Craigslist: They Should Rename it ‘Dough-Heads-List’
I'm starting something new today...Guest Blogging! This is from my friend George. He works at a station in Flint, MI and wrote this after trying to sell a couch on Craigslist. It's pretty darn funny!
The dough-heads have come out of the woodwork. All I was trying to do was sell a couch on Craigslist. I bought a new couch during a live broadcast at Art Van. (I know, I know, free plug ... whatevs.) It was an incredible deal, discounted substantially during a warehouse sale, and it matches our living room chairs.
That leaves us with two couches. If I'm doing the math correctly, that's one too many. So we figured $80 for the old one was fair, and I put this ad up on Craigslist. Here are just a few of the responses that rolled in:
(The names have been changed to protect the dough-heads.)
- Evan: "I'd be willing to pay extra if you'd deliver it to me, but then I NEED TO WATCH YOU DELETE MY ADDRESS FROM YOUR PHONE!" (I understand this person doesn't know me, and doesn't know I'm not psychotic, but deleting the address from my phone doesn't erase it from my memory, or the 24 sticky notes I've written it on.)
- Sara: "Would you be willing to trade it for a love seat and chair?" (What part of $80 is unclear? No, I'm not willing to trade it for other furniture, apple pies, pet grooming, or any other stupid thing you're offering.)
- Ryan: "85 inches long, 36 inches deep. Could you give that to me in feet? Sorry for the inconvenience." (No problem. That's 7 feet + 1 inch. long and 3 feet deep.) "Wow, OK. Is it really about 10 feet long?" (I can't even ... )
- Tony: "Are there any visible stains?" (No, but don't get me started on the invisible ones.)
Another day or two of this, and it's going to the curb with a "Free" sign!