This is one of the better scams I've seen in a long time. I'm not going to say I was 100% ready to do it, but I was certainly heading in that direction, but the low price of the IPad was a huge red flag, not to mention the location of the infamous Arianna. Here's our conversation, very similar to others. Read from bottom up.
I understand your concern but this is not the case. I'm just trying to sell my ipad.
Well, I found a way to sell you the ipad that will cover the both of us. It's a worldwide delivery company called TNT. They have a service that will allow you to test the ipad before I receive my payment.
Please go to the TNT website below and read their procedure so we can be on the same page: http://wlt-tnt.com/tnt.express.wolverha ... nsactions/
I will pay the TNT shipping fee and I can use 2 day delivery if you are in a hurry.
Chief Logistic Officerhttp://www.bluechipremovals.co.uk
On 2/17/2011 3:05 PM, Terence Floyd wrote:
> Yes I am interested, but I am concerned about you being in the UK, how much for shipping to the US?
> Is there a reason your price is so low? What form of payment do you want and what protection do I have that you won't take my money and run?
> Sorry for the questions, but your distance concerns me a bit, but if legitimate, your price is right!
> From: Arianna Leonard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Terence Floyd <email@example.com>
> Sent: Wed, February 16, 2011 3:34:47 PM
> Subject: the 64GB WIFI + 3G iPad from Craigslist $400
> Hi, I am getting back to you regarding the 64GB 3G iPad from Craigslist
> My name is Arianna and I am now in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.
> I am selling the ipad for $400 USD. I have attached some pics with it to this email.
> The ipad is still available and I hope you are still interested. The ipad was bought brand new from Apple a few weeks ago.
> About the ipad I can say it's in perfect shape, as I used it only for a few weeks. Included in the $400 price is everything that came with the ipad.
> The ipad is here with me.
> I tried to be as thorough as I could with the presentation so you can have all the info if you decide to go ahead and buy it.
> Please get back to me and let me know if you like the ipad if you're really interested in buying it.
> Chief Logistic Officer