Ok, this isn’t an obvious scam that I can think of. I spoke to the guy on the phone. He has a number with a local area code.
The reason I’m suspicious is that he seemed very interested in buying my laptop, right now. Now, it could be that he thinks it’s the greatest deal in the world, but he’d be the only one in the craigslist community so far. The ad was up for 3 weeks with no bites, and I recently relisted it.
I mentioned that I have a guy coming over to look at it this evening at 7, and he asked if he could come over with cash right now. I said yes, but I couldn’t deliver it until 7 anyway, because I will be at work until then. He said that’s ok, as long as he got something written from me. Since this is more trusting than I’d expect a random person to be.
My only thought is that he could be trying to pass off counterfeited cash, but that’s not going to work if he pays me before the transfer, since I can just walk over to the bank and see if it’s real.
But it makes me nervous. Thoughts?