Saturday, July 26, 2008

STRONG dislike of the DISHONEST...


This morning we got up at 6:45 a.m to go garage saling...we usually look forward to our Saturday mornings...now that we know we're having a girl...we have a bit to look for!! We've found some pretty good deals on things in the past...and today...but this was one of the BEST.
We went to American Fork and were just following the signs to get to the sales...we didn't know what to expect or what they'd have...but at this particular one, Ryan noticed a DOUBLE jogging stroller/bike trailer thingy (just like the one pictured above)...he was all excited about it and wanted to check it out. We stopped...they had some other stuff I was looking at...then I headed over to see what he found. It was VERY nice...looked like it had only been used a few times...still in great condition...and best of all...it was only priced at $35...I told Ryan I was going to ask the lady if she'd take a check, since we didn't have enough cash...he told me to wait, because maybe we could "bargain" with her. In the mean time...I just watched...and started to like this thing...as did Klous and Ryan!! We were having the ladies show us how it worked, how it collapsed, how to take the wheels on and off...and she was looking all over in her garage to find the bike trailer parts...since she never used it for that. So we were getting even more excited...this thing was practically brand new...the bike parts were still in plastic and Ryan was just trying to make sure he understood how to put that on. We were looking at this thing for probably 10-15 minutes...with the ladies telling us all about it and showing us how to use it.
WELL...finally Ryan was ready to go ask if they'd accept a check...he asked me what I wanted to offer on it...and I said we just need to stick to the $35 because that is a GREAT price...so he heads over to ask one of the ladies if they'll take a check...the lady looks at him and says..."I forgot it sold this morning...so we can't sell it to you"....WHAT??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? We just sat there for nearly 15 minutes looking at this thing with YOUR help...and you casually "forget" that it had already sold?? That was a crock of CRAP!!! :) Sorry...I was so mad...she flat out lied to us...once this happened...I remembered standing there when I was going to ask about the check thing...when Ryan told me to wait...I just stood there for a minute and I remembered hearing one of the ladies tell another person..."Yeah...and it has a bike trailer connector too"...so what the heck??? Did they just sell it out from under us while WE were looking at it?? Was it all a lie, and they were just wanting it for a friend??? We couldn't believe it...we left it all in pieces...didn't bother putting it back together...Ryan had helped them clean the stupid thing out...and figure things out...it was ridiculous.
We were REAL disappointed...and both of us as well as our friend we were with...all wanted to say bad words to them...but we didn't...we just couldn't believe it. How could you treat someone like that or do that to someone you know is so interested?? And the fact they helped us with it all...what the crap?? It was annoying...and the thing was so stinkin' nice, it was a real disappointment...I was mad about it. Didn't even want to go to any more garage sales...I just wanted to be done. It was such a good find...and to have it taken like that from us...HOW RUDE!!! If they would've just apologized or went about it a different way or had a SOLD sign on it or something...but NO...nothing.
So word to the wise...make sure you don't get TOO excited about something until you know it's NOT sold!!!

4 comments:

Danny & Andrea Klous said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Who does that?!?! I would be SOOOOO mad!! That's an awesome stroller too!! Man! Well hey good luck garage sale-ing!!! Love you!

krista said...

I cannot believe that someone would do that! Things like that make me so mad. Hopefully you had some other fun finds for you day!

Mike and Jana Black said...

Lame. I would have thrown something at them, just kidding. We love our bike trailor/jogging stroller.

Tara said...

You are so funny! I would be mad too! You should have given her a piece of your mind. HA HA. We need to get together. I am going out of town next week. I am leaving wednesday, and getting back sunday. Jared is letting me take a trip with my mom! He is so sweet. Anyway, let's get together sometime before then. Let me know.