Quantcast

More Craig's List awesomeness.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jimmydean, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

    Rep/Likes:
    175 / 1,551
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2001
    Messages:
    29,111
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    So I post up my truck for sale. It's nothing fancy, but it's functional and I need something bigger. So it's a simple:

    1985 Toyota 4x4 lifted for $1000.

    Right off the bat I get emails asking if I'd trade for guns, some roofing work, a '90 Mustang, and of course the ever popular "would you take $800 for it?".

    Anybody that looks at Craig's List knows that a Toyota 4x4 sells for about $2000 give or take the level of work needed. So why do people think that they would be getting a pristine rig for a grand? I didn't mention I was looking to trade, I asked for $1000.

    Then last night I get a guy who's PISSED because I told him I was holding it for a guy after work.
    Man, some people are just jackasses.

    Sorry for the rant, but damn.
     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 1
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2002
    Messages:
    19,210
    Location:
    TN
    Haha. I hate when I post stuff on there. I end up going back and forth with some guy over 8-10 emails about the condition of whatever it is, the price, etc. and then it's always the same..." I do not want it at this time"
    Which is codeword for "Im a broke bastard who wasted a bunch of your time for my own amusement"
    I hate selling crap over the internet.
    Im still waiting on a USPS "money order" for my cove. We'll see if it shows. :rolleyes::
     
  3. CKxx

    CKxx Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Messages:
    670
    If they are are some decent guns it could be a good trade...

    Craig's list surfers can be annoying but it is useful for getting rid of stuff locally that is to large to ship.
     
  4. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

    Rep/Likes:
    175 / 1,551
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2001
    Messages:
    29,111
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    The quote from the first jackass is part of that. First he offers up a broke ass Mustang. Then says "How about $800". Then he wants a full breakdown and comes back with "Wow, it sure needs a lot". Then he says he will bring me cash right now, but I told him a guy from Dallas (2+ hour drive) wants to look at it, so I told him I would hold it.

    He got PISSED! But the other guy is brining me full price. Seemed like a cool guy who knows Toyota's, so why not hold it for a day?

    CL is cool for unloading some crap, but sometimes dealing with the jackasses just aint worth the effort.
     
  5. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    41 / 428
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    16,680
    Location:
    Dancin' over rocks n' roots!
    LOL! We were getting some of the same message when I had our Ram posted.
     
  6. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2002
    Messages:
    21,033
    Location:
    Denver
    What annoys me is that people don't list the sizes of bikes.
     
  7. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

    Rep/Likes:
    13 / 67
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    Messages:
    4,382
    Location:
    Hollywood, Maryland, United States
    Stick with the personals - you can't go wrong there
     
  8. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 4
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2004
    Messages:
    13,983
    Tip:

    First line of anything for sale should read, "READ THIS LISTING CAREFULLY."

    Then make sure you put everything in there, and be thorough.
    If you are selling it for $1000, and you know it's a good deal, and you won't take $800, then list it as "FIRM" and "NO HAGGLING" and "NO TRADES".

    If they come at you with anything else, ignore it.
     
  9. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 4
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2004
    Messages:
    13,983
  10. J-Dubs

    J-Dubs Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2006
    Messages:
    703
    Location:
    Salem, MA

    They should put that as instructions on the site.
     
  11. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

    Rep/Likes:
    175 / 1,551
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2001
    Messages:
    29,111
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    The ad itself is pretty clear. It's not that I wouldn't take $800 for it, but at least look at it first before lowballing me.

    I also have a hard time ignoring the idiots. I got about 20 emails in the first hour. Maybe it's because I am asking too little for it, but I only paid $1000 for it, then I put about $800 into it over then last few months.

    The offer for guns made me laugh, though. Of all the random things to offer. "How about some meth and a hooker?"
     
  12. wreckedrex

    wreckedrex Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    137
    Location:
    Fremont, CA
    The last time I used it I was able to offload a '90 Civic for $2,500 in about 45 minutes. Of course in the first 44 minutes I got emails offering trades for a fiero, an old caprice and asking if I'd take payments.

    My biggest irritation has been with sellers actually. "Yeah, it's really clean!" apparently means it's been in a gnarly wreck (new qtr panel, b pillar still munched), had a horrible respray (I could still see the three colors the car used to be), has two different types of wheels, is missing some exterior trim and the interior is two different colors and missing some parts. Or that the clear coat is toast on all horizontal surfaces, there's a 12" gash in the dash and the seats are shredded. Then they get pissed when I'm not interested. "You wasted my time, y0!" Hey asshole, I just drove an hour to look at this piece of ****. If you'd have been honest about it I wouldn't have bothered.
     
  13. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 4
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2004
    Messages:
    13,983
    Now you're talkin'!
     
  14. Spero

    Spero ass rainbow

    Rep/Likes:
    2 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2005
    Messages:
    2,072
    Location:
    Tejas
    Very true. Guns also hold value for a much longer period of time.

    I doubt, though, that anything people are offering him would be a worthwhile trade.
     
