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2021-10-16 4:44:33 AM  
Can twice in four months really be considered taunting? Based on the headline, I assumed she was sending multiple messages each week.
 
2021-10-16 7:38:41 AM  
How the fark is this news of any kind? Are we so starved for information that this is what passes as any kind of journalism?
 
2021-10-16 7:40:20 AM  

NotCodger: Can twice in four months really be considered taunting? Based on the headline, I assumed she was sending multiple messages each week.


You're right that it's not taunting but I think that person still bear watching if they're still upset with the seller even after find better deals 4 months later.
 
2021-10-16 7:40:35 AM  

djloid2010: How the fark is this news of any kind? Are we so starved for information that this is what passes as any kind of journalism?


This isn't news.
This.
Is.
FAAAARK!
 
2021-10-16 7:41:08 AM  
 
2021-10-16 7:41:27 AM  

djloid2010: How the fark is this news of any kind?


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2021-10-16 7:41:30 AM  
Four months at the nominal (if not actual) 2% inflation... I don't think she gets to mock the seller until about 7 years.
 
2021-10-16 7:42:11 AM  
> How the fark is this news of any kind?

"Browsing Twitter the other day, I once again found myself sucked into a far-off event that truly does not matter, and it occurred to me that social media is an orthographic camera.

Before electronic media, news was attenuated by the friction and delay of transmission and reproduction. When it arrived on your doorstep, a report of a far-off event had an "amplitude" that helped you judge whether or not it mattered to you and/or the world.

That's not the case with social media, where even tiny, distant events are reproduced "at full size" on your screen."  - https://www.robinsloan.com/notes/or​tho​graphic/

So long as you're close enough, anything can be news. And the internet makes everything infinitely close.
 
2021-10-16 7:44:03 AM  
Sounds more like this belongs in r/Choosingbeggars, not as a news item.
 
2021-10-16 7:45:56 AM  
I put up a high-end $300 bike saddle for sale online and had some weirdo messaging me repeatedly for a couple months insisting I needed to take his lowball offer. It was pretty bizarre.
 
2021-10-16 7:47:15 AM  
"Let's see what's on the submission queue this morning...  wow! Figurine deal gone bad! What a scoop! Run with this on Main!"
 
2021-10-16 7:50:13 AM  
If you sell enough items on ebay or any other online selling site, you're bound to get customers like that. I've had a few of that as a seller. A few years ago I was selling an extremely rare SDCC exclusive toy and someone tried to low ball me. He kept insisting on getting a $200 discount on a $600 item while being rude (go ahead and research SDCC 2011 Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku, the price has gone up even more now around $1.2K). One day I finally managed to sell it for my asking price. The buyer contacted me again and was asking if I still had it. I told him that I gave it away for FREE to a friend who also collected toys instead of selling it. He replied all angry and started insulting me in all sorts of ways. I guess he really wanted it that badly so I just ignored him. Thankfully that's the last time I heard from him.
 
2021-10-16 7:51:26 AM  

acouvis: To each their own I guess...

Not seeing what makes these things popular...

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Is that what this kerfuffle is all about?  In a few years, when the heirs are emptying out the home, all those things are going to wind up in the Goodwill bin.  Like my friend did, with the gazillion owl trinkets, cups, figurines, towels, spoons, etc., her mom had collected over the years.

Not like my black velvet Elvis collection.  That's my retirement.
 
2021-10-16 8:00:05 AM  
I'll take "'Stupid shiat no one cares about', for $350, uh, I mean $300, Alex,"
 
2021-10-16 8:01:58 AM  

GregInIndy: I put up a high-end $300 bike saddle for sale online and had some weirdo messaging me repeatedly for a couple months insisting I needed to take his lowball offer. It was pretty bizarre.


Whenever I put something up for sale, I check to see what the going rate is, and price accordingly - and if it doesn't sell in reasonable time, I'll lower the price.... But the price is the price.

When I get the annoying low-baller who keeps pestering, my response is the same...

'I'm donating it just so you can't have it.'
 
2021-10-16 8:11:45 AM  

talkertopc: NotCodger: Can twice in four months really be considered taunting? Based on the headline, I assumed she was sending multiple messages each week.

You're right that it's not taunting but I think that person still bear watching if they're still upset with the seller even after find better deals 4 months later.


Isn't getting in someone's face one time considered taunting?
 
2021-10-16 8:17:34 AM  
can you just block them?

i've had plenty of people who are demanding dicks over little things when kicking the tires and/or demand a huge price drop so i just block them.  if they're going to be that much of a pain before they buy, i can only imaging what they're going to try and pull once it's in their possession.  too much risk, i don't want the hassle.  keep your money i don't need it that bad.
 
