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Old 07-05-22, 11:37 AM
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Something amazing happened!

I'm moving. I have stuff to get rid of. I had a pile of old brake rotors. Not enough for it to be worth while to take to the scrap yard myself. I listed them on Craigslist for free. Somebody responded that they wanted them and will pick them up.

And they did!!!
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Old 07-05-22, 12:13 PM
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Nice! In the meantime, they are on another forum making a post how ecstatic they were after getting free disposable boat anchors!
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Old 07-05-22, 02:10 PM
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I'm currently trying to give away a SPOT Gen 1. The guy started with, "Is it still available?" One day later, "When can I come pick it up?". I replied whenever you're ready. When is best for you? I'm on day 3 now waiting for his reply. Congrats on your CL success. It is rare indeed!
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Old 07-05-22, 05:09 PM
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I prefer marketplace as I can see who the people are. Currently selling lots of stuff cleaning out the family homestead. Some things languish, some take minutes.
I put a 70-72 Chevelle rear end up and sold it in 5 minutes. 32 feet of antique wrought iron fence has been sitting for weeks.

Here I can put scrap on the curb and it's gone within hours. Lots of scrappers cruise neighborhoods
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Old 07-05-22, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by mtnbud View Post
The guy started with, "is it still available?"
A year or two ago, I gave a Craigslist buyer a really hard time after he responded like that. It took us a few emails to finally get on the same page. I didn't realize real human people would respond like that. We met. I sold him a Cinelli stem and bars, and found out he was a normal sort of old roadie who had just been out of the loop for years and had no idea Craigslist spam was a thing.
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Old 07-06-22, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
A year or two ago, I gave a Craigslist buyer a really hard time after he responded like that. It took us a few emails to finally get on the same page. I didn't realize real human people would respond like that. We met. I sold him a Cinelli stem and bars, and found out he was a normal sort of old roadie who had just been out of the loop for years and had no idea Craigslist spam was a thing.
im not surprised a real person would ask that. .I've ran across sellers that either forgot or are to lazy to update or remove a listing well after the item has been long gone
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Old 07-06-22, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by kap 7 View Post
I've run across sellers...

Well, no ****.

But can't you put something (anything!) in your email to let the guy know that you're a real person? Like introduce yourself or mention something (anything!) about the item for sale. Jeezus.
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Old 07-06-22, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Well, no ****.

But can't you put something (anything!) in your email to let the guy know that you're a real person? Like introduce yourself or mention something (anything!) about the item for sale. Jeezus.
Calm down I ​never said that is how I contact people.
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Old 07-06-22, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
Here I can put scrap on the curb and it's gone within hours. Lots of scrappers cruise neighborhoods
When we moved out of a location a couple of years ago, we were in the midst of packing the truck as well as setting items to the curb. We kept getting interrupted about "hey is this..." type questions. In spite of telling people that what was on the curb was free to take, closer to the house not free to take, we ended up losing quite a few things. The plus side was that every single item we put to the curb was gone before we started the truck. It was pretty astounding.
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Old 07-06-22, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by kap 7 View Post
Calm down
You calm down.
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Old 07-06-22, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
The plus side was that every single item we put to the curb was gone before we started the truck. It was pretty astounding.
Yup-- my former partner had an ordeal where he rented his house (he moved right around the housing crash, so selling it wasn't happening) and the last set of tenants left the place in horrid condition and also left half their crap. One of the things they left was a dresser that was actually in good shape. "What do we do with this?" he said. "Haul it out to the curb," I said; "somebody will take it." "Really?" "Oh yeah." Less than an hour later we looked out the window... yup, it was gone. He was amazed. I guess he didn't realize pickers were a thing.
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Old 07-06-22, 07:25 PM
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Every time I've sold something on C/L it is either gone within 2-3 days or it never sells. I never sell to get maximum dollar. I post it with a price so it will go fast. It makes things quick and most people are chomping at the bit to get over here as fast as they can.
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Old 07-07-22, 03:49 PM
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I just put a humongous old working chest freezer, the biggest that Sears had fifty years ago on CL for free with the caveat that you had to have a proper dolly, a truck, and at least two strong people to haul it up out of my basement and out my front door. Got three "still available?" Emails right off the bat but I expect that and use the anonymous email feature until I get somebody who has a name, phone number, and seems serious. That working freezer is now gone within 24 hours of me posting the ad. All I had to do was take one door off it's hinges and move furniture to clear a path. My only alternative would have to cut it up and carry it up one piece at a time making a huge mess in the process.
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Old 07-08-22, 03:02 PM
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Anybody want to buy a boat?
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Old 07-08-22, 06:19 PM
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Anybody want to buy a boat?
Probably fit in my basement now.
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Old 07-08-22, 09:59 PM
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Anybody want to buy a boat?
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Old 07-11-22, 06:14 AM
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Anybody want to buy a boat?
Is this item still available?
Bwahaha
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Old 07-11-22, 10:25 AM
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With reservoirs drying up it serves as a yard ornament.
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Old 07-12-22, 09:24 AM
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Cleator Bar & Yacht Club

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Boat pic near the bottom.
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