I posted an ad on craigslist for the saddle that didn’t fit Calypso, the following is real. At least I really received these texts, who knows if the buyer is serious….
Buyer: u want 100 for u saddle
Me: Yes, if you can come tonight I will take $100
B: well i tex u from tecate baja california but my job is located in lakeside
M: Well if you want to call me when you are in Lakeside tomorrow and see if it is still available you can do that
B: ok i be in the yard 3 20 pm 8834 winter gardens blvd lakeside ca 92040 u need to be there 3 20 to 3 30 thank u
M: I don’t deliver, especially not for the cheap price of $100. If you can come pick it up give me a call and I will give directions. I am in esco about 25 miles from Lakeside I think
B: So when i see u if you want make deal
(I did not respond to this last message as I was still laughing about the “be here at 3 20” remark. And I didn’t think I would be “see”ing him any time soon. But about 20 minutes later I got this next message)
B: I dont have car but give ur address and let me ask my frend if hi take me to pick up the saddle
M: Okay but I won’t go lower than $100, so if you get a ride it is cash only. Text me if you get a ride and I will give you the address then.
B: ok o course cash
We shall see if he/she calls tomorrow…I may not be laughing all the way to the bank, but I am laughing. (and I haven’t given him/her my address yet…I got creeped out and Mr. Vixen said just wait to see if they call back)