2021-10-16 8:18:52 AM  
This just in: the world is full of weirdos, and the Internet let's them find you.
 
2021-10-16 8:25:22 AM  

NotCodger: Can twice in four months really be considered taunting? Based on the headline, I assumed she was sending multiple messages each week.


Taunting is an attempt to get an emotional reaction (generally anger) from someone or mocking the person. This can be done in a one time event.

Sending multiple messages a week is harassment. People can harass another with taunts, but harassment is not needed for taunting.
 
2021-10-16 8:33:19 AM  

NotCodger: Can twice in four months really be considered taunting? Based on the headline, I assumed she was sending multiple messages each week.


Its serious harrasment, and Karen has successfully spend time getting a newspaper article printed about it, where she talks about doing charity work, if you have so much free time to spend on trivial stuff.

Much win.
 
2021-10-16 8:36:35 AM  

acouvis: To each their own I guess...

Not seeing what makes these things popular...

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They all look like they're crying, our at least pouting.

From the name, and some of the pictures, they slowly "melt"? Until they're a puddle of plastic.
 
2021-10-16 8:36:37 AM  

MathProf: talkertopc: NotCodger: Can twice in four months really be considered taunting? Based on the headline, I assumed she was sending multiple messages each week.

You're right that it's not taunting but I think that person still bear watching if they're still upset with the seller even after find better deals 4 months later.

Isn't getting in someone's face one time considered taunting?


You're right, for my defense I'll say that English is not my first language.
Now stop taunting me!


/jk
 
2021-10-16 8:38:28 AM  

kokomo61: GregInIndy: I put up a high-end $300 bike saddle for sale online and had some weirdo messaging me repeatedly for a couple months insisting I needed to take his lowball offer. It was pretty bizarre.

Whenever I put something up for sale, I check to see what the going rate is, and price accordingly - and if it doesn't sell in reasonable time, I'll lower the price.... But the price is the price.

When I get the annoying low-baller who keeps pestering, my response is the same...

'I'm donating it just so you can't have it.'


Every time a lowballer pesters me my asking price goes up until they get the message and go away.
 
2021-10-16 8:40:38 AM  

GregInIndy: I put up a high-end $300 bike saddle for sale online and had some weirdo messaging me repeatedly for a couple months insisting I needed to take his lowball offer. It was pretty bizarre.


Never fails for me either.

Its odd, because in our culture we don't haggle. But for some reason people, well some people, think they can on online adds.

I usually counter offer a small discount if they come and pick it up, or free postage. Otherwise I either inform them that I am not a Gypsy, or that this is what the thing is worth. The latter often results in a sale at the original price, the first never have.
 
2021-10-16 8:41:13 AM  

GregInIndy: I put up a high-end $300 bike saddle for sale online and had some weirdo messaging me repeatedly for a couple months insisting I needed to take his lowball offer. It was pretty bizarre.


I was a yard sale, with all available stuff out on the driveway.   One guy went into the garage and looking around.  I politely told him none of the that was for sale and angrily told me the if the garage door was open, everything in it was for sale.  After a few more terse words, a told him to leave.  He told me he was still looking and wasn't ready to leave.  A grabbed my pick axe, held like a baseball bat and said, "I've got this nice pick axe, would like to see how it works?"  He continued his defiance and I'd never hit him with it.  I said, "You're right, I only use it on cars that block my driveway", which his was, and started walking toward it.  He decided to leave but kept on chirping about how stuff suck and I had idea how run a yard sale.

Yeesh, what a jerk!
 
2021-10-16 8:41:29 AM  
It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon ...
 
2021-10-16 8:53:03 AM  

GreenSun: If you sell enough items on ebay or any other online selling site, you're bound to get customers like that. I've had a few of that as a seller. A few years ago I was selling an extremely rare SDCC exclusive toy and someone tried to low ball me. He kept insisting on getting a $200 discount on a $600 item while being rude (go ahead and research SDCC 2011 Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku, the price has gone up even more now around $1.2K). One day I finally managed to sell it for my asking price. The buyer contacted me again and was asking if I still had it. I told him that I gave it away for FREE to a friend who also collected toys instead of selling it. He replied all angry and started insulting me in all sorts of ways. I guess he really wanted it that badly so I just ignored him. Thankfully that's the last time I heard from him.


Oh yeah I forgot about that, my third reply is often that I have given it to a specific charity store, and that they can pick it up there. Insinuating that the charity store sells it cheap. I haven't of course, I just want them to go there. And they will just assume someone else bought it ahead of them.

Maybe they purchase something else.
 
2021-10-16 8:57:42 AM  
Way too much Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra in that article for me.
 
