Thursday, September 27, 2012
It Took FIVE E-mails. It Took SEVEN Days. Craigslist Sellers Might Occasionally Drive A Mister A Little Nuts But Sometimes It's Totally Worth It. Status: McDuff The Fluff Says "Word, Happy 800th Post...Yo!".
The "King" was digging the newest "keeper" this morning while I was shooting pics. Of course it took like five minutes for him to finish sniffing it all up and down before he settled down enough to snap a decent photo of him! Inspection done, McDuff gave the new "Egg Chair" the thumbs up. Did I say "Egg Chair"? Oh yes, my friends. Look inside!
Oh, oh my! Oh now, that is quite nice! And it better be. I didn't pay much for this Arne
Jacobsen style Egg Chair but check it out, the seller listed it LAST Tuesday...like a week
ago. I - of course - hit the seller with an e-mail almost as soon as the ad dropped...on
Tuesday, eight days ago. I waited...and waited......and waited. No responce. ::sigh:: I just
figured someone else had scored it.
The chair didn't look all that great in the seller photo. It looked more pink or fuchsia and
wasn't well shot. I didn't expect much considering that and the sellers low asking price, but
was kinda taken aback when I finally got to see it in person. Oh right...like Seven Days
after it was listed. Yeah, the seller FINALLY e-mailed me back a few days after my initial
response to the ad (and after I had sent a second e-mail reiterating my interest) telling me
that they'd love to sell me the chair but that their only hours are 8am to 5pm Tue - Fri.
This came on a Sunday. ::shakes head::
Notice that I didn't say that they gave me an address or anything of the like. So I immediately
sent them another e-mail stating that I'd love to pick it up and that I could come by before
work on Tuesday around Noon. I get nothing in return. Not until Tuesday morning at about
8am. THEN I finally get a confirmation and an address. I gotta tell ya, these sellers dragging
me along like this is nerve wracking but it may actually be helping me become a more Zen
like and patient buyer. I've learned that there is quite enough good stuff out there for all of us
who are interested in buying it to go around and that I can more easily accept getting "snaked"
by other buyers and I developed a sense of humor about it. Or maybe I'm just getting old.
So here's the puzzling part. This base. Not like the Friz Hansen / Arne Jacobsen chairs, not at
all. I can't seem to find one like it on the web. Anybody got an idea? Just please don't show
me that it's Effing IKEA. I'd really rather keep this chair. It's solid as a rock. MUCH heavier
than the comparable Overman chairs I've got. There aren't any tags on the chair, at least on
the outside. There are some zippers on the cover and well, who knows...maybe there's a tag
inside? Dunno, I'm not keen on messing with the fit of the cover to check. So since this is my
800th post...maybe somebody help a Mister out?