Saturday, October 30, 2010
Getting "Snaked". It Happens to Even the Most Vigilant of Us! Status Update: Gone as of 11/25/10 ::sob::
So I (and quite a few other "scavengers") spotted this beautiful Danish Retro sofa on Craigslist a few weeks ago. The Seller was offering it for ONLY $40!!! FOURTY DOLLARS....AMERICAN!!!
Needless to say I shot off an email as quickly as my bony fingers would type! I
shot this off within a couple hours of the ad going live, too. On top of that, I
offered $80...double the asking price! I didn't even get a "sold" reply.
Nothing. I didn't give it more than another passing thought until Secondhand
Hannah gave me a desperate call just as I was getting home from work a few days
later. She thought she had lined up the purchase of the sofa only to get a call
back telling her someone had come and purchased it already. She was sure I had
somehow "Snaked" the couch out from under her! No, I assured her, it wasn't me. I
told her the story about e-mailing a double the asking offer and not getting a
reply. We talked for a while about that and other related stuff and became
convinced it was Ebay seller Goodeyemodern who had "Snaked" both of us. We
were wrong. I was poking around Saturday a week ago after the Flea Market in a
pretty cool antique mall (that I will soon showcase) called Treasure Isle and
spotted the sofa in a booth that specializes in mod, danish, eames era stuff.
Dag, there it was...and with a HEFTY price tag on it! "SNAKED"!!!
Status Update: I dropped by Treasure Isle antique mall (where this was) over the weekend and found the sofa was no longer there. In it's place was a beautiful and nicely priced Broyhill Brasilia desk. I snatched it up of course!