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Posted: 3/9/2015 7:10:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2015 7:27:30 PM EDT by NEASGNoMercy]
How is it that when I really want something off craigslist? The seller ends up being a complete retard? Does this happen to anyone else? Am I in the wrong here?



I was trying to buy a gun safe, and kept emailing back and forth with a guy, telling him to call me multiple times to discuss picking it up. Never calls, wont give me his #.

Not only does it take this guy 2 hours to respond to every email, but 10 minutes before I leave, after asking if he had any means of moving the safe with no reply, he lets me know he has nothing, even though I asked at noon and would have gotten an appliance dolly/ LEGIT ANYTHING to move this thing from my construction yard.

I let the guy know, I would have gotten an appliance dolly earlier nicely, and he responds back "Well i have 10 other people interested."

Fuck that fucking guy.


Not really a rant,
CSB and all that.

TL;DR: Wanted to buy craigslist gun safe, Seller was probably a 13'r. I lost brain cells. No safe.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:13:39 PM EDT
Thank GOD
This is NOT A SAFE THREAD!!!
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:26:58 PM EDT
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FPNI
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:32:25 PM EDT
Dude. I hear ya...

But, don't be the guy that expects CL purchases to come with free loading.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:34:46 PM EDT
this is ripe for a parody thread.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:35:38 PM EDT
Probably just someone that this is their first few times selling on CL. They aren't used to dealing with multiple people and walking them through the process to make it easier on both parties.

I'd not be offended and would have grabbed all the tools necessary without expecting help.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:36:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2015 7:37:25 PM EDT by NEASGNoMercy]
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Figured that might happen

Also thinking the guy might be on ARFCOM


To everyone else, Ive been doing craigslist buying and selling for a long time. Would never show up expecting a guy to do any work. I just need details to know what to bring. Cant bring a truck bed full of moving equipment when I'm trying to put a safe in there.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:38:06 PM EDT
hey, it was Craigslist.

your expectations need to come down a couple notches to avoid so much disappointment.

Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:38:33 PM EDT
I'll ride in on the OP's coat tails...
What the fuck is up with trying to sell something and not having a God Damned picture?
I mean there is a fucking camera on everything these days. Hell, you can just about get a fucking camera out of a vending machine or a box of Cracker Jacks! I know what the fucking item looks like, I want to know what YOUR fucking item looks like!
Thanks OP. I needed that.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:39:45 PM EDT
One email reply every 2 hours sounds pretty dang fast for me as far as Craigslist goes. Although as soon as they reply, I always immediately give them a burner number and tell them to text me. My email likes to randomly delete Craigslist and Armslist replies before I see them.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:40:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2015 7:40:42 PM EDT by pointman12]
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Originally Posted By ApacheScout:
I'll ride in on the OP's coat tails...
What the fuck is up with trying to sell something and not having a Damned picture?
I mean there is a fucking camera on everything these days. Hell, you can just about get a fucking camera out of a vending machine or a box of Cracker Jacks! I know what the fucking item looks like, I want to know what YOUR fucking item looks like!
Thanks OP. I needed that.
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What's even worse are the people on the EE selling a $2k+ item with no picture.

No pic, no buy. I just move on.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:40:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NEASGNoMercy:
How is it that when I really want something off craigslist? The seller ends up being a complete retard? Does this happen to anyone else? Am I in the wrong here?



I was trying to buy a gun safe, and kept emailing back and forth with a guy, telling him to call me multiple times to discuss picking it up. Never calls, wont give me his #.

Not only does it take this guy 2 hours to respond to every email, but 10 minutes before I leave, after asking if he had any means of moving the safe with no reply, he lets me know he has nothing, even though I asked at noon and would have gotten an appliance dolly/ LEGIT ANYTHING to move this thing from my construction yard.

I let the guy know, I would have gotten an appliance dolly earlier nicely, and he responds back "Well i have 10 other people interested."

Fuck that fucking guy.


Not really a rant,
CSB and all that.

TL;DR: Wanted to buy craigslist gun safe, Seller was probably a 13'r. I lost brain cells. No safe.
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So you did not know that there was a means to move it, yet decided not to procure such means despite the fact that you could have easily done so?
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:45:11 PM EDT
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So you did not know that there was a means to move it, yet decided not to procure such means despite the fact that you could have easily done so?
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Originally Posted By dillehayd:
Originally Posted By NEASGNoMercy:
How is it that when I really want something off craigslist? The seller ends up being a complete retard? Does this happen to anyone else? Am I in the wrong here?



I was trying to buy a gun safe, and kept emailing back and forth with a guy, telling him to call me multiple times to discuss picking it up. Never calls, wont give me his #.

Not only does it take this guy 2 hours to respond to every email, but 10 minutes before I leave, after asking if he had any means of moving the safe with no reply, he lets me know he has nothing, even though I asked at noon and would have gotten an appliance dolly/ LEGIT ANYTHING to move this thing from my construction yard.

I let the guy know, I would have gotten an appliance dolly earlier nicely, and he responds back "Well i have 10 other people interested."

Fuck that fucking guy.


Not really a rant,
CSB and all that.

TL;DR: Wanted to buy craigslist gun safe, Seller was probably a 13'r. I lost brain cells. No safe.


So you did not know that there was a means to move it, yet decided not to procure such means despite the fact that you could have easily done so?


Pretty much. Even had a yard truck with a lift gate all day, and figured the guy had at least a dolly to get it to my truck.

Didn't follow the rule.

