Post # 1
I’m trying to get a new (used) dining room set and I’ve send emails and texted probably 5-8 different people about their sets over the last week and NO ONE has responded… not even a “it’s sold”… WTF is up? Am I in some invisible time warp and no one is getting their messages or is this normal?
Post # 3
That is weird, I use Craigslist all the time and usually always get a response. Have you tried calling them?
Post # 4
This happened to me when I tried to buy something off craigslist recently, it’s annoying. I finally got a response 2 weeks later saying it sold “awhile ago” um no shit I emailed you 2 weeks ago, it was a steal, I didn’t expect it to still be for sale.
The only thing I can think is that I personally created a seperate email account for when I post to craigslist because of all the spam I was getting, maybe other people are doing that as well then just not checking their email.
Good luck finding a table! Maybe check out some local garage sales?
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Try to respond to ads that were posted within the last day or two. Try to call/text them in the evenings when people are more likely to be available to answer. You could also comb garage sale ads and find a deal before it’s technically available. A lot of times with CL the person is already dealing with someone by the time you contact them. Keep shopping and eventually one will turn out.
Post # 6
I do and have the same issues!! I’ve emailed a bunch of people about rental houses and nothing! Hello, I’m offering to give you money!!
Post # 7
It’s not unusual not to get a response on Craigslist. We have, at times, had over two hundred responses to something we were selling or giving away. It is unreasonable to expect that the sellers are going to send that many “Sorry the item is already sold” emails.
If you don’t get a response, assume the item is gone.
Post # 8
@Birdee106: I used it in the past (different state) and people always got back to you… even weirder though, we are trying to sell the table set we currently have, someone was interested and emailed me asking if it was still available I responded within 15 minutes that it was and NOTHING. No response. I dont get it! lol
@Bazinga: Thanks, I have checked locally and jumped on a set that almost fit what I was looking for but now that it’s in my kitchen I’m not loving it (it’s oval instead of round and just a hair too small, apparently I’m picky). And my husband is not the happiest that we spent money on a table I don’t love. ooops! :/
Post # 9
@julies1949: I agree with this. As someone who has sold items on Craigslist, I know what it’s like to get tons of emails all at once. Some items are very popular, and if you don’t contact the seller as soon as the item is listed, you probably won’t get a response.
Post # 10
I’ve used Craigslist and Kijiji quite often and usually have positive experiences.
I think you’re more likely to get a response if the post was put up within the last week or so. Beyond that, the item is likely sold and people tend to respond less to inquiries.
Good luck in your search!
Post # 11
We just purchased a gorgeous solid oak dining room table, old hutch and victorian style light fixture to hang above my dining room set from 3 different sellers on craigslist for $585! In the time span of about two weeks. None of the pieces match but they look great together. Keep at it girl, the best way to get what you want is search the listings first thing in the morning, try to be the first one to respond even if its at midnight.