Rant about idiots on Craigslist.....

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iMpathetic, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

    iMpathetic

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    So, I have this laptop for sale for $160 on craigslist. It's actually a pretty good deal for my area, it's about as cheap for the specs as you can find.

    So, I get this email from somebody......

    Yes, it is.


    I am in chapel hill. I was wondering, though, aren't
    the specs in the ad?

    Oh well.
    800MHz P3
    128MB RAM
    20GB HD
    combo drive, bezel broken off but still works
    14 inch screen
    4 usb ports

    It is available for pickup on friday.

    Ben

    This person is asking for two things now.

    a) Me to drive for three and a half hours to meet him.
    b) Me to take 22% off for the privilege of doing so.

    I think I am going to scream.......

    So, I hope I wasn't acting out of hand when I replied and said these things....

    I am not going to drive three and a half hours out of my way to
    sell something at a 22% discount.

    The person replies.......

    And I say...


    Yeah, it's still available because I don't accept
    ridiculous offers.

    How pathetic of me.


    Any thoughts, guys?
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    You are being quite reasonable. I can't stand some of the people I have run into on Craigslist. For some it seems like a miracle that they can even find craigslist. However, there are people like this on Ebay or anyother public sales place. This is why I love the Marketplace!

    TEG
     
  3. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

    iMpathetic

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    I'm really glad to find someone who agrees with me.:)

    Unfortunately, being in middle school, I'm not allowed to sell stuff online... :mad:
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Its the internet you'll always find someone who agrees with you.

    They are ridiculous demands.


    Isn't craiglist selling online :confused:
     
  5. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

    iMpathetic

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    Oh. Duh.

    I meant carry out transactions though teh tubez™.

    AKA forums, eBay, etc.
     
  6. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    At least it wasn't some person from Nigeria asking for overnight shipping after he pays you with a forged Western Union money order...
     
  7. forafireescape macrumors 6502a

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    Hahaha...personal experience? :p
     
  8. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

    iMpathetic

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    Well, on April Fool's Day I emailed my friend pretending to be a scammer......

    But, when selling on Craiglist, scammers form Nigeria are facts of life.
     

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