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Vent -- Craigslist dude is angry with me
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:15:28 PM »
Just a vent of my own.

I have been selling items as I declutter, onto craigs list.  Items for $20 that are old, but purchased over $150 and still working very well.

This potential buyer was frustrated that I did not hold an item for him for the night, when he emailed me that he would stop buy.
I had another buyer come to get a different item, then buy both.   I of course contacted first dude immediately to let him know, but he was already in the car.

I have had so many no shows this week, that first come, first served is the rule now.   ARGH.  Don't people understand that?   Don't have to write aggressive emails about it....



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Re: Vent -- Craigslist dude is angry with me
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 10:30:12 PM »
Just put that in your advert.

"First come, first served.  I don't hold items.  First one here with the cash wins."


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Re: Vent -- Craigslist dude is angry with me
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 12:09:20 AM »
I've been on both sides of this. Man it's a bummer when that thing you've been searching for for months finally comes up on craigslist and then it gets snatched away just because you couldn't quite get there on time.

OTOH, them's the breaks with craigslist! No sense writing a snippy email to the seller. Hit delete. Dude has anger management problems and a skewed sense of entitlement.
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Re: Vent -- Craigslist dude is angry with me
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 08:55:23 AM »
I've been on both sides of this. Man it's a bummer when that thing you've been searching for for months finally comes up on craigslist and then it gets snatched away just because you couldn't quite get there on time.

OTOH, them's the breaks with craigslist! No sense writing a snippy email to the seller. Hit delete. Dude has anger management problems and a skewed sense of entitlement.
Yup, that's the nature of the game.  I wouldn't lose sleep over it.

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Re: Vent -- Craigslist dude is angry with me
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 09:09:50 AM »
I haven't had problems with no shows myself (I have had lots of people express interest, but never follow through to set up an appointment to see items). I have been on the receiving end of a seller not holding an item for an appointment I made to purchase (in my case the seller did not contact me, I called to confirm before leaving and was told it was already sold). I'm not sure I would have sold the item to someone if I had already scheduled to show it to someone else an hour or so later.

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Re: Vent -- Craigslist dude is angry with me
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 09:13:42 AM »
Yeah, I've had this happen to me too. In addition to putting "first come, first served" in the ad, I've learned to also bring it up again to anyone who asks me to hold something. Sure, I'm available tomorrow morning to show it to you, but if someone else shows up first, with cash, I'll let them take it.

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Re: Vent -- Craigslist dude is angry with me
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 01:59:09 PM »
Theres an easy way out of this. When somebody on the internet gets mad at you, put down the computer and go do something else.

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Re: Vent -- Craigslist dude is angry with me
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 02:03:39 PM »
I've had this happen too, where I was selling something online, and someone who expressed interest did not get it because someone else also was interested actually committed to buying it first. Got a couple nasty emails stating she KNEW she must have emailed me first therefore it should have been hers. For me, it is whoever commits (and buys) first, not who expresses interest first because there are a lot of flakes out there.

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Re: Vent -- Craigslist dude is angry with me
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2017, 07:00:27 PM »
I get it, but on the flip side it's really frustrating being on the other side.  I've had a phone conversation with a Craigslist seller who said she'd hold a washer/dryer for me (I was literally leaving for her house at the time), only to show up and find someone else loading it into a truck. I was pissed.

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Re: Vent -- Craigslist dude is angry with me
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2017, 08:52:22 PM »
Theres an easy way out of this. When somebody on the internet gets mad at you, put down the computer and go do something else.

LOL, or vent here, then forget about it.