Sunday, January 3, 2010

It sucks when Kijiji buyers suck

Ash Furrow bemoans the rudeness of Kijiji lowballers in a blog post at Attero Ignorantiam:

Yesterday I put up this ad on kijiji. It read:

I am offering a 1.67 GHz 2 GB RAM powerbook from a smoke free home. 17" is great for watching movies on, and I have the cables to hook it up to any TV for video and sound, so it'd make a good multimedia system. I have freshly wiped it with Mac OS X 10.5, so when you turn it on it'll be like factory new.

One small dent on the side. The battery has seen better days; it'll hold a charge for about 90 minutes. 100 GB Hard Drive and DVD burner, too.

Make me an offer!

It requested $300 or best offer. And wow, some of the replies I got ... lacked tact. Here are a few excerpts:
Send me your phone number and we will discuss.
I absolutely hate it when people on kijiji refuse to work over email. It boggles the mind.
200$ cash . leave your number if so.
Send me your phone number to make an appointment to view.
Send me your phone number to make an appointment to view.
do you still have? if so what is your number?
250 for your old G4
Obviously these people have never worked in retail.
I will give you 220 for your old G4 and does it comes with an os disk?
Do you still have this labtop cause I am interested can give you 200 for it but make fast.
Stupid internet ruining our generation's patience.
How old is your Powerbook G4? and does it comes with the disk? Is it in a good cosmetic condition? If yes to all question I will pay 240 for it not more cause it does not worth more then this. Send me an email if you want to sell it.
How can "yes" be the answer to "how old is it?"
I want this please give me your number so I can call. Tks.
Lack of grammar, spelling, and manners abound. You wouldn't treat a salesman like this ... wait - three years in retail taught me they would.

For reference, this was the winner:
What have you been offered so far?

How about $250?
I managed to haggle up to $270 based on other offers. In less than 18 hours, the page had over 160 page views. *blink*

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