Wednesday, May 2, 2012
So Yes, After Snapping Pics At Treasure Aisle Yesterday Fellow Blogger Nick And I Had A Little Brasilia Adventure! Status: (Already!) Gone..
Woke up Monday morning and checked c-list as per usual. Nothing really jumped out at me. Moved the trash cans away from the street, looked again...nothin'. Pulled some laundry out of the dryer, checked one more time (for good measure...or 'cuz of the OCD, you decide) and BAM there it was!
A couple on the south side had placed an ad for a nice complete set of Brasilia, listing it only as
"retro". Well, of course I shot an e-mail off right away. It was priced quite right and I wasn't the
only one who noticed it. Nick from Mid-century Midwest spotted it at about the same time I did
and ALSO sent an e-mail to the seller. This all happened about Noon and I (having included
a # and a request to pick up ASAP) was hoping for an immediate call back. It did not materialize
and about 45 minutes later I got a text from Nick saying that HE was going to pick up a Brasilia
set later in the afternoon. "No - Effing - Way!" I thought. I had shot that e-mail off within mere
moments of that ad going live!
But he had gotten an e-mail back from the seller, so... Oh well, I don't have any room for
another bedroom set around here anyway...good for him! We texted back and forth for a few
minutes while I waited in line at Burger King for my Whopper Jr. but then I had to get on the
road and drive to work. After I got to work I too got an e-mail back from the seller. Now I was
confused. Well, I though, maybe he was going to get a set of dining cabinets that had been listed
Friday morning (that I SO missed out on!). I texted him and asked if this was so and he said that
no, he was going to pick up a bedroom set that had been listed this afternoon. Like I said,
confusion. Why did they e-mail us both back saying we were able to pick up the set later in
It seemed a little fishy but I guess they were each answering the replies without talking to each
other (sharing an e-mail address? weird.) or else they were hedging their bets. They needn't have
worried. It was gettin' bought! But still, neither of us had a set in stone time or even an address.
I was resigned to Nick getting the set since he got the first reply. We had even discussed this
point but Nick said that if they offered it to me first that I shouldn't decline. Then I got the call.
The seller, for whatever reason, called me to set up an appointment. I made the appointment,
hung up and thought about the situation for a moment. I called Nick and offered to go in halvsies
on the set with him to flip and split the profit. He gladly accepted and we came to an agreement
that I'd pay 2/3s and he'd pay 1/3 plus store and physically sell the items. Everybody's happy!
There wasn't much going on at work so I took the rest of the day off and did my little mini tour
of Treasure Aisle then met up with Nick.
We both drove to the sellers address and we both loaded the set out. Nick drove his van and I
had Frank (the Focus Wagon) so we had plenty of room to move the whole set at once. We
packed it up and tooled over to Nicks joint (which BTW is starting to look A LOT like the my
Garage!) to shoot some quick pictures and get it inside before dark. We hung out for a while.
Nick showed off his loot stores up in his loft space (he's got so much good stuff, watch for these
items of c-list in the future!). He's been busy curating his own inventory and he's got a good eye.
But that goes without saying...I mean, we both stepped up on this great Broyhill Brasilia
bedroom suite and were both ready to pretty much buy it sight unseen! We know the good stuff!