Sunday, September 28, 2014

Update...and a Rant About Craigslist

Okay...need heat of some sort for the house this winter.
Wanted a pellet stove.
Went to Craigslist to find one.
FIRST OF ALL....If you are selling a used item on Craigslist, do NOT price it as high as a brand new one! I am looking for DISCOUNTS, people!
SECOND....don't advertise an item, talk to me on the phone about it and then when I get to your home AFTER DRIVING ALL THE HELL OVER HALF OF NEW ENGLAND tell me, "Oh, sold that an hour ago." AND THEN TRY TO SELL ME A MORE EXPENSIVE STOVE THAT YOU "JUST HAPPENED TO HAVE"!!!
THIRD...and perhaps most importantly, do NOT post a pic of a lovely stove and then when I get there show me a stove that looks liked it was dragged over 40 miles of bad road! You have obviously snagged the pic from a manufacturers site and posted it as a representative photo of your own stove and it is NOT!
Yeah. Annoyed I am.
Getting a wood furnace for the basement tomorrow, as well as a propane gas fireplace for upstairs. I have seen these and KNOW that they work AND have someone who is installing them for free.
Screw you Craigslist, you have disappointed me for the last time!


  1. Feel for you. :-) Guess what Southerners have said about Yankees for generations ain't far from the truth.

  2. I know what you're talking about. My husband was looking for a riding lawnmower; spoke to the seller and told him we were driving two hours to see it, and was he sure it worked, etc. When we got there the seller told us if it didn't sell he was just going to junk it. He wasn't forthright about all the work the machine needed. My husband doesn't have time to work on something, we have enough to do, thank you very much. It turned out to be a rather long drive for a dinner date, but at least we salvaged it that much. Honesty is sure an uncommon virtue these days.

  3. Sorry everything went to hell for you, but glad you will have heat. Craigslist isn't worth the trouble half the time no matter where you live.

  4. Lamb,

    Craigslist is such a pain to use. You never know if the items are actually what's pictured. As for the pricing, I refuse to buy a used item at full prices. I might as well go to the store and buy it new for the prices people are asking for. I hope you get your heat soon, the cold is around the corner.

  5. I don't know if I screwed up or it was blogger but I lost about half my blogs from the list and have been trying to remember everybody that disappeared! I have rejoined your blog and am glad I got it straightened out. did you miss me? ha ha ha ha


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