YSaC, Vol. 1662: Brilliant! It was Terrible!

2014 February 7

Found in the “free” section:

*** Bookcase and media center solid wood ^^^^Sunday ONLY all for 20

*** Bookcase and media center solid wood 2 large shelving units you pick up $80 for both solid wood oak finish with ply and solid, approx. 16″d x 48″ x 72″ this used as media center $60 alone other similar but shelves move. $35 alone or $ 80 for both. We cannot move this, you need 2 people and truck or whatever they fit into
^^^^Sunday ONLY all for $20 must pick both up today, price today only
Sunday only, pick them both up before 7 and there is no charge

I think more places should adopt this pricing structure.

“Welcome to Starbucks, would you like a double half-calf frappuspresso?”
“Um – how much is it?”
“Well, it’s $60 for one, or $35 for one.”
“Wait, what?”
“OK, $80 for both.”
“I don’t…”
“Fine, $20, but you have to drink it in front of me.”
“Wait, what?”
“OK, free, but that’s my final offer.”

It’s like Statler and Waldorf trying to run an IKEA.

Thanks for the post, Kim!

17 Responses leave one →
  1. 2014 February 7
    CapnMac permalink

    This is Capn’ Mom,
    Please excuse Capn as his snark is sick. He was doing better this morning, but the effort of attempting sparkii-maths has caused a relapse.

    Adores: 7
  2. 2014 February 7
    MissMommyNiceNice permalink

    I’ll be right over – translated by Bing

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  3. 2014 February 7

    You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mindlessness. A journey into a wondrous land whose eastern boundary falls short of the western boundary of making sense, a land where the laws of mathematics of this universe do not apply, a land where cat math is turned up to 35; that is to say, 60. That’s the signpost up ahead— your next stop, the Craigslist Zone!

    Adores: 12
  4. 2014 February 7
    Digitalaxis permalink

    Damn! Two or three more lines of text and, judging by the rest of it, they would have paid you to take it.

    That’s my strategy with these: If you can wait six months, you should be able to buy Greenland.

    Adores: 5
    • 2014 February 7
      nojazzhere permalink

      Uh,…Digitalisalaxis….I already bought Greenland, I think…at least, that’s what the guy told me, and he seemed very nice. And I have a personalized, handwritten deed.

      Anyway, it’s Friday, I’ll be in the lounge, with beveraging in mind. And with any luck, (with the freakish DFW weather) I’ll be snowed in there ALL week-end……(Care to see the slides of my vacation?)

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      • 2014 February 7
        nojazzhere permalink

        P.S. …..”freakish” is NOT a euphemism for that other “F” word. That would be “freakin’ ”

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      • 2014 February 7
        DigitalAxis permalink

        Aw, but I already bought matching fjords!

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        • 2014 February 7
          nojazzhere permalink

          Well,…you can just drive ’em over to Norway!!!

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  5. 2014 February 7
    meeshybee permalink

    I feel like this is what Marlin heard when Squirt was explaining how to exit the EAC.

    *blank stare*
    Look, you’re very cute but I have no idea what you just said.

    Adores: 2
  6. 2014 February 7
    meeshybee permalink

    And this is why Sparky couldn’t hold down that auctioneer job.

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  7. 2014 February 7
    Windrose permalink

    These are not the shelves you’re looking for. Move along, move along.

    Look, Sparky! Droid droppings!

    These shelves did the Craigslist run in less than twelve parsecs, but you can have both for 20 lighbeers, unless it’s Sunday, then it’s free.

    Let the Sparky win.

    Adores: 1
    • 2014 February 7
      MissMommyNiceNice permalink

      The week I’m having, I’ll gladly have 20 light beers please!

      Adores: 1
  8. 2014 February 7
    Ralph permalink

    $54 – 40 or Fight!

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  9. 2014 February 7
    One Moving Violation permalink

    Kirk:*deals furniture* Oh look. You have two bookcases. Why, you’re half way to a royal fizbin already.

    Sparky: So I need two more bookcases?

    Kirk: Oh no. Two more bookcases are the last thing you need. Now if you get a single seater love seat and an otterman, then you’d really have something.

    Sparky: A single seater love seat?

    Kirk: Except on Sunday. then you would need an armwar.

    Sparky: On Sunday…

    Kirk: Unless it’s before 7, then it’s free.

    Sparky: Before 7…

    Kirk: *drops leg lamp* *fight ensues*

    This is the condensed version. If you would like a copy of the full version, go ahead and fill in the missing parts.

    You mean to tell me that no one was impressed with my ability to travel back in time to yesterday to make the fizbin comment. Well maybe you’ll be impressed if I tell you what’s going to happen tomorrow.
    Are you ready? Are you satisfied? Are you hanging onto the edge of your seat?

    Okay, here goes. I’m going to read all of today’s comments on this post AGAIN!

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    • 2014 February 8
      One Moving Violation permalink

      See? Told you so.

      Adores: 2
  10. 2014 February 7
    One Moving Violation permalink

    Sunday ONLY all for 20

    …and 20 for all.

    Damned inflation. Used to be you only needed 3 musketeers to get the job done.

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  11. 2014 February 8
    SilvaNoir permalink

    I think I’ve got it. If you pick it up before 7 am Sunday, it’s free. Later on Sunday, it’s $20 for the bookcase and media center. At any later date, it’s $35 for the media center (alone), $35 for the bookcase (alone) or $80 for both. This is Sparky’s scheme to get rid of their furniture as quick as possible by making you think the sooner you pick it up, the more money you will save.

    What I don’t understand is this:

    other similar but shelves move.


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