(Closed) Craigslist and brides wanting wedding stuff for free. Vent and/or Rant

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Member
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

WTF? People really do that?

Post # 5
Member
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wow, yeah, that’s not cool.  I buy off Craigslist a lot, and I do tend to lowball the first offer, but I’d never say someone should just give me an item they’re selling for free. 

Post # 6
Hostess
3377 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I mean I have close friends OFFER things and I think I once asked in a FB group if anyone had a replica of a certain pair of earrings or something close that weren’t like $500, but that’s as close as I’ve gotten. 

I’m DIYing so much and I can understand people wanting to spend money, but if I have to bust my ass (when I really don’t have the time for it) to keep within budget, why aren’t you capable?

I had a sh*t life. I have no biological family any more. Yes, it must suck having your mother only paying for 30% of your wedding. I’m paying for this whole thing BY MYSELF. 

*sorry, one of my pet peeves as well, LOL!* 

Post # 7
Member
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have had people from Craigs list tell me that I would never get my asking price for my items and to just give it to them for free too. LOL Not just wedding stuff either. Tell them to sod off.

Post # 8
Member
504 posts
Busy bee

I check Craigslist daily for wedding stuff and it seems like lately there are a lot of posts requesting free stuff. I thought it was a bit weird. I mean, if you cant afford a wedding then get married at City Hall. Begging just sounds so bad.

Post # 9
Member
2274 posts
Buzzing bee

There are always entitled beggers on CL, but usually they are mothers who feel entitled to getting your things for free. I posted an iPad for sale, and a couple mothers with sob stories felt I should basically just give it to them, ya know, because they need a free or cheap iPad.

Post # 11
Member
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@kcaggiebiz:  um…you are not wrong for wanting money for those things. If you were asking a couple dollars less than full price that is one thing…but half? most likely only used once? I call that a deal! lol

Post # 12
Member
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We have a thing in our local area, i dont know how far it reaches but maybe some of you bee’s have it too, where people can post things that they want or need or even stuff that they have for free. You would think you would see stuff like diapers for my baby or shoes for my kids to play at school in. NO!!! you see people asking for stuff like:

Men’s motorcross boots

virgin mobile cell phone

canoe

I mean really. It just seems wierd to me, but I guess that just me and maybe I am missing someting. 

Post # 13
Member
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I gave away a lot of items on craigslist for free because I didn’t want them in my house and still had backlash because I refused to mail or meet people anywhere. (Bsaically said I putting it out on the road come get it).

It’s craiglist, people post pictures of their genitals on that site, I’m not really surprised you’re not getting the highest quality of customers.

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