Sunday, September 09, 2007

Free?!?!?!?!


Here is my learning for the weekend: I decided it was time to get rid of the king size mattress in my guest room that someone kindly gave to me because another kind person (Kelly) gave me a full size mattress that would take up less room. The king is very nice, pillowtop has a frame etc. I advertised it on a local sales site for FREE. At this point, the mattress is still in the room waiting for a new home. There has to be 50 emails, but finding a taker is almost impossible. I began by simply moving up the list of request and deleting all of these "...are there box springs too?" "...is it firm or soft?" "...what kind of condition is it in?" "....do you think you could deliver it to my house, all I have a is a car?" and those are just the ones I knocked off in the last few minutes. IT'S FREE...I think a simple "I'll come pick it up, give me a time." will do. I went with those simple emails first, so far two people never responded when I emailed back and said I still had it and they said they could come get it asap....so I wait for a response....and then finally move to the next person, one lady who responded to the ad 'free king size mattress and frame' then decided her friends who 'desperately' needed a mattress because they had been sleeping on air mattresses for the last month and could barely even get off the floor in the morning would rather have a queen, now I'm waiting on customer number 6 to see if they return my email and say they can take it. I think if I had said it was $20 bucks it would have been out of here so much faster. What should the moral of this story be I wonder?

6 comments:

Nicole said...

Let me tell you how we completely understand!!

(Although we don't usually have quite that much difficulty giving away a free item!)


:)

Christy said...

I remember your story now....it has been the most insane experience. I've got a lady who is supposed to come out tomorrow night, I told her I'd keep it through then, but she hasn't contacted a third time to get my information etc. At that point, I'm seriously going to put it online for sale.....how crazy are people?

Christy said...

Age, this was a new one:
"Hello! By chance is your mattress set still available? If so, can you
tell me how old it is?"

Christy said...

Another good one, this is the third one like this today:

Hello.

Are these free items still available? If yes, are they comfortable, smoke-free, pet-free, and stain-free?

Thank you.

Christy said...

For anyone following the mattress saga (I'm sure the hits on this comment trend have been oh so busy due to the exhilerating subject area)...my king size bed is gone. I've added a picture of Lilly sitting on the top mattress propped up by the box/frame and headboard. I finally found a friend who was looking for a bed, who was happy to take it, and didn't ask any questions regarding it's condition before coming out to pick it up! I was happy to pull it off of Craig's List, some people never cease to amaze me! :O) I enjoyed the laughs though....

Nicole said...

Glad to hear that it's finally gone.

Love the pix of Lilly on it! (So much for "pet-free"!)

:)