It’s no secret that I love shopping on Craig’s List.
It’s a great way for a person on a budget to furnish their home, and on the flip side, a great way for someone moving out of the country/downsizing/changing things up to get rid of stuff.
As mentioned before my current bed’s been falling down quite a bit lately. It’s gotten so bad, that I try to limit motion as much as possible, no surprise turns, and no umm…..
There’s nothing more annoying/surprising, than your bed falling down from under you.
In need of a new bed, I found a potential prize on Craig’s list. I make contact and decide to trek after work to view the bed. On the bus at Eglinton, I notice a few lights are out on the street. Closer to my destination the signal lights are working, so I continue on. I get to the building and see five little Latino kids, not more that three years old, huddled on the floor by the intercom. The building is in complete darkness. So I think to myself, another day maybe. And as I being to walk out, I hear, Excuse me, Excuse me are you CP?
Introductions are made, and seller says, ‘do you want to see it? Come Up.’ I agree, and then we hit the fourth floor and its pitch black, and eerie scenes of “No Country with Old Men” flash into my head, and I think ‘what the heck am I doing, Im a teeny, tiny pipsqueak of a girl, entering some fellas apartment in a black out.’ But I am pretty much in the thick of things, so I figure let’s just soldier on and get it over with. I begin to practice my Tae Kwan Do moves in my head, and soon realize that I have completely forgotten the proper technique for putting someone in a choke hold.
Buddy Seller has a weird flash light as part of his phone and begins to show me the bed, in a way you picture they did it in the olden days, section by section. It looked good, modern new, black, just what I needed. But the set didn’t have a dresser or any of that good stuff, so I was have a few doubts. Buddy Seller seeing my hesitance lowered the price by $200 on the spot. I told him, I’d have to think about it.
When I get home an email, lowering the price a further $100.
And being the meanie that I am, I offered $100 less than that!
Am awaiting an answer!