In addition to selling various things on eBay and books on Amazon, I will occasionally sell items on Craigslist that are too big to ship or don't translate well to eBay.
On Craigslist it is exceptionally fast and easy to list something and it's free. It's a lot less formal and I don't go crazy with description nor do I have to weigh it and package it. (I always include a picture though) I've sold almost everything I ever listed (Although I only really list things I think are going to sell. Maybe I've sold 15 or 20 things this way.)
This afternoon I listed something. And this evening I got the following email:
"I'll be by tomorrow at 12 to pick it up."
That was the entire email. No asking if I still had it. No name. Cryptic email address. No asking for directions (which are not on my ad, neither is my email address.)
12 noon? 12 Midnight?
To someone who is afraid of killers this sounds oddly close to:
"I'll be by tomorrow at 12 to hack you into a million pieces."
Needless to say, I'm just going to ignore this person. If you can't give me your name then I certainly can't give you directions to where I live. Additionally, I never have people come over to pick things up when it's just myself and my daughter at home. I always make them wait until my husband is home. And even then I meet most people at the door for a quick exchange of money and stuff. I have let 2 people into my home but they were both pregnant women buying baby stuff and I felt like I could have taken either one of them....