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July 13, 2014, 08:56:20 PM
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i've been burned from craigslist once.. bought an android phone, and all worked well.. except the usb port was fucked up and i couldn't charge. now i have to use a qi/wireless charger.
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July 14, 2014, 02:30:01 AM
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Craigslist really is a roll the dice, i've sold computers cars etc on there and you really have to be careful. I guess you have to be attuned to how the person is acting about the trade. I personally would never sell bitcoin on craigslist

The spam one gets from craigslist is enough of a deterrent for me to stay away unless I'm having or looking for a fire sale.

Yeah a lot of spam from there, and the other problem is taking an ad down but it actually not being "down" until weeks later so if you've sold an item it's still listed. It's ridiculous, I got a phone call not a couple weeks ago about a phone I listed probably half a year ago. Of course I don't have that phone.

What else could I say?
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July 14, 2014, 02:36:04 AM
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Craigslist really is a roll the dice, i've sold computers cars etc on there and you really have to be careful. I guess you have to be attuned to how the person is acting about the trade. I personally would never sell bitcoin on craigslist

The spam one gets from craigslist is enough of a deterrent for me to stay away unless I'm having or looking for a fire sale.

Yeah a lot of spam from there, and the other problem is taking an ad down but it actually not being "down" until weeks later so if you've sold an item it's still listed. It's ridiculous, I got a phone call not a couple weeks ago about a phone I listed probably half a year ago. Of course I don't have that phone.

Never had that problem

Some guy probably just saved the info and was checking back.

I do that myself sometimes.

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July 14, 2014, 03:14:59 AM
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Craigslist really is a roll the dice, i've sold computers cars etc on there and you really have to be careful. I guess you have to be attuned to how the person is acting about the trade. I personally would never sell bitcoin on craigslist

The spam one gets from craigslist is enough of a deterrent for me to stay away unless I'm having or looking for a fire sale.
The amount of spam that you receive when you post something on craigslist is insane. They should really almost have some kind of capsha that would prevent spam.
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July 14, 2014, 08:45:56 AM
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i've been burned from craigslist once.. bought an android phone, and all worked well.. except the usb port was fucked up and i couldn't charge. now i have to use a qi/wireless charger.

Ah thanks for giving me an idea mines been acting up a bit as well so I should consider a wireless charger.
Probably wouldn't use Craigslist though unless it was really close or I couldn't find it anywhere else kind of a gamble on what you find there.
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July 14, 2014, 09:02:52 AM
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Craigslist really is a roll the dice, i've sold computers cars etc on there and you really have to be careful. I guess you have to be attuned to how the person is acting about the trade. I personally would never sell bitcoin on craigslist

The spam one gets from craigslist is enough of a deterrent for me to stay away unless I'm having or looking for a fire sale.

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Yeah a lot of spam from there, and the other problem is taking an ad down but it actually not being "down" until weeks later so if you've sold an item it's still listed. It's ridiculous, I got a phone call not a couple weeks ago about a phone I listed probably half a year ago. Of course I don't have that phone.

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July 14, 2014, 06:42:46 PM
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I made one posting and I got a buyer for 100BTC in 24 hours.

Nice to get actual cash for bitcoin.

For real? I know that you are smooth trader. I've lurked and learned. Seriously though; you got a buyer on craigslist for 100BTC? Recently? Someone handed you $60someoddthousand for 100BTC off craigslist? I follow most of what you post and would like to know more about this.
I would say that this kind of post (on Craigslist) should be approached with extreme caution. You should really never deal in that large of amounts with a stranger.

yeah that sounds spotty.. i don't want to give that info out to strangers, could get robbed/kidnapped. it's like putting a target on your back.
Craigslist is really designed for smaller trades (I would say less then $1,000) anything above that would probably be too dangerous to be dealing with someone you don't know.

Oh, no.

I sell cars on CL all the time.

Once sold a Rolls-Royce on CL for over USD $20K with no problems.
Cars might be the exception to this rule as there are generally paper trails for both the buyer and seller if something were to go wrong, and if the buyer's check bounced for example then you could simply report the car as being stolen (as it would be).

For things like jewelry, sports tickets, or other valuables it would be much more risky as these types of things are much harder to trace. 
LOL!  I thought people offering to pay by check was just an urban legend.  Like when people are trying to negotiate the price down and say, "I have cash".  I tell them "Good, because that's the only way you're getting this car"

I always note that I accept bitcoin in my ads.  The only bite I ever got was some guy asking me what else I had to sell for bitcoin, "party favors?"  That was last year.

I've also noticed a direct relationship in my area of the amount of ads mentioning bitcoin to media hype (online and others) right now it's pretty quiet around me.

Couple things to reduce spam: 

List in the ad that any responses that you get MUST include a phone number, otherwise they will be ignored.  Any serious buyer won't have a problem with this.  It's not hard to delete emails.  Plus I get to control when the phone conversation takes place.

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July 14, 2014, 11:07:53 PM
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I made one posting and I got a buyer for 100BTC in 24 hours.

