How do I tell is a craigslist ad is fake?

I have been trying to find a NES classic edition for my step dad for christmas, but everything is over $150. The system is only $60, but all stores near me and online are sold out. I found 2 posts on craigslist for $70 and $75, but the prices seem too good to be true, which more often than not they are. There is

I have been trying to find a NES classic edition for my step dad for christmas, but everything is over $150. The system is only $60, but all stores near me and online are sold out. I found 2 posts on craigslist for $70 and $75, but the prices seem too good to be true, which more often than not they are. There is very little descriptions in either post, no map as to where exactly they would be, no information on the seller, and the pictures seems very generic. I tried to reverse search the pictures, but nothing came up, though it takes a couple of days for some images to actually be able to be found through reverse search.

listing 1- https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/tad/5917048451.html
description 1- New still sealed up has 2 controllers not just one.
-the system only comes with one controller, so this is false information unless the seller is including another controller, which then makes it even more too good to be true since the controllers themselves are pretty expensive.

listing 2- https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/vgd/5924067634.html
description 2- Games are already on it, new in box with everything theres nothing missing and has never been used.
-it's weird that they stated that everything was in the box multiple times, especially since they already stated that the system was new in the box. Similarly, if it truly is new in the box there is no need to state that it has never been used before.

Do these seem like fake ads, or should I take a chance?

Best Answer:

Riley Adelman: I would approach with caution. If you can't meet up with the seller at a secure location to check it out, I would treat it as a scam. They are only showing you pictures of the box, not the actual game console. That's a red flag to me. Also, unless the game console was extensively used, a new console vs one rarely used will look almost new anyway – you can't believe everything a seller says. Do your own research. Never buy sight unseen. You might only get the box, not the actual game console. There was a court case several years ago where a Craigslist seller advertised two cell phones for $467. The ad had pictures of the cell phones. The buyer sent $467 and all they got was the pictures of the cell phones!

Other answer:

Riley Adelman:
I would never take a chance with Craigslist. I would take a chance if it was ebay. Craigslist has a terrible reputation.
Erik:
Only if you can examine what you are buying, to make sure it works. You're better off going on ebay, even if it's more expensive. You can buy from sellers that have literally thousands of positive feedback, so there's no danger of being scammed.
AlCapone:
There is about a 99.999% chance these are scams. There is likely no product, and your money will disappear. If the sellers are local, arrange to meet them in a very public place to see the product. Be aware that the sellers probably stole the items, or might not have the items but will try to rob you of your money.
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Alpha Beta:
Have you tried eBay or Amazon?
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