I’ve done lot’s of craigslist transactions without any drama.
The last one I did made me a bit nervous as the seller and item were in Fresno and I’m in the SF Bay Area and he didn’t have a PayPal account.
I talked to him on the phone and he was willing to take a check which eased my suspicions. I also googled his name and his address and he lived in a decent neighborhood.
I took a chance and sent him a Money Order.
$50.00 and one week later, I had a near-mint, Cold Steel Vaquero Grande in VG-1 show up in my mail box.
Cold Steel only made the Vaquero Grande in VG-1 steel in 2007 and 2008.
If he put it up on eBay, he could have got $150.00 for it, if not more.
I’m not going to turn it for a profit, but I will someday when it will be worth even more.