We moved into a new house last Christmas, because we were in dire need of space. Prior to that, we had a tiny kitchen, that couldn't fit a table bigger than the one we currently have. We definitely needed a bigger table, since ours really couldn't fit more than four, maybe five, if your legs were tiny. So, knowing that the hunt was on I started looking at dining sets, to see what might work. Dh and I came up with a few options.
Fast forward to getting our house, the market slid in our area, all the cash we had put into the other house was now going to stay there, since selling was a bad option, and we now had to rent out the old house. So no cash for a new set. I stalked the used sites, and I'm now infuriated.
I have lost put on more sets than I care to count, because I could reply back instantly. I always tell people in my replies to please phone, no mobile internet. Heaven help us if someone actually picks up a phone. Those, I'm not bothered about, since they don't seemed bothered and there was no commitment.
Three times now, I've found a set in our budget (which keeps disappearing, each time something happens to my van, or other stuff). Three times we agreed on a price, arranged a pick up time, got a truck arranged, all in the same day. All three times I get an email (and obviously with no response - no mobile email), then finally a TEXT to say that they had sold the set to someone else who had just picked it up. WTF is wrong with people? If they said it was first come first served, I would understand, but that wasn't the case.
So, last night I found a set, emailed the seller, went back and forth, then as usual, agreed on a price and pick up time. I let them know since it was a bit of a drive, to call if something came up (the drive to their house alone is an hour, not to mention picking up the truck on the way). I just got an email telling me that someone was coming by this am to take a look. Holy wtf again?
I'm not a happy camper. If she'd said first come, I would have made two trips up today, and paid for it. What happened to our pick up time. Have people lost their manners completely? I don't conduct myself this way, I don't schedule other buyers unless someone is a no show, and I rarely get no shows. Argh, sorry, I just needed to vent, if you made it this far, I know, tl;dr,I owe you a brownie.