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Windows 7: Am I Missing Something? (Craigslist Rage)

15 Sep 2010   #1
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Am I Missing Something? (Craigslist Rage)

So for about the 4th time in a week or so I've gotten an angry response from an e-mail I've replied to from an item I'm selling on Craigslist.

Maybe you guys can see something I'm missing.

Here's the convo (Read from Bottom to top):

Congrats I guess? I'm glad you found something to your liking, not sure why your trying to rub it in my face like I care. I didn't say it was worth 250$, I give you a link with the tech specs for your questions... I agree 530$ is a ridiculous price, which is more than any 400 series except maybe certain 480’s. And again yes, you're correct it is better, I wouldn't say a ton but yes it is newer therefore has newer tech which is labeled as better. I wouldn't make accusations on a small amount of information...if that is what you are trying to do. I’m not religious either...I don't admire blatant rudeness so please do not e-mail me again.

Thanks
----- Original Message -----
From: some Guy
To: Me
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:45 PM
Subject: RE: 9800 gx2 ... very interested!


kk, well I am buying an MSI 9800 gx2 for $120, so I will pass then, thanks though! o and lol, its not even worth $250 if it was new, or $530 hahaha might as well buy a gtx 480 which is a tonnnnn better and has dx11!!! maybe you shouldnt rip off people if thats what you are trying to do! Jesus loves you

From: Me
To: Somedude
Subject: Re: 9800 gx2 ... very interested!
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 14:39:21 -0700

Hi,

Thank you for your interest but I don't think I could take anything below 140$.
You should find the info you seek @ this link. eVGA e-GeForce 9800 GX2 Graphics adapter - 1 GB - GDDR3 SDRAM#
----- Original Message -----
From: A GUY
To: Me
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:17 PM
Subject: 9800 gx2 ... very interested!


My name is **** and I was interested in your 9800 GX2! What size of 2 pin power lugs does it take? Also could i get some pics? would you consider anything below $140? Thanks a lot!

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15 Sep 2010   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

pal I don't want to get off topic but your email address is showing in the links. I would suggest changing it otherwise you could be pretty open to mass spam abuse
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15 Sep 2010   #3
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

I have never dealt with Craig's List. If that's how people are, I'm better off keeping away.
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15 Sep 2010   #4
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
pal I don't want to get off topic but your email address is showing in the links. I would suggest changing it otherwise you could be pretty open to mass spam abuse
Thanks, I changed the names but forgot about the hyperlinks .
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15 Sep 2010   #5
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
I have never dealt with Craig's List. If that's how people are, I'm better off keeping away.
I've never bought anything off craigslist but I've asked about items and have gotten replys like that but I don't run around like a little girl going nah nah nah nah nah, figuratively speaking of course.
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15 Sep 2010   #6
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Ebay somewhat recently bought I think somewhere around 25% of Craig's list. craigslist | about > press > ebay stake And of course a law suit has come from it. eBay, Craigslist Battle For Control In Court
Just thought I'd through this in.
It's sorry to read your post but like I've always said, whenever your in retail or sales "Their all out Their"
From one end of the spectrum to the other. Real people to the Sociopaths. Fabe
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15 Sep 2010   #7
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Ebay somewhat recently bought I think somwewhre around 25% of Craigs list. craigslist | about > press > ebay stake And of course a law suit has come from it. eBay, Craigslist Battle For Control In Court

Ebay takes so much commission, listing fees, final value fees, transaction fee (PayPal). Sell something for 5 bucks you end up with 3.29 or something along those lines.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
It's sorry to read your post but like I've always said, whenever your in retail or sales "Their all out Their"
From one end of the spectrum to the other. Real people to the Sociopaths. Fabe
Seeing as I had my first "real" job this summer I ran into some seriously rude people and the staff would always talk about who they happen to get to deal with, which isn't the most respectable thing to to but neither is being rude.

I just don't get why people wanna pick fights over craigslist, I mean srsly? Xbox Live is a breeding ground for that kinda stuff. I've always been told that I'm a sensitive person and I respect and can understand peoples views most the time but picking a fight over Craigslist? I mean really? Can you not fight people with people in real life or something? I don't get it and I probably never will.
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16 Sep 2010   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lollies View Post
Jesus loves you
The fact that this completely irrelevant comment has been tacked on to the end automatically places this person in the crackpot category.


GIFTed Keyboard warriors are just part of everyday internet life.
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16 Sep 2010   #9
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Get another e-mail from him again...
"god loves you! lol... its not worth much dude... peace! o sorry i am emaling u back!!!"
I really wanna respond but again, that will just escalate things...
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16 Sep 2010   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, good ole Craig's list. I've only tried to use it a couple of times to sell things in the past and it was always a nightmare.

Sometimes people are super interested and talk your ear off, when it comes time to getting it shipped to them....they disappear never to be heard from again.

Other times, I swear the same person opens about 5 accounts and then when they bid on something and then bolt, they come along with the second account and try to talk you down. For example, you list an item for $200. First person offers you $200 and drags it out. Later bails. Now, somebody comes along and offers you $175. So, out of frustration, you start talking to that person and they disappear. Then, you get somebody offering $125 and you figure...well, I do want to get rid of this..so maybe I should just take it.

Lastly, you get scammed. This happened to me just this week

I posted an item for work. Within 3 hours, I got 3 responses. First guy said he wanted it, agreed to price, said he was sending me a check immediately, please pull the listing, and consider it sold. He would swing by after his honeymoon and pick up the device. A few days go by and I don't hear anything. I email him back..wait a few more days...nothing. Finally today I get to work and i have a check overnight from UPS on my desk.

The check is for 2.5 times the price of the item. The guy wants me to just cash it and then money gram or wire his shipper the difference since his secretary screwed up. I refuse his check via email and he assures me that everything is good, the check is 100% legit and says "please just cash it".. He assures me it will clear and I will have the money. The guy pleads with me to just cash the check because he claims it's a special check that cannot be canceled and he is out the money even if I don't cash it. He emails again, and says that he will "kill his secretary for making this mistake" if he is out his $4,600.

I call the company whom the check is drawn against...yep sure enough...it's not them....their identity was compromised and people are sending out bogus checks using their name, their logos and their presidents name on them.


I always say I don't use eBay and such because I just don't trust people and it's stuff like the transaction above which makes me feel this way.
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