However, as much as I love the wide scope of Craigslist I also hate the constant low-balling of offers. People, when I offer my college lamp for five dollars - I mean five dollars. Don't come back with 3 dollars. If you are that cheap go find some sticks at the park and light them on fire for some extra reading light. Also, I hate the stupid questions associated with your posts. Yesterday, I had a lady call me and ask if the light I was trying to sell actually worked. Worked? Crap, I thought people would simply want a decorative floor lamp. Thank you Asian lady for pointing out what could have been a very awkward purchase for someone.
And lastly, I find Craigslist to be simply bizarre because of the people you encounter. Take for example, the people who bought our refrigerator. They had just moved from Rhode Island, totally friendly and, yet, just dumb enough to buy one of our chairs and lamps without really seeing the chair was about to fall apart. Great people. And then, yesterday Ralph and David showed up at my place to buy my coffee table. As usual, Ralph started with a low ball offer - to which, I said no...(a year ago I would have offered to pay for the table myself. The Husband has been working on my "
Good news is - Ralph bought the table.
Bad news is - Ralph knows where I live.