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Just wondering if this happens to anyone else... There are 2 post for Bercomac snowblowers without any phone numbers and I responded to both at the beginning of the week and no repsonse..WTF....
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Greg,

This is not new, unfortunately. I have encountered it myself, several times in the past. It's really, really frustrating to not get some sort of response. How much effort is involved to reply to you and say "Sorry...SOLD"? At least you would know and could put it behind you. People are strange and often inconsiderate.

All I can say is: don't give up. Just keep looking and sooner or later one will pop up and you can begin the process of adapting it.
 

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Sometimes when your selling something you'll get 100 emails. I can usually figure out what those items are and don't put a number in the ad because who can afford all the minutes off their cell plan not to mention the time just to deal with them. If you sell it to the first or second person it's kind of hard to go reply to all the rest just to tell them it's sold. You would have to figure all that time into the value of your item. I at least delete the ad so maybe they can figure it out.
Keep after them if the ad is still up. The lady with the 226 and tiller that was mentioned last week called me over a week later and I'm picking it up the first of the week. Go figure.
Good luck hunting.
 

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I recently bought a motorcycle off CL in NYC, it took 2 weeks to get a real response from the seller-and I ended up with a great deal, as he HAD to sell, but had no offers-because he hadn't got back to ANYBODY, and they all gave up.
 

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When I sell something on CL I re-post "Sold" as a common courtesy. Then the buyers know its just not expired and not re-posted. I tried to buy a loader last spring. Virtually every one was a non-response (potential good buys). I would keep trying because you never know. Some people travel while a post is up or they're just irresponsible with their reply's. :222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
 

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Do you just change your ad to say "sold"? I've figured out that if you go back to an ad your looking at the original view you had and only if you hit refresh will you get any changes they've made to it. There's some computer reason that an old wrench twister doesn't really understand but figured out how to overcome.
 

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cp7 said:
Do you just change your ad to say "sold"? I've figured out that if you go back to an ad your looking at the original view you had and only if you hit refresh will you get any changes they've made to it. There's some computer reason that an old wrench twister doesn't really understand but figured out how to overcome.
CP7: More recently I have been signing in to my ads and then editing. I would put it in the header and body if I recall correct. Its a bit of a pain but does work. I know there are some glitches with it, especially bringing up the changes. It is onerous sometimes no doubt.
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Craigslist actually requests that you delete your ad as opposed to editing it to say "sold" to cut down on the number of listings. I just love it when I get an angry reply that says "I sold that a month ago! I wish you people would leave me alone!" I guess deleting an obsolete ad is more painful than finding your mailbox filled up with inquiries about an item you sold weeks ago.
 

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Lots of sellers aren't bright enough to keep the email like CL tells you to so they can delete the ad or to create an account.
We must have looked at the same thing because I've got that same reply. :facepalm:
Is that you up in KCK Dan?
 

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cp7 said:
Lots of sellers aren't bright enough to keep the email like CL tells you to so they can delete the ad or to create an account.
We must have looked at the same thing because I've got that same reply. :facepalm:
"Lot of sellers....." we must be looking at a lot of the same stuff, I've gotten that reply many times.
 

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kjkansasdan said:
Craigslist actually requests that you delete your ad as opposed to editing it to say "sold" to cut down on the number of listings. I just love it when I get an angry reply that says "I sold that a month ago! I wish you people would leave me alone!" I guess deleting an obsolete ad is more painful than finding your mailbox filled up with inquiries about an item you sold weeks ago.
Dan: Your 100% right, but I don't think for a few days its that bad of a thing. They should at least delete an ad if an item is sold.
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Last Nov. I saw a 226 with a blown engine listed in Hinckley, Oh. for $150.00. Thought to myself "that will be gone by the end of the day". Two weeks go by & the ad is still up & I'm thinking someone must not have deleted the listing. So, just for kicks I call the guy & ask if it's still for sale. He replies "you must be psychic or something, I just got off the phone with a relative & we've decided to sell the tractor". Seems that after the tractor was listed, a family member intervened claiming it was being offered too cheap. The seller told me that he had a buyer at the house with cash & a truck the first day of the ad when the issue of price came up. He had to turn that poor guy away, frustrated no doubt, then spend the next two weeks arguing with the family about what to ask for the tractor. When I called, they had just decided to go with the original price & get rid of it, as they were tired of squabbling about it. I made the arrangements & was on my way (3 hours one way). The guy told me that in the two weeks that it was still listed, but not for sale, he must have taken 200 phone calls and had to turn everyone away. So, you never know with some of these things, I suppose sometimes it pays to be persistent!

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cp7 said:
Lots of sellers aren't bright enough to keep the email like CL tells you to so they can delete the ad or to create an account.
We must have looked at the same thing because I've got that same reply. :facepalm:
Is that you up in KCK Dan?
If you sell even semi-often on CL you can create an account and then you never need to save those emails again. :thumbsup:
 

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I'm willing to bet that the first guy that got there, let his anger overrule his brain. Sure....he had every right to be pissed but the smart thing would have been to suck it up, smile and say "I understand".

Then he should have gone to his car for a pen and a piece of paper, wrote out his name and phone number before handing it to the Seller.

The appropriate thing to have said was "These things happen in families. You guys need to work it out amongst yourselves. When you do, call me and give me first right of refusal."

Had he done that, you likely would have been turned away and that guy would own it.
 

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Tom, from what I understood, the first guy was more than a little upset, & rightfully so. The guy that ran the ad was the son in law of the original owner, who had passed away about 7 years ago. He had the unenviable job of cleaning out his widowed mother in laws residence & disposing of it's contents, as she was no longer capable of keeping the place up. It sounded like the other family members were very good at giving him grief about the value of these possessions, but offered nothing in the way of any help. He was not happy about it at all, but still seemed willing to do the right things concerning his mother in law. I really felt badly for the gent and wished him well, but I was happy to be coming home with the tractor none the less. I was even happier a couple of weeks later when I found this on ebay; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &viewitem= Just waiting for the weather to break a bit till I can start the transplant process!

Dan
 
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