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Thread: You want how much? Craigslist edition

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    Super Member LucyInTheSky's Avatar
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    I was poking on Craigslist. Saw this ad. $500 for notions, safety pins, mats, fabric... "worth over $2,000". Yeah, I dun't think so.

    http://tucson.craigslist.org/art/1736404943.html

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    uhhhhhhhhhhhh - good luck!

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    I don't know..... $500 for EVERYTHING including the shelving might be a good deal. I'm not sure about the $2000 but it looks to me like there's more than $500 dollars worth of stuff there depending on the condition. I'd probably offer 250 then negotiate.

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    Yeah, uh...that's a case of "I need $500 reaaaal bad!"

    Sounds to me like someone went to jail, do not pass go...

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    I agree that $500 for everything against that wall (including the shelves and containers) may not be a bad price IF it was Good Quality fabric and notions that weren't used too badly.

    But $500 to dish out at one time??? Too much for me!

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    That is quite a bit of stuff, but for $500, I better get the shelving, containers, deliver it to my house and clean the house before she leaves!

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    Who's got $500 setting around to shell out at one time, besides a credit card, I think not! I may not have the same tastes in fabrics for that price I better see GOLD thread!!

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    there ain't no way I'd sell ALL my quilting stuff to bail out a stupid kid... probably one of those brat-assed kids who think they know everything - got hooked up with some pimp who ran her life and she let him and wouldn't listen to mom for one minute....
    you wouldn't believe the girls down here who get hooked up (literally) with meth heads and the next thing you know, you see them getting arrested along with the 'boy'friend and a few other unsavory characters and the baby and toddler are taken away because they were in the same room as the meth lab...
    and they are all scratching away at their 'methmites'... and look 100 years old...
    OTOH that woman probably raised the brat in the first place accustomed to gimme gimme gimme and I want it so you better give it to me - which is why she's winding up ponying up for this latest whatever-it-is.....

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    She probably does have that much invested in the stuff, but...it may not be worth that much to someone else. Its just sad to me.... :cry:

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    It just says that she's helping her daughter out of a bad situation and helping her get a car. That sounds more like an abusive partner to me. I sell every bit of my stash if my daughter needed to get out of an abusive relationship. Maybe that's all she has to sell. It's sad. I'd have to look at it first but if it was stuff I wanted and had the money.........

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    I don't know, but if that's all LQS fabric and includes everything, I think $500 is a fair value. If I had the extra $ to spend on it and was there, I'd buy it.

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    We can speculate until the cows come home...but the long and short of it is that the lady feels that she needs to sell the stuff...and it does look like she's got at least $500 into it...I wish her luck! (My vote is for a single mom who is trying to both work and go to school, car broke down and mom's trying to help in anyway she can.)

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    It would only be a good deal if quality is good, you can use multiple numbers and YOU NEED IT or can use it.

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    Looks like a lot of stuff for $500.

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    Oh the venom! No one knows the circumstance of this person and her daughter. Speculation is usually wrong. With the current economy, job situations, and a multitude of other reasons to desperately need help, how can anyone assume anything?
    I feel the pain of the poor woman who needs money so desperately that she's willing to part with something that means so much to her. It obviously has great value to her. (Think about having to sell your own stash and supplies). If she feels the need, then I hope she gets what she's asking for her items. Obviously, she needs it. What she doesn't need is criticism for something we know nothing about!

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    Looks like there's at least $500 worth of stuff there to me -

    The seller might have better luck breaking the stuff down into smaller portions - even $50 to $100 size bites

    Many of us take a deep breath when it's a bigger chunk, but part with $25-$50 (back in the good old days) without too much of a second thought.

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    Lot of stuff... but from the pic you can't tell the quality or type of "stuff" it is . Would need more info and better pics

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    Aren't we all just speculating on this a little too much? My...some of these comments sound like people ranting about their own situations. All this person wants to do is sell some sewing stuff to help her daughter. Calm down, ladies!!!

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    I can easily see that she's crammed the room with all things sewing related. Lots of stuff can be put in those drawers. Come on, quilting is an expensive hobby. It's not hard to rack up a couple of thousand in notions, fabrics and what not. So selling it all for $500 seems reasonable to me, even if the fabric may not be in prints that you personally find appealing enough to purchase.

    I hope she finds the right person to sell this to.

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    I don't think so. I can find somewhere else to spend my $500.00. ( If I had that much :lol: :lol: :lol: )

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    the other thing is - why tell the whole world that your daughter needs to be rescued? if someone calls and says, "I'm interested but why are you selling?" THEN say something about needing cash right away...

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    That is surely worth $500+. I was working one alone one day at my LQS when this lady came in, wondered around for about an hour, bought thread, notions, one fabric panel and a small travel basket. She spent $350 and didn't bat an eye! It all when home with her in a medium sized bag! Granted she must have had 10-15 spools of Metler thread and she put it on plastic.... we're still talking about her a work!

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    My opinion is......

    "there but for the Grace of God, go I"

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    Did anyone check it out?

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