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Annoyed. **Updated**

Dan and I want to buy a rocking chair. One of those simple decisions that you make, act on and accomplish. Or so we thought. One night last week, we came up with an idea. A perfect idea. We'd check on usedottawa.com to find ourselves a used, old fashioned, wood rocker to buy. I was amazed. There were quite a few available, some with an asking price above what I'd pay for an old fashioned wood rocker, but some were crazy reasonable. We made two offers and one was accepted. It was too easy. Of course it was. After a plan to pick up the rocker in Orleans last weekend went bust (we couldn't find a time when we were both available to meet), we made plans to make the drive out this weekend and pick it up. That is until this morning when I received this email: Good Morning Shannen, Bad news. My husband was not aware of our email exchanges and sold the chair to a neighbour yesterday. I'm very sorry but hope you find another. Christine Ummmmm...Thanks Christine. What part of "yes it's still available" was she unclear about? Wouldn't you think that would be something you'd discuss with the other person selling the item? Anyway, no point in getting irritated with the 'sell-challenged' lady in Orleans...won't do me much good as her neighbour rocks herself to sleep in my chair. Boo. I hope it wasn't as mint as they claimed in their ad. Back to the drawing board. **UPDATE** Jerk number 2 sold our rocker.  Even though we tried to call him for pick up last night and he didn't answer., which was probably because he was SELLING OUR ROCKER TO SOMEONE ELSE!  Grrrrr. So, so, so annoyed.  I'm boycotting usedottawa.com.  Jerks.
November 29, 2006 - 9:46 am

dan - Really? That’s the title you came up with? What about “That doesn’t rock”, or “Chairless in Barrhaven”. 😉

I hope there were scratches on it that didn’t show in the photograph. And that it has a smell of hungarian goulash that you can’t get rid of no matter how much you scrub.

November 29, 2006 - 10:43 am

shannen - I was annoyed, and didn’t the least bit creative.

UPDATE! I found a nicer, rocking chair, located in barrhaven, for less money! It seems my transaction with Christine was meant to go nowhere. Take that, Christine.

Now I’m just annoyed at myself for forgetting my breakfast on the kitchen counter. 🙁

November 29, 2006 - 11:07 am

Kristin - Did you hear my story about the bookshelves? Kurt and I borrowed a van, took out the cash and went to pick up two brand new BILLY bookshelves from some lady who lives on Lees (should have known), and as we drove up the driveway into the apartment block she lived in, we saw another couple loading two brand new BILLY bookshelves onto the top of their car. I was supposed to arrive at 6:30 and it was 6:35. I called her and she said “Sorry, you were late so I sold them to someone else.” Even if I had been there right at 6:30, those other people clearly would have been there as well. We were PISSED.

So we drove to Home Depot and bought two brand new ones.

November 29, 2006 - 11:28 am

Shannen - Is usedottawa.com really only available for jerks to pretend to sell things and then go and sell them to their friends/neighbours while leaving the unsuspecting purchaser out in the cold, destined to buy new?

This second rocking chair thing better pan out…especially since it’s nicer and cheaper. It’s really the only way for usedottawa.com to redeem themselves in my eyes.

November 29, 2006 - 1:10 pm

mark - If you find a non-jerk selling a dehumidifier at a reasonable price, let me know.

November 30, 2006 - 2:57 pm

EAP - Shannen – You had an offer, an acceptance and an intention to create a contractual relationship with Christine. Ergo, you had an enforceable contract. She breached the contract. I say you should sue her ass in Small Claims Court, even though your damages would be nominal – if notthing else, it will waste her time like she wasted yours.

Kris – You can’t buy a Billy bookcase at Home Depot, unless Home Depot was purchased by Ikea while I wasn’t looking.

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