I don't know if some people really think others are that gullible but the number of opportunistic folks lowballing online sellers is as ridiculous as their offers.

$5,000 for a new Steinway piano, $50 for a PlayStation... There's a special place in hell online for them—a subreddit called r/ChoosingBeggars.

It collects screenshots, pictures, or stories of people who are being way too picky when begging for things, and it has tons of them. Here are some of the most popular ones.

#1

Damn And I Thought You Guys Are Just Super Unlucky, But Then Met This...this Animal. I Was Shocked How Entitled Some People Feel

Damn And I Thought You Guys Are Just Super Unlucky, But Then Met This...this Animal. I Was Shocked How Entitled Some People Feel

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LuckyL
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1 month ago

I'm conflicted... Should I upvote because it's perfect for the thread or down vote because of this person

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Chances are, we are now seeing more choosing beggars on the Internet than, possibly, ever. With the pandemic and changing consumer habits, the second-hand market is booming. In Spain, for example, 60 percent of people admitted they favor buying used products and giving them a second life. This includes clothes, furniture, and any other products that can be reused, recycled, and upcycled.

In the European country, star products last year were clearly linked to the new situation we find ourselves in, with the sale of second-hand computer monitors, office chairs and desks, exercise bikes and consoles seeing a 23 percent rise in sales.

#2

Baby's First Cb

Baby's First Cb

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fu yu
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1 month ago

When in Rome..

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#3

I Tried To Give Away Two Harnesses That No Longer Fit My Dog. Did Not Go Well

I Tried To Give Away Two Harnesses That No Longer Fit My Dog. Did Not Go Well

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

There arent words. Even frustration and incredulity can't express the level of Pissing me Off this would achieve.

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Furthermore, experts estimate that the second-hand market (especially clothing) will continue to grow in the upcoming years as well. Resale is expected to overtake the traditional thrift and donation segment by 2024.

"For all the challenges Covid posed to our assumptions about consumer behavior, one thing is clear: consumers everywhere are prioritizing value and accelerating the shift to thrift," Anthony S. Marino, president at thredUp, an online consignment and thrift store where people can buy and sell high-quality secondhand clothes, said.

"When times get uncertain, we all focus on our family balance sheet. Brands whose core proposition delivers value and convenience have the opportunity to gain share. Amazon, off-price, and resale are emerging as winners."

#4

The Second Interaction I’ve Had With A Choosing Beggar On Craigslist. This Time For A Lawn-Mower I Was Selling

The Second Interaction I’ve Had With A Choosing Beggar On Craigslist. This Time For A Lawn-Mower I Was Selling

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

I love buying knew things

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#5

Please Leave Me Alone - We Are Sleeping

Please Leave Me Alone - We Are Sleeping

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Lol! Honestly if that was me I would think I had dreamed that, if not for the text message evidence. Small scale twilight zone moment

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#6

Cb Tries To Buy A Fairly New Steinway Piano From My Mom For Just $5000

Cb Tries To Buy A Fairly New Steinway Piano From My Mom For Just $5000

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Ozacoter
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1 month ago

Wow. How can people be so entitled?

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However, if you aren't afraid of encountering a few choosing beggars and are willing to sell some of your stuff online, there are plenty of options you can choose from. 

As Stephen Layton and Laura McMullen pointed out on NerdWallet, the major players are Amazon and eBay. But they also have higher fees. On the plus side, they're also some of the most highly-trafficked sites on the Internet. So if speed of sale is your goal, these sites are the way to go. 

#7

Not Mine But Holy Stupidity

Not Mine But Holy Stupidity

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Twilight zone music intensifies

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#8

Not Your Usual Choosingbeggar

Not Your Usual Choosingbeggar

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Totalpotterhead
Community Member
1 month ago

“I’ll even throw in a collar!”

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#9

I Was Giving Away A Free Dishwasher On Craigslist And Caught One In The Wild!

I Was Giving Away A Free Dishwasher On Craigslist And Caught One In The Wild!

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Great response! 'Worth my while'....honestly is there some secret society of horses teeth examiners im not aware of smh

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You can sell pretty much anything on Amazon, although listing your items in some specialized categories requires Amazon approval and an upgraded selling plan. The company charges several kinds of fees on items sold, depending on what kind of selling plan you have.

