WebXtra: What's my alternative to Craigslist?

By Molly Reuter - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Internet sites like Craigslist and ebay have been around for years.  Classifieds in newspapers have been around even longer.  The recent Craigslist killing in Boston, however, has some people asking, if I want to sell something, what's my alternative?

Joe Lagman in Tyler says, he'll sell it for you.  Lagman owns I Sold It on South Broadway in Tyler.  The store, which sells your items on ebay, has been around for two years now.  If you want complete privacy, Lagman says his store is the place to go.

"When the owner brings the property in here, I'm the only one that actually knows who the owner of the property is," said Lagman.  "When I post it on ebay, I actually become the seller.  I sold It becomes the seller, as opposed to the owner of the property."  Lagman says he'll take just about anything to sell, as long as the buyer is willing to pay for shipping.  If you would rather sell it yourself, police say just use common sense.  Try to get to know the buyer before allowing them into your home, or even better, meet them in a public place.

"Ask them questions, you know where do you live, where do you come from, how interested are you and how are you going to pay me," said Tyler Police Officer Don Martin.  "There's a risk that comes with it, and that's just a risk you take when you do something like that."

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