They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it; for it is money they have and peace they lack.
  -James Earl Jones "Field of Dreams"
and don't go mistaking paradise for that home across the road
  -Bob Dylan "Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest"

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Mowers and craigslist

I got tired of struggling with my old mower, which is not really designed for the grass I have, and decided to buy an electric, finally picked a cordless. I ordered it from Amazon last Friday, opting for free shipping. Supposedly it would ship on 4/16 and take 5-6 business days to arrive. Then I saw that it had shipped yesterday and would arrive tomorrow. Where would it go? Had to unload the old one in a hurry.

9:45 am Post ad for mower on craigslist
10:00 am Notice that it is there
10:21 am Receive call from prospective buyer
1:30 pm Receive call from a second prospective buyer who says he will be here in early evening
5:42 pm Second caller says he is on his way (coming from Maricopa)
6:20 pm Buyer arrives from Maricopa, inspects, buys (full price less $5)
7:00 pm Cancel craigslist ad
10:15 pm While googling for a picture of the old mower for this post, find link to my (now-cancelled) craigslist ad

No comments: