Monday, August 9, 2010

Fun with Kijiji: more than meets the eye

You really have to wonder sometimes about what goes on behind the scenes of a Kijiji ad. Every once in a while you see one that's obviously got a story to tell. Like this one:

Let's see... A Sony Surround Sound system costs anywhere in the range of $200 to $400, and yet this person is selling a brand new system for $75 because they can't figure out how to set it up? And they lost the box and receipt? And they feel they need 3 decimal places for the price?

I guess this means they also lost the manual, since any new piece of electronics comes with one. And they must have a really messy house or something...

Person 1: "Boy, this looks complicated. Honey, have you seen the manual for the brand new surround sound system I just bought?"
Person 2: "Nope!"
Person 1: "Could you check the box?"
Person 2: "I have no idea where the box went. I think I lost it."
Person 1: "You mean you threw it out? How do you lose a gigantic box like that?"
Person 2: "I don't know. I looked for it and now it's gone."
Person 1: "Fuck it. I'm putting this on Kijiji for less than half of what I paid for it and I shall be happy to do so."

Dear Person 1: You have internet access -- you can use it to look up information about products you've lost the manual for and not have to take a $200 loss on future purchases. Also, it's not nice to steal.

2 comments:

meg. said...

It's probably stolen!!!!

word ver: comes

The Trick said...

Yes, that's what I was getting at. :)