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**VENT** That's It! No More Craigslist!

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notsue 1
Tee C 1
LovinLife824 1
Silverkitten 1

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Tee C --- 5 years ago -

The entitlement of some of these buyers is unbelievable!

I always underprice my items; I'm not trying to get rich selling used items and I'd rather sell cheap, move things out, and be a blessing to someone in the process than nickel and dime someone over things I don't even use anymore.

That having been said--yes, it chafes my hindquarters down to the white meat for someone to ask for delivery, or ask for 1/2 off, or ask me to meet them way down yonder for something that they want. Grrrr!

I removed all the light fixtures in our house when we moved in. The house is only a few years old, so the lighting was brand new--but I still decided to sell it cheap just to clear out space. So, I posted two bathroom fixtures for $5--yeah, 5 dollars. And they're worth at least $30 each. So this guy keeps texting me yesterday asking when he can get them. I said yesterday @ 4:30 so I went straight home from work but he no-showed. At 9pm my phone blows up with texts saying he couldn't come earlier, that he just got off work, and if he could come over now (and would be there by 9:30. Um...no. No man, you can't come over to my house at freaking 9:30pm.

So this morning he texts and asks if I still have them and asks if he can come at 9 because he works late. I sigh and say, "Okay. 9 is fine." Then he asks me to meet him at another location @ 10pm since it would be easier as he "lives 30 minutes away" and--get this--that he'll give me an even $10 to make it worth my while. Are you freaking kidding me? For 1) where you want me to meet you is 30 minutes out of my way; if I drive 30 mins there then of course I'll have to drive 30 back; but better me than you, right? 2) $5 extra dollars is an insult; the lights are already worth 60 bucks; 5 bucks won't even make a dent in my truck's gas tank. 3) Who in their right mind would meet a stranger @ 10pm in the pitch dark???

So of course I said "No"--and he proceeds to curse me out. I texted him back, told him that he had already told me where he worked, and that I would have no problem letting his employer know that he was making terroristic threats. He's in construction and fighting or making threats on a construction site is actually a felony. After that, he let me be...

I'm done, lol. This bout with Craigslist has inspired me to keep the clutter down so I never have to go through this again. Wow! 

Silverkitten (Mod) --- 5 years ago -

I gave up a long time ago. People are always giving you sob story's and needing things cheep for what ever reason. Look I get it, it's a hard world but it's hard for me too. I don't have the time or energy to deal with them. When you have people texting you telling you they need this but can't pay what I am asking for it because they can't even feed the kids they have.... I quit. You NEED to feed your family not buy stuff! Half the time they show up after giving you the story of how broke they are, and they are driving a NICE car with fancy rims. Or better yet, you see the item listed back on CL a week later for more money. I get it, it's yours to do what you want with it, but don't lie to me. I just gave up and started donating to churches and charity organizations. 

notsue --- 5 years ago -

I've given up and donate 99% of my stuff now too... I'm just not in the mood to deal with people around here. 

LovinLife824 --- 4 years ago -

I know this thread is older, but it gave me a nice laugh. That's how most of my craigslist scenarios play out! I'm with notsure. The headache of selling and waiting for this stuff to be gone is too much. I load up everything and drop it off at the Goodwill. Clutter gone and I'm happy! 

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