I saw the ad yesterday on fiberglass-rv-4sale.com. When I looked for the ad on Craigslist Seattle today it was gone. It looked like a good deal so I thought it probably sold. I didn't think about it being a scam. I'm not in the buying mode either so didn't have to be concerned about that.
I looked at Fiberglass Rv 4 Sale again for the ad to be moved into the "sold" listings but it is no where to be found on that site. Maybe they realized or were told it was a scam. They frequently list known scams that are going around.
Hopefully someone flagged that Craiglist ad for removal. I know I did when I saw a 16-foot DeLuxe Scamp
on Craigslist Spokane in the fall
of 2010. The price was unbelievably low. I wanted an egg trailer so bad that I was on my way out the door with bags packed for the cross-state trip to Spokane when I remembered something I had read about scams on this site and the Fiberglass RV 4 Sale site: "If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is."
I went back to the computer and like you, I googled the persons e-mail address that was in the Craigslist ad and found the same trailer listed in several cities around the U.S. I immediately flagged the ad for removal.
I had e-mailed the person about the ad and a couple days later they replied. I did not reply to them and that was the end of it.
The "wedding" excuse has been used before in other examples of scams I found on the internet. I found several sites that give examples of scams so I was able to spot them. It is very frustrating though.
The one thing I learned to do was google everyone's e-mail address or phone number if they put them in the ad. You can learn a lot by doing that. If it is a scam the person usually has multiple ads going and it will be obvious.
Fortunately a few weeks later I found my 1977 Scamp
that you have referred to as the twin to your trailer.
Yes, it is me, Jeff. I was at Demming and Lynden this year.
I just unwrapped my Scamp today and put it in the garage for frame removal and new axle
installation. Time to start working on it for the coming camps.