2021-10-16 9:02:33 AM  

GreenSun: If you sell enough items on ebay or any other online selling site, you're bound to get customers like that. I've had a few of that as a seller. A few years ago I was selling an extremely rare SDCC exclusive toy and someone tried to low ball me. He kept insisting on getting a $200 discount on a $600 item while being rude (go ahead and research SDCC 2011 Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku, the price has gone up even more now around $1.2K). One day I finally managed to sell it for my asking price. The buyer contacted me again and was asking if I still had it. I told him that I gave it away for FREE to a friend who also collected toys instead of selling it. He replied all angry and started insulting me in all sorts of ways. I guess he really wanted it that badly so I just ignored him. Thankfully that's the last time I heard from him.


Lowballers are a parasite in the classic car world regardless of make and model.  I used to be into air-cooled VWs and dealt with this all the time both in person at the swap meet areas during shows and also on The Samba.  The funniest story I heard was a known lowballer approached a seller at a swap and was playing his game over a glass tail light lens for a 50s VW Bus.  That era Bus was originally outfitted with glass lenses which, as many people know, are prone to getting cracked or broken over the years.  Purists prefer a glass lens to a replacement plastic piece.  Anyway, the seller was getting pissed because this guy was adamant on paying $50 for something at a market price of $125.  The seller also hated dealing with this guy based on his reputation, etc. so he snatched the lens out of the lowballer's hand, put it on the asphalt and promptly stomped on it, shattering the lens to pieces.  He then snarled, "There.  NOW it's worth fifty bucks."  He said the look on the lowballer's face was priceless.  Some people will argue to seller was being an idiot, but again, people familiar with this clowns who beat people on price get sick of them and resort to extreme measures to send a message of, "Don't ever approach me again."
 
2021-10-16 9:10:57 AM  
If you've ever sold anything on eBay, this is nothing. The nut jobs come out of the woodwork over spare change.
 
2021-10-16 9:19:28 AM  

sandbar67: If you've ever sold anything on eBay, this is nothing. The nut jobs come out of the woodwork over spare change.


Ebay is a pleasure cruise if you've ever tried to sell something on Craigslist.
 
2021-10-16 9:20:35 AM  

acouvis: To each their own I guess...

Not seeing what makes these things popular...

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$350.00 for one of those...jeez, I don't see the appeal either...
 
2021-10-16 9:26:03 AM  

djloid2010: How the fark is this news of any kind? Are we so starved for information that this is what passes as any kind of journalism?


Well there's really not much of interest going on right now, so this is probably the most exciting thing they could find.  I mean you gotta write about something.
 
2021-10-16 9:31:25 AM  

bighairyguy: GregInIndy: I put up a high-end $300 bike saddle for sale online and had some weirdo messaging me repeatedly for a couple months insisting I needed to take his lowball offer. It was pretty bizarre.

I was a yard sale, with all available stuff out on the driveway.   One guy went into the garage and looking around.  I politely told him none of the that was for sale and angrily told me the if the garage door was open, everything in it was for sale.  After a few more terse words, a told him to leave.  He told me he was still looking and wasn't ready to leave.  A grabbed my pick axe, held like a baseball bat and said, "I've got this nice pick axe, would like to see how it works?"  He continued his defiance and I'd never hit him with it.  I said, "You're right, I only use it on cars that block my driveway", which his was, and started walking toward it.  He decided to leave but kept on chirping about how stuff suck and I had idea how run a yard sale.

Yeesh, what a jerk!


To be fair, the garage is in your yard, so it's really your fault for not specifying. I've made a similar mistake myself. Only I went inside his house and banged his wife.
He was all upset of course, but I explained that for 1, he should have clearly listed her not for sale, and for 2, she did take the 20 bucks.
 
2021-10-16 9:40:19 AM  

acouvis: To each their own I guess...

Not seeing what makes these things popular...

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My exe's mom was a smart, extremely kind, down to Earth person (her family apparently liked me more than she did) who collected really tacky Disney commemorative plates. Healthier hobby than mine of day drinking.
 
2021-10-16 9:41:05 AM  

acouvis: To each their own I guess...

Not seeing what makes these things popular...

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I'd rather have one of those money cats clawing in the loot.

Crazy rich asian style.
 
2021-10-16 9:42:20 AM  

acouvis: To each their own I guess...

Not seeing what makes these things popular...

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Gah! They're like extra tacky rainbow brites
 
2021-10-16 9:42:47 AM  

Groupon boob job: "Let's see what's on the submission queue this morning...  wow! Figurine deal gone bad! What a scoop! Run with this on Main!"


Not as bad as the editor at Asia One who published this.
 
