdragon
09-09-2011, 12:07 PM
back to the OP, id prob shit my pants laughing if someone whipped out that pen on me, but whatever make you feel better.

Pants
09-09-2011, 12:14 PM
back to the OP, id prob shit my pants laughing if someone whipped out that pen on me, but whatever make you feel better.

That's what I was thinking.

WV
09-09-2011, 12:16 PM
Open carry your sidearm....

ChiefsNow
09-09-2011, 12:18 PM
Make sure and take armed guards with you too. LMAO

Bump
09-09-2011, 12:19 PM
you don't even need a marker, just put the bill up to a light and look for a line across it to the left of the face.

Jim Jones
09-09-2011, 12:34 PM
back to the OP, id prob shit my pants laughing if someone whipped out that pen on me, but whatever make you feel better.

Yeah, that's why I'm asking..I know it's going to look ridiculous.

I'm not worried so much for my safety. I'm a husky guy and we're meeting in broad daylight in a busy mall parking lot, but I'm just worried about getting tackled by security guards when I try to go deposit the cash at the bank.

Predarat
09-09-2011, 12:42 PM
Nothing wrong with it at all..

Just tell him someone paid you in counterfeit cash on an earlier CL transaction, and you didn't enjoy the questioning by the FBI you got after you deposited it. Assure the guy it's nothing against him, but you'd rather not do that again.

This!

Dayze
09-09-2011, 12:49 PM
for expensive items, I've usually just met the buyer at my bank/their bank (or any bank, really).

certified check, or they can bring cash money to the bank.


cash or personal checks are to risky on big items (personal opinion).

CrazyPhuD
09-09-2011, 02:05 PM
or certified check.
basically same thing as cash, only the cash is verified by the place issuing the check.

sold a motorcycle to a guy this way.

Unless you are there to see it get issued, a certified check can get counterfeited just as easily as a bill. Hence all the scams where I will pay you WAY more than product is worth by certified check and then you can give the difference to my 'shipper' to cover shipping....

Cave Johnson
09-09-2011, 02:13 PM
Wrong, no. But definitely over-the-top. I've sold plenty of stuff via CL (iPhone, 360, etc) with zero problems.

Dayze
09-09-2011, 02:28 PM
Unless you are there to see it get issued, a certified check can get counterfeited just as easily as a bill. Hence all the scams where I will pay you WAY more than product is worth by certified check and then you can give the difference to my 'shipper' to cover shipping....

yup.
the times I've used them/Cashiers checks I've either been at their bank with them, or they've been at mine etc.

So, depending on if the person is willing to meet up at one of the banks etc.
I had one offer on my motorcycle for 'cash'. Dude was like "I'll give you 5400 CASH". I said fine, I'll meet you at your bank or we can meet at mine. Never heard from him again.

|Zach|
09-09-2011, 02:31 PM
Seems a little silly for such a small amount.

Chocolate Hog
09-09-2011, 02:35 PM
I sold a guy some DJ stuff for 300 bucks and didn't do this.

vailpass
09-09-2011, 02:36 PM
Seems a little silly for such a small amount.

caveat emptor there mr. gotbucks.

sedated
09-09-2011, 02:51 PM
$160? Seems a bit extreme for so little. The only bills that are typically counterfeit are 50s and 100s, and he will likely give you 20s - I wouldn't be concerned unless he hands me 4 50s and asks for change.

threebag02
09-09-2011, 02:56 PM
Just ask the guy if you can watch him take it out of an AssToMouth.

Spun

rageeumr
09-09-2011, 02:58 PM
I'm not sure which is worse, doing it on $160, or not doing it on the $5k+ in cash that a guy gave me when I sold him a motorcycle. I guess I should have thought that one through a bit more.

Earthling
09-09-2011, 03:41 PM
Just ask to see his drivers license and get his name and address so you can give him a receipt or bill of sale. Any problems with his payment and I doubt he will show you this info.

Chocolate Hog
09-09-2011, 03:48 PM
I'm surprised he's meeting up with you. Lately all the "buyers" I've had said they'll buy the item and never respond.

Pants
09-09-2011, 03:56 PM
I sold my car on Craigs list to some lady one time. Told her to bring a bundle of straight cash. It didn't even cross my mind that someone could pay with counterfeit bills. Where the hell would you even get any? LOL.

-King-
09-09-2011, 04:09 PM
Don't do it right if front of him. Do it in your car as soon as you get in.
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JASONSAUTO
09-09-2011, 05:14 PM
Don't do it right if front of him. Do it in your car as soon as you get in.
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As he runs off with your shit? No thanks.

But for 160 I think the idea is a little extreme
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KC Jones
09-09-2011, 05:20 PM
lol - I handed a guy $1,600 two weeks ago for a bike. I would think you were a fucking weirdo if you pulled something like that. However, as long as you didn't start making weird claims I'd still buy from you.

ChiefsNow
09-09-2011, 05:21 PM
Just threaten him with it. That should be enough. LMAO

Simply Red
09-09-2011, 05:59 PM
Seems a little silly for such a small amount.

this

Bwana
09-09-2011, 07:08 PM
On the subject of Craigslist, that place is an ATV selling son of a bitch. I have sold 4 on there over the years and the longest it has taken to unload one, is 7 hours. I just sent one down the road tonight that was listed on there for 5 minutes, before I got a call. I sold an old Yamaha Grizzly, so I could step up and get a newer Polaris. Before I could delete it, I got 3 more calls and 6 emails. It was on there for a total of 1 hour and 30 minutes. I bought the Yamaha 3 years ago for $2900, I sold it today for $3500. Boys, life is good. ;)

kcfan82
09-09-2011, 07:53 PM
I sold a guy some DJ stuff for 300 bucks and didn't do this.

I've sold numerous things on Craiglist and never had a problem.

If it was a car or another big ticket item, I'd make sure the funds were verified.

hometeam
09-09-2011, 07:59 PM
Honestly, whats the percent chance that somenoe is gonna buy your craigslist item with counterfeit money.

Your overthinking the shit man, just sell it.