Originally Posted by smcd
With almost every CL ad you will get several scam emails. CL deserves the bad rep it gets. You can't buy sight unseen on CL. As such, you can't expect to get the best price for what you're selling. Additionally, you won't find much in the way of rare or obsure items, either.
If CL started charging for their classified ads, they'd be out of business in a week.
CL is regional,may be people are like that where you live but you can not judge the whole country by how the people are in your area.
Yes you do get some BS e mails. You also get some BS PM's from people here trying to low ball you.
As far as not getting the best price, you are crazy.
I sold my '85 Ric on CL for $1500. It sold in one week. I got the money in cash.
If I had sold it here, I doubt I would have got the $1500 for it and if I did I would have only pocketed may be $1400 after shipping and transaction fees.
As far as buying gear, I have gotten better deals on CL then I would ever get anywhere else. You have to be on top of it, have cash ready and be able to run out the door fast.
My favorite is just before the 1st of the month when bills are due. Collage kids will sell off gear that daddy bought them for penny's on the dollar just to get some fast cash.
As for rare or obscure items. We get plenty of them here too. Last summer there was a real nice Ritter Roya that sold in 3 day for $4500. I see a lot of nice things.
Here are just a couple thing that have been listed recently here.
This isn't a bad price, may be if he is cool and you have cash you could get him down a little. http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/da...404792021.html
This one is a dealer but not to bad of a price http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/an...338775908.html
Check this smoking deal out http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...364993195.html
That is actually mine. I could probably get that price here but after shipping and fees what would I pocket and what kind of hassle would be involved?