I found a Craigslist posting selling what looks to be a wonderfully maintained vehicle for low miles and a very low price.
I contacted the seller and she responded with this. I've omitted personally identifying details.
First of all I want to thank you for your interest in my 2009 Honda Civic. The car has been extremely well maintained with a full service history, it only has 50,000 miles! Transmission is automatic. The vehicle has all of its original floor mats, all books, complete set of tools and keys. Everything works in the car lights, gauges, radio, windows, locks, a/c blows ice cold, etc. It has no leaks or drips and does not smoke at all, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions with a clear title free of liens. It has new Goodyear tires.
I bought it when I was serving in U.S. Marine Corps (at a place) and now I am deployed in (a different place). The car will be delivered from here, it is stored in a military compound.
I have dropped my price to $1,800 (purchase price) including delivery and handling to your address, since this is an urgent sale, it will be delivered free of charge through a military transportation service to a designated location of your choice, average delivery time is 2-3 business days, depending on destination. It has been reduced because I need to find a buyer before my upcoming deployment take place and I don't want to waste more time negotiating.
If you're interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner please email me your: full name, shipping address and phone number, to open a case with eBay Motors. They will contact you to explain the entire procedure. The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will have a 5 days inspection period before committing to buy the car. Using eBay Motors service we are both 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.
To support my argument regarding the condition of the car please visit the following photo album (links were shown here, and the pictures looked great)
I'm nervous because even though it seems as though the financial handling and delivery is being handled through an official institution which protects against fraud and ensures delivery, it still sounds weird. Like, what's a "military transportation service"?
How could this be a scam?
Edit: "a place" and "a different place" are two locations in the US that are far away from each other and are not local to the Craigslist listing.