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Craigslist mishap

May 13th, 2016 at 01:37 pm

So I sold my double bob revolution stroller on Craigslist. We aren't having a third and if we do I don't need a double stroller anymore. I had a lot of trepidation and just overall sadness. The idea of no more kids was hard but that's another post for another day.

So anyway I got a lot of interest but I just had to get rid of it asap. I listed it for $400 and got offers of $350-$400 but only one person could come ASAP to meet and get it. So I said yes for $375. I mean you know how craigslist can be. People sometimes are late, flake, etc. You meet in a public area and sometimes are stuck waiting. As it was my DH waited 30 minutes for the guy stuck in traffic.

I posted it with all defects and all extras listed and photographed. It was a 2012 manufactured date but I hadn't bought it until May 2013 and I had the receipt for it from REI.

But around 6 pm the guy calls and asks to return the stroller. His wife decided she didn't like it. It wasn't what she wanted and they wanted to meet up and get their money back. It had been an impulse purchase

After discussing it my DH and I felt bad but decided no returns. We didn't want to drive another 30 minutes and wait to get our money back then sell it to another person. Were we wrong? I did suggest giving back $350 and keeping $25 for our time and gas. But my DH was annoyed and said no way. He tried out the stroller, opened it up, looked at it, tested it, and saw all photos. He refused to waste more time and go meet the buyer again. But we called and explained the situation and the buyer said he appreciated the call since he wasn't expecting any response.

Has this ever happened to you on Craigslist? Have you ever returned anything?

8 Responses to “Craigslist mishap”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Nope, that's pretty weird. But he will be able to sell it, possibly for a profit. I did once buy a chair from a guy who said he'd bought it on the same site before deciding he didn't need it. That's what I'd do (resell).

  2. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Maybe he said he didn't have time to resell it. I unfortunately am someone who needs things gone when the mood hits. Otherwise decluttering takes FOREVER and never happens.

  3. Petunia 100 Says:

    Heck no you weren't wrong. You're not a retail store.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Yeah, Craigslist it's an understood thing - no returns/refunds.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    I once sold a humidifier at a garage sale for $4. About two weeks later, some guy rings the doorbell and wants his money back as he decided he didn't want it. It was very odd, and I'm glad my husband was home. For $4? What the heck?

  6. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    They should not even have bothered you with the request. Silly people. (M.E.C's story made me laugh.)

  7. crazyliblady Says:

    The wife should have come with him to examine the stroller if she is that picky.

  8. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    I've never returned anything or asked for a refund and never had it happen before.

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