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Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    it is hard to believe.

    that is part of the frustration - the smart thing would be for her to take my advice, because I have been about 100 times as successful as she has. but she won't, because of her pride and that she is older and bullshit like that. anyway, such is life. I was really depressed over this. she is totally fucked now
     
  2. MrG

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    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.
     
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  3. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, we sold a few small things before and had great experiences. Actually, I sold a W/D before I moved to New York and had a great experience... But this one has just been a nightmare. People have no common sense, or manners.
     
  4. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    When I'm selling something I'll just ignore lowballers. even if it's just a "negotiations strategy" on their part and they're actually willing to go much higher, bitter experience tells me that they will just find some other way to make me regret doing business with them. It's like if you're a lowball purchaser you're almost guaranteed to be an asshole in other parts of your life
     
  5. ethanm

    ethanm Well-Known Member

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    Never slide while wearing shorts in softball. That base is not worth it.
     
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  6. Gibonius

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    I empathize :happy: Played a game in the rain last week and slid into 2nd. Scraped my leg up and sprained my ankle. Slid about a foot further than I expected because of the mud.

    At least I was safe.
     
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  7. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    especially if the field is concrete topped with shitty astroturf. Muscle memory can be a bitch.
     
  8. ethanm

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    [​IMG] All military softball fields are a mixture of glass, razor blades, and rocks so that's what I'm dealing with right now! I hope it stops oozing before Monday.
     
  9. Gibonius

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    Yikes. Our just has rocks, but it's not bad at all considering.

    One time a deer pooped on home plate. That was pretty funny.
     
  10. Biscotti

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    My phone is warping. About 1/8 inch. Piece of shit is only three months old
     
  11. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

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    Today I set my mind to wondering about something: I wonder if anyone in the whole world has ever thought "Boy, I wish my life more closely resembled L'Incandescent's." (In my real wondering, I used my real-life name, not my Internet name But that doesn't change the point.) I concluded that probably no one had ever expressed such an wish.
     
  12. valjester

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    If anyone has ever been jealous of anything you have or did or are, they have at some point wished that their lives more closely resembled yours. I, for example, am jealous of your 5000 internet points and "Senior Member" designation, and wish my life more closely resembled yours in that regard.
     
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  13. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

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    That is a very fine first post. I have to confess, though: many of my posts were not even written by me, but rather by a cat I used to own who could talk and type. (She sometimes logged on while I was away at work. That got me into trouble more than once.) So I have not come by that 5000 posts completely honestly.

    Also, some of those posts have been devoted to carrying on vicious feuds with members such as The Garmenteen Rabbit, The Vegetabler, and Bake McBride.
     
  14. valjester

    valjester Active Member

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    You own a cat? Just swap lives with me already!
     
  15. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

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    No, unfortunately I do not own that talking cat anymore, or any other cat for that matter.
     
  16. Numbernine

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    That alone is enough to trigger deep envy
     
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  17. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    oh hai there.
     
  18. JayJay

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    hai Stitch. Ready for your day trip tomorrow?
     
  19. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    very much so!!! :slayer:

    going to be amazing.
     
  20. JayJay

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    Enjoy!!!
     
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