2021-10-16 9:42:55 AM  

MathProf: talkertopc: NotCodger: Can twice in four months really be considered taunting? Based on the headline, I assumed she was sending multiple messages each week.

You're right that it's not taunting but I think that person still bear watching if they're still upset with the seller even after find better deals 4 months later.

Isn't getting in someone's face one time considered taunting?


The refs have been really quick to throw a flag for taunting this season.  It really takes away from the game.
 
2021-10-16 9:45:26 AM  

djloid2010: How the fark is this news of any kind? Are we so starved for information that this is what passes as any kind of journalism?


It's a Tweet, not a news article.
 
2021-10-16 9:45:34 AM  

Gyrfalcon: This just in: the world is full of weirdos, and the Internet let's them find you.


Anid if you're on Fark you're one of them.
 
2021-10-16 9:48:34 AM  

sandbar67: If you've ever sold anything on eBay, this is nothing. The nut jobs come out of the woodwork over spare change.


You can also not allow offers on eBay. That helps enormously with the aggravation
 
2021-10-16 9:48:47 AM  

GreenSun: If you sell enough items on ebay or any other online selling site, you're bound to get customers like that.


I've never dealt in collectables so I don't know what that community is like but in general, you get these ridiculous people on both sides of the sale.

I was looking around for a used mini-fridge cause I wanted to turn it into a kegerator. I figured I could find one cheap from someone cleaning out their garage or from some college kid that didn't need it anymore. Most people were asking either more, or only a few dollars less than I would pay for a new one at Home Depot.

Same with riding lawn mowers. They'd want $800 for a 10 year-old mower that probably needs work. I can get a new one for about $900. For some reason people think the junk they're trying to sell is still worth what they paid for it a decade ago. With a few exceptions like collectables, that's not how it works.
 
2021-10-16 9:54:40 AM  
She could have traded it for the Golden Bird of Ku Y'leh!

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2021-10-16 9:54:52 AM  

abhorrent1: GreenSun: If you sell enough items on ebay or any other online selling site, you're bound to get customers like that.

I've never dealt in collectables so I don't know what that community is like but in general, you get these ridiculous people on both sides of the sale.

I was looking around for a used mini-fridge cause I wanted to turn it into a kegerator. I figured I could find one cheap from someone cleaning out their garage or from some college kid that didn't need it anymore. Most people were asking either more, or only a few dollars less than I would pay for a new one at Home Depot.

Same with riding lawn mowers. They'd want $800 for a 10 year-old mower that probably needs work. I can get a new one for about $900. For some reason people think the junk they're trying to sell is still worth what they paid for it a decade ago. With a few exceptions like collectables, that's not how it works.


But you know what?  People pay it.  My brother sells stuff like that all the time.  He'll use something for a year or so, and then sell it on Craigslist for what he paid for it or maybe more.  People think they're getting a deal and sometimes have no clue as to what the price is for a new one.
 
2021-10-16 9:56:35 AM  

Gyrfalcon: This just in: the world is full of weirdos, and the Internet let's them find you.


As a weirdo, the tubes have expanded my social circle quite a bit
 
2021-10-16 9:57:23 AM  

abhorrent1: GreenSun: If you sell enough items on ebay or any other online selling site, you're bound to get customers like that.

I've never dealt in collectables so I don't know what that community is like but in general, you get these ridiculous people on both sides of the sale.

I was looking around for a used mini-fridge cause I wanted to turn it into a kegerator. I figured I could find one cheap from someone cleaning out their garage or from some college kid that didn't need it anymore. Most people were asking either more, or only a few dollars less than I would pay for a new one at Home Depot.

Same with riding lawn mowers. They'd want $800 for a 10 year-old mower that probably needs work. I can get a new one for about $900. For some reason people think the junk they're trying to sell is still worth what they paid for it a decade ago. With a few exceptions like collectables, that's not how it works.


Right now, supply chains are constrained, so that old refrigerator or riding lawn mower will command a higher price.  I've been looking at refrigerators (new) and almost every one of the low-end models is about six weeks away from availability.
 
2021-10-16 9:58:22 AM  

djloid2010: How the fark is this news of any kind? Are we so starved for information that this is what passes as any kind of journalism?


Yes...yes, it is.
 
2021-10-16 9:59:26 AM  
"Mart Molly x Instinctoy Erosion Molly Costume Series"

Because those words in that order mad no sense to me whatsoever, I googled it.
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/I still have no idea what this article was about.
 
2021-10-16 10:14:19 AM  

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: "Mart Molly x Instinctoy Erosion Molly Costume Series"

Because those words in that order mad no sense to me whatsoever, I googled it.
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/I still have no idea what this article was about.


I prefer Snowy Molly so I have the energy to rave until the morning.
 
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