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    Just curious what are some things you guys would do in my scenario,

    im selling an xbox bundle w/the 250gb harddrive for a good price on craigslist and im getting a few responses on it so far (just posted the other day). One of the more serious buyers said he has the cash, but wants to know if i can meet him in downtown orlando (i live 20 miles outside orlando) because he doesnt have a vehicle or a way to get to lake mary. Im not trying to take $400+ worth of xbox/games/controllers to a place im not familiar with to some stranger. Should I wait for someone that is able to drive to my house? Would you prefer meeting someone in a public location? Should I bring some friends with me for when the deal goes down?

    Let me know of any experiences you guys have had with this kinda stuff, thanks.

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    Bring friends, try to ask for more information on who the person is so you can research them.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by FloridaFootball View Post
        Just curious what are some things you guys would do in my scenario,

        im selling an xbox bundle w/the 250gb harddrive for a good price on craigslist and im getting a few responses on it so far (just posted the other day). One of the more serious buyers said he has the cash, but wants to know if i can meet him in downtown orlando (i live 20 miles outside orlando) because he doesnt have a vehicle or a way to get to lake mary. Im not trying to take $400+ worth of xbox/games/controllers to a place im not familiar with to some stranger. Should I wait for someone that is able to drive to my house? Would you prefer meeting someone in a public location? Should I bring some friends with me for when the deal goes down?

        Let me know of any experiences you guys have had with this kinda stuff, thanks.
        Here is how you do this.

        1. Pick a place to meet in Orlando. Make sure it is secluded but not too secluded.

        2. Plan the meeting at night.

        3. Have 5 of your closest friends wear 5 different random Disney outfits. Its Orlando, people will think it is normal. This will also draw less attention than you think it would. This will also allow weapons to be hidden easily.

        4. Now that you friends have chosen a Donald Duck, Scar From the Lion King (Thank you Aziz Ansari!), Batman, and two Little Mermaids you are ready to get this plan started.

        5. Yea I know 1 of your friends chose Batman, but he was a dumb friend. He Likes Batman, so you didn't care so much and you let him be Batman. Anyway...so each of your friends carries a shotgun.

        6. You meet up at this place...you are wearing a normal outfit so you don't startle this girl who is most likely super hot and loves to do all the stuff that you like to do...and she has lotsa money but can't find true love so she answers adds on craigs list to secretly meet people that she will probably fall in love with.

        7. Talk to this woman and she will fall in love with you but this is all part of your plan. You don't care about her...you just want the money. So you open up your brief case that I forgot to tell you that you have...and you show her your goods. She doesnt really want the XBOX she just wants you, but she has the money and she is willing to just give it to you.

        8. You snap your fingers and all your cartoon dudes jump out and start shooting. She along with your 5 friends except for 1 little mermaid (the one that was a guy dressed in the outfit) fall to the ground dead.

        9. You take the money from the lady.

        10. You leave the Xbox and games.

        11. You buy a playstation 3.

        12. You do it all over again....

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        • #5
          ^^^ I like this plan. Go with that.

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          • #6
            Go there with a few friends. When it turns out he's harmless, all of you need to beat the **** out of him and get the Xbox back after he gives you the money. Then sell it to someone else. Straight cash homey.

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            • #7
              1. Meet somewhere public, park, shopping place, cafe', park a block or so away

              2. Take 2 or 3 friends.

              3. If he's legit, leave two friends with him, take one back to the car, or go yourself

              4. Come back, make the exchange, while doing so, get two of your friends to go get the car.

              5. Get in and drive away.

              This way you've always got numbers on your side, you're always in public and you're always got someone either paired up or protecting your ****.
              This will stop him following you to your car and mugging you, or taking your stuff when you meet.

              Obviously if he wants to meet at night it sounds really ******* dodgy, and if he wants you to go to a secluded area or alone it would be ******** to do so

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              • #8
                Am I the only one who read the title and thought of something else?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PACKmanN View Post
                  Am I the only one who read the title and thought of something else?
                  lol when i read the title i was going to post ''request a picture first, and don't spend too much money on them.''
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by PACKmanN View Post
                    Am I the only one who read the title and thought of something else?
                    No you are not. And I had such wonderful plans for this thread :(




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                    • #11
                      whoa this is creepy, i could have a field day with you
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by FloridaFootball View Post
                        Just curious what are some things you guys would do in my scenario,

                        im selling an xbox bundle w/the 250gb harddrive for a good price on craigslist and im getting a few responses on it so far (just posted the other day). One of the more serious buyers said he has the cash, but wants to know if i can meet him in downtown orlando (i live 20 miles outside orlando) because he doesnt have a vehicle or a way to get to lake mary. Im not trying to take $400+ worth of xbox/games/controllers to a place im not familiar with to some stranger. Should I wait for someone that is able to drive to my house? Would you prefer meeting someone in a public location? Should I bring some friends with me for when the deal goes down?

                        Let me know of any experiences you guys have had with this kinda stuff, thanks.
                        That is BIG NO NO NO. You are not doing some home estate crap. Meet in person somewhere in public is the golden rule. any cafe on street is recommendation because you need to have a short trip to your car when you get a hefty cash. Bringing your friends is good idea as well.

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                        • #13
                          Listen Im going to give you a simple 2 step process to your problem.

                          1) Take your ad off craigslist
                          2) Put your ad on ebay

                          Why even mess around with driving 20 miles or dealing with strangers in person.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by El Peefs????? View Post
                            Listen Im going to give you a simple 2 step process to your problem.

                            1) Take your ad off craigslist
                            2) Put your ad on ebay

                            Why even mess around with driving 20 miles or dealing with strangers in person.
                            i agree with this one.

                            Opens up your add to a national audience as well.



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                            • #15
                              My friend got shot when he sold a PS3 like this, so I'd just say don't do it in a church parking lot at night (which should be obvious)

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