  15. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 4
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2004
    Messages:
    13,983
    You're in the east bay, that's just how it goes down there.
     
  16. wreckedrex

    wreckedrex Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    137
    Location:
    Fremont, CA
    Actually the one I drove an hour for was in SF proper, near the park I think. From Fremont, to SF at 4:30 in the afternoon mid week, it probably took closer to 1:45. I was pissed but the seller was actually pretty cool. The other one came and met me, I think from the south bay. He was really pissed, told me he already had offers for $500 more than he was asking. Then dropped the price on his listing by $1k inside a week.
     
  17. DH Diva

    DH Diva Wonderwoman

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 1
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    1,808
    Try posting a bike on pinkbike. I posted a Foes Mono w/ti Curnutt, Foes Fork, and a top notch build kit (all of which was less than a year old) on there a couple years back. I specifically put in the add that I wouldn't except trades. Some yank wad e-mails me and offers me his beat P1 and $200. I nicely reminded him that I was asking $3000 and I specifically stated "no trades, cash only." He got pissed, called me some choice words and then argues that it's not a trade because he's offering money too, and $200+the value of his P1 was equal to the cost of my bike. Uh, right. Best thing to do is just ignore the stupid offers, as hard as it is.
     
  18. Prettym1k3

    Prettym1k3 Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,867
    Location:
    In your pants
    I hate that website... I've had terrible experiences. Especially selling cars and bikes. I tried to sell my Iron Horse SGS on there with TONS of fantastic parts for like $800. Mind you, this was over a year and a 1/2 ago, so the bike was only like a year old. I got offers of $350, $400, to which I didn't even reply. Finally sold it with an extra set of tires for $600. Whatever.

    When I was trying to sell my Porsche 968, TONS of people came to look at it. I let one person drive it. This fat douche-bag rolls up in a red 968 soft top. He's got a Porsche shirt and hat on, and tons of badges all over his car. Tells me "He's a collector" and "very interested." He looks at the car, seems interested. "I really like it. Let me think it over though. I've already got 4, but I could use this one. It's clean," to which my reply is, "Just let me know either way. I'm an honest seller. All I'd ask for is a return phone call telling me that you're not interested if you change your mind."

    No return phone call. Not even from a pompass guy like that.

    I did sell a Laptop on Craigslist though. Got a few emails like, "I'm a poor mother who needs a computer. Will you donate?" About 3 days into the posting this woman emails me. "I work close to where you work. $400 seems reasonable. I'll pick it up tomorrow." She stops by the following day, fires up the laptop, says it looks good, and hands me $400 cash. Done deal. I love dealing with people like that.

    And she wasn't one of those Craigslisters who says, "Full price sounds reasonable," and then shows up with only part of the money. Those are the REAL douchebags.
     
  19. DH Diva

    DH Diva Wonderwoman

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 1
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    1,808
    I hate that crap. I've gotten that kinda thing too. Yeah, genius. If I could afford to donate stuff like that don't you think I would have just done it instead of trying to sell it to the craigslist crackheads? I usually reply, "Piss off," because most of the time it's a scam anyways.
     
  20. urbaindk

    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2004
    Messages:
    4,831
    Location:
    Sleepy Hollar
    Have you ever gotten a preacher?

    I was selling a guitar and I got the:
    "I'm going to use it in my ministry, can you give me a discount, because I'm a preacher?"

    No. I don't think so. Your fondness of Jesus does not affect my pricing structure.

    Another time I was looking to buy a guitar amp. I found a listing and went to the guys house (which was in the hood) to check it out. I get there and the speakers don't match. I played it and one of the speakers was obviously blown. I tell the guy and he gives me the ol' "No it's fine, I swear, you can trust me 'cause I'm a preacher." WTF dude. It's obviously broken and sounds trashed and just because you're a preacher, I'm supposed to believe you over my own hearing? I hope invoking the Lord's name in a shady business dealing buys you a one way ticket to hell, buddy.
     
  21. DH Diva

    DH Diva Wonderwoman

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 1
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    1,808
    Tell him god will smite him for being a dirt bag liar. Then set fire to his house later that night.
     
  22. SilentJ

    SilentJ trail builder

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Messages:
    1,312
    Location:
    Calgary AB
    Gave away a hot tub once on CL...something like 100 emails a day. Most people asking how big it was, how many jets, etc...stuff that was explicitly in the add. JHFC people are tards.

    One guy actually asked if I thought it would fit on the roof rack of his Civic. Being the dick that I am, I assured him it would and he came to look at it. I even offered to supply the manpower to lift it up there, but in the end he decided against it. Too bad, really, because it would have made for some rad pics.
     
  23. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 1
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2002
    Messages:
    19,210
    Location:
    TN
    I saw a guy with a Honda CR250 strapped on its side to the top of a civic with no roof rack at at all going down the interstate. :rofl:
     
  24. SilentJ

    SilentJ trail builder

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Messages:
    1,312
    Location:
    Calgary AB
    :rofl: Did he at least have a sunroof for the footpeg?
     
