Friday, May 3, 2013
RANT: Why is Craiglist such an unreliable mess?
The latest was my wooden fence--one 8-foot section was sagging and had missing boards.
My first Craigs bid was $500. I laughed.
The second was $300. I said not so much. I figured maybe $50 an hour for a couple of hours.
The third was an older guy--$200, including materials. I said, OK, and we agreed he would come the next day. He never showed. He said he forgot he was going to a yard sale.
Then, I got a guy who talked a great game--he was a vet, he had beat cancer, on and on. He charged $65 an hour--maybe three hours---how about $200 flat? I said, well, OK...He ran to the store and got boards.
In an hour he said he was done. I am too laid up with arthritis to walk back there. My daughter was asleep. So I paid.