(Closed) Why are Craigslist people so weird??

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Post # 32
3373 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hate, hate, hate craigslist!! Still trying to sell off some last wedding stuff and I get this reply (it’s a scam if you want me to summarize):

OK, thanks for letting me know. It turns out i shouldnt buy it right now anyway… my son just put a big dent in my jeep so now i need to see how much money its gonna cost to do the repair. ugh! I thank god he didn’t get hurt but of course it just had to happen now, when i’m finally making really good money with this home income program i started doing. You know, if you’re interested, theyve just opened up 2 more positions in our area. Basically you get paid to post links online, its really easy and I usually just do it while watching tv. Heres the link if you wanna check it out:Ive made about $800 each week since I began.. not enough to quit my job yet but i finally have some extra money in my bank account. Well, probably not after i see the mechanic bill lol. My sister is planning to sign up later and these positions usually go fast, so Id really appreciate it if you dont share the link with anyone else. Thanks!


Post # 33
1 posts

I hate using craglist I was selling an AG doll which my niece didn’t want any more the doll was great condition so. I placed an saying the doll was $75 cash and that the price was firm.I also explained it was for pick only and I didn’t want to mail it.The first response was will take $65 for the doll so I igroned it I got 3 response all saying is this avaiable after I answered them that it was they never responded again.Then got some nut who wanted to tell how she would buy the doll but it so expensive and how badly her daughter wanted one.I explained to her a new one cost $110 what dose she want.Then I got some women who emailed half donze questions then asked me for the address where you come look it after giving her the address she wrote back and said the doll is new right I mean if I going to pay $75 for it I expect to be new in the box.I told it’s not brand new but it’s in like new condition and she stopped responding to me.

Final someone came over to look at the doll it had the box and book .she looked at it said. I will give $60 for it.I explained to her I wrote in the add is $75 and the price is firm.She said I saw you wrote that but I throught you would atleast come down a little I mean the dolls not new in the box it’s been taken out I mean the condition is good but you did remove it from the box.She left stomping away.Finally a buyer came and looked at the doll but before paying me they began telling me well AG charges so much for a doll and my sweet little girl really wants me in which she shows me her daughters picture but they cost so much I really wish I get one of these a little bit cheaper.i just responses well they are collectors pieces you have pay for them .In which she final paid me and took the doll saying nothing else expect thanks bye.i never again sold on craglist it was pulling teeth.

Post # 34
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

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@moderndaisy:  I usually ask if something is still available because often somebody will have put a claim on it minutes before me. it happens a lot in seattle, craigslist things go insanely fast. 

Post # 35
3208 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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@nerdybird:  same in Toronto. I’ve sold a lot of Ikea furniture on Craigslist as we were refurnishing our condo and purging post-university stuff. I sold 3 Billy bookcases for asking price, picked up within the hour. I also had over 30 responses for an Ikea desk. 

I tried to buy a bike from Craiglist this past summer and it was such a pain. Every new posting I replied to had just sold, or tried to start a bidding war for the item. I finally just bought a new bike because I didn’t have time to troll CL and reply within 10 minutes of a new posting.

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