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Old 09-18-2012, 10:53 AM   #21
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lol. I'm uncomfortable meeting people selling ipods and tile saws on CL meeting in public places, let alone a cheap *** gun

but yeah, people are sketchy. I hate people.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:30 AM   #22
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I've had the same experience lately. Tryin to sell my old TV:

Sceptre 37" HDTV

Admittedly, the price is a little high. I expected someone to offer 100, 150. Nope.

Some guy emails me right off the bat "offring 35 for it"

I email him back: "You're joking, right?"

"i cn go up to 50...."

I'm with Braineack. I hate people.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:41 AM   #23
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The issue with selling on craigslist besides all the scammers and flakes is that when you do find someone who wants to deal they think they are one of the Pawn Stars. Anything you quote in the ad they take 50% off without considering the price; almost like a default. I assume because so many people high ball their asking prices. However, if you do high ball your price and you have the patience you may just find someone dumb enough to buy it.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:51 AM   #24
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lol. I'm uncomfortable meeting people selling ipods and tile saws on CL meeting in public places, let alone a cheap *** gun
Yeah, that thought has crossed my mind. But I'm pretty wary, and always well-armed.

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I've had the same experience lately. Tryin to sell my old TV.
Stick with it. I sold our old Olevia 32" LCD for $185 a few weeks back. It took a long time, but after wading through tons of CL flakes (including one guy who would email me every week with updated pricing from Target for 32" LCD's in an effort to talk me down -- my standard response was "That sounds like a good deal! You should go for it!"), I got one very grateful buyer who had been dealing with the same stupidity on the other end. She was very happy to get a clean, functional TV that wasn't missing a remote, or needed an "easy repair", and that I communicated clearly and promptly to her inquiries. She didn't even try to bargain with me.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:01 PM   #25
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I was able to sell a couch and a set of pendants with a matching chandellier without any issue as well. That only restored little faith.

no one seems to want my cabinet *****/pull/handles however :(
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Sam-

I am wanting mower.

Is available?
Can I fit on my 1980 50cc honda scooter?
What is your bottom dollar?




"What is your bottom dollar?" is the question that pisses me off the most. I put in the ad the ******* price and that I'm not interested in any trades, yet continue to get "bottom dollar" and "trade you an xbox" emails.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:16 PM   #27
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I posted a while back about the person who came to my house and agreed to buy an item and as I was helping her carry it out to the car, she told me she didn't have any money on her and that she would go to the 7-11 ATM and get cash (WITH THE ITEM IN THE CAR!) and come back and pay me.

I told her "haha no you will go without the item in your car".

She went, took forever (I expected no return) and then came back with less money than we agreed to sell the item for because her account was tapped.

what the **** is wrong with people?
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:19 PM   #28
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I forgot to mention flagging, JESUS!!

Spent 6 months of reposting my Mazdaspeed6 on CL two or three times a day because some jerkoff kept flagging it for removal.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:34 PM   #29
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I posted a while back about the person who came to my house and agreed to buy an item and as I was helping her carry it out to the car, she told me she didn't have any money on her and that she would go to the 7-11 ATM and get cash (WITH THE ITEM IN THE CAR!) and come back and pay me.

I told her "haha no you will go without the item in your car".

She went, took forever (I expected no return) and then came back with less money than we agreed to sell the item for because her account was tapped.

what the **** is wrong with people?
haha. i had a similar experience. Sold a stove, couple came without any money and were shocked when we wouldnt take a personal check.

all my CL ads say cash only at least three times in them.

they wanted to do the same thing (load it up first then go to bank), then tried to get the cost reduce because the oven was a little dirty inside and require cleaning. but they came back with the correct amount.
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Try giving away something for free. That REALLY brings out the flakes. No shows, but repeat callers are the worst. Then there are the people asking you to hold the item (no, dumbass, I'm trying to get rid of it, not store it for you), or want you to deliver it.

Look doofus, it's a loveseat. I took pics so you could see the color and condition. It's in good shape, and I will help you load it. It's FREE. What the hell more do you want?
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:28 PM   #31
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Reminds me of the cinder blocks ad. Classic.
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Yeah, that one was good.
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Another good experience: I listed a digital camera on CL. Guy emails and says he wants it. But he lives 25 minutes on the other side of town. And works from 8 AM to 9 PM. And never comes over to my side of town. And is out of town on the weekends. And doesn't want to use his lunchbreak to come pick it up. But he REALLY wants the camera.

After about a dozen emails in which I tried to accommodate his schedule and arrangements, I finally said, "Listen, I understand you want it, but every attempt I've made to schedule a time and place hasn't worked. If you want the camera, let me know when you can pick it up. Otherwise, I'm not willing to drive 40 miles round trip and waste gas and time to sell a $100 camera."

His response:

"Sounds to me like you're not that motivated to sell your camera. Next time, why don't you say that up front instead of giving me the runaround and wasting my time."

He was kind of right, I guess. I wasn't that motivated to sell the camera.
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I just dont even waste my time with people.

im still loling at "i dont want to lowball you, but here's a lowball offer"
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I once listed a set of factory Miata seats (NA) for $50 on CL. It took about three days to finally set up a meet with this older guy who drove over to Gainesville from Jacksonville (60 mi or so) to pick them up. When I met with him, he had the audacity to ask me "so now that they're on the back of your truck, will you take $20 for the pair?" I didn't say a word and simply closed my tailgate and drove away while he kept yelling at me that he was just kidding, blah blah. He spent the next hour or so calling me and leaving me VMs that went from apologetic to threatening. I would have loved for him to put a hand on me or something while I was walking to my truck's door. My Glock 29 SF has a nasty habit of enlarging eyeballs.
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he might have smudged your j.crew lobster pants.
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I buy my Nantucket Reds from Murray's Toggery, not J Crew. I honestly don't own a single J Crew item.
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Oh, it seems most of y'all get emails? I don't think I've ever gotten a real offer via e-mail. Do you guys list your phone info as well or no?
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**** no I don't put my phone number on CL...
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I put my number on there when I want a quick sale or something is free. I won't put my address, though.
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