Craigslist selling is not without its risks and annoyances. I suspect the seller of that jointer intends to leave that ad up until the buyer actually gives up the cash and takes the jointer away. Lots of promises to buy come in and not all show up.Oddly, the seller still has it posted. As sold.
I have bought more than one item on CL from someone who listed their item as "Firm" at a price less than their listed number. There's no harm in making a fair offer. Heck it's a win for the seller. The seller can accept, counter, or reject it knowing how at least one potential buyer valued the merchandise. The real mystery are folks who seem to get literally angry about an offer on a used tool lower than their listing.I’ve only sold a couple of things on CL over the years, but the last thing i sold was a 6x12 enclosed trailer. I asked 1100 and said firm, and i meant it.
One of the responses i got was from some guy who told me that while the price was great, he was a disabled veteran and could i find it in my heart to sell it to him for $800. Right....
It sold in 2 hours at my price to someone else.
I can see how someone might want to show a lowballer that their tactic didn’t work by leaving the ad up with -SOLD status. I didn’t on my ad, but i can understand.