Just cleared house and sold a bunch of stuff. I don’t know what’s worse, selling or buying stuff. After much experience on CL here are my gripes.
Don’t email me asking me what my final/firm price is. I’ve posted it in the ad. If I was willing to negotiate I would put that in the ad. This is extra stupid when people ask for a price drop within hours of me posting the ad. I price everything very competitively and am well aware craigslist is for posting dirt cheap deals to get shit off your hands. When I put a Wii, 3 Wii motes, 2 nun chucks, classic controller, component cables, 3 steering wheels, 6 games (including SMash Bros, SMG 2 and Donkey Kong Country) up for a measly $200 don’t waste my time with offers of $125, or even $190. $200 is the price and that’s what it sold for in about 5 hrs.
On the same subject just because people are posting stuff on craigslist doesn’t mean the price is negotiable. Oh wait, I said that in 1.
I’m giving away a TV. You are getting a free TV. No I will not wait around at my house for 2hrs on a Saturday while you finish your errands to come pick it up. I also will not drive 15 miles to meet you half way to give it to you. I sold 2 DSLites for $50, thats 2 for $50 total. I had people wanting me to drive 30 minutes into downtown DC to meet them for the deal. Not happening. You are getting a smoking deal you can make the trek to me.
I don’t understand all the phishing emails. Why do these people send an email saying “Do you still have the item? I am interested in your product!” What does this accomplish? And when people send emails that are item specific like “I’d like the stroller do you still have it?” and I reply immediately and you disappear. WTF is that? Is it a new phishing scam?
Everything I posted sold but there was a lot of frustration along the way. ANy one else have similar beefs?