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    Selling on Craigs list

    I am going to sell my camper, I hope to get it posted by the end of the week, but have a question. Is it a turnoff to buyers to ask for cash? How have some of you sold things like this? Thanks.


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    Re: Selling on Craigs list

    When you say cash do you only mean the "green" stuff or would you also take a cashiers check? Depending on how much you are selling the camper I could see some buyers not wanting to carry around a bunch of "green" cash in their wallet.



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    Re: Selling on Craigs list

    The green stuff would be best. Not asking a lot. Cashiers check would work as well.


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    Re: Selling on Craigs list

    most people ask for cash. It isn't rude at all. As a matter of fact, i would advise only accepting cash.
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    Cool Re: Selling on Craigs list

    I've had good luck with Craigslist. I've sold a car, couch and golf clubs. I always get either cash or a cashiers check from their bank so I know it's good. When I sold my car the buyer gave me his bankers name so I had someone to call to verify funds as well.

    I wouldn't hesitate to demand cash or verify funds. In today's world you can't be too careful and most people understand.


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    Re: Selling on Craigs list

    Cash only



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    Re: Selling on Craigs list

    As a buyer, I see nothing wrong with the seller asking for "Cash Only."



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    Re: Selling on Craigs list

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    I am going to sell my camper, I hope to get it posted by the end of the week, but have a question. Is it a turnoff to buyers to ask for cash? How have some of you sold things like this? Thanks.
    i've done quite a bit on clist. cash is standard practice.

    if you are selling a camper in your driveway, on clist or anywhere, I wouldn't take anything except cash or a cashier's check.


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    Re: Selling on Craigs list

    Definitely cash only. Lots of reports of bad\fake\stolen checks being used to buy things on craigslist, since by the time the buyer knows that check is worthless, the scammer is off with the goods.



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    Re: Selling on Craigs list

    I've sold a few things on Craigslist, and you do need to be careful with money exchanging. We tried renting a vacation property last year, and some unknown person (Nigerian, maybe?) tried the classic over-pay with a fake check tactic with us. Fortunately, we weren't naive or foolish enough to fall for it.

    Don't be afraid to ask for cash. Most people will understand and have no problem with it.



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    Re: Selling on Craigs list

    Great place to sell/buy, cash is the standard. Dont even think about taking a check.



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    Re: Selling on Craigs list

    We were very upfront about it being cash-only only when we sold the Jeep and yet, the guy drove out from Chicago to pick it up with a cashier's check. Yep, we had an ohhh-crap moment. We weren't really sure if they were US citizens - how the heck would we ever track them down if this deal went south (?!) - so watching the Jeep drive off with the registration inside was pretty tough. It did all work out, but the next time we do that it WILL BE cash ONLY, and we mean the green stuff.


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    Re: Selling on Craigs list

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    I am going to sell my camper, I hope to get it posted by the end of the week, but have a question. Is it a turnoff to buyers to ask for cash? How have some of you sold things like this? Thanks.
    The only people looking to buy things on craig's list with anything other than cash are looking to screw you. It's standard practice.


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    Re: Selling on Craigs list

    Thanks for the advice guys.


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