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Craigslist reply you'll like #2942870
07/14/21 12:07 AM
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So I contacted a guy in Phoenix on a 55 Chevy 4 door he has listed. Someone I know was looking for one. Guy lists the car with one with 7 pictures and states in the ad about 2 rust spots by windshield. I replied asking if he had any additional pics and pics of the rust. Guy reply blew me out of the water. I'll post pics of my reply as well as if his. Tell me if you feel I was being rude. I don't think I was.
https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/pts/d/phoenix-1955-bel-air-sedan-four-door/7349208195.html

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Re: Craigslist reply you'll like [Re: hotairballoonpilot] #2942882
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Some dont want to be questioned. Some set there price like they were god. Angry sellers should wait to sell until they are not so angry.

No one likes tire kickers but at the same time a smart buyer asks the right questions and the seller should be respectful and answer then.

If CL is such a drag to them for the free ad maybe some should jump to ebay and pay the fees.

YOUR just being a smart buyer imo.


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Re: Craigslist reply you'll like [Re: Mr PotatoHead] #2942884
07/14/21 12:36 AM
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I just realized I didn't block out the f word as well as God. I felt I better correct that before calling it a night. Yes I agree people should realize they will get asked questions. The other replies he sent me I'd just about have to block ever other word out just to be able to post a screen shot on here! Guy it nuts and I'd be afraid to look at it in person based on his replies.


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Re: Craigslist reply you'll like [Re: hotairballoonpilot] #2942906
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Sellers like that, in my experience anyway, think that their car/truck/etc. will sell itself and they just need to collect the cash.

I'd bet the seller isn't very pleasant in person.

You didn't say anything wrong, you were just asking for more details. If the seller can't handle that, so be it.

Just keep looking.

Mike.

Re: Craigslist reply you'll like [Re: hotairballoonpilot] #2942913
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From the ad I gather he prefers calls over email or text. I bet he's getting hammered over dumb questions and people wanting to trade junk even though he's specific on that. Dunno, I wouldn't try to sell something like that on Craigslist. twocents

Re: Craigslist reply you'll like [Re: redraptor] #2942937
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Ok, you built this car to attract attention.
You take it to shows, and set up your little car hop tray, and hope that it attracts attention.

Now you want to sell your car, and when someone shows interest in your car, you cuss and get mad. shruggy

In this hobby, you have to be, or learn to be a people person.

I can't take my '74 Duster out of the garage without getting into discussions with neighbors about whose family members "had one of those back in the day!" green

If you've had a bad day, be polite and excuse yourself till another time.

Some of the greatest people in this hobby are the ones that always seem to have the time to answer dumb questions.
And are polite about it!
I know I have asked dumb questions of some of these people!

If you just can't take talking to people, leave it in your garage and let it rot.

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Re: Craigslist reply you'll like [Re: wmdj5] #2942943
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That attitude isn't confined to Craigslist. I responded to a 'For Sale' post here from a member. We agree on a price and when I gave him my shipping address I told him I didn't want him to use FedEx, they typically screw up the delivery. I ended my PM with "You have been warned" meaning that if he used FedEx and the shipment had problems he shouldn't be surprised.

Response? Told me he would not sell me the parts and to look elsewhere. shruggy


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Re: Craigslist reply you'll like [Re: hotairballoonpilot] #2942976
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Now that's funny as hell & I can't blame him but what else would you expect from craigslist nothing but hamsmokers & picture collectors...


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Re: Craigslist reply you'll like [Re: chooch] #2942983
07/14/21 09:58 AM
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I don't see where you were out of line asking for detail photos and/or more info on the rust.
There are a lot of places on Tr-Fives that rust before the windshield area, so that's odd.

There are so many glitzy things about that car that don't appeal to me - it wouldn't be an authentic '55 Chevy experience.
Heck, it's a 210 and not a BelAir, so the facts are already in short supply from the ad title...

Re: Craigslist reply you'll like [Re: topside] #2943032
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No you were not rude the seller was rude. I understand selling something on CL is no fun and you get a lot of scammers and lowballers but this seller seems like a jerk. You might have had a better chance of a helpful response if you explained you were not local and that it would be very helpful to have some additional pictures of these certain areas etc. But still this seller seems like a jerk.


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Re: Craigslist reply you'll like [Re: larrymopar360] #2943078
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Just still blows my mind. My thought is can only imagine someone looking at his car in person asking or making any kind of statement my bet he would deck the person. I have screen shots of his replies that I crossed out a few letters in each F bomb and other words moparts would not allow posted. Thing is mostly red blotches. I replied to him and said I thought he was a troubled person and best of luck selling his car. Bad part is the guy I am helping look for a red and white 55 4 door was very interested in the car based on the pictures. He is not looking for anything wild and crazy or perfect in any way. Just something to go cruising in as they had a similar car back in the late 50's in high school. Prefers not to have to go through the restoration process. The other red and white 55 that is on eBay in phoenix they want 19K for that one and his friend that lives there looked the car over and said it was at best a 8K to 10K car as it needed complete interior and engine/trunk areas was very worn. This one looked the perfect part he was looking for. My thought on rust on windshield areas was probably nicked the paint installing the windshield and was maybe creeping out. I wasn't overly worried on it and just was looking for other pictures since the listing only had 7 pictures listed. He had found out about the listing from a friend and had the listing number. Last night on my phone I looked up 55 chevy on the phoenix craigslist and found the guy has like 4 other listings for the same car with different descriptions of the car and a few other pictures. Last thing he said was he had 3 people coming to look at it on saturday. Hopefully he doesn't go nuts on those people in person!


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Re: Craigslist reply you'll like [Re: hotairballoonpilot] #2943081
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Correction there are 6 listings for the same car.


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Re: Craigslist reply you'll like [Re: larrymopar360] #2943082
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anytime i have something to sell, i always include the line "additional pictures of anything or any angle available upon request."
i would rather do that than catch he77 about something after the sale.
but i guess i like to yak with people more than most.
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Re: Craigslist reply you'll like [Re: moparx] #2943084
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I looked at the picture on my phone last night which has a cracked screen. Doesn't show up as bad on my phone as it does on the desk top. He said the spot was minor. You be the judges.

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Re: Craigslist reply you'll like [Re: hotairballoonpilot] #2943086
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i wouldn't be too concerned about the top you can see, it would be what is under that, and how far it goes into the inner cowl and door hinge area as well as if it goes up the A pillar.
beer

Re: Craigslist reply you'll like [Re: moparx] #2943111
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Do we all need to go flag his listings? grin


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Re: Craigslist reply you'll like [Re: larrymopar360] #2943134
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Originally Posted by larrymopar360
Do we all need to go flag his listings? grin
I'm not saying anything towards that but if you feel like a pot stirring person it is a free world. HAHAHA smile


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Re: Craigslist reply you'll like [Re: larrymopar360] #2943135
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Yeah, Larry, and his head would explode !

Corey, looking at that photo, I'd say the dude did you a favor by being rude.
I went on Hemmings.com this AM looking for a '55 4-door, usually see a couple in their print version every month.
All the online cars (4 pages) were 2-doors.
If your guy can accept other colors, the odds of a good one really increase.
2-tone greens & blues really tug at my heart, but that's me.
I'll poke around and if I see something I'll let you know.







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