Yes the old garage sale SS's. Who think their being very clever and daring by behaving as a pumpkin to get that extra saving they can rave about. When I married my dh we ended up with 2 washing machines, so we decided to sell his and keep my newer one. I just wanted it gone so I posted it in the paper for $80, great price for a 2nd hand machine that even students could purchase it.
In comes SS she thinks she will hardball me and scoop it up for a bargain on behalf of her son. Claimed the hoses at the back were cut off and it didn't work. I ensured her the hoses were not cut off that is how they are, and the machine works fine (it was clear where she was headed). She demanded to see it in action very rudely, so I got out the extension cord to show her it's working state. She then demanded to buy it cheaper as it's obviously been used and why were we selling it. At that point I just inform her the price is the price I stated, and that it's no longer available for her to buy good day.
While she was gaping another car pulled up and another lady came on behalf of her child, who was moving out for the first time. She was pleasant to deal with and wanted to purchase it straight away, so done deal. She had the money out and paid me and we loaded it into her car. The first lady just spluttered and informed me that she was first and should get it. I informed her I can sell to whomever I please and had already asked her to leave my property, have a pleasant day.
Sold a pair of baby swings (needed repairs - I had the parts order sheet with them) to a lady buying them for her church nursery (building in construction for at least two months) while the guy with twins was still "negotiating" a reduced price "since they didn't work". Well - his twins would be older, larger, and all that by the time the parts came in - the church nursery wasn't going to be ready for babies to use the swings for at least two months - I was happy with the asking price & she was happy to find two baby swings for half price (even after she ordered the parts - price was cheaper for TWO than just one replacement part).
Guy with twins at home had to keep looking.....those twins are over 25 by now....wonder if their Dad still remembers the "swings that got away"? I'm pretty sure the swings in the church nursery have had to be replaced by now.....
I was a bit SS at a garage sale. The mention of baby swings brought back my shame. (I get no pass for being 12, right?)
My cousins (2 years and 3 months) had just moved in with us when their mom was in an accident and my mom agreed to take them in. And by my mom took them in, i mean, on all weekends and afterschool, clear to the moment I got into the the car the next day to go to school, *I* raised them. (My stepdad was in the hospital, Mom didn't have much of a choice. To be fair, she did take us to the hospital on weekends, where i got to tend two babies in a hospital... you know, for a change in scenery i guess?)
We got a baby swing brand new, but if had batteries and i hated it. At a garage sale I saw something I wanted, with a price i could afford; one of those older crank up swings, working, for $5. Only problem, a man was dikkering over the price, trying to get the owner to take a dollar.
So i rab over with my littler cousin on my hip, the older holding the back of my jeans and said "I'll give you five right now." handed him my money, grabbed the swing and "ran" (okay, limped/pulled it) back to the car, pulling it into the backseat (three rows of seats, carseats in 2nd row, me and swing in 3rd) and shutting the door while i strapped in the kids/the man who wanted it for a dollar yelled at me through the glass.
The owner was laughing though. He was a SS too I guess. The swing now belongs to my other cousin and STILL works. She has made it clear that when i have kids, i'm on my own if i want it back, because she's claiming adverse possesion rights, due to having had it in her house for over five years. She promises she'll provide a getaway vehicle if i want to swoop in and buy another one though.