No, this is not a scam. It is common practice in the United States to pay a fee
to a seller to cancel their advertisement.
It is also common practice to accept payment in forms other than cash and
release your item for sale to the "buyer".
These rules and practices didn't apply before the advent of the internet, but
now anyone with a computer or access to the World Wide Web can be trusted.
I even show my Social Security Number on my MySpace page.
Good Luck with your sale!
-------------- Original message from "Heard" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I listed an item on Craigs list the other day. This guy emails me and want
> to know if it is still available. I email back that it is. Then this:
> "I am very glad that I heard back from you in such a timely manner. I will
> so much appreciate it if you can have the advert taken down from C.L I don't
> mind adding an extra $50 for you to do that so that I can be rest assured
> that the item is in hand.
> I wouldn't be able to come over for the check up due to my tight schedule
> but my mover will be coming over for the pick up once payment issued has
> been clarified. I will be paying via certified bank check and I will like to
> know if the payment method is acceptable by you, huh? If it's do email me
> your Full Name,Physical Address not Postal address, Zip code and phone
> number for the mailing of the check for payment Regards, Daryl."
> I'm seriously thinking about letting him come and pick it up so I can beat
> the sh... out his 'mover' when he gets here.
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