Friday, March 23, 2012
Ever Been So "On The Fence" About A Craigslist Buy That You Were A Little Relieved To Lose It? Status: Lost It.
I spotted this chair and ottoman on craigslist last night around 8:30pm and called the seller right away. The phone just rang and rang. I looked at the pics again and figured, "huh, it must be at a thrift shop or something".
So I gave up. The set was listed for only $10...Or Best Offer! I was prepared to give
the seller a few extra bucks to acquire the set but I wasn't over the moon about it. At
most I was going to give the seller $40...maybe $60 for the set. But I wasn't able to
contact them. Then, about 10 minutes later I got a call back from the seller. This is
always a little awkward since they have no idea why I was calling (their phone never
went to a voice mail or answering machine) and I wasn't really sure who they were
since I didn't exactly memorize their phone number! But we got it all sorted pretty
quickly and I made arrangement to drop by and pick up the set after work. The set
was located the opposite direction from home and was going to ad an additional 40
miles of driving to get home. Not exactly a bonus. I got the address from the seller
and had my directions all mapped out when, just a few minutes before I was ready to
leave, I got a second call from them. Seems the seller decided that he didn't want to
part with the ottoman. He wanted to split the set! That was the last straw and quickly
I decided that this chair just wasn't for me. He had said earlier that there was another
potential buyer set to look at it the next day and at this point I just politely backed out
and asked him to go ahead and sell the chair to the next buyer if they liked it. Well,
looks like they didn't like the idea of just buying the chair either since the seller has
changed the ad. Now it's just for the chair and it's only $5! I might give him a call
tomorrow and ask him if the ottoman can be had with the chair for a few more bucks.
He did explain to me why he didn't want to sell the ottoman. It was just so he could
use it with a different chair...so maybe an extra $30
or $40 might be able to pry it from beneath his feet.
Eh, maybe I'm better off leaving this behind like I did
this matching lone ottoman that I spotted at the
Wentzville flea market last year. What do you think,
Hot or Not?