Craigslist: Please be safe!

7 Dec

As you know, we absolutely love Craigslist. Unfortunately it is not always safe as we’d like it to be though. Times are rough, Christmas is approaching and people are desperate . A couple of days ago a man and his son were robbed at gun point here in Sacramento during a Craigslist dealing. Here are a few tips to keep in practice while participating in Craigslist transactions:

-Talk to people on the phone

-Google the house before you get there

-Bring a second person

 -Leave the cash in the car (if it’s a lot) until you see the item.

-If item is small enough try to meet in a public place.

For further reading of the recent Sacramento robbery check out the Sacbee. I also googled “Sacramento Craigslist Robbery” and found some disturbing results. Be cautious and maybe bring some pepper spray just in case. 

Sorry for being a debbie downer, I just want you guys to be safe and happy. :)

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2 Responses to “Craigslist: Please be safe!”

  1. kevin December 9, 2010 at 8:36 pm #

    These are well reasoned and sensible suggestions to enhance personal safety when buying or selling on Craigslist.

    Meeting in a public place is usually the best option when possible.

    Thanks for the post.

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