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    Jacked!!! (while gunless for a MacBook on Craigslist)

    I got a phone call from my buddy the other night which pissed me off really bad.

    He's been trying to sell his laptop to get some extra cash to go on vacation. So he posted it up on craigslist, and got a buyer to meet up with him. The guy was on the phone with him as he pulled into his apartment complex. As he was walking towards the car, some dude that was with the guy jumps out of the bushes face-palms my friend and yanks the MacBook right out of his hands and runs into the guys car and rolled out.

    I asked him what happened to his gun? And he told me he sold it a few weeks ago...

    Police report filed and everything. What surprised me the most, is that it was a nicer part of Fairfax. I hope those idiots get caught.

    Just a heads up in and around the Fairfax area.

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    I don't do the whole craigslist thing, but NEVER have someone meet at your place for a deal.

    ETA: its even on their website:
    http://www.craigslist.org/about/safety
    Last edited by nova; 05-11-2011 at 03:18 AM.

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    Hard to sell large items like furniture and vehicles that don't run in a "neutral" location.
    The quiet war has begun, with silent weapons
    And the newest slavery is to keep the people poor, and stupid
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    Quote Originally Posted by naroun View Post
    What surprised me the most, is that it was a nicer part of Fairfax.
    There are no safe areas in any given city, more affluent areas generally have better items and people that are less weary of their surrondings.
    Last edited by Marco; 05-11-2011 at 07:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wylde007 View Post
    Hard to sell large items like furniture and vehicles that don't run in a "neutral" location.
    True. The only time I had to have someone come to my house was when I was selling a very large desk. It was in my garage, so I locked up the house, put the keys in the garage freezer (not easily located), and waited on the driveway. Of course, I was CC at the time, but he didn't know that.

    I'd never meet someone at their home. All my other CL transactions have been in public parking lots (with a Ladysmith in tow).

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    Cool

    I guess I'm a little more trusting... but I am also always armed.
    The quiet war has begun, with silent weapons
    And the newest slavery is to keep the people poor, and stupid
    Novos ordo seclorum ~ Mustaine

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    Quote Originally Posted by naroun View Post
    I got a phone call from my buddy the other night which pissed me off really bad.

    He's been trying to sell his laptop to get some extra cash to go on vacation. So he posted it up on craigslist, and got a buyer to meet up with him. The guy was on the phone with him as he pulled into his apartment complex. As he was walking towards the car, some dude that was with the guy jumps out of the bushes face-palms my friend and yanks the MacBook right out of his hands and runs into the guys car and rolled out.

    I asked him what happened to his gun? And he told me he sold it a few weeks ago...

    Police report filed and everything. What surprised me the most, is that it was a nicer part of Fairfax. I hope those idiots get caught.

    Just a heads up in and around the Fairfax area.
    So... if I understand it correctly. Your buddy was on the phone with the buyer who turned out to be the getaway driver after a co-conspirator jumped from the bushes and hit him, and took the laptop? That shouldn't be tough to solve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug23838 View Post
    So... if I understand it correctly. Your buddy was on the phone with the buyer who turned out to be the getaway driver after a co-conspirator jumped from the bushes and hit him, and took the laptop? That shouldn't be tough to solve.
    That presumes it wasn't a stolen cell phone??

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    i sell things on CL all the time. i NEVER leave my gun at home. i OC every time, no matter where i go, never let them come here either. i always go to them and meet in a public spot.
    i would rather run out of blood, breath and life. and die fighting. than run out of ammo , and die with my pants down -Tom Scantas

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    Yeah he's bought and sold a lot of things on CL but I don't know what happened this time. Just happened to be a bad day I guess. But his insurance company is going to pay him for the stolen laptop. Every time I meet up with someone to buy something from craigslist I OC, so did he. But since he sold his gun I guess he wasn't ready for what happened.

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    i have many guns, i sell em all the time. always keep one though. feel naked without it. have had a few people come to buy stuff see the gun and walk away. get a text 5 minutes later saying "something came up, i cant make it" makes you wonder if they would have "made it" if they hadnt noticed you could defend yourself
    i would rather run out of blood, breath and life. and die fighting. than run out of ammo , and die with my pants down -Tom Scantas

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    Quote Originally Posted by naroun View Post
    [...] As he was walking towards the car, some dude that was with the guy jumps out of the bushes face-palms my friend and yanks the MacBook right out of his hands and runs into the guys car and rolled out.
    Great quote from a great movie:

    Bob Lee Swagger: Where are we meeting?
    Colonel Isaac Johnson: Somewhere where I can see you coming from a 'gosh darned' long way off.

    Probably good advice for Craig's List transactions as well...

    TFred

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    Quote Originally Posted by naroun View Post
    I got a phone call from my buddy the other night which pissed me off really bad.

    I asked him what happened to his gun? And he told me he sold it a few weeks ago...
    Can I assume he sold his children a couple of weeks ago too? They should go before the guns.

    By the way anyone need a pretty little blonde thirteen-year-old?

    JUST JOKING!

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