If you opt for the standard Individual selling plan, for example, you'll pay Amazon 99 cents per item sold and a referral fee. The referral fee is a percentage of the item's total sale price, including shipping costs but not taxes, and usually ranges from 8% to 20%.

#10

Kid (I Assume) Tries To Trade My Old PC For Nudes Of His Sister

Kid (I Assume) Tries To Trade My Old PC For Nudes Of His Sister

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Call the bloody police right now

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#11

At Least He's Not A Bad FBI Agent

At Least He's Not A Bad FBI Agent

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

"Am not a bad scammer. Oh I pity me. Can scam you now."....Ah that old chestnut, a classic FBI technique

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#12

My First Choosing Beggar In The Wild Did Not Disappoint

My First Choosing Beggar In The Wild Did Not Disappoint

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Vicki Heilbronn
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1 month ago

Umm ...... customer service?. Do they not realize that people selling things on Craigslist are not businesses?!!

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Keep in mind that if you're selling media items, including books, movies, and video games, you pay a $1.80 closing fee, as well.

The upgraded Professional selling plan requires a $39.99 monthly subscription fee, but if you get it you don't have to pay 99 cents per item as you do with the Individual plan. The professional plan makes sense only if you plan to sell more than 40 items per month.

#13

I Missed Out On Some Serious Cash

I Missed Out On Some Serious Cash

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Totalpotterhead
Community Member
1 month ago

BRUH IM READING THESE AND IM HAVING AN INTERNAL MELTDOWN, LETS GO PUNCH THOSE ASSHOLES IN THE FACE

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#14

Selling Stuff Online

Selling Stuff Online

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Adam C
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1 month ago

Why sell something worth $2? Way too much time.

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#15

That's Low Blow Dude

That's Low Blow Dude

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1 month ago

§😂

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eBay lets you auction and sell a wide range of goods and has a simpler fee structure than Amazon. For most items, you pay eBay 10% of the final sale price of the item, which includes shipping costs but not taxes. If you post more than 50 items in one month, eBay starts charging you 30 cents per listing over 50.

eBay also allows you to promote your listing in various ways for extra fees. For example, you might want to set a reserve price so that your item is auctioned off for at least that minimum amount. For most product categories, the fee to set a reserve price is $5 or 7.5% of the reserve price — whichever is greater, with a maximum fee of $250. eBay charges this fee whether or not your item sells.

#16

I Wonder If He’s Still Driving Around Looking For My House

I Wonder If He’s Still Driving Around Looking For My House

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Ty Stratton-Quirk
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1 month ago

"I know you clearly stated the terms and price, as well as the fact that neither were open to negotiation, but I'm just gonna ignore that and try to railroad you into changing your mind. Then when that doesn't work, I'm going to get angry because you were asking a reasonable price; I will likely use language and spelling that even the most immature teenager would look at and think, 'This guy needs to chill. And crack open a dictionary.'"

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#17

I Hate Craigslist. This Guy Has Been Bothering Me All Day, Never Posting My Number Again

I Hate Craigslist. This Guy Has Been Bothering Me All Day, Never Posting My Number Again

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Totalpotterhead
Community Member
1 month ago

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAH TROLLED

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#18

Everyone Named Sheldon Gets A Free Laptop

Everyone Named Sheldon Gets A Free Laptop

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

So no Bazinga?

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Bonanza offers people to sell a range of products similar to Amazon and eBay. It charges fees based on the sale price of the item, plus any amount of the shipping cost over $10. So if you sold an item for $20 and shipped it for $13, your fee would be $23. Bonanza charges you 3.5% of this price; in our example, you’d pay about 80 cents. There's a minimum fee of 50 cents per item.

For items that sell for $500 or more, you pay 3.5% on the first $500 and then 1.5% of the amount over $500.

Bonanza also offers to advertise your listing across the web in exchange for a higher percentage fee.

#19

So I Was Selling 32gb Of Ram And Asking $150 (Canada) And Got This Gem

So I Was Selling 32gb Of Ram And Asking $150 (Canada) And Got This Gem

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Serial pacifist
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1 month ago

Ok, let's settle at 70.

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#20

So You Want Me To Unsell My Car And Are Offering Me Less Than It Sold For

So You Want Me To Unsell My Car And Are Offering Me Less Than It Sold For

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Kacee
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm starting to think that people are getting less and less intelligent every day... I'm losing faith in humanity...

