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Old 02-26-2014, 05:04 AM
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Default Re: Anyone else get discouraged selling on Craigslist because of all the flakes and low-ballers?

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I have been trying to meet a decent woman off of craigslist. It hasn't happened yet.
Have you tried looking for an indecent one? In my experience, they're much easier to find.

On Craigslist, I mean.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:49 PM
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Default Re: Anyone else get discouraged selling on Craigslist because of all the flakes and low-ballers?

I have had my fare share of selling on craigslist but my most recent was as an "almost" buyer....elvin jones snare drum....$300....one day too late....the search continues...

But I just had a guy want to buy a snare drum and then flake out with "lemme think about it" when he finally read that I didn't live close to him.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:58 PM
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Default Re: Anyone else get discouraged selling on Craigslist because of all the flakes and low-ballers?

Ya Craigslist can be a real drag at times thanks to all the flakes that respond to postings. I recently posted a thread on this board regarding a Craigslist Paypal scam that I almost fell victim to.
I've sold a few items, but always in-person, cash and carry in a very public place i.e. food court at the mall.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:16 PM
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Default Re: Anyone else get discouraged selling on Craigslist because of all the flakes and low-ballers?

Awhile back I turned an old Sonor Force kit into a jungle kit, converting the 16" floor tom into a bass drum. Gave it to my granddaughter for Christmas.

About a month ago I looked around my music room and wondered what the hell I was doing with that lonely bass drum on the floor in the corner. After double-checking to make sure that my daughter-in-law was not about to allow another drum in their house, I put the B.D. on Craigslist.

For a solid month, nada. Then, yesterday, I got my first response, from someone who asked if I could bring it to his town, which is about an hour away. Considering how little I was selling it for, it wasn't worth the trip, so I said no. Today he came up to our place, saw the drum sitting in the entrance hall, beamed, handed me the money without even any further examination of the drum. Scooped it up with no conversation and rushed back outside to put it into his car.

The whole transaction took only 5 minutes. The dogs didn't even have time to get excited. I pocketed a couple of weeks worth of lunch money for something that had just been in the way.

Today was one of those days when I loved CL.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:17 AM
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Default Re: Anyone else get discouraged selling on Craigslist because of all the flakes and low-ballers?

It took me months to sell my Toyo view camera, but when I did the guy didn't even dicker about the price. He bought it for his wife the day before Christmas and I had him meet me at McDonald's. I sold some bayonets too and the guy also gave me full asking price. But I've also had my share of dipshits. You just have to put up with the asswipes, I guess. :O(
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