Soooooo I’ve recently been in the throes of selling shit on Craigslist, as I may have mentioned, and its really quite addictive.
However, one tends to meet some very interesting people via this medium and some of them are just plain fucking weird.
I posted an advert to sell some vintage stereo gear that I have — stuff that I quite literally have not had hooked up in probably 8 years or more and which I indicated in my advert — and I had a somewhat lengthy exchange this morning with a prospective buyer interested in the stuff and for which I was asking $350.00.
Him: Does the equipment work?
Me: It did 8 or 9 years ago when I last had it hooked up.
Him: But does it work?
Me: See my last email.
Him: Can you hook it up for me so I can see if it works?
Me: Look, the speakers alone are worth more than twice what I’m asking for everything and I know they work — so you’re getting the other stuff basically for free and for me to hook it up for you to take a test drive on it is more trouble for me than its worth.
Him: OK, cool. Will you take $25 for everything.
Me: $25 or $250?
Me: Sure thing. That sounds reasonable. Lemme give you my address so you can come pick it up — It’s 301 Fuck You Lane.
Him: Is that in Seattle or on the Eastside?