Thursday, June 25, 2009

Craigslist Spammers Go Away!

Craigslist has always been one of my favorite places to browse for free and cheap stuff. It’s also been one of my favorite places to try to sell stuff because it’s so easy (I’m generally too lazy to take out a paper ad, and a garage sale only works if you have a lot of stuff to sell).

Unfortunately, while the process is still easy, it’s gotten more annoying. Spammers have started replying to my “For Sale” ads with emails saying “Do you need help?” or some variation thereof. One said “I can help you. Give me your number so I can call you and tell you how.” Sure dude, it’s 1-800-GETALIFE (my first response wasn’t that nice, actually). I didn’t actually respond to that one, but out of curiosity I did respond to another one. I got an automatic reply that linked me to somewhere I didn’t bother to explore because I don’t care for spammers and scammers.

Seriously, the only way you can help, jerks, is by handing over a wad of cash and buying my stuff.

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