Well, here it is, my Craigslist find that I alluded to in my last post,
it left me reeling when it was sold out from under me!
Isn't it amazing? The thought of it in our living room paired with modern pieces had
me on cloud nine, SO excited, I was sending my friends pics telling them I was picking
it up tomorrow!
I was finished obsessing over it until I just saw this photo again. :(
It popped up on Saturday night with no information other than $150 for the sofa and
two antique chairs, I immediately emailed and asked for the dimensions and condition, it
looked dirty in this photo, I asked if there were any stains, tears, pet stains or smokers.
She responded no to all, and that it was in excellent condition, they were downsizing.
And, if I wanted only the sofa it would be $80!!!
Pam: "I'll take it, when would be convenient for me to pick it up?"
Lady: I'm going out for the evening and will be home tomorrow after 4ish,
please call before coming.
Pam: Great, I'll call at 3:30 and be there at 4:15.
Lady: See you then, have a nice evening.
Sunday morning after measuring our vehicle I emailed:
Pam: I'm not 100% sure if it will fit in our SUV because of the curve, by chance do
you have a truck, I'd be happy to pay you to deliver. If not, I'll rent a truck.
No reply all day.
I arranged for a truck rental, and planned to pick it up after reaching her.
3:30 I called to say I was leaving, no answer so I left a voicemail.
4:30 Called again, no answer, left another voicemail.
4:45 Called again
Lady: Someone else is taking it now, you said you didn't have a way to pick it up.
Pam: Bad Karma is coming your way! (I couldn't help it)
Some inspiration I was smitten with when I thought it was going to live at my house!
It's risky not knowing who you're dealing with on Craigslist, I don't feel comfortable
handing over the payment for an item with the agreement to pick it up later. There have
been several occasions where I felt like the item was such a deal that it may get sold out
from under me before I'm able to make arrangements for pick up but I'd like to do whatever
is possible to secure the sale. This came to me yesterday - I'd feel totally comfortable
paying for an item if I took part of it - sofa, take the cushions, or a piece of furniture, take
the drawers, a table, take the glass, etc. I don't know if it would have worked in this situation,
but in the future I won't leave anything to chance, if it's something I truly want.
The hunt is on!