Why? Why did you email me to ask if if my table is still available? If it wasn't available I would not of put "If posting is still here Item is still available". Are you really that stupid? Are those your friends that emailed me the same stupid question of "do you still have the table". Of course I have the f'n table if not I would delete the post. Also why did you waste my time and yours to send such a stupid question when I specifically said "I will not respond to emails asking if item is still available". I understand that you are natures flaw, also I do donate to your cause in every tax return. But I must ask, how did you sneak into the computer room so late so you could send me that.....
I could ramble on for hours about the "is it still available" idiots. But instead I would like to get to the point of the topic of my favorite craigslist patrons. The craigslist Flakes.
I refuse to post on cl without requesting a phone number to be included in the response. That seems to weed out about 3/4ths of the idiots, but still, majority overrules. I can post a add for a guitar. A guitar that I have posted as we speak. I receive about twelve responses a day for this guitar. At least five are spam, three are idiots asking if it is still available and four have included a phone number. Out of the four that I call back at least two of them will not answer their phones. My guess is that they are screening for collection agency's. Out of the last two both will tell you that they want, no need, to buy this guitar for their sister, friend, cousin, whatever, they will be there first thing in the morning. Neither of the two show up. Repost again. Same stories but a different group of numbers and emails.
I like it when you get the same person emailing again. After two emails, I feel it gives you the right to mess with them. Tell them you found their cat or whatever sob story they were giving you in the first email. Or ask about the pathetic story they told you before so they could buy your item at a discount. Even If you give them a discount they will not show up.
So I ask why? Is this the way of most americans now? A petty joy to waste each others time? I have gone through at least fifty people that have promised to buy a keyboard or guitar that I have listed now. Not to mention all the other flakes for other Items that have not shown up. E'll if ebay wasn't such a rip off I would go back to that.
This is a little update. I went through a bout 14 more emails and someone actually showed up to buy the guitar!
So tell me your CL stories in the comments, or if you think it's better to pay ebays bs fee's compared to dealing with CraigsList Flakes.