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Old 01-19-2012, 12:31 PM   #16
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I can understand them asking because often people just forget or do not even know how to remove it.
Put when they want to play 50 questions, ask if I have any pictures when the picture is right in the ad I start to loose it.
One time I had 3, wood stoves for sale. Customers are always asking me to move stuff or get rid of it.
I got emails asking if I had the manuel for it, could they still gets parts for it. Come on it's a wood stove, open door put wood in.
I also have 2, gas space heaters, guy calls and asked how big the logs were. I told him it's not a gas insert for a fire place it's a space heater.
He shows up anyway and is trying to figure out how to take it apart and make it work in his fireplace.
I must be a magnet for mental midgits. (not offence met to the midgets or mentaly challaged, or magnets for that matter lol)

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Old 01-19-2012, 01:28 PM   #17
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Two weeks ago I sold a 2000 Silverado.
I showed pictures and the ad read, it was used for a work truck, there's coffee stains on the carpet and a few parking lot ding, 137,000 miles on it.
Of cource the guy shows up and wants to try and bring the price down because there was a knick in the paint and the milage is now 137,175 not 130,000.
I just walk off and get in my other truck and drive off.
When I get back he's still there trying to hand me the money. I figured he would be there because he had just driven 2 hours to come see it.
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:52 PM   #18
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I haven't sold many things on Craigslist, but have had good luck. Last summer I sold one of my road bikes. Guy drove out to my house from the city in a borrowed SUV, so I was pretty-sure the deal was going to go through right there. We discussed price via email before he came. He parked in my driveway, so I had his car, he took the bike for a spin. Came back, handed me cash, I helped him load up, off he went. Had a couple of "I only have $xxx" emails, but nothing horrible.

Just before that I sold some aftermarket car wheels. Had the ad up about an hour, and got a call from a guy with a heavy Spanish accent wanting to know if I'd be able to meet him 1/2 way. I looked and picked a busy gas station in a nice neighborhood. Dude showed up in a newer Chevy panel van with front end damage. I popped the tailgate on my truck, he looked at the wheels, counted out the cash and handed it to me. Then threw in an extra $20 because I met him half way. His story was that he got locked up by the police, and while spending a night in their establishment, his car (a Corolla) was put up on blocks and gutted. So, he needed new wheels "right now" to be able to move his car.
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I haven't sold many things on Craigslist, but have had good luck. Last summer I sold one of my road bikes. Guy drove out to my house from the city in a borrowed SUV, so I was pretty-sure the deal was going to go through right there. We discussed price via email before he came. He parked in my driveway, so I had his car, he took the bike for a spin. Came back, handed me cash, I helped him load up, off he went. Had a couple of "I only have $xxx" emails, but nothing horrible.
I think that's a given. Always somebody wanting to low-ball. Usually it's me.

Sold my son-in-law's Pontiac Bonneville this past summer. Asking price was $1100. Some guy wanted to pay me $400, which was less than salvage yards were giving for junk.

Oh well. I figure I can't complain too much, since Craigslist is free.
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I can understand them asking because often people just forget or do not even know how to remove it.
I see what you are saying.
The way I look at it is.... if you emailme me, then I email you back and say "yes" then you are going to email me back and NOW ask questions ......... why didn't you just email me your questions in the first place? If I really didn't have the car I would just email you back and say " don't have it anymore".

Like I said ... my wife thinks I'm too harsh, I'm sure she's not alone
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I got scammed recently using eBay, which I've been using since 1998. I've bought and sold hundreds of things and never had a problem.

Well I had just upgraded my iPhone to the new version and posted the old one for sale. That's one of the great things about iPhones...every two years you can sell your old phone for more than you paid for it new.

I always sell US-only, PayPal only. This guy from Moldova is the high bidder. I figured I would go ahead and honor the auction...what did it matter to me if they guy wanted to pay the shipping costs? I calculated it, he paid, I shipped.

Five days later he opens a complaint saying he had not received the phone. Ebay asks me for tracking info. I said I did not have it, that he paid and I shipped. They summarily refunded his money and charged me. Clearly he had received the phone, seen that it was not tracked, and knew that he could get his money back by filing a complaint.

The terms of service had changed somewhere along the way. Used to be that it was buyer beware and eBay did not get involved. I thought their "Buyer Protection Plan" was nothing more than some insurance thing.

So I was out the phone AND the shipping cost. And to add insult to injury, you can't leave negative feedback for a buyer on eBay anymore. WTF??? I looked at his feedback and while it was all positive, after my experience he had done the same thing with like five other people...all of whom left him positive feedback so they could write a comment about his scam tactics.

Live and learn. Read the fine print.

Oh and Craig's List...I have sold a few things there and had a few people try and scam me...offering to write a check to me to cover the item cost and the cost of having someone come pick the item up, if I'll pay the pickup person cash for the pickup fee. YEAH RIGHT :P

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