Do you really think I’m that stupid?

It’s no secret that I try to earn additional income to supplement my SSI by sewing. I sew mostly home decor and quilts. I’m not much on sewing clothing. I market my custom creations on e-Bay, Etsy, and to my friends and acquaintances here locally as well.

Well, recently my hubby sold his other vehicle on Craig’s List. It was sold within 6 hours of listing it! We had also helped his sister list a vehicle and a boat this past year on there and she sold it quickly and got what she wanted for it! In the past, I had failed miserably at trying to sell stuff on there. I offered quilting classes, handmade cord covers, collectables and memorabilia, just to name a few with absolutely no luck whatsoever!

After the success my husband experienced with selling his vehicle, I thought I’d give it one more college try!! I listed more than a dozen pictures of my adorable pillow quilts:
Pink + zebra stripe pillow quilt front 2

and said that I took “Custom orders” in whatever fabric or designed requested. The price was $30 and that payment had to be made thru Pay Pal prior to quilt being made. Pick up or Delivery, but delivery charge was $7.00 anywhere in the US. I also listed my mobile phone number and stated that they could call or text me their requests.

So, long story – short, that was 4 days ago. I have gotten two texts from the same person (out of state area code)…

Aug. 12: “Custom, ONE OF A KIND-Baby Quilts!! – $30, Still up for sale?”

(I was immediately suspicious)…but, I replied, “Yes, These are custom orders. What would you like?”

August 13th: “I’ll pay with Money Order & U’ll receive in 4days. So text me your name and address. I’m out of town for a job so my Assistant will mail your payment & Pickup will be after U receive & cash the MO. Ted”

Yeah, right!! Do you really think I’m that stupid? Scammer, ya think? Or if you are a rapist or ax murderer, do you really think I’m gonna give you my name and address??

So, I text back one more time…”Call me to place your order ie; color, fabric etc;”

I’ve heard nothing more out of them…hmmmm…what’s up with that? And what’s up with Craig’s List? I can’t sell anything on there!! All I get is this type of inquiry.

There’s more I could say on the subject, but I’d really like to hear your take on this.
Let me know what you think.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. beecee554
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 04:56:37

    Glad you didn’t fall for that, Linda! I know lots of people use Craig’s List with good results, but sometimes things can go terribly wrong when people misrepresent themselves. NEVER go to meet up with a buyer or seller alone. You did the right thing by not disclosing your address, too.

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  2. A.PROMPTreply
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 14:46:49

    Oh, am so glad you didn’t give out your info. I too have gone the Craigslist route and have had success on there. My son (in his 20s) has had lots of success on Craigslist both buying and selling. However……when listing things for my mom, we’ve had same kind of thing happen. I wonder if it’s something where they take a stab in the dark at the age of a person based on what they are selling and attempt to scam them just because they are older (we already know alot of scams are aimed at seniors just because they are not usually so technologically savvy and aware of what can happen)? It is strange.

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  3. Tanya Ruff
    Aug 28, 2014 @ 11:48:38

    Gosh I’m happy you didn’t fall for this! What a joke. If someone has an “assistant”, they have a paypal account. Silly scammer, mom wasn’t born yesterday!

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