Wow. Except for garage sale ads, I haven't posted a specific item for sale on Craigslist in a while. The place appears to be taken over by scammers. I'm selling an Alesis ADAT recorder. The price is low, which I would think is pretty low for scam attempts. I accept text and phone calls because that is how everyone communicates these days. In my ad, I specifically state that I will only respond to texts from my 2 local telephone area codes. Phones outside these area codes must make a voice call. The ad has been up for 2 hours, and I have already received 12 texts from non-local area codes, which my ad specifically states that I will not respond to. The first came in 3 minutes after posting the ad. They are all similar in format. "I'm interested/still for sale? (add title, price, location). Please call/respond/can I call/. I assume all generated by bots scraping Craigslist. Why does every good idea and invention have to be subverted to the dark side? I hate these people.