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Fast_Freddy
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Has this happened to you?

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I was looking on Craigslist and saw this ad for a Peak 1 stove with a gallon of fuel for twenty bucks.


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I contacted the seller to see if the stove was still available. He responded with a yes it was. Upon arriving at such sellers residence this is it.



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I was greatly disappointed.
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I'd be more than a little ticked. What was his explanation?
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"I know what I've got..." ???

Bait and switch? I hope it wasn't a long drive for you,
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Whaaaaa?
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What a POS, the guy and his possession.

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Ooohhhh.... burnt lol
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That's just asking for an ass-whoopin'.
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Well, Fred, that just ain't right. Neither is the previous comment, LOL!
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OMG that's ridiculous! I'd be super pissed. Like said above, I hope you didn't have to drive far...
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Sign his e mail for ophthalmologist spam mail.
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what about the headlights? did he have those? I'd give $20 for a pair of Hella H4s
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Very strange, indeed. No logical explanation.
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He would have at least received a good cussing.
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From what I know, these mistakes aren't that rare. I've got a friend who ordered online for a pair of cheap sunglasses but received an i-phone instead. I've no idea if its fake or not.
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Or,... he sold it to someone else for a higher price, and showed you the fire pit (?) to see if you'd pay for a consolation prize.

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Tell me you at least kicked his fireplace over
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No doubt I would have been disappointed too, it didn't even come with a tote bag. Sorry you've had to deal with this.
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Do this long enough and sooner or later the wrong guy will show up and things will get real.
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I deal on Craigslist regularly, not just looking for lanterns, but anything I need on the cheap - I sell a lot of stuff too. Bottom line, there are a lot of flaky people out there. Best thing you can do is not be one of them. OfferUp is exponentially worse.

It’s sad really, cause it lowers your expectation of our species. However, once you lower that expectation, it’s a lot easier to deal with and you just chalk it up to the cost of business. Sorry for your lost time, but don’t pet the sweaty stuff; you’ll get it back ten fold when you’re the first caller on a $10 slant or something 👍
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Vendo63 guy wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:07 pm but don’t pet the sweaty stuff; 👍
I like it!
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I'd be pissed about the stove, but stoked about the fire pit for $20.00. The fire pit would've been his saving grace with me. Keep your eyes open, there are plenty more of those stoves out there.
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