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meowmix
09-08-2009, 11:56 AM
I was contacting somebody on craigslist to purchase two older racquets (5 bucks each, why not?). She quoted me 10 bucks for the rackets, and then proceeded to tell me that she'd need to check how much it'd cost to ship. Well, it turns out she need 4 bucks for the priority mail box, 3 bucks for tape, and 8 bucks for the shipping cost. Then, she proceeds to tell me that I need to send her an additional 5 bucks to cover the cost of her driving the rackets to the post office. Making my shipping and handling charge... 20 bucks!!! And, by the way, she lives about 30-40 miles from me!

kimbahpnam
09-08-2009, 11:58 AM
why don't you just meet half way with her?

Storm_Kyori
09-08-2009, 11:58 AM
Amazing....O.O!
no local pickup? or does she not want to?

hollywood9826
09-08-2009, 12:08 PM
I just bought something from a guy off craigslist and drove 100miles to meet the guy.

spend the hour and a half and meet the lady. or tell her you dont want the rackets.

diredesire
09-08-2009, 05:25 PM
send her the picture in your avatar. Then say... proceed... to the next buyer.

GPG
09-08-2009, 06:01 PM
why don't you just meet half way with her?

This

I mean, 40 (20 if you can meet halfway) miles will take you like 35-45 minutes driving

El Diablo
09-08-2009, 07:05 PM
There's no word in the English language to adequately describe someone charging you 3 bucks for tape: see "chutzpah" in a yiddish dictionnary. I would ask that the roll of tape be shipped to you with the racquets, since you're apparently paying for the whole roll rather than the 10 inches needed to close the box.

fed_the_savior
09-08-2009, 07:38 PM
I would ask that the roll of tape be shipped to you with the racquets, since you're apparently paying for the whole roll rather than the 10 inches needed to close the box.
fluck yeah! lol

brozek
09-08-2009, 07:50 PM
it turns out she need 4 bucks for the priority mail box
Priority boxes are free. Have you never mailed anything, or is this just some weird trolling?

fed_the_savior
09-08-2009, 07:52 PM
Priority boxes are free. Have you never mailed anything, or is this just some weird trolling?

free to mail? awesome every1 ship for free now! lol :confused:

maverick66
09-08-2009, 07:52 PM
go to her house and pick it up. When there break something worth 20 bucks and tape a 20 to it.

LanEvo
09-08-2009, 08:19 PM
well 20bucks would be normal then, bc think about it at gas prices these days a round trip of 80miles, may break it even depending on what u drive

abenguyen
09-08-2009, 09:48 PM
********...just go meet her half way, 20miles is like 30 minutes and gas won't be bad those prices are just rediculous. You can tell she isn't a business lady and that basically what craigslist is, stupid people trying to sell stuff cause they can't use something more professional like ****.