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  1. Jan
    July 21, 2013 @ 10:50 pm

    So… what did your brothers say now that you’ve blabbed this to the world? Dying to know..!!love the read, thanks

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  2. Sherry Hart
    July 22, 2013 @ 5:04 pm

    I can not stop laughing.

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  3. Henmom212
    July 22, 2013 @ 8:21 pm

    I join the bandwagon- we all are fair game for scammers- with the exception of the Nigerian prince that even my 86 year old mother (who loves everyone) knows to say “nyet” to. Like the massive response audience, i love your blog. I too love all under the radar sources for “treasures”. My spouse does not fall into the “paul” category – we have been married for 25 years and he finally said ” wait a minute, you don’t have an aunt in maine…” This is after. 25 years of fake dead and alive relatives that were responsible for some item that appeared in our home. Also, i am from texas and live in nyc so i especially appreciate women that are f-u-n-n-y.

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  4. Diane
    July 23, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    Well now you have me thinking of a recent transaction of mine on my Facebook page. Time to go fall on my sword and call my husband.

    Thanks for the warning, wish I read this a couple days ago, Diane
    Honey Stop The Car Vintage

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  5. Lynne
    July 23, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    Scammers suck 🙁 I’m sorry!

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  6. liz
    July 24, 2013 @ 10:45 pm

    Ummm… have you seen the Craigslist documentary? It’s basically the greatest thing ever put on film!

    I’ve been able to avoid CL scams, but I am still bitter about the time three devilishly handsome male specimen scammed me out of about $30 for magazine subscriptions. I was 19 and they were flirty so I’m pretty sure the conversation was something to the effect of “Hey to you too. Magazines? Sure, here’s some cash. You’re beefy and tan so you must be honest. Sure I’ll make out with you.” And then nobody made out and no magazines arrived.

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  7. Anna
    July 29, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    Hilarious! Thanks for sharing. I was also scammed once through Craigslist. Very sad day- I lost $750 PLUS western union charges you to send money. So extra. I paid extra money in fees to be scammed. It gets worse. I contacted my scammer to let them know I was not going to pay the extra fee money and that they needed to agree to send me a check for the difference before I would release the western union info to them. Of course they agreed. So I had time to think about it and I still failed.

    Otherwise Craigslist is my jam. Just only meet in person and no sending of money orders. Also be careful not to be murdered. Lesson learned.

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  8. Debbie Rudesill
    July 31, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

    Your blog is fab u lous. Your writing is great. I got here from Houzz. The article you wrote for them was great – so right about everything. THANKS For SHARING.

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  9. Donna Huebsch
    August 1, 2013 @ 12:57 am

    The idea that your brothers would want to taunt you on your death bed was TOO funny – plus the picture which followed of your tombstone was hilarious. Thanks for the laugh – I needed it!

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  10. Lori
    August 2, 2013 @ 11:53 pm

    I love it! You are awesome for sharing your stories. If this happened to me, I am so gullible that I would have still been hoping for the phone to show up in the mail.
    FYI, if the gas cap thing ever happens again or to anyone else and you wonder if you were just ditzy last time and forgot it remember this, if you don’t properly secure your gas cap, your check engine light goes on. I wonder what he would have said if you would have called him on it? Insist it was gone and keep your cap? or Oh yeah, this one in my hand IS yours?

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  11. Nancy
    August 5, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

    I have tears rolling down my face, I’m afraid I might wake the kids up.
    Thanks for sharing

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  12. Cindy
    August 6, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    Hi Victoria, I love reading your blog. I furnished my home off the Free section of Craigslist a few years ago and used to get such a kick out of the stuff you see there. I was amazed at how many (unfit for human consumption) free couches there were, so for a less-than-busy summer month I started a blog about them called Crugslist (a cross between Craigslist and Go Fug Yourself). I thought you might enjoy reading it. http://gocrugyourself.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/guest-crug/
    I look forward to reading your adventures!

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  13. Wendy
    August 16, 2013 @ 8:04 am

    So glad I took the time to follow the link to your blog! Thank you Rhoda at http://southernhospitalityblog.com On a blah morning you gave me something to smile about! My take on this is what a Big Heart you have, insisting on paying more! I hear you…if someone’s going to pull the wool over our eyes..we might as well go for the whole sweater! I look so forward to your posts and subscribed before I even finished this entry. As a newbie blogger I haven’t even gotten off the ground yet because I spend so much time reading the wonderful bloggers I aspire to be like. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. barb
    August 21, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    I just found a cellphone that looks just like the one your dad may have lost that you didn”t describe

    im in new york

    they give away bridges here cheap!!!!
    xoxoxoxo

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  15. Terri
    August 21, 2013 @ 10:53 pm

    This is my favorite post yet, I haven’t laughed so much in ages. Found your blog thanks to Rhoda at Southern Hospitality. We’re renovating a 130 year old house in Marietta GA so I know how much fun you’ve been having. Glad your sense of humor ( & your marriage) are intact. Now if I could just get you to send me a couple of those awesome mirrors we could be BFF.

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  16. melanie
    October 8, 2013 @ 12:12 am

    I am crying I am laughing so hard!!! Thank you!! Thank you for this story

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  17. auroramere
    December 10, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

    Thanks for posting this lively story! It was great fun to read, it makes the Craigslist warnings memorable, and it’s reassuring to those of us who tend to be paralyzed by the fear of screwing up. Everyone screws up, whether by acting on impulse or failing to act for fear of regrets, and it’s usually not fatal, as your blog demonstrates.

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  18. Abby Alby
    January 24, 2014 @ 1:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing your story. I got this exact same call this morning at work “You lost a ring, what’s it look like? I paid a kid, wife insisted I call you… ” I was hesitant and he must have been spooked and he said he would call back later. I suspected it was a scam, but I was also terrified that he had it and I let it slip away. Now I’m reading this and relieved I didn’t jump in. Sorry for you trouble though.

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  19. Deb
    February 4, 2014 @ 6:48 pm

    This is the BEST line – a bit understated and so funny: “look, I can’t talk right now, but I will make fun of you as soon as I get home. Be sure you’re there.”

    I’m going to try this line on my husband some time!

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  20. Vic
    February 19, 2014 @ 11:37 pm

    If it makes you feel better, I missed a bonus question on a test….”who’s buried in Grant’s Tomb?” Love your posts!

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