Buyer Aware.

There’s something nice about buying things the old fashioned way. Ordering something online may be convenient and at least the big retailers make returns easy if you what you get isn’t exactly what you were expecting. Facebook Marketplace is also a source of a lot of great, sometimes unintentional comedy. For those who like an adventure—who are looking for a deal on a used car or maybe just want to get stabbed in a dark parking lot—Craiglist is still going and has even added discussion forums to what it offers. There’s even one for writing which sounds really fun…oh no. After just a quick glance I’m never going there ever again.

Admittedly I’m not sure the best way to sell a bike is to chain it to a street sign, even on a really busy corner. The seller is asking $120 but might as well have added “Can also be yours for the price of a set of bolt cutters.” I respect, though, that what you see is what you get and I assume the seller is nearby—this is right next to a college campus so they probably live in one of the dorms. There’s also a Starbucks right across the street—no surprise, I know, but the seller might be there on a regular basis, making it even easier to arrange the transaction.

It’s a shame I’m not in the market for a bike.

Source: BlueSky


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  1. Allison

    As the French would say, “Ca m’amuse beaucoup.”

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Oui, c’est effectivement amusant et bien plus sûr que de traiter avec Craigslist.


    I’m always in the market for your posts, Chris.

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I’m glad to hear it but most of the time I’m not selling anything. I’m still intrigued by your career in advertising.


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