Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Why Don't You Want My Coffee Machine?

Money sucks. It also sucks that with all my expensive education I have to scrape by so that the purchase of a used coffee table doesn't break me. It's pretty depressing.

Went home at lunch to meet a Craig's List respondent who I had shared three emails with about selling a coffee/espresso machine donated to me by an ex-boyfriend. It works and retails for over a hundred bucks and I frankly just have no use for it and it takes up valuable closet space.

She gets there, comes in my apartment and says "oh this isn't what I thought it was" and walks out immediately without explanation or even an offer for a lower price. I was only asking for 20 dollars! I had even included a bag of liners and the User's Manual.

On top of that, it started raining on my way back to work even though it has been sunny all day.

Craig's List can really suck sometime. I've been trying to get rid of a futon mattress as well and I had one guy show up and try to fit his homemade cover over the mattress for 20 minutes before deciding it didn't fit and one no-show.

I can't get a break. Sigh....


Anonymous said...

I've sold many things in craigslist too. But you have to be careful when strangers come to your house. I never meet with strangers in my house. I pick the closest starbucks to my house and bring the item with me. So far it's worked for me.

Jim ~ said...

This is why you have to eBay the stupid thing. That way when they win the item and pay for it, you ship it to them and it becomes their problem. The futon though I doubt you're going to be able to do much with it. Like chicky I would be weary of people I don't know coming to my house, what if they're checking out the stuff you're not selling? Hope you lock your doors and windows when you're away, you just never know what could happen.

Sallie's Niece said...

Good point. I usually meet people in the vestibule but the maintenance guy let her in. I have her email and phone number at work so hopefully she is just annoying and picky but I try to be as safe as possible living alone!