Never Buy A Used Alligator From Craigslist

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119
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I tend to see life from a humorous point of view, and I am convinced that you don't need to make things up because life is just funny.  There are so many comical things that happen throughout the week that I rarely need to go looking for something to chuckle about. 

Today, a headline in the local paper read, "Alligator listing gets man arrested."  Apparently, it is a crime to post and sell your used alligator on Craigslist.  Where would you sell your used alligator?  Yard sale? 
Flee market?  Reptiles-R-Us?  The alleged alligator perpetrator sold the aforementioned reptile to an undercover agent for the whopping sum of $200.  Who would you have to tick off to become an undercover agent buying used alligators from Craigslist? 

The seller should have been suspicious of the buyer right up front because the buyer didn't try to haggle.  Of course, the ad did offer the alleged alligator for $200.  If the ad had said, "$200 or Best Offer" the seller would have expected the buyer to offer $150-$160.  But, the potential new briefcase owner offered full price.  That was a red flag!

What's a used alligator worth now-a-days.  The crime would have been a misdemeaner if the buyer only paid $199.99.  So, if you're ever tempted to sell your used alligator, ostrerich, zebra, llama, shark, lion, koala bear, or any other such creature on Craigslist, start at $199.99.  And, beware of buyers who don't haggle. 

 

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Navona Hart
Real Estate Agent, Farmville Virginia Homes & Land
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There are moments in life when it just seems crazy....today I read about a guy who burned his house down because he was trying to cremate his dog.  Excellent to look at life for the funny stories.

July 14, 2011 10:58 PM
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Mimi Foster
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I appreciate the cute post, but more than that I appreciate the new look of your blog.  Love the picture.  Unusual and interesting.

July 15, 2011 12:45 AM
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Tom Arstingstall
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Hey Mike, love the humor.

I've sold some items on Craigslist, including cars. What you said about those willing to pay full price rang true. There are scammers out there that offer full price from out of town, blah, blah, blah. Readers need to be aware of these cons.

July 15, 2011 12:50 AM
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Susan Neal
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker
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I have to wonder what the poor alligator did that his owner didn't want him any more.

July 15, 2011 01:18 AM
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Mike Cooper
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Navona, I think that tops the alligator story.  Wow!

Thanks, Mimi.  I'm still in the process with the background, but that's at least a temporary option.  Still working on it.  Thanks for dropping in.

For sure, Tom.  Thanks for stopping by!!

He ate the cat, Susan.  Just kidding.  I don't think the article said, but now I'm curious.  I'll have to go back at take a second look.

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