February 15, 2013 by Decorum DIYer
Those of us that use Craigslist as our source for an inexpensive way to get the high style we crave have all been there. You find the PERFECT item and must have it. You call, e-mail, send a text – whatever it takes to secure your precious item(s).
And then, it happens, you are told that the items have been sold, or worse yet, that there is one person ahead of you and that the seller will contact you, should the first responder not show/not buy. Epic. Bummer.
This has happened to me quite a lot lately.
First, I found these puppies. Everything I love – wood, faux bamboo, and a great price of $50 for the pair. You know my love for faux bamboo, remember this post? They would have been perfect for my one day living room. I even included them in my moodboard.
But then it happened, I was told they were already sold within one day of being posted. Okay, so someone else will enjoy these lovely chairs. I can live with that.
But then, the next day, I spotted them on Craigslist, again! Yay for me! I was about to send the all important “I’ll pick-up today” e-mail, when I noticed the price was now $250 for both (still a discount, but more than I can allow my frugal self to justify).
Then, the kicker. It was now for sale by the purchaser, a DEALER! Boo! I tried my best to ask if the price was still $50, pretending I thought it was the same seller, but no dice. 😦
I was so disappointed, but mostly, I was annoyed. This dealer would not treasure them as I would have. This dealer was just looking to make a quick, furniture flip and profit the $200. As is the American way. Bravo, dealer, bravo.
I’m still sulking, can you not tell? Oh well, it wasn’t meant to be.
Then, later in the week, I saw this ad. I had been keeping an eye out for someone else (whom shall remain nameless and unidentified). I did everything in my power to ‘score’ them on
his, uh her, uh the genderless, nameless individual’s behalf, but it was too late. Someone had already agreed to view and possibly purchase the stools the next day.