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    Default Craigslist - At least half seem to be flakes there

    I don't use craiglist very often, but it has worked out a few times to buy and sell motorcycles, parts, and riding gear. I have learned to assume as a buyer or a seller than at least half of the people I'll be dealing with there will be flakes.

    Lately I've only used it to find a new home for free stuff. Usually once my stack of empty moving boxes gets past 20 out in the garage I'll place a free stuff ad and someone will happily come claim them. It usually works well for furniture items too.

    This week I'm replacing a tree in my front yard. It's an eight foot tall blue spruce that surely will be growing into my house in ten years, so I'll be putting a more normal tree in its place. I didn't want to destroy the tree if somebody else could use it, so I wrote up a craigslist ad offering it free to anybody who would come help me dig it up. It would be a lot more work to save the root ball of the tree than to destroy it.

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    I didn't want to include my phone or address, so it was a two step process, answer by email, I'll send a phone number, then call to make arrangements. I had four responses from enthusiastic people before pulling the ad. I sent the first one my phone number, waiting for a call - nothing. Sent my number to the second one - nothing. Wrote up a new message and sent it to all four - nothing.

    So I cut up the tree to make it easier to take out by myself, got it out of there, and never did hear from anybody. I knew going in that this could happen, but it's still annoying to get four flakes who claimed they wanted it, but couldn't be bothered to make a phone call as the second step.

    At least now I don't feel as bad about cutting up the tree - I tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Nelson View Post
    So I cut up the tree to make it easier to take out by myself, got it out of there, and never did hear from anybody. I knew going in that this could happen, but it's still annoying to get four flakes who claimed they wanted it, but couldn't be bothered to make a phone call as the second step.

    At least now I don't feel as bad about cutting up the tree - I tried.
    Why didn't you just wait for christmas and cut it down and take into the house?

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    BTW, what's up with all the craigslist threads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    BTW, what's up with all the craigslist threads?
    There was nothing more recent than 2011, which is why I started a new one.

    Didn't find "The official craigslist thread" or anything in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
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    I may be in the minority, but I think bumping 5 old threads is way more annoying than someone starting one new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    I may be in the minority, but I think bumping 5 old threads is way more annoying than someone starting one new one.
    It's just another quirk that I love about this place. Embrace it.

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    Definitely should have put the rant about flakes on Craigslist in this thread about meeting women.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    I may be in the minority, but I think bumping 5 old threads is way more annoying than someone starting one new one.
    I’m in the minority with you. Never understood the thread nazi tendencies.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Lol.

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    babs sighting

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    Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
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    I think that's just babs-bot.
    Last edited by falafel; 10-28-2019 at 04:48 PM.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    Lol.
    Posted when she saw OU was only a 30.5 favorite in Manhattan. Does Vegas not know who Lincoln Reilly is?!?

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    Lol.
    The same letters but the sad laugh of "When did one of the Stoops brothers take over the defense?". First the beloved Schooner, then the season....

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    I appreciate the powers that be making the official merged Craigslist thread the one that starts by my confession that I don't know how to use it.

    I wasn't even that old when this thread started!

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