Saturday, November 21, 2009



I received thirty emails today between 12pm and 2pm in regards to an ad I put on Craigslist...

Which specifically stated not to email me. 

I guess these thirty are special snowflakes that couldn't imagine I could possibly mean THEM when I said no emails!

I recently purchased a new dishwasher. Due to the fact I am lazy and didn't want to deal with a bunch of emails, I decided not to attempt to sell the old one but simply list it in the FREE section of Craigslist with its description and my address to come pick the fucker up.

I couldn't believe the questions these people asked.  It was like they were buying the darn thing.  Actual quotes...

"Does it have any scratches because I don't want anything with scratches."

"Can you please deliver it and install it?  I am a single mother and could really use it."

"If I pick it up and it doesn't work, I am bringing it back to you.  I don't need other people's junk"

and my favorite...

"Do you happen to know the energy rating?"

At 2:15,  I pulled the ad.  My son asked if he was willing to deal with the phone calls and emails, if he could sell it and keep the money.  I agreed.  Just make the darn thing go away.

He sold it for 50 dollars within an hour and they just picked it up.

I do believe I live in the most fucked up community in the world.

8 comments:

The Dish said...

I totally would have pawned it off on someone else to deal with too. Glad it is finally off your hands.

Karen said...

Oh I would have asked you to ship to NJ for me and they pay for a plumber to install it in my house.

Because I am logical.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

People are idiots. You try to GIVE something away and they act like picky assholes.

razorbeck said...

If you had put it on the street with a free sign it would sit there unmoved for 2 weeks. Put a fopr sale $50 sign it would have been stolen with in the hour

Its just human nature

Olly said...

Yup, people can be downright picky when it comes to hand-outs. I, too have had better luck asking for a few dollars for something, than just giving it away.

Christine said...

The only thing I can come up with is people thinking if it is free, it won't work but if it is a few dollars, it will?

I agree with Razor, I'd bet it would have been taken from the curb with a price tag on it.

People are odd.

Libby said...

this is just crazy! you guys aew right, if you asked $50 for it, people would buy it, no questions asked!!

Jenny Fabulous said...

Oh how I have missed you!!!! I know exactly what you mean. I sometimes have to place ads for a repo man and specifically say "Experience required." I always get... " I've seen that show Dog the Bounty Hunter or (whatever repo show is on TLC) and it looks like fun... I just want to try it." Urrrggghhh Fucktards.