Cant get over the stupidity level of some people...
So I have a mower deck on Craigslist for sale.. $1700...
Guy contacts me Monday and offers $1500. I accepted to get rid of it..
He asks for my address. I send it along with my phone number.
He texted right back and asks if I can bring it 1-2 hrs towards him as hes 6 hrs away in Wisconsin..
I said I could bring it 2 hrs towards him but for $1600. I would have 4 hrs drive time and 200+ miles of fuel..
He seemed fine with that and said he would text me Wednesday and his dad would meet me Thursday.
Wednesday comes and goes as does Thursday..
Last night I remembered seeing a H130 loader on a dealers lot in Wisconsin on Machinefinder.. So I do some investigating and find it and text him this morning to see if hes still interested in the deck..
He says yes, and his dad was busy yesterday and if he could get it next week.. I ask where hes located and that Im looking at a loader in this other town.. Turns out the dealer is 2.5 hrs from him kinda outta my way. He wanted to meet at a town 34 miles from him, but added a hour to my trip to the dealer..
I texted him saying Id meet him there at that town but for $1700. Im saving him 6.5 hrs and 412 miles round trip for a extra $100!! Seamed fair to me..
Oh no he says.. $1500 is it and $50 for gas... Really dude?
I then texted him that he needs to think about that.. He said he can buy one up there for the same price.. Well then why was he willing to drive 8 hrs and 480 miles away to get one??
I then said Id still do the $1600 meeting him 2 hrs away (which I would be going thru that town on my way to the dealership anyway ) or he can come to my house and get it for $1500..
Hes a fool! He would have anywhere from $1600-1650 total for deck and gas invested. Whats his or his dads time worth? I was saving him 6.5-10.5 hrs drive time, and up to 860 miles...
So breakdown for his end... ONE WAY! Double the time and miles for his round trip.
His place to me 6 hrs and 460 miles for $1500
His place to meeting place 2 hrs from me 4 hr and 240 miles for $1600
His place to town by him 45 mins and 34 miles for $1700..
Sooo.. Was I being unreasonable??