Do you think this is a waste of time?

@guss2000 (2234)
United States
January 13, 2009 6:50am CST
I have a posting on craigslist for a HUGE lot of vintage books. The books are from 1932, and it's a collectors edition. It's 82 books. It's a collection of "the Works of" and has many of the authors from back in the day, like Shakespeare, Hawthorne and so on. Anyway, a lady responded to my ad yesterday asking if I was "Still in possession of the books?". I wrote her back, and said that I was. This morning, I get this response from her. I'm copying the email that I received here. ____ Hi Craig, I am interested, but how would I know you aren't scamming me? Your advisory is somewhat of a put off. Tell me more about the books. Their history up to your possession of them, and more about your self. You don't give prospective buyers much to work with. Do you want to sell the books, or scare people away? ____ What in the world? Why is this how she responded? I've never dealt with someone like this on Craigslist before. Is this a waste of time? Is this person probably not even interested in the books at all and is just trying to get on my nerves? My listing is PERFECTLY clear, I stated info in the ad, and this email from this person is making me feel a little creepy. Should I respond to it? Should I just ignore? I feel like telling this person NEVERMIND I do have the books but I don't want to sell them to you. LOL And part of me thinks they are scamming me, because they are calling me "craig". What do you think?
3 responses
• United States
13 Jan 09
Guss, Craig, whomever you are, just kidding. I'd tell that you already sold the books so she won't waste your time. You can always ask your local library if you could post something that tells people you have these books available. Good luck.
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@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
13 May 09
LOL, its been forever a go since I posted this but I was reviewing answers and yours made me laugh out loud. By the way, the lady/man/whoever never wrote me again and i STILL have my dad's books! HAHA!
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I would just ignore it if it made me feel creepy. That is very weird. You have to be so careful these days.
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@baileycows (3669)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Well you know she may be older like my parents and they are very iffy of the internet because they don't work on them everyday. And sorry there are alot of scammers out there. I mean I have ordered things from Ebay and never heard from them again. So I can see where she is a little apprehensive. So if you want to sell them then give her what she wants. If not them move on. Good Luck!
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