Nice to get actual cash for bitcoin.

For real? I know that you are smooth trader. I've lurked and learned. Seriously though; you got a buyer on craigslist for 100BTC? Recently? Someone handed you $60someoddthousand for 100BTC off craigslist? I follow most of what you post and would like to know more about this.
I would say that this kind of post (on Craigslist) should be approached with extreme caution. You should really never deal in that large of amounts with a stranger.

yeah that sounds spotty.. i don't want to give that info out to strangers, could get robbed/kidnapped. it's like putting a target on your back.
Craigslist is really designed for smaller trades (I would say less then $1,000) anything above that would probably be too dangerous to be dealing with someone you don't know.

Oh, no.

I sell cars on CL all the time.

Once sold a Rolls-Royce on CL for over USD $20K with no problems.
Cars might be the exception to this rule as there are generally paper trails for both the buyer and seller if something were to go wrong, and if the buyer's check bounced for example then you could simply report the car as being stolen (as it would be).

For things like jewelry, sports tickets, or other valuables it would be much more risky as these types of things are much harder to trace. 
LOL!  I thought people offering to pay by check was just an urban legend.  Like when people are trying to negotiate the price down and say, "I have cash".  I tell them "Good, because that's the only way you're getting this car"
I don't think that a lot of people would feel comfortable handing over $10k+ to a stranger in exchange for a car.
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July 14, 2014, 11:08:47 PM
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Pretty soon there will be people accepting BTC in the "casual encounters" section of craigslist...lol
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July 14, 2014, 11:18:36 PM
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Pretty soon there will be people accepting BTC in the "casual encounters" section of craigslist...lol

No. Bitcoin is too traceable for low end prostitution.

High end, they are usually smart enough to have a way to clean it between accepting it and spending it, but you don't find high end on craigslist - and they will only want cash because cash is anonymous.

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July 14, 2014, 11:35:47 PM
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Pretty soon there will be people accepting BTC in the "casual encounters" section of craigslist...lol

No. Bitcoin is too traceable for low end prostitution.

High end, they are usually smart enough to have a way to clean it between accepting it and spending it, but you don't find high end on craigslist - and they will only want cash because cash is anonymous.

Perhaps a single use address that goes to an exchange right away and gets changed
But probably cash will still remain king in the causal area lol.
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July 14, 2014, 11:46:11 PM
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Pretty soon there will be people accepting BTC in the "casual encounters" section of craigslist...lol

No. Bitcoin is too traceable for low end prostitution.

High end, they are usually smart enough to have a way to clean it between accepting it and spending it, but you don't find high end on craigslist - and they will only want cash because cash is anonymous.

Yeah, I am assuming that high-end and craigslist are probably like oxymorons when it comes to escorts
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July 15, 2014, 03:58:08 AM
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Pretty soon there will be people accepting BTC in the "casual encounters" section of craigslist...lol

No. Bitcoin is too traceable for low end prostitution.

High end, they are usually smart enough to have a way to clean it between accepting it and spending it, but you don't find high end on craigslist - and they will only want cash because cash is anonymous.
It is not difficult to mix even small amounts of bitcoin. The min on shared coin and bitmixer are both 0.01BTC and with small amounts like this their coins would be the hardest to trace.
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July 15, 2014, 04:29:13 PM
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I made one posting and I got a buyer for 100BTC in 24 hours.

Nice to get actual cash for bitcoin.

For real? I know that you are smooth trader. I've lurked and learned. Seriously though; you got a buyer on craigslist for 100BTC? Recently? Someone handed you $60someoddthousand for 100BTC off craigslist? I follow most of what you post and would like to know more about this.
I would say that this kind of post (on Craigslist) should be approached with extreme caution. You should really never deal in that large of amounts with a stranger.

yeah that sounds spotty.. i don't want to give that info out to strangers, could get robbed/kidnapped. it's like putting a target on your back.
Craigslist is really designed for smaller trades (I would say less then $1,000) anything above that would probably be too dangerous to be dealing with someone you don't know.

Oh, no.

I sell cars on CL all the time.

Once sold a Rolls-Royce on CL for over USD $20K with no problems.
Cars might be the exception to this rule as there are generally paper trails for both the buyer and seller if something were to go wrong, and if the buyer's check bounced for example then you could simply report the car as being stolen (as it would be).

For things like jewelry, sports tickets, or other valuables it would be much more risky as these types of things are much harder to trace. 
LOL!  I thought people offering to pay by check was just an urban legend.  Like when people are trying to negotiate the price down and say, "I have cash".  I tell them "Good, because that's the only way you're getting this car"
I don't think that a lot of people would feel comfortable handing over $10k+ to a stranger in exchange for a car.
Those people go to Carsense

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July 15, 2014, 05:09:24 PM
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I made one posting and I got a buyer for 100BTC in 24 hours.

Nice to get actual cash for bitcoin.

