YSaC, Vol. 380: 2+2=5.

2009 August 1

2 platnum journy albums – $2000


I have 2 platnum journy albums I have no use for them, I dont hang them up and they just collect dust,
I am asking $2000 for one or $5,000 for both. Email me or call for info @ xxx-xxx-xxxx

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Andy submitted this ad, saying, “For some reason this was posted under photo/video. However, since I’m a big fan of journy, I’m going to buy one of them for $2000. Then I will call back right away and buy the second one for $2000, thus saving $1000 relative to if I had bought them both at the same time. Because $5,000 (with a comma, unlike $2000) is a bit much, even for platnum.”

Rainbow Swing Set – $10000


King Kong Double Whammy Rainbow Play System. Two king kong swing sets put together to make the ultimate play system for your kids. My husband is relocating for his job and unfortunately the swing set must go. We are willing to sell as one large set, or possible two seperate swing sets for $4,500. There are many forts, a large tunnel, two slides, 3 swings, one disc swing, tire swing, monkey bars, gymnastics bars, and play area for sand. If interested you can call at xxx-xxx-xxxx. More pictures available upon request.

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As if to prove that a lack of math skills isn’t limited to fans of misspelled bands, Nikki sends this one in, saying, “This person may have a ten thousand dollar playset but they’re lacking some math skills. Buy the entire playset for $10k OR they will split it into two parts for $4,500 each. I’m wondering, can I buy the whole thing in two sets or should I send my husband after the second half? It would save a thousand bucks.”

I’m hoping the kids weren’t homeschooled.

Thanks, Andy and Nikki!

37 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 August 1
    Bethie permalink

    Why does this person have 2 platinum Journey albums just hanging around the house? And they are they selling them on Craigslist? Rock n’ Roll memorabilia fetches a pretty penny, if it’s legit. They could sell them to a private collector for what they’re asking… Oh, but that would be logical. Nevermind…

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    • 2010 July 10
      Craig permalink

      Those Journey awards are Real. You know what they sell for??? About $200 – 250 Each. Ive had over 3000 RIAA awards in my collection since the 1980’s. If they were worth $2000 each I would be a MULTI MILLIONAIRE!!!

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  2. 2009 August 1
    dogface permalink

    So why does the swing set in that photo seem so far away? It almost looks like they might not even be in the same yard (depending on how big yards in that neighborhood are). Is that swing set really owned by their neighbors behind them and they had to take the photo stealthily from their own yard? Maybe they plan on selling the swing set when their neighbors are out of town looking at houses. :O

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    • 2009 August 1
      drmk permalink

      I was thinking that! “Hmm, while the Johnsons are on vacation, we can sell their swingset, make $10,000, and tell them it was stolen while they were out of town — and we won’t have to listen to the neighborhood kids screaming in their backyard anymore! Win-win (for us)!”

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  3. 2009 August 1

    man i wish i had a swing set like that as a kid its pretty freakin epic

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    • 2009 August 1

      I wish I had a swingset like that now. Pretty bitchin’.

      Adores: 3
      • 2009 August 5
        jackie31337 permalink

        Somebody needs to start a business making play structures for adults. Of course, in the middle of a recession is probably not the best time to do it.

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  4. 2009 August 1
    Windrose permalink

    They must be using the new math. They are relocating because hubby’s job on Wall Street ended tragically. It all adds up.

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  5. 2009 August 1

    How on earth do you end up with 2 platinum Journey records just lying around? Further more, if you have two such records, shouldn’t you be able to at least spell Journey right?

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    • 2009 August 1

      My guess is it went something like this:

      “Alright, I’ll raise you…shit, I’m outta money…hey, hon go grab those platinum albums off the wall!”

      “But sweetie those are your PRIZED possesions!”

      “Stop your nagging! I got this one, it’s a sure thing!”

      …5 minutes later….

      (sobbing sounds from living room)

      “Journy, huh? That’s cool. I can probably get some money for these…”

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      • 2009 August 2
        kristen55 permalink

        Excellent – and the only way I can think of to explain this very odd situation.

        Now, if only he had taken the time to glance at the albums and spell it correctly, if someone WAS out there looking to drop a wad on Journey albums, they would have had a chance of finding it in the search. Wrong spelling, wrong category, that ad really does suck!

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        • 2009 August 2
          Amaia permalink

          Maybe they really are labeled “Platnum Journy Albums,” just some kind of wall jewelry that have nothing to do with the band that introduced me to love ballads in the fourth grade with “Faithfully.”

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  6. 2009 August 1

    Aaaah! What a horrible, soul-killing McMansion!

    I bet they’d buy those platinum journy records.

