The Dangers of a "Free" Craigslist

You get harassed via email by strangers who think they know better than you and are also somewhat illiterate. I just HAVE to post the email correspondence that I've had this morning with a guy who responded to my free dresser ad:

Robby
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 9:25 AM
To: sale-591065651@craigslist.org

I can come get it right now.Call me at XXX-XXX-XXXX still available.Thanks

Jessica Baxter
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 9:29 AM
To: Robby

Which are you referring to? I posted several pieces of furniture this morning.

Robby
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 9:52 AM
To: Jessica Baxter

White dresser

Robby
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 9:54 AM
To: Jessica Baxter

I can come right now and get it.I would not hold it because there is alot of no shows on free stuff.

Jessica Baxter
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 9:55 AM
To: Robby

Someone else has already expressed interest, but if they don't show, I will let you know. They are supposed to come tomorrow at 11. I am at work right now so unfortunately, I can't unload the item immediately.

Robby
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:11 AM
To: Jessica Baxter

Dude you are going to hold it that long get out of fhere.I dont hold nothing until the next day.I said I would come right now and get it.Tomorrow you will learn I dont HOLD ANYTHING.Call me when you are inroute.Most people dont show on free stuff.I said I would come right now.You will learn the hard way.

Robby
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:11 AM
To: Jessica Baxter

Tomorrow called say sorry have someone coming right now first come first serve.CALL ME WHEN YOU ARE INROUTE

Robby
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:13 AM
To: Jessica Baxter

Most people dont show on fres stuff alot more thne on stuff you sell..I have have heard that from alot of people that is why you dont hold your stuff beyond the same day.Trust me take it from a person that has been selling online for 2 years.

Jessica Baxter
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:14 AM
To: Robby

I believe you and have experienced it myself but I am at work right now so you wouldn't be able to get it till later anyway.

Robby
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:20 AM
To: Jessica Baxter

Why dont you delete the ad.I also said I would come get it today.I am just saying would not hold it until tomorrow tell them I have someone coming today.90% of the pople are no shows.Ball is in your court.I am not driving there after 3 pm from Everett today because traffic sucks on Fridays.My ph is XXX-XXX-XXX.

Jessica Baxter
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:22 AM
To: Robby

Dude. Alright. I didn't delete the ad because I wanted to have backup in case they didn't show. And I AM doing first come first serve but I'm going by the person who emailed me first. To me that seems fair. Let me do this my way please thanks.

Robby
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:26 AM
To: Jessica Baxter

Back up get the fuck out of here probably have over 20 emails on that Dresser.I know how fast Dressers sell on the site.That is a $50.00 dressr and it would sell for that in one day white highboy.Email box probably has over 20 emails on the Dresser.Dressers are the number 111111111111 seeling thing on craigslist.That Dresser would sell for $50.00 in one day.I now for a face that your email is full on replyes on that dresser white highboy get out of here.

Robby
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:28 AM
To: Jessica Baxter

I can beieve you are giving thqat thing away post that pic with an ad under furniture for $50.0 would be gone in one day.White highboy 5 drawer dresser sold.

At this point I stop replying to him.

Robby
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:30 AM
To: Jessica Baxter

Anything white with woman sells very very very fast.That Dresser would sell for $50.00 in one day.

Robby Lawson
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:38 AM
To: Jessica Baxter

I wont email you anymore.I am surprised you dont sell that dresser because it would sell very very very fast at $50.00 .I sell alot of dressers and they dont sit very long.White dressers are a very very hot seller with woman.WOuld have better luck with people showing.Post it Dresser white highboy 5 drawer as your heading and it will be gone quick trust me.

And then I get an email from another guy who sounds suspiciously like our Robby but may be just be some like-minded nutter.

billy smitty
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:40 AM
To: thebaxter

I would just come over pick it up picture post it and sell it and make $50.00 in one day like alot of othere people will do with free stuff like that your loss is there gain.Alot of the people on the site are doing that now.get it for free bring it home picture post sell $50.00 easy money.

Jessica Baxter
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:43 AM
To: billy smitty

Thanks for your honesty. Don't come over.

billy smitty
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:51 AM
To: Jessica Baxter

I wont someone else will and do the same thing because you are stupid and give free shit away so someone else can make money or your stuff.Turn your trash into cash.Most people will tell you what you want to hear and go home picture post sell and make $50.00 woo hoo.

Jessica Baxter
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 12:04 PM
To: billy smitty

I really don't care. I just want it out of my house. Which is why it's free. Kindly fuck off and don't call me stupid. You are just making me never want to use Craigslist again.

billy smitty
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 12:19 PM
To: Jessica Baxter

Dont use it ask me if I care

At which point I stopped responding to Mr. Billy.

The End??

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