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Lost_in_the_HTTP

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You list a widget on C'List for $X hundred dollars. Large and heavy (six foot by 4 foot and 600 pounds). Your first email reply has a phone number from another state hundreds of miles away wanting to come and look at it.

OK, so it could be a cell phone for somebody who moved from there to your area.

Do you respond?
 

Lost_in_the_HTTP

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One of my most visited sites/forums is down for 24 hours for scheduled (but unannounced to the members) maintenance.

A package I waited for a week to be shipped has been stuck in Georgia since Thursday even though I know FedEx is working today.

Another item I need is out of stock, maybe until April.
 

Captante

Lifer
Oct 20, 2003
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Why not? I'm not getting a new number just because I moved across the country.
Exactly .... area-codes and caller ID are mostly worthless beyond convenience anyway and most (non-landline) phones don't have a "long distance" charge for domestic calls these days.
 

Captante

Lifer
Oct 20, 2003
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You list a widget on C'List for $X hundred dollars. Large and heavy (six foot by 4 foot and 600 pounds). Your first email reply has a phone number from another state hundreds of miles away wanting to come and look at it.

OK, so it could be a cell phone for somebody who moved from there to your area.

Do you respond?
I wouldn't bring random CL people to my house so if it's not a "widget" that I can throw in the back of a van and meet the person nearby (because I'm not going far out of my way for CL dude) then the item shouldn't be sold on CL.

Funny... nearly every single time I hear about some clod getting ripped on a CL deal gone bad I'm just left shaking my head.

While its true that ANYONE can potentially get scammed by a really slick "confidence-man", MOST "marks" are so freaking dumb it's literally mind-boggling.

:rolleyes:
 

Lost_in_the_HTTP

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Nov 17, 2019
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You list a widget on C'List for $X hundred dollars. Large and heavy (six foot by 4 foot and 600 pounds). Your first email reply has a phone number from another state hundreds of miles away wanting to come and look at it.

OK, so it could be a cell phone for somebody who moved from there to your area.

Do you respond?
Result ....

Didn't sell that time. I relisted a few weeks later and the same guy responded again. This time he made clear he was indeed local and was in the process of moving, hence the out of state cell number.

Worked out the details and he showed up cash in hand to make it happen. From the looks of his truck, the 8 bills was little more than usual pocket change.
 
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ultimatebob

Lifer
Jul 1, 2001
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I wonder if Dogecoin will ever make a comeback. Will Elon Musk make it the official cryptocurrency of Mars someday?
 

VirtualLarry

No Lifer
Aug 25, 2001
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RabidMining on Reddit posted that "soon, the cheapest part of a new computer build will be the GPU". Here's hoping!
 

Red Squirrel

No Lifer
May 24, 2003
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Are they finally doing something about the scalpers and the buy bots then? That seemed to be the biggest issues is as soon as they go in stock they are sold out in minutes.
 

ultimatebob

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Jul 1, 2001
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Are they finally doing something about the scalpers and the buy bots then? That seemed to be the biggest issues is as soon as they go in stock they are sold out in minutes.
They didn't have to. Crypto mining profitability jumped off a cliff over the past few weeks.
 

Shmee

Memory and Storage, Graphics Cards
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Sep 13, 2008
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I am thinking of getting some Rainier beer.
 

Red Squirrel

No Lifer
May 24, 2003
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They didn't have to. Crypto mining profitability jumped off a cliff over the past few weeks.
Considering how volatile crypto is it's crazy people just stop the minute there is a dip. I guess that's a good thing for those that actually want GPUs for gaming though.
 

Lost_in_the_HTTP

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Hmmm, can I just not go anywhere, not even start a car until the first of the month?

There isn't anything I really need.
 

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