Meeting in a crowded area is better than kissing your money goodbye. But I suppose paypal does favor the buyer much more than the seller in these cases.
Mailing is better than getting shot by a crackhead.
Not everything is worth an hour+ drive. And not everything you want is going to be local.
And yeah, paypal is pretty rad about this stuff. They just send a paypal invoice to you with a description of the thing and you pay it. You even get a tracking number like ebay if they ship with paypal.
Joking aside, I barely use Craigslist since around here I am positive that 90% of small electronics listings are stolen goods. There have been lots of burglaries lately. Last time I used it was to buy a CRT TV from a dude in a rich white neighborhood, so I was pretty sure it wasn't stolen.
I have had nothing but positive experiences with CL. He said, before driving off to be gutted like a fish.
the biggest thing I hate about CL is how fucking flakey people are.
Mother fuckers will have the shit in the box, ready to ship to you, and just completely stop talking to you.
If I wanted completely random bouts of cold shoulder I'd go out and try to get laid.
Last edited by Fe 26; 21 Aug 2012 at 10:35 AM.
It's infuriating when someone can't just take 2 seconds to shoot you an email when there's a delay. I am super understanding and patient, but silence and not answering my emails will drive me crazy.
Countdown to the de facto end of the console generation: 5 exclusives
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Next up: The Last of Us (6/11)
Later: Puppeteer (9/10), Beyond: Two Souls (10/18), Rain (TBA), Until Dawn (TBA)