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#21

“Hey You Should Put Your Phone Number In The Ad So People Can Contact You And Ask You More Questions!” Great Idea Brain

“Hey You Should Put Your Phone Number In The Ad So People Can Contact You And Ask You More Questions!” Great Idea Brain

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Evelína Zlá
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1 month ago

Don´t know if I am more crying or screaming inside. How arrogant can people be?

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For local sales, consider Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and Letgo. These websites and apps don't always take a cut of your sales, but you’re responsible for connecting with your buyer, meeting up in person, and making the exchange. This is definitely a different style than the online auctions and sales. If you're not comfortable handling all the logistics yourself and then meeting up with a stranger, you might want to skip these.

But if you are, you can arrange to meet your buyer in a public place (many local police stations offer a "safe haven" for such sales) or have a friend hang around while you make the sale. The simplicity here is the key: no packing, shipping, or fees, just cash in your hand. However, unlike many online-only sales sites, these marketplaces don't have any guarantees or protections if your buyer turns out to be a flake.

#22

Such A Tempting Offer

Such A Tempting Offer

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Tapio Magnussen
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1 month ago

I normally block directly any aggressive offer and I like to imagine lesson is learnt for them. NOTA: I use to fix always a fair fitted price, if not given for free. So I do not spend any time on negotiations.

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#23

Yes Gary. I Will Pay You $25 To Pick Up An Item I’m Giving You That You Want For Free

Yes Gary. I Will Pay You $25 To Pick Up An Item I’m Giving You That You Want For Free

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1 month ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

It’s the same person responding 🤔

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#24

This Guy Cracks Me Up Lol

This Guy Cracks Me Up Lol

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Ariana Brice
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1 month ago

you're welcome

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These bigger online sites are good for getting rid of miscellaneous stuff, but for specialty items, like antiques and vintage clothes, you might want to sell where you could reach a more intentional audience.

Poshmark, for example, is perfect if you want to list men's, women's, and children's clothing, as well as a few other goods. Its fee structure is simple: For all sales under $15, they'll charge you a $2.95 fee; for anything $15 or more, the fee is 20%. Poshmark charges your buyer $7.11 for expedited shipping, so you just print out a prepaid shipping label, box up your clothing and send it off.

#25

Woman Wanted Cartier Destinée Wedding Ring For Less Than Half Price And Called Me A Racial Slur For Not Agreeing

Woman Wanted Cartier Destinée Wedding Ring For Less Than Half Price And Called Me A Racial Slur For Not Agreeing

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fu yu
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1 month ago

Jesus wept.

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#26

Marketplace Beggar Suffers With Selective Reading

Marketplace Beggar Suffers With Selective Reading

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Elizabeth Stewart
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1 month ago

Great response!

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#27

Not Me, But An Experience My Friend Had While Trying To Sell A Couch

Not Me, But An Experience My Friend Had While Trying To Sell A Couch

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fu yu
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1 month ago

Sell the car and get some therapy. Clearly, the buyer has issues.

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There's also Ruby Lane. To post up to 50 items on it, you'll have to pay a $54 monthly maintenance fee. List more than that, and tack on anywhere from a penny to 30 cents per item. Ruby Lane also charges a service fee of 6.7% of the total purchase.

You'll want to have a good idea that you can recoup these maintenance and service fees on Ruby Lane before proceeding.

#28

Free iPhone Please?

Free iPhone Please?

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fu yu
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1 month ago

what is the average I.Q. of some of these buyers? Seems to be way low.

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#29

A Pre-Owned Ps4 Goes For $240 On Gamestop, I Put Mine Up On Craigslist For $180 Which Was Apparently Still Too High For This Guy

A Pre-Owned Ps4 Goes For $240 On Gamestop, I Put Mine Up On Craigslist For $180 Which Was Apparently Still Too High For This Guy

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Totalpotterhead
Community Member
1 month ago

Ok wow... the stupidity level of this is off the charts

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If you're looking for a way to sell your handmade arts and crafts or vintage collectibles, Etsy is best. You pay 20 cents to list an item and then a 5% transaction fee on the sale price of the item, not including shipping. If you use Etsy Payments to process your payment, you'll be charged an additional 3% plus 25 cents.

But remember, if you put ads in any of these websites/apps and encounter someone as unreasonable as the people we featured in this list, screenshot the conversation and submit it to r/ChoosingBeggars. It would be a crime not to.

