Same ad in Jacksonville and Boston too
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I am also near Philadelphia and saw the same ad. Wasted a few minutes of my time researching it then realized something was not right. Luckily I didn’t inquire about it.
Lets do the world a favor and if you see this ad again hit the flag button. If enough people do this they pull the ad.
Edit: after a quick search I flagged this ad at least a dozen times around NJ and NY. They have been at it for a while. Some of the ads were 25 days old! Search Craiglist for " Mark Levinson No. 390s " and see what I mean.
I don't shop on Craigslist. Audiogon is the most reiliable.I typically buy here and the other site, but recently I saw a vague ad for some vintage gear on CL. I took the risk and met the person, who was clearing out storage from his old repair shop. I scored a Sansui 5000X, 5000A, AU-9500 and 7070 for $200. These can cost 400-900 depending on model, condition etc. I should know, I paid $500 for a Sansui Eight a few weeks earlier and almost paid >$400 for a 5000X. He had a bunch of other things I would have taken but I don't have room as I live in a townhouse.
Sometimes deals are out there
I ran into a very similar add, but it was for Martin Logan Summit X speakers for $3,000. These were supposedly located in Sebastian FL.
I went through a nearly identical exchange and then backed out as the terms seemed too weird to me too.
You have to be careful; and if it sounds too good to be true... it is.
That’s good to know about flagging a CL post; didn’t know about that.
Itsikhefez - I thought the same thing, that there are deals to be had out there and that this could be a very unique situation. A few days ago, someone was giving away a bunch of audio for free just to clean out a property. There was some junk that I would’ve thrown out, but there was also a Scott tube int amp, an Advent 400 radio, a nice cassette deck, and Allison speakers.
In this instance, i didn’t realize the scam until her second email when she described the terms of sale, then it immediately drew red flags.
Slight variation on the add, only w/bullet points listed in Omaha CL w/773 area code phn .. "$600-"
"No. 390S cd player processor Mark Levinson
LIKE NEW CONDITION !!!
1:- For Sale a Pair of Mark Levinson No 390s cd player processor
2:- Original packing materials manual warranty and box.
3:- The No 390$ has a very high quality preamp inside,
4:- This processer available with original packing materials warranty and box .
5:- A Mark Levinson classic! Will be a great addition to any collector's system.
6:- So it can drive an amplifier directly
7:-Call and text me for more detail (773) 453-9172Thanks for looking!
8:- Mark Levinson no390s CD Player in like condition
9:- It has two digital inputs
10:- so it's digital to analog converter can be used for other digital sources.
11:-Thanks for looking!
I have never been ripped off on Craiglist and I got more than a few buys of a lifetime. How about a pair of Paradigm studio 40’s with the center and their big sub, with a decent Denon AV receiver and a few hundred retail of monster cables (yea Monster, I know, gave them away) for $250. Or a PS Audio 200C amplifier for $275. Or a pair of Polk monitor 10’s with the Peerless Tweeters for $80. Or a pair of early monitor 10’s for free (just had to go pick them up).
In all of these cases I went to their house, chatted a little and walked away happy. Sometimes they even had it playing when I got there so you could demo it. Just be careful and talk to the person you are dealing with first and if anything doesn’t sound right pass. And stick to the Burbs and don’t go to iffy neighborhoods. Chances are they are just like you and just want to get rid of some things they no longer use.