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Selling Stuff Part II

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Last Edited: May 26, 2009, 6:23 pm

Part I was my last blog entry in which I discussed the strange people who answer ads in the classfieds.  I just placed a new ad a few minutes ago. 

Leather rocker-recliner, reclines to full chaise.  34" wide.  Padded arms, contemporary.  Color is bone. 

Rarely used.   $50 or best offer.  Pick it up today! 

Here's why:

My next door neighbor always says to me "let me know if you ever sell your recliner, since I'll pay you for it."  I never had it for sale but, for some reason, she would always bring up the subject.  "If you ever move or redecorate, Nancy, make sure you let me know, since I really want that leather chair in your livingroom."  She's been living in the other half of my duplex for about 6 years.  I'm guessing she's said that to me for the past 5.

It's almost the end of the month.  I didn't advertise my leather rocker-recliner in the paper or on Craig's List because I'd feel badly if she didn't get it, since she's always been madly in love with this chair, even though I never thought about selling it.  She's offered me as much as $75.  So yesterday I knocked on her door and said "well, it's almost the end of the month, so I guess I better get that recliner over here."  She said "I don't need it."  I said "If money is a problem, you can have it for $35."  She just doesn't want it.

Jean-Paul Satre said it best.  "Hell is other people."

Entry #192

Comments

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ToddComment by Todd - May 26, 2009, 7:48 pm
There's another saying: "Never look a gift horse in the mouth." You should have taken the $75! :-P
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justxploringComment by justxploring - May 26, 2009, 10:06 pm
I just realized I spelled Sartre incorrectly. Oops. I did read his play No Exit about 30 years ago, although I had more brain cells back then.

I think you're only teasing, Todd, but it wasn't for sale when she offered me $75. It was part of my living room.   So I'm not sure I was looking in the horse's mouth at the time. ;-)   

I called Goodwill earlier and got a message that they will only pickup a minimum of 5 large pieces and/or enough furniture to fill a 26 foot truck. I just gave the neighbor in the next house a dining table and 4 chairs. It was old and I got it at an auction 13 years ago. But now if I want my place cleaned out on time, I might have to donate my TV and my entertainment center.

So I have another expression.

"No good deed goes unpunished."    LOL

(I don't mind giving them to charity, but another neighbor offered me $100 which, at the time, I thought was low.   In this case, your saying applies.)
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rcbbuckeyeComment by rcbbuckeye - May 26, 2009, 10:33 pm
Are you moving? Maybe to Tx or the Carolinas like you were thinking about a while back?
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justxploringComment by justxploring - May 27, 2009, 12:54 am
Not sure. My body hurts so much right now, rcbbuckeye, that I am having trouble getting off my chair. :-)   It's a long story.
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Rick GComment by Rick G - May 27, 2009, 9:16 am
Does that include shipping? :-))

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