For real? I know that you are smooth trader. I've lurked and learned. Seriously though; you got a buyer on craigslist for 100BTC? Recently? Someone handed you $60someoddthousand for 100BTC off craigslist? I follow most of what you post and would like to know more about this.
I would say that this kind of post (on Craigslist) should be approached with extreme caution. You should really never deal in that large of amounts with a stranger.

yeah that sounds spotty.. i don't want to give that info out to strangers, could get robbed/kidnapped. it's like putting a target on your back.
Craigslist is really designed for smaller trades (I would say less then $1,000) anything above that would probably be too dangerous to be dealing with someone you don't know.

Oh, no.

I sell cars on CL all the time.

Once sold a Rolls-Royce on CL for over USD $20K with no problems.
Cars might be the exception to this rule as there are generally paper trails for both the buyer and seller if something were to go wrong, and if the buyer's check bounced for example then you could simply report the car as being stolen (as it would be).

For things like jewelry, sports tickets, or other valuables it would be much more risky as these types of things are much harder to trace. 
LOL!  I thought people offering to pay by check was just an urban legend.  Like when people are trying to negotiate the price down and say, "I have cash".  I tell them "Good, because that's the only way you're getting this car"
I don't think that a lot of people would feel comfortable handing over $10k+ to a stranger in exchange for a car.
Those people go to Carsense

Sorry but you do not know what you are talking about.

I have sold many cars for USD $10K and up and have always dealt exclusively in cash.

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July 15, 2014, 05:55:26 PM
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I made one posting and I got a buyer for 100BTC in 24 hours.

Nice to get actual cash for bitcoin.

For real? I know that you are smooth trader. I've lurked and learned. Seriously though; you got a buyer on craigslist for 100BTC? Recently? Someone handed you $60someoddthousand for 100BTC off craigslist? I follow most of what you post and would like to know more about this.
I would say that this kind of post (on Craigslist) should be approached with extreme caution. You should really never deal in that large of amounts with a stranger.

yeah that sounds spotty.. i don't want to give that info out to strangers, could get robbed/kidnapped. it's like putting a target on your back.
Craigslist is really designed for smaller trades (I would say less then $1,000) anything above that would probably be too dangerous to be dealing with someone you don't know.

Oh, no.

I sell cars on CL all the time.

Once sold a Rolls-Royce on CL for over USD $20K with no problems.
Cars might be the exception to this rule as there are generally paper trails for both the buyer and seller if something were to go wrong, and if the buyer's check bounced for example then you could simply report the car as being stolen (as it would be).

For things like jewelry, sports tickets, or other valuables it would be much more risky as these types of things are much harder to trace. 
LOL!  I thought people offering to pay by check was just an urban legend.  Like when people are trying to negotiate the price down and say, "I have cash".  I tell them "Good, because that's the only way you're getting this car"
I don't think that a lot of people would feel comfortable handing over $10k+ to a stranger in exchange for a car.
Those people go to Carsense

Sorry but you do not know what you are talking about.

I have sold many cars for USD $10K and up and have always dealt exclusively in cash.

uhh, so have I.  I think you meant to quote hollowframe

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July 15, 2014, 09:50:21 PM
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I have sold "several" Bitcoins from a contact I made on Craigslist.
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July 15, 2014, 11:03:24 PM
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I made one posting and I got a buyer for 100BTC in 24 hours.

Nice to get actual cash for bitcoin.

For real? I know that you are smooth trader. I've lurked and learned. Seriously though; you got a buyer on craigslist for 100BTC? Recently? Someone handed you $60someoddthousand for 100BTC off craigslist? I follow most of what you post and would like to know more about this.
I would say that this kind of post (on Craigslist) should be approached with extreme caution. You should really never deal in that large of amounts with a stranger.

yeah that sounds spotty.. i don't want to give that info out to strangers, could get robbed/kidnapped. it's like putting a target on your back.
Craigslist is really designed for smaller trades (I would say less then $1,000) anything above that would probably be too dangerous to be dealing with someone you don't know.

Oh, no.

I sell cars on CL all the time.

Once sold a Rolls-Royce on CL for over USD $20K with no problems.
Cars might be the exception to this rule as there are generally paper trails for both the buyer and seller if something were to go wrong, and if the buyer's check bounced for example then you could simply report the car as being stolen (as it would be).

For things like jewelry, sports tickets, or other valuables it would be much more risky as these types of things are much harder to trace. 
LOL!  I thought people offering to pay by check was just an urban legend.  Like when people are trying to negotiate the price down and say, "I have cash".  I tell them "Good, because that's the only way you're getting this car"
I don't think that a lot of people would feel comfortable handing over $10k+ to a stranger in exchange for a car.
Those people go to Carsense

Sorry but you do not know what you are talking about.

I have sold many cars for USD $10K and up and have always dealt exclusively in cash.

uhh, so have I.  I think you meant to quote hollowframe

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July 16, 2014, 02:57:19 AM
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Is anybody actually buying bitcoin through craiglist? Or is it mainly for selling goods for bitcoin?

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July 16, 2014, 04:25:02 AM
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Is anybody actually buying bitcoin through craiglist? Or is it mainly for selling goods for bitcoin?

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