Another Craigslist catastrophe

Via our friends at Jaxpawn, a story

A lonely place to meet a stranger

about a Craigslist encounter that went horribly, fatally wrong.

We worry about people who agree to sell gold through Craigslist. And this story — although it involved an ATV, not gold — is why. Inviting strangers to your house to buy your gold; or agreeing to meet a stranger in a remote place displays a trust in human nature that is not really justified.

Better, we think, to sell your gold jewelry at an established store where security measures are in place.

Besides, you’ll get just as good a deal, or better, from any pawnshop.