Friday, October 3

Moving makes you do funny things...

I don't know what the deal is. I have used eBay now for 8 years and only in the last 2 did I get "burned" and since then my trust of online selling venues has been virtually non-exsistant. Case in point, I use craigslist, I know people that use craigslist. But in my head Craigslist is prowled by people that are out to rip you off and steal everything you own.

I've been working on this viewpoint as the past 2 things I have sold/ traded have gone very smoothly and it's been a very nice experience. In an attempt to make nice with Craigslist I have posted the stuff I listed on here a few days ago. Wait for sob stories in 3... 2... 1... "I NEED this TV for hundreds of dollars less tan it is worth and/or are asking for it because I ________________." or the ever popular, "Dude, that item ______ is totally not worth that." or, my favorite, "That's not a ___________ Sharp doesn't make a TV like that, it's a ______________ made by ____________ with model number _____________!" (Fanboys who know too much about whatever it is I am selling... or who THINK they know more than I do about what I am selling.)

I'll make sure to keep you posted. Perhaps my faith in the online selling/buying community will be restored through this. (Maybe)

~B.

3 comments:

  1. Well.. if you give up on the tv you know.. My room's got a nice spot for it to rest. =P

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  2. Yeah, Chris Strovas already called dibs if I end up giving it away.

    If I can't get something for it though I might as well shell out the money to ship it...

    ~Ben

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  3. Shipping the TV would probably be your best bet.

    The bottom line is that Craigslist is for folks who want something for nothing. It's the nature of the beast. It's a glorified (if even that) garage sale. Pricey items don't see at garage sales.

    The stuff you have is God's stuff, after all. Keep your hands and heart open. He'll provide what you need. (Welcome to the world of being a missionary!)

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