Craigslist safety tips Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Newsletter Posted by: pam kueber • October 18, 2009 Yesterday we discussed how to ensure eBay items arrived safely. I also noted on Gretchen’s blog that she had posted the link to craigslist’s safety tips. Take care in all you do, readers: Renovating… buying online… picking up purchases from folks…. Related stories No related posts. Ad Comments 2 Get our retrolicious free newsletter. Get our retrolicious free newsletter. Comments Leah@storybookranch says October 18, 2009 at 7:55 pm Yes!! Safety first! We’ve had about 99 postive transactions w/craigslist, but it took just one creepy encounter for me to STOP for a while. I posted about it last week.. Reply Eartha says October 19, 2009 at 9:48 am Thanks for posting these tips! Never, ever let someone come to your home unless it’s an absolute necessity – and if it is a necessity perhaps due to the size of the item that you are selling, move the item outside if possible. If possible, meet them in a highly visible public place with the item and never go alone. Oh, and don’t go to their home alone. In our neighborhood, we’ve recently had a rash of people coming to look at items posted on Craigslist but instead, their motive was to case homes. Each time, the homes were broken into within the next couple of days. Also, don’t give out lots of personal information in your ad – i.e. “We just had a new baby and need to make space” or “Please bring someone with you to pick up the couch. I live alone and am not that strong.” (both ads that I have seen) We need to remember the “Stranger Danger” rules that we teach children. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. 1961 version — Reissued! BE SAFE / RENOVATE SAFE! Get informed and be aware about the environmental & safety hazards in old homes, materials and products. #1 RULE: Consult with your own properly licensed professionals. More info: See our Be Safe/Renovate page... EPA asbestos website ... EPA lead website ... U.S.F.A. – fire safety, etc.