If you are going to meet someone to pay for and pick up an item you found on craigslist.org, you should always use a Safe Trade Station.
Safe Trade Stations are located at your local police stations, they are either in the parking lot where they are under video survelance or located in the station it's self.
Some but not all police stations will even run a check of the serial number of what you are purchasing to see if it is stolen or not.
Using craigslist could be dangerous if you are not prepared to spot scams or other dangerous situations.
Craigslist is an awesome place to find what you want, you just have to practice a little common sense while using craigslist.org.
In this article I will share some of the warning signs to look out for while looking through craigslist ads.