  25. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 1
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2002
    Messages:
    19,210
    Location:
    TN
    I dont know man, it was heading the opposite direction, but he either had to remove it or have a sunroof, I couldnt tell. Or, bend it against the spring and still have a huge gouge in the top of his car.
     
  26. OGRipper

    OGRipper Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 108
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    9,702
    Location:
    NORCAL is the hizzle
    I have had only good luck - surprisingly good luck. The best was selling a 3-year old fairly beat but in good shape FS bike. I put "$2750 or best offer" thinking I'd maybe get $2200. The first guy to respond showed up the next day, took it for a spin around the block, and handed me $2750 cash - didn't even try to talk me down.

    :monkeydance:
     
  27. Kanye West

    Kanye West 220# bag of hacktastic

    Rep/Likes:
    17 / 164
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Messages:
    3,452
    I sold a not-running CA street legal dirt bike on Craigslist a while back. I listed it up for $1200 because it was in really good condition but needed some top end work or some carb work or who knows what. I let the goofy ass hippies look at the bike for almost 2 hours because they had emailed/called me first and I had about 5 other people saying they'd come right over with cash and pick it up. I should mention here that the 2 hours of inspecting the bike involved no real evaluation of what was wrong with it, only a lot of head and ass scratching on their end. They only show up with $1000 knowing full well there are other people willing to pay the full amount....goddamn hippies, death to them all.

    Every time I post up some bike part on the local CL, the same goddamn kid replies to EVERY ad offering half of what I put as the asking price.

    Often I'll put up an ad for some kind of furniture or household item and I'll get the "charity case" people - "My friend in another city got knocked up by a mental patient and cannot afford this item at your price since she has no money and other habits to support but I am sure we can work something out, with Jesus' blessing, your local tweaker in disguise".
     
  28. geargrrl

    geargrrl Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 1
    Joined:
    May 2, 2002
    Messages:
    2,379
    Location:
    pnw -dry side
    mm, I like to surf the new additions to "best of "when I get bored.
     
  29. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

    Rep/Likes:
    175 / 1,551
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2001
    Messages:
    29,111
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    SOLD! To the first guy who set up a time and stuck to it.

    I got about a dozen more emails since I deleted the ad, all I replied to with "Sold, thanks".

    One guy asked "When did you sell it?" I replied "At 4:00", to which I got back "Do you know where I could find one like that?" Am I a Toyota dealer now? WTF? My guess is there are other Toyotas still for sale on Craig's List.
     
  30. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

    Rep/Likes:
    316 / 1,961
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    14,150
    Location:
    I have no idea where I am
    :rofl:
     
  31. blue

    blue boob hater

    Rep/Likes:
    2 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2004
    Messages:
    10,166
    Location:
    california
    CL can be frustrating at times.

    Experience 1:
    Selling my old, beat, Honda Accord. The car runs, and everything essential is quite solid. It had a new engine, etc. The body looked like sh!t, and some odds and ends were messed up, but it ran pretty well and went from a to b no problem. I was asking $400 obo, thinking I'd get $300. Guy comes to look at it and offered me $50. I told him I could get the same price for scrap, and for lowballing me so badly I'd do that before sell it to him at that price...I mean...Jesus fvcking Christ, well-running 88 Honda that doesn't leak or burn anything for $400? Am I being a scrooge here? He eventually coughed up $275. I would've told him to bite my ass originally, but I really didn't want to deal with 20 more of this guy so I just offed it.

    Experience 2:
    I listed an OEM VW roof rack a couple months ago. I was selling it for $60, a damned good deal considering you can't find them cheaper than $100 online used, and they're higher quality/look better than Thule/Yakima stuff. Anyway, hippie chick and two friends show up wanting the rack. I'm thinking it's a done deal after she examines it, and she sees the diagram of her exact car inside one of the towers. Ohhhh...no no no no, she wants me to help her patchouli posse install it. Being the nice guy I am, I begrudgingly agree and attach the thing to her car, after she was convinced it wouldn't fit because the load bars are narrower than the roof (ie: backseat driver while I'm installing your roofrack for free). I'm pretty pissed at hippy chick after all this is said and done, when one of her friends asks "Will you take $35? It's all I have in my wallet."

    ...

    I took the money and not-so-politely informed her that if the rack wasn't already installed, I'd tell her to fvck off. They promptly left.
     
  32. DH Diva

    DH Diva Wonderwoman

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 1
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    1,808
    Wow. I would have promptly uninstalled it and then told her to fvck off. You're too nice.
     
  33. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

    Rep/Likes:
    175 / 1,551
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2001
    Messages:
    29,111
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    :stupid:

    I would have ripped the rack off making sure to scratch as much car as possible.
     
  34. SVPPB

    SVPPB Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    May 13, 2007
    Messages:
    682
    And then beat them all to death with the load bars.
    Fvcking hippies.
     
  35. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 1
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2002
    Messages:
    19,210
    Location:
    TN
    Update!

    :rolleyes:

    WTF with the excuses? I cannot beleive this bike did not sell with how cheap it was and all the niceness I put with it. Whatever. Im keeping it. Going to make it into a commuter.