Craigslist flakes, phonies and fibbers....

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Couch, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. Bruce Fowler

    Bruce Fowler Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2018
    What! No bitcoins?!!! :)
  2. shapewright

    shapewright Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    USA California
    People were frothing at the Swamis Club contest the year I donated that board.
    New it had to be a 1500.00 + board and now whiners want it for the buck 3eighty five.
    The sad part is the donation boards always go for less than wholesale at their events
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  3. Bruce Fowler

    Bruce Fowler Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2018
    I know this scenario all too well. I have donated to Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network a few times. It's really disappointing to see how little their Silent Auction fetches for a great surfboard.
  4. Ricksurfin

    Ricksurfin Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2019
    San Clemente, CA
    And the frustrating thing is that it’s a beautiful board that surfs incredible. I’m just old with a bad back and need more foam and more stability then this board offers. If I was younger, more agile , or just a better surfer, I’d be frothing over this board. I might just give it to my nieces daughter, but it would kill me to see the abuse it would get from a beginner surfer, but for what I’m selling it for she’d pay as much for a beater. My wish is that I’d hope having such a beautiful board will teach her to have some respect for her boards. Might be a good learning experience for a grom.
  5. Bonzourno

    Bonzourno Active Member

    Sep 29, 2018
    I usually price my boards with a haggling expectation, but for those who are bold enough to low ball me by text, I respond with a sarcastic “yeah right” (or some choice expletives depending upon my mood which usually has to do the quality of surf that day)
  6. Freddibetts

    Freddibetts Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2015
    USA New York
    I think the real questions here is - whats for sale ???
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  7. pintail

    pintail Active Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    LA, California
    I've done well with those who actually show up from CL. Almost invariably, they'll ask if I can sell for around $25 lower, and I'll usually agree. Probably should build that discount into the price I ask.
  8. Bruce Fowler

    Bruce Fowler Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2018
    Good point.

    Hmmm, IF you were on a remote island with 100 other surfers, perfect waves and only ONE SURFBOARD on the entire island to buy. WHAT would you pay for it?
  9. SdSurferguy

    SdSurferguy Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    3.5 coconuts, just to get outbid by a wealthier surfer offering 4 coconuts and a hand job
  10. Makawaosurfer93

    Makawaosurfer93 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2007
    USA New Jersey
    I have had success on CL with a long list of absolutes. To the point I feel like Frances in the movie Stripes and Sgt. Hulka says to me, "lighten up Frances".

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