Originally Posted by aravenel
Craigslist is pissing me off.
Trying to sell our washer/dryer from our last apartment because our new place has one already. First off, 75% of people are scammers. Thankfully they are painfully obvious, so they just get junked. But even those who aren't are mostly assholes. Super low-ball offers--spoiler alert, if I was willing to take 25% of what I had listed it at, I would have listed it lower, asshole. Reasonable offers are fine, but come on.
Moving in this city = le suck.
I feel your pain.
I had the same problem when I sold a W/D on Craigslist. I got emails with the most asinine offers, and they generally included, "I'll pick up today," as if that were going to get me to sell them for 75% off.
It was even worse when I sold off a bunch of parts from my Jeep. After I made a number of upgrades, I had a lot of usable stock parts, and there's a pretty good market for them. I posted a detailed parts list, and I got a lot of legit bites. The problem was that every bite was from someone asking if I had parts that weren't on the list. I have no idea what these idiots were thinking, but it was almost as if they thought I had some sort of alternate cache of parts that I would only offer to people who asked. It was like the recruiting scene in Fight Club
where they thought persistence in the face of rejection would get them what they wanted.
"I see you have about a dozen parts listed, and a soft top isn't one of them. Do you have a soft top for sale?"
"Nope, sorry, only what's listed in the ad."
"Oh, yeah, I'm looking for a soft top. So you don't have one for sale?"
"Ohhh, you're looking for a soft top
. Well, now that you've asked twice, you can be granted access to the extra-special hidden parts list. Don't forget that every purchase over $25 comes with a free hanjo!"
Curiously, we had a good experience when we sold off a bunch of household stuff before the recent move. We sold pretty much everything for very close to asking price, and there were only a few wishy-washy people or lowballers.