Whether or not it's safe to buy used goods on Craigslist depends on the actions of the buyer. A buyer should never meet a seller in person alone or a night, share private or sensitive information with the seller or transfer any funds electronically without first receiving the product.
To be safe when buying on Craigslist, users need to approach each situation with caution. The buyer should avoid any listings with numerous spelling or grammatical errors and focus on listings that include pictures. When arranging a meeting with the seller, choose an open, public place and never meet at night. Buyers should always pay in cash in person after receiving the used item.