I'm sure this sort of thing has been discussed here, but can't find a suitable thread to continue. I've just advertised an expensive instrument (not a mandolin) on craigslist, and received this response after a few hours:
"Can you sell this for the price you have listed through PayPal.I will arrange for a pick up as well,so you need not worry about the shipping.
Reply ASAP,if you are interested in this."
No mention of what is for sale (let alone questions), or the price, or the location; sender used a gmail address. I also find the lack of spaces after punctuation disturbing, though I'm not sure this in itself identifies a scammer.
What is the angle here? Not that I'm tempted in the least to make contact. I think even if it were a legitimate offer I'd rather meet face to face-- I always enjoy passing instruments around, swapping licks and ideas.
Thanks for any insights.