Thursday, April 23, 2009

Karma Has Come My Way

This has to be one of my best stories in regards to Craig's List. Dana and I have been talking about selling our road bikes for a while. One reason being that we never made time to ride them, unless you count last year when we went on a family bike ride and I wrecked b/c my feet were clipped in. Ouch! Secondly, they take up precious space in the garage. So I decided to list them for a super deal of 100 each. I posted at 10 pm and by 8am I had 50 replies. Hum...maybe I under priced them a wee bit. So by 9:30 they were sold and gone but I was feeling like I should have sold them for more so I could get a new kitchen table. After thinking about it all day, I felt a little sorry for myself b/c I thought I am never getting a table. So I decided to get on Craig's List for the millionth time to look and behold.

This just added table appeared. Exactly the style I wanted, located 10 minutes from my house! I phoned the lady and she called back in 20 minutes. She said she had just posted it 30 minutes earlier. MEANT TO BE.........


So I am the proud owner of the table I wanted, plus 4 chairs and one leaf. Just a short paint job away from being my dream table. Oh, HOW MUCH? $125 baby! So I took my $200 cash and handed it over. The same day my bikes sold. Karma totally came my way. Now I am sanding, sanding to get ready to paint(with my $75 left over) and on the look out for two more chairs...
I heart Craig's List and Karma....and little petty prayers being answered.

4 comments:

Kelly said...

yeah! I can't wait to see it with a little black dress on!

Jamie said...

I heart Craigs List too! :) Glad is all worked out for you. I too have sold things way too cheap on there... (sigh) oh well, guess it's better than not selling it at all right? :)
Can't wait to see the finished product...I'm guessing it might be black??

Jenn said...

Wow!! I just keep hearing good things about that Craigs list-that's amazing! And I'm digging that table! Way cute!

The Mangrum Family said...

Yay! Craigslist is awesome! That's definitely the way to do it, too!