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Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: January 12, 2021 03:38PM
So I've been trying to sell my son's loaded iMac (he switched to an M1 MBA) for the past week on Craigslist. Got the following hilarious email reply this morning. Had to read it twice to make sure it wasn't a bot, but the specifics mentioned couldn't have been from a bot.

Anyway, he came by & bought it. Great funny guy.. substitute school teacher..wants it for video editing & photography.

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Sure wish you would get this thing sold! I’m getting pressure from the ranks... They insist this is imperative weaponry, to fight the war... ...I don’t know computers very well, but I know it’s more then we need, ...and I am the Paymaster.

Then you dropped the price by $100, to $2100, just to insight the ranks!!! So I showed them PC’s with same stats for far less... -Wow, did that infuriate them.- -...Yes, I know they don’t compare...-

So, they went through all the pockets in the closet, flipped all the couch cushions, and scrounged up the fast-food change in the car... but it was when they added in their Christmas checks from Grandma that I took them as serious... still, everything added up is still far short of what you’re asking... It’s a pretty good deal, if they priced it out on Apple.com right, ...but I knew someone selling a Tesla for an even better deal, and we didn’t buy that, either...

...but, this machine can handle some heavy video editing, and that could be very useful for work, and with multiple artists around it might make a difference, and it has about 20 months of AppleCare remaining, which is nice insurance, almost like buying new...

...if there is another $100 of wiggle in the price, I committed $2000, just to quell squabbling within the troops.. ...Part of me hopes you’ll take the offer, and make me a big hero at home... I do have the cash on hand, and can be in <specifics cut>


[sfbay.craigslist.org]


I'll take down the ad at the end of the day (only got 2 replies).
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Re: Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 12, 2021 03:48PM
Did you drop the $100? grinning smiley
I think that was a great reply. Very creative. Sounds like it went to a good home.





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Re: Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: January 12, 2021 03:52PM
Worth the $100 just for the giggles.
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Re: Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: wurm
Date: January 12, 2021 03:53PM
I agree. Those are the kinds of replies I love to get.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/2021 03:53PM by wurm.
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Re: Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 12, 2021 03:54PM
Shoulda said for insight, you were prepared to drop that extra $100 for a teacher, until he misspelled “incite.”
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Re: Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: January 12, 2021 03:56PM
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rgG
Did you drop the $100? grinning smiley

Ha, yes I did. Told him "Let's make you the hero at home"
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Re: Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: January 12, 2021 03:58PM
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deckeda
Shoulda said for insight, you were prepared to drop that extra $100 for a teacher, until he misspelled “incite.”

Nice.. wish I caught that!
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Re: Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: wurm
Date: January 12, 2021 04:01PM
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deckeda
Shoulda said for insight, you were prepared to drop that extra $100 for a teacher, until he misspelled “incite.”

I was going to let that one slide. Didn't catch that he was a teacher. Raise the price $100.
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Re: Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 12, 2021 04:01PM
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deckeda
Shoulda said for insight, you were prepared to drop that extra $100 for a teacher, until he misspelled “incite.”

Picked up on that right away.



It is what it is.
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Re: Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 12, 2021 04:01PM
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bhaveshp
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deckeda
Shoulda said for insight, you were prepared to drop that extra $100 for a teacher, until he misspelled “incite.”

Nice.. wish I caught that!

Might have been the spell checker or autofill.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 12, 2021 05:09PM
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rgG
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bhaveshp
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deckeda
Shoulda said for insight, you were prepared to drop that extra $100 for a teacher, until he misspelled “incite.”

Nice.. wish I caught that!

Might have been the spell checker or autofill.

I know that if I had to use iOS to compose anything for work I’d be fired.
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Re: Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: January 12, 2021 05:47PM
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deckeda
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rgG
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bhaveshp
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deckeda
Shoulda said for insight, you were prepared to drop that extra $100 for a teacher, until he misspelled “incite.”

Nice.. wish I caught that!

Might have been the spell checker or autofill.

I know that if I had to use iOS to compose anything for work I’d be fired.

His emails did say “Sent from my iPad”, so I’ll let him off the hook.
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Re: Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: January 12, 2021 06:51PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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deckeda
Shoulda said for insight, you were prepared to drop that extra $100 for a teacher, until he misspelled “incite.”

Picked up on that right away.

Same here. It stopped me dead in my tracks when I seen it. Especially since he is a teacher.



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

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Re: Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: January 12, 2021 08:56PM
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deckeda
Shoulda said for insight, you were prepared to drop that extra $100 for a teacher, until he misspelled “incite.”

Thinking the same thing.



My life goes smoothly and in regular intervals
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Re: Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 12, 2021 09:04PM
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Rick-o
Same here. It stopped me dead in my tracks when I seen it. Especially since he is a teacher.

...when I seen it?



It is what it is.
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Re: Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: January 12, 2021 10:04PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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Rick-o
Same here. It stopped me dead in my tracks when I seen it. Especially since he is a teacher.

...when I seen it?

Someone is letting their up north show.

"It stopped me dead in my tracks when I seen it, it went right acrosst the lake."



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/2021 10:05PM by C(-)ris.
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Re: Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 12, 2021 10:12PM
My wife is a teacher. Actually, a prof who teaches Spanish, her native tongue. She just got her book manuscript (in Spanish; a publisher based in Chile) back from the publisher yesterday with corrections from their proofreader. I asked if there were many. She sheepishly said, “Several - on each and every page.” She’s busy sorting through them as I type this.



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Re: Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 12, 2021 10:29PM
Picked up on that right away.

Same here.



...when I seen it?


That too!

I assumed it was for comedic effect.

Or it was the smoke talking.





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Re: Funniest Craigslist reply I've ever gotten (iMac sale)
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: January 13, 2021 08:08PM
> ...when I seen it?

Oh FFS! I really meant scene!!

You have to remember, I'm a blue collar slacker that didn't spend much time studying. In fact, I've only been to Community College, and that was to complete an apprenticeship. Apprentice coordinator said if I take two additional english classes beyond the apprenticeship, I could earn an associates degree. I thought to myself, Pft! I'm never going to England, I don't need those classes! confused smiley

> Or it was the smoke talking.

Perhaps.





Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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