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  7. 2009 August 1

    If they sell half of the swingset for $4500 do you think that the Journey album sellers would cut them a deal and sell both albums for just under the 2K+2K=5K requested price? My brain hurts.

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  8. 2009 August 2
    Count Blah permalink

    This is not quite as bad, but one time at a store I saw…well, I can’t remember what they were selling. But there was a big sign above the merchandise that said “$5 each or 2 for $10”. I guess the proprietor never noticed that when other stores express a price in that way, it’s generally to showcase a bulk discount.

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    • 2009 August 2
      Rebecca permalink

      Walmart does that all the time with their prices.

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      • 2009 August 2
        Count Blah permalink

        Really? How totally pointless.

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        • 2009 August 2
          drmk permalink

          Either that, or they do “$5 for one, or 2 for $11”, kind of like these ads. I’m not sure which is worse — that the store does that, or that people don’t catch it.

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      • 2009 August 2
        Gary permalink

        This is my favorite Wal-Mart fail (can’t remember where I found this):

        http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/garya/rollback.jpg

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    • 2009 August 3
      Ladycrim permalink

      I used to do that when I sold girl scout cookies. “They’re $2.50 each, or we’ll give you a deal: 2 for $5.00!” They knew I was joking, though!

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  9. 2009 August 3
    Lola permalink

    And I thought *I* was crap at math.

    $10,000 for a swingset?!? That’s a racket I’ve got to get into.

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    • 2012 August 11
      CapnMac permalink

      [from the future, with too much playscaping knowledge corey]
      No, that’s a fair price. The ‘cheap’ playsets run$6-7500, and that price does not include delivery, assembly, or the preparations on the ground below.

      The days of rickety, paper-thin galvanized steel, with barely-blunted razor-sharp edges are long gone. Instead, the materials have to be liability-lawyer “safe”–oh, and you cannot simply set these on the grass in the backyard. You need resilient, “play safe” surfaces.

      On the business side, it’s tough sledding–you sell maybe one of these sets, ever, to a family with children. So, you have to make your profit on that one sale–this does not tend to make for casual MSRP.
      [/corey]

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  10. 2009 August 3

    $2,000 for a platinum Journey record? In whose dreams?

    The buy it now price on eBay is $185.

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  11. 2009 August 3
    Jaki permalink

    This calls for a “math iz hard” tag 😀

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    • 2009 August 5
      jackie31337 permalink

      I propose “doesn’t add up”, or maybe “you suck at math”.

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      • 2009 August 6
        Jaki permalink

        “2+2=5” would also work!

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  12. 2009 August 4

    I have a Platinum CD Award for House Of Pain’s big record … and I couldn’t get $50 for it when I had it up on Kijiji. Maybe if I jack up the price, I’ll get something. I mean, House of Pain is no Journey. But, really, who is?

    Adores: 1
  13. 2009 August 4
    Nubbly permalink

    I wonder… If they split the swing set into 10 parts, can I can get it for free?

    Adores: 7
  14. 2009 October 29

    Hey! I’ve got some old 45’s that are red! They must be Ruby! How much can I get for that?!?! (Ruby $/carat : Platinum $/oz.)

    Adores: 0
  15. 2009 October 29

    In addition to Journy, I have award-commemoration albums from Ario Spiedwagn, Fourignr, and Chicaggoe. Is Craigslist the right place for me to sell them?

    Adores: 3
  16. 2012 August 11

    Math is hard. Let’s go shopping. Look at the wonderful deals I’ve found.

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  17. 2012 August 11
    DigitalAxis permalink

    They must be pandering to the crazy people on Not Always Right who are insulted by sales.

    “How DARE you tell me this TV costs $300! I’ll be the laughingstock of my friends. Make it $1000 and you have a deal.”

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  18. 2012 August 11

    LimeLolly, for the next 24 hours, you are in the box! But wait, you can have 12 hours at the standard price, and we will throw in the extra 12 Absolutely Free! That’s right, you heard me, FREE 12 HOURS in the box! Act now, this offer won’t last long!

    Adores: 1
    • 2012 August 11
      LimeLolly permalink

      How much for 28 hours?

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  19. 2012 August 11

    So … I apparently like to procrastinate a lot, so I took Sparky’s formula of subtracting ten percent of the original price and dividing it in half to see how low I could get the price. After using the formula twelve times I had 4,096 pieces at $0.60 each, for a total price of $2457.60. It would probably be possible to get it down to a point where it was free, but I don’t feel like doing that much math on a Saturday.

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  20. 2012 August 12

    LimeLolly, the box must be vacated, Stat! Punchity Punch Punch!

    Good Morning, Holiday Shoppers!

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