I have been trying to sell my iPad via CraigsList and got this reply today. . Anyway, here is the email extract:
"I am glad it is still available for sale.I am very much
interested in buying your item and i am ok with the price. I am only
able to make payment by Cheque at this time because i am away on
assignment.Excess payment will be sent to you for the goods,i will
like you to deduct your money and send the remaining via western union
to the manager of the shipping company that will help me with the
pick-up. I will ask them to contact you as soon as possible,Please
provide me with your name,address and phone number for payment. It
will take about 7days for payment to get to you. As per pick-up,I will
make arrangement for the pick-up within 2 business days after payment
has been received by you.Please take the posting off craigslist today"
Quite frankly, I have no idea what he is talking about and remember reading that Western Union should be avoided at all costs. I don't understand, why he would send me a cheque with too much money, I mean the check value can be freely chosen. Somehow this feels wrong.