Tuesday, February 7, 2017

My FB garage sale find

Good morning! Have yall bought anything from the Facebook marketplace?  On my phone app. its the 3rd icon in the middle .  It shows you all the many things that people are selling.
Last Thursday, I came across a chair that i couldnt live without!!
It ended up being a huge pain in the neck to get the dang thing but i am happy with my purchase! I was supposed to meet the lady at a mcdonalds a few miles up the road off the highway after work. She conveniently forgot to meet me and said something came up after i was already there. So of course she tells me to come out to her house which is another 12 miles.  As i start in that direction, she finally messages me the address but it was too late because i had already missed the main turn for her road. She was out in the country and some roads didnt even have signs.  My GPS was even lost because it told me to turn right on a street that didnt even exist before it recalculated.  Once i finally got there, i noticed there was large tear or hole where the back was coming apart from the frame.
The lady asked me if i was just going to use for decorative purposes and put a plant on it?  I replied that i really wanted to use the chair as a chair and have people sit in it.  LOL!  So then she said that she had not noticed the hole until then but that her husband could fix it.
I ended up just leaving the chair so that he could repair it since he was a welder. She had volunteered him to come by my house but i really didnt want to bother so it was easier to leave. Then i was also supposed to meet her husband off the highway the following day but she didnt message me all day so i had no idea and had plans to see my stepdaughters soccer game an hour away.
Saturday morning, i drove back out there ( the direct way) and picked up the chair.  He fixed it as much as he could i guess but i'm happy! I have a bohemian theme in my backyard and patio and its perfect for that!!    The transaction was not easy but worth it.

So later on that day , i decided to sell our microwave that was sitting in the garage. I bought a brand new one for us during Christmas and its bigger and nicer.  I posted on the FB sites and got a few bites instantly. This one lady was pretty pushy and she said she would meet me the following morning at 9am .  That really wasnt a good time for me because i'm getting ready for church that day but whatever i was trying to be flexible.  I leave the house and get there a few minutes before 9 at the Aldi parking lot and i message her that i'm in a red toyota pickup.  Guess what- she was still in bed and was sick.   NOOOOO!!! I was so irritated that TWICE i was stood up in the last 3 days doing these stupid exchanges.  I ended up putting the microwave on my porch and messaged the next lady in line and told her my address and to leave money under the mat. 
It was 48 degrees and windy at outdoor soccer game

From now on, i am not meeting others again. If they want it- come and get it but you're coming to me!  Anyone else have any crazy exchanges ? I will say that its convenient to sell to an online audience and i've been buying a few things i didnt plan on. Its a little addicting.
Have a great day!!

13 comments:

  1. Hi, Holli!

    Gosh, you had hassles as a buyer and as a seller. It would creep me out to have to drive miles into the country where even the GPS gets lost. I agree that you should stay put from now on and let them come to you.

    Your tale reminds me of the popular Beatles/Badfinger song:

    If you want it
    Here it is,
    Come and get it.
    Make your mind up fast.

    If you want it
    Anytime I can give it
    But you better hurry
    Cause it may not last.

    Did I hear you say
    That there must be a catch
    Will you walk away
    From a fool and his money

    If you want it,
    Here it is,
    Come and get it,
    But you better hurry
    Cause it's going fast.

    Enjoy your new/old chair, dear friend Holli. It's a good deal and a magnificent piece!

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    1. I love that song and it's perfect for this situation!!
      I'm on the fence if I want to leave as is or paint it a fun bright color

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  2. Shady hit that one on the nose, lol!

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  3. It is pretty cool. If it is something small I try to find a mutual meeting place.

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    1. I really like it or i wouldnt have gone thru the trouble. Usually i do more porch pickup when i sell stuff.

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  4. I didn't even know about that on Facebook. What an ordeal you went through getting the chair and with the microwave. Glad your happy with your new chair!

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    1. Yep , it was a pain but it was worth it. Should i paint it or leave as is?

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  5. I've been buying and selling off these groups for a number of years. And it is ALWAYS a pain in the A**. People almost always don't show up or keep putting it off. And lots of complaining and dickering. My favorite 'sales" have been when I am giving something away for free and they have to audacity to complain about it when they come to get it!!!! Love the chair! I would paint it, but that's just me!

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    1. I"m leaning towards painting it to brighten it up.
      People get so pushy even when you clearly say NO HOLDS and Cross posted!! Drive s me nuts how rude they can be.

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  6. You're a patient woman, and I'm glad you're happy with the chair. I thought that was odd that she asked if you're going to use it as a planter, but she sounds a bit odd anyway.

    Keep a smile, friend.

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