#30

Sometimes You Gotta Cut Them A Deal

Sometimes You Gotta Cut Them A Deal

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

Why do people think that making their offer lower will make the seller want to buy it? It literally makes no sense

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#31

You Dont Deliver On Free Craigslist??

You Dont Deliver On Free Craigslist??

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

*Insert surprised pikachu face* (Its sarcastic)

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#32

A Friend Of One Of My Employees Is Looking For A Cheap Car...i Tried So Hard To Keep My Cool

A Friend Of One Of My Employees Is Looking For A Cheap Car...i Tried So Hard To Keep My Cool

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fu yu
Community Member
1 month ago

Brad has tacky friends.

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#33

I’m Not Picky I Promise

I’m Not Picky I Promise

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BluEyedSeoulite
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1 month ago

Less than $900 AND low mileage? Those things don't go together

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#34

Selling A New Game

Selling A New Game

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

Caught there!

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#35

They Could Have The House Paid Off In Just 125 Years

They Could Have The House Paid Off In Just 125 Years

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Little Ms. Quirky
Community Member
1 month ago

it really would be a miracle if they lived up to 125 years tho

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#36

A Hamster Cage, That's Free....just Wow

A Hamster Cage, That's Free....just Wow

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

Surprisingly, that was the hamster who was messaging them

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#37

Never Thought I’d Encounter One Myself, Guess That’s What Happens When You Sell Stuff Online

Never Thought I’d Encounter One Myself, Guess That’s What Happens When You Sell Stuff Online

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

Nice replies!

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#38

Posted Free China Cabinet On Craigslist And It Brought Out The Crazies. This Was The Entirety Of This Conversation, The Post Only Had A City Name And They Were “On The Way” Already

Posted Free China Cabinet On Craigslist And It Brought Out The Crazies. This Was The Entirety Of This Conversation, The Post Only Had A City Name And They Were “On The Way” Already

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Kuroka
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1 month ago

What the hell is up with the ''1/2'' and ''2/2''....do they not realize that (most)texts don't have a character limit?

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#39

Always Love Dealing With People On Craigslist

Always Love Dealing With People On Craigslist

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fu yu
Community Member
1 month ago

excellent response!

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#40

Trying To Give Away A Chair

Trying To Give Away A Chair

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fu yu
Community Member
1 month ago

Idiot

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#41

Just, Why?

Just, Why?

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fu yu
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1 month ago

Does cursing at the seller ever help?

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#42

Send Me For Free, You Wimp

Send Me For Free, You Wimp

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fu yu
Community Member
1 month ago

Damn, the buyer defines idiot.

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#43

One Would Think That If You Lost Your Job, Buying A Motorcycle Wouldn’t Be A Priority

One Would Think That If You Lost Your Job, Buying A Motorcycle Wouldn’t Be A Priority

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cielphantom
Community Member
1 month ago

f*ck u to

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#44

Asking Price 300. It Felt Good Not Replying

Asking Price 300. It Felt Good Not Replying

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Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

Keep yelling, maybe it'll walk up to your door..

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#45

Thelma, Master Negotiator

Thelma, Master Negotiator

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

w h a t

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#46

Not That Great, But The Best One I've Ever Gotten

Not That Great, But The Best One I've Ever Gotten

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Doggo
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1 month ago

Ok

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#47

Trying To Sell My Old Beater On Craigslist

Trying To Sell My Old Beater On Craigslist

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Ozacoter
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow 450 for a car? I recently paid 1400 euros just to fix the one that we inherited.

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#48

Interested... For Free Plus Delivery

Interested... For Free Plus Delivery

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Lorelai Purvis
Community Member
1 month ago

uhh... no

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#49

Offers 150, Then Suddenly Says 100 Because He Has To Put Gas. "I'll See You Today." Hahah Yeah Right

Offers 150, Then Suddenly Says 100 Because He Has To Put Gas. "I'll See You Today." Hahah Yeah Right

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Little Ms. Quirky
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1 month ago

dude- what does your gas have to with the item???

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#50

Game Design Student Needed My Craigslist Video Card Because His Broke "2 Months Ago" And Had A Breakdown When I Didn't Want To Trade For A Wii

Game Design Student Needed My Craigslist Video Card Because His Broke "2 Months Ago" And Had A Breakdown When I Didn't Want To Trade For A Wii

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

That person needs someone to talk to they are feeling alone :( that's a sucky headspace to be in

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