Craigslist is the most popular classified ads website in the world, and if you’re really careful you can find some real bargains on used computers on there.
But if you aren’t careful it’s very easy to get scammed or taken advantage of as well.
First and foremost, you need to protect yourself by always keeping your personal safety in mind when dealing with strangers over the Internet.
I recommend that you never let strangers come to your home under any circumstances, and when you visit a seller’s home ALWAYS take a friend with you. Also, think twice before giving a stranger your phone number.
And before you leave, tell a trusted friend EXACTLY where you’re going, including the physical address And then let the seller know that you have shared that information with a friend. That will make your meeting a LOT safer.
And now that the most important tip is out of the way, here are a few tips for safely buying a used computer on Craigslist: [Read more…]