LATELY — 18 September 2004

Email from “Mr Benny Tom,” regarding my iBook ad:

Hello, I am interested in buying your (ITEM ),but will like  to know for how long you have been using this ( ITEM),i  will like to know the present condition of the (ITEM ),how  much you are going to sell it for me.I will also appreciate it if you can  forward some recently taken pix of the (ITEM) so that i  can see what i am paying for,thanks and hoping to hear from you soonest,bye.

I think you’ve got some template-substitution problem there fella.

(I’m trying because the London craigslist is mostly fairly pathetic, but I’d rather that it wasn’t; and I was hoping that posting a legitimate ad would help. I’ve received three replies so far, all suspicious…)