"proper planning prevents piss poor performance"
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:45:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By dillehayd:
Originally Posted By NEASGNoMercy:
How is it that when I really want something off craigslist? The seller ends up being a complete retard? Does this happen to anyone else? Am I in the wrong here?



I was trying to buy a gun safe, and kept emailing back and forth with a guy, telling him to call me multiple times to discuss picking it up. Never calls, wont give me his #.

Not only does it take this guy 2 hours to respond to every email, but 10 minutes before I leave, after asking if he had any means of moving the safe with no reply, he lets me know he has nothing, even though I asked at noon and would have gotten an appliance dolly/ LEGIT ANYTHING to move this thing from my construction yard.

I let the guy know, I would have gotten an appliance dolly earlier nicely, and he responds back "Well i have 10 other people interested."

Fuck that fucking guy.


Not really a rant,
CSB and all that.

TL;DR: Wanted to buy craigslist gun safe, Seller was probably a 13'r. I lost brain cells. No safe.


So you did not know that there was a means to move it, yet decided not to procure such means despite the fact that you could have easily done so?


This left me confused as well.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:47:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By pointman12:

What's even worse are the people on the EE selling a $2k+ item with no picture.

No pic, no buy. I just move on.
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Originally Posted By ApacheScout:
I'll ride in on the OP's coat tails...
What the fuck is up with trying to sell something and not having a Damned picture?
I mean there is a fucking camera on everything these days. Hell, you can just about get a fucking camera out of a vending machine or a box of Cracker Jacks! I know what the fucking item looks like, I want to know what YOUR fucking item looks like!
Thanks OP. I needed that.

What's even worse are the people on the EE selling a $2k+ item with no picture.

No pic, no buy. I just move on.
I'm with ya there. If someone is savvy enough to list an item on the interwebs they should have a camera. Hell, I bought a used Canon digital camera off of ebay for like $20.00 and it takes great pictures. The ebay ad even had several pictures of the camera!
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 8:13:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NEASGNoMercy:
How is it that when I really want something off craigslist? The seller ends up being a complete retard? Does this happen to anyone else? Am I in the wrong here?



I was trying to buy a gun safe, and kept emailing back and forth with a guy, telling him to call me multiple times to discuss picking it up. Never calls, wont give me his #.

Not only does it take this guy 2 hours to respond to every email, but 10 minutes before I leave, after asking if he had any means of moving the safe with no reply, he lets me know he has nothing, even though I asked at noon and would have gotten an appliance dolly/ LEGIT ANYTHING to move this thing from my construction yard.

I let the guy know, I would have gotten an appliance dolly earlier nicely, and he responds back "Well i have 10 other people interested."

Fuck that fucking guy.


Not really a rant,
CSB and all that.

TL;DR: Wanted to buy craigslist gun safe, Seller was probably a 13'r. I lost brain cells. No safe.
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Yeah, dicks gotta
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 8:34:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By NEASGNoMercy:


Pretty much. Even had a yard truck with a lift gate all day, and figured the guy had at least a dolly to get it to my truck.

Didn't follow the rule.

"proper planning prevents piss poor performance"
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Originally Posted By dillehayd:
Originally Posted By NEASGNoMercy:
How is it that when I really want something off craigslist? The seller ends up being a complete retard? Does this happen to anyone else? Am I in the wrong here?



I was trying to buy a gun safe, and kept emailing back and forth with a guy, telling him to call me multiple times to discuss picking it up. Never calls, wont give me his #.

Not only does it take this guy 2 hours to respond to every email, but 10 minutes before I leave, after asking if he had any means of moving the safe with no reply, he lets me know he has nothing, even though I asked at noon and would have gotten an appliance dolly/ LEGIT ANYTHING to move this thing from my construction yard.

I let the guy know, I would have gotten an appliance dolly earlier nicely, and he responds back "Well i have 10 other people interested."

Fuck that fucking guy.


Not really a rant,
CSB and all that.

TL;DR: Wanted to buy craigslist gun safe, Seller was probably a 13'r. I lost brain cells. No safe.


So you did not know that there was a means to move it, yet decided not to procure such means despite the fact that you could have easily done so?


Pretty much. Even had a yard truck with a lift gate all day, and figured the guy had at least a dolly to get it to my truck.

Didn't follow the rule.

"proper planning prevents piss poor performance"


Why didn't you have a dolly? They don't take up that much room.

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Link Posted: 3/9/2015 8:41:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2015 8:42:09 PM EDT by Lougotzz]
I feel your pain. I sold an iPad to a guy. We agreed the best day for us both was 6 days away, or last Saturday. I text him Friday to confirm we are still on for Saturday, he tells me yeah no problem. Saturday comes around and he sends me a text about 1.5 hours before were supposed to meet that he's basically backing out. I was really pissed, especially since I told three others that emailed me in that time frame that it was sold. Craigslist is such a cess pool.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 8:47:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By nutsandbolts:
Thank GOD
This is NOT A SAFE THREAD!!!



FPNI

Link Posted: 3/9/2015 8:55:37 PM EDT
My buddy tried to sell an amp/subs on craigslist. Buyer showed up (driven by a friend of course) with less than half the money. My buddy took out a hammer and destroyed the amp on the spot, left it in the dirt, and drove off.

I have never had a craigslist transaction go anything but smoothly.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 9:17:16 PM EDT
I've sold/traded three things on Craigslist.
First was a motorcycle project I traded for a 10/22.
An old guy bought a mini lathe.
Recently sold a small compressor.
No problems with any of them.
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