Craigslist used to be a great place to sell stuff locally. I have changed my mind. I listed some silkie chickens a few weeks ago. Sold a couple but decided to update my ad, and ended up reposting a new ad yesterday. I've gotten three emails since then. The first one seemed genuine (at first) asking 'Is this item still for sale?' Now since it was several 'items' it sounded like an odd request, but i replied, and also explained that I messed up the pricing - it was supposed to be $10-$20 and it took out the dash and put $1020 in the header. Obviously a chicken wouldn't cost that much. Got a second one later that day (i thought it was the same person) b/c it said 're:' at the start, like it would if i had replied, and she said 'thanks for your response, i accept your terms and conditions of the 'item' and am ready to make immediate purchase, but i have to pay with cashier check, and can't pick up the 'item' myself, i will assign that to someone b/c i'm in the military'. She wanted an address and phone number to send a text to (which seemed odd also) Normally if i was getting an animal I would want to check it out in person, and also find out where exactly the person was located. I responded (without sending my personal info) asking her if we were talking about the same thing. Only later did it hit me that it was not the same person from the earlier email. Plus I had a friend explain the cashier check scam to me - apparently you cash the check, someone picks up whatever you are selling, and then a few days later your bank tells you 'oops it didn't really clear' So i emailed again and said btw no cashier check - cash or paypal only. Email #3 was just now - another one asking if the 'item' was still available. Is anyone else having these problems with craigslist? Maybe i brought it on myself by having a price above a certain limit (inadvertantly) and the loonies popped out of the woodwork.