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Old 11-16-2017, 09:12 AM   #6711
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Stupid firefighter Redux! Imagine that, same fire district! About two weeks ago the boss calls me to chew me out about my bad attitude by the firefighters at that same station. Again reported to him by the same District Chief. All I could think of was my laughing at the idiot from my last time being there 3 months ago. The truth then comes out that it was a couple days earlier. Problem was I hadn't been to that district yet on my route! Think I got an apology from the District Chief? Not.

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Old 11-22-2017, 11:04 AM   #6712
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No follow through..

We have a "Neighborhood" forum consisting of about 300 members out of about 1200 possible area homes. Topics pertinent to our area are discussed, including yard, furniture and auto sales.
As part of my impending move, we are selling or donating most of our household goods.

I selected 5 small appliances, priced them as fairly as possible and placed an ad on the forum.
I immediately had 3 responses, asking me to PM them. I messaged the first person, asking her to set a time she could come see the items. I also messaged the other 2 ladies, explaining that if the 1st fell through I would message them.
The first person failed to respond so, after 2 days, I messaged the 2nd lady. She responded, saying that she thought the items would not be available (because of the 1st lady) so she purchased 2 of the most expensive items she wanted, in a retail store.

I messaged the 3rd lady and she responded, telling me she wanted the items. I messaged her with my phone number and address, asking her to let me know when would be a good time for her. She responded, giving me her phone number. I called and she told me (this was Sunday evening) that she could come by Monday evening or Tuesday daytime. I asked her to call 1/2 hour before coming so, that I'd be certain to be home.

Monday evening, no call.. All day Tuesday no call.

Does no one follow through anymore? I am donating these, very good, appliances now.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:15 PM   #6713
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^^^^ Lots of people who respond to ads are flakes... I've dealt with people like that when I placed items for sale on CL.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:14 PM   #6714
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Yes, most of them are flakes. I had the same experience with one person getting very irate, when she didn't show up for the item I called the second person. It was a teapot...not the Mona Lisa.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:39 PM   #6715
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This past Summer I sold an olde iPhone on Facebook Marketplace. I posted it with a photo and a fixed price of $100. Got a lot of responses. I was going to sell it to the first person who responded.

One later buyer said they wanted it and offer $70. I said no thanks that I already had a buyer at $100. His response was to up his bid to $90. ?????? Flakes.
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:22 PM   #6716
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I've never sold anything on any kind of social media. Come to think of it, I've never advertised anything for sale on paper print, either. I just don't want strangers having my phone number and address, not to mention negotiating with them about price - even if they're non-flakes.

I don't have yard sales either, for the same reason. I do have some things I would like to get rid of after the first of the year - my daughter said she would handle that for me.
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Old 11-23-2017, 01:01 AM   #6717
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...Does no one follow through anymore?...
I'm sorry for your aggravation. I'm beginning to think that few people bother being polite anymore. I hope your actual move goes off better than your attempt to lighten your load.
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Old 11-23-2017, 01:26 AM   #6718
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I tried to sell my sofa on Craig's List once. Now I've bought off Craig's List often, but this was my first time selling. I got nothing but scam replies, the ones that wanted to send a mover to pick up the sofa, give me a check (for more than the amount of money), have me cash the check and send them the difference (or keep the difference, whatever).

It got so bad I finally added to the ad:

"I am here to sell a sofa. First person with CASH in hand gets it. I am not going to run around to a bank, cash checks, wire money anywhere, deal with any movers, or allow the sofa out of my house without first getting paid in CASH."

Did that stop the scammers? Oh, heck, no...

I still have the sofa.

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Old 11-23-2017, 01:40 AM   #6719
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I'm not sure if I have a petty vent or a real vent tonight. I suppose it's a petty vent, since it's such a first world problem.

I got a new computer after 12 years and I was ready to throw it out the window before I had it under control. Why do they make these things so difficult?

My techie friend (whom I called for help) told me a lot of it was because I had jumped so much technology and that basically it was like I was going from vinyl records to Blu-Ray in one fell swoop. OK, fine, I understand that, but why couldn't they have just upgraded good old XP?

I had hundreds of photos that needed to go up on Photobucket, then I couldn't download my browser with Microsoft Edge and had to call tech (they told me to download IE to download my browser and eventually I had 4 browsers downloaded on this new computer), then the new browser didn't bring over my bookmarks, so I had to disconnect the new computer, reconnect the old one, save the bookmarks on a thumb drive, reconnect the new computer and download all the bookmarks, then I had to write down all of my saved passwords (all 35 of them and those DON'T include the ones I never save from banking, Paypal, etc), and now no site is asking me to save passwords so I'm not being automatically logged in anymore, and to top it off, since I close down and turn off my computer every night, now it's asking me to log in every time I reopen it, which I never had to do before! My tech friend said be glad because if he didn't have any activity on his computer for 10 minutes, he had to sign in and that meant he signed in all day long.

I'm not happy with Windows 10 at all, but I guess I'll learn to live with it.

The best thing is the speed this thing performs at and the fact that I was able to set my icons up again above my URL bar and get rid of those stupid tabs! I hate tabs.

Then I was finally able to find an app that enlarged the icons so I could read them. I can't wait till all computer programmers get old and need to have large icons in order to read them. Serve them right for making such small print and icons.

The worst thing so far is Yahoo mail is not working well with my now updated browser. So I get to open Edge and read my email there, but that's not as big a deal as I feared.

And as a final small petty vent, nothing loads to the desktop anymore. All my downloads go into some stupid folder called Downloads on my "File Explorer" now. *mutter, mutter, mutter*

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Old 11-23-2017, 07:13 AM   #6720
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rodent... I hear yuh! My computer would send me a message all day long urging me to try Windows 10... until finally my finger accidentally clicked on the download button while it was traveling over it for the the X. Tarnation! it took forever to download. and of course my son said "Oh Mother!

There is a way to bypass the log in. My 'go to guru' did it via Team Viewer so I don't know how to tell you to do it.

There are things here I have no idea how to do. But the worst ... computers (laptops anyhow) cannot read discs anymore. They don't even have the tray/slot. Everything has to go to a thumbdrive. Guess where all my recipes and photos are saved? I don't know it I have the energy to move them all over. Besides which those thumbdrives